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 Bill Status of SB1672  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  HOMEOWNER'S LIABILITY INS-DOGS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Linda Holmes - Sara Feigenholtz, Celina Villanueva, Laura Fine, Cristina Castro, Laura M. Murphy, Melinda Bush, Emil Jones, III and Suzy Glowiak Hilton

House Sponsors
(Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/25/2021SenateSent to the Governor

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/143.10d new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurer that issues a policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to any person or against liability for injury to or destruction of property, arising out of ownership or lease of residential one, 2, 3, or 4 dwelling real property, may cancel, charge, or impose an increased premium or rate for or refuse to issue or renew that kind of policy or contract based in whole or in part upon the harboring of a dog found to be vicious under the Animal Control Act upon the insured property. Provides that an insurer that issues a policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to any person or against liability for injury to or destruction of property, arising out of ownership or lease of residential one, 2, 3, or 4 dwelling real property, may not cancel, charge, or impose an increased premium or rate for or refuse to issue or renew that kind of policy or contract based in whole or in part upon the harboring of a specific breed of dog upon the insured property. Provides that before issuing a policy or contract an insurer may not ask or inquire about a dog's breed upon the insured property, but may ask or inquire about: the number of dogs on the property; whether the dogs have been sterilized; and whether any of the dogs have been deemed vicious dogs under the Animal Control Act or have a history of biting a human.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 2
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurance company offering homeowner's insurance coverage or renter's insurance coverage that issues a policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to a person or injury to or destruction of property arising out of the ownership, lease, or rental of residential property shall, for any claim involving a dog-related incident, record specified circumstances relating to the incident. Provides that the information shall be collected for a 3-year period beginning on January 1, 2022 and shall be reported annually to the Department of Insurance. Requires the Department to make the information available on the Department's website by July 1, 2023 and update the information each July 1 through July 1, 2025. Provides that an insurer offering specified insurance that does not have any dog breed restrictions or dog breed lists impacting underwriting and rating is exempt from the information reporting requirements if the insurer certifies annually in writing to the Department that they do not have or use any dog breed restrictions or dog breed lists.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 3
Provides that an insurer offering insurance that does not have any dog breed restrictions or dog breed lists impacting underwriting or rating (rather than underwriting and rating) is exempt from the reporting requirements if the insurer certifies annually in writing to the Department of Insurance that they do not have or use any dog breed restrictions or dog breed lists.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 4
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that an insurance company offering homeowner's insurance coverage or renter's insurance coverage that issues a policy or contract insuring against liability for injury to a person or injury to or destruction of property arising out of the ownership, lease, or rental of residential property shall, to the best of their ability, for any claim involving a dog-related incident, record specified circumstances relating to the incident. Provides that the information shall be collected for a 2-year period beginning on January 1, 2022 and shall be reported annually to the Department of Insurance. Requires the Department to make the information available on the Department's website by July 1, 2023 and update the information each July 1 through July 1, 2024. Provides that the information or data collected by the Department shall not be released or published in any way that violates the confidentiality or proprietary status or nature of the data.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/26/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/26/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/26/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/3/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Celina Villanueva
  3/4/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  3/4/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  3/4/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/9/2021SenateAssigned to Insurance
  3/9/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
  3/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton
  3/19/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/7/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/7/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/13/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/15/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/16/2021SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 23, 2021
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/20/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Postponed - Insurance
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 2 Adopted
  4/21/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 3 Adopted
  4/21/2021SenateDo Pass as Amended Insurance; 014-000-000
  4/21/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 22, 2021
  4/22/2021SenateSecond Reading
  4/22/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 23, 2021
  4/23/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As April 30, 2021
  4/29/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Linda Holmes
  4/29/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Referred to Assignments
  4/30/2021SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 7, 2021
  5/4/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Assignments Refers to Insurance
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Recommend Do Adopt Insurance; 011-000-000
  5/6/2021SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 4 Adopted; Holmes
  5/6/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/6/2021SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/7/2021HouseArrived in House
  5/7/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  5/11/2021HouseFirst Reading
  5/11/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/13/2021HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  5/13/2021HouseCommittee/Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 28, 2021
  5/20/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Insurance Committee; 018-000-000
  5/21/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/24/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/24/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/25/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  5/26/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - First Day
  5/27/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 116-000-000
  5/27/2021SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2021SenateSent to the Governor

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