Bill Status of HB0240  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  INS CODE-PUBLIC ADJUSTERS

House Sponsors
Rep. Thaddeus Jones - Adam Niemerg, Deb Conroy, Tony McCombie and Daniel Swanson

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Napoleon Harris, III)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  5/4/2021SenateReferred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
215 ILCS 5/1575
215 ILCS 5/Art. XXXI.75 rep.


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a public adjuster shall ensure that a contract between a public adjuster and insured contains the email address of the public adjuster. Provides that a public adjuster shall provide the insurer with an exact copy of the contract with the insured by email within 2 business days after execution of the contract. Provides that a public adjuster shall not provide services until a written contract with the insured has been executed and an exact copy of the contract has been provided to the insurer. Provides that, at the option of an insured, any contract between a public adjuster and the insured shall be voidable for 5 business days after the copy of the contract has been received by the insurer. Provides that the insured may void the contract by notifying the public adjuster in writing by sending an email to the email address shown on the contract. Repeals the Public Insurance Adjusters and Registered Firms Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Effective immediately.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
215 ILCS 5/1510

Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. In provisions concerning a contract between public adjuster and insured, provides that a public adjuster may also provide an exact copy of the contract to the insurer's authorized representative for receiving notice of loss or damage in specified circumstances. Provides that a public adjuster may provide emergency services before a written contract with the insured has been executed. Provides that at the option of the insured, any written public adjuster contract shall be voidable for 5 business days after the copy has been received by the insurer, except as provided in the Fire Damage Representation Agreement Act. Defines "adjusting insurance claims" and "compensation". Changes a definition of "public adjuster". Removes a definition of "adjusting a claim for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract". Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/25/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  1/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Insurance Committee
  2/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg
  3/5/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg
  3/9/2021HouseTo Special Issues (INS) Subcommittee
  3/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Swanson
  3/22/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Niemerg
  3/22/2021HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Insurance Committee; 003-000-000
  3/22/2021HouseReported Back To Insurance Committee;
  3/25/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Insurance Committee; 019-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Thaddeus Jones
  4/14/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Insurance Committee
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Insurance Committee; 015-000-000
  4/23/2021HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/23/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 102-000-000
  4/27/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/27/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 28, 2021
  5/4/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
  5/4/2021SenateFirst Reading
  5/4/2021SenateReferred to Assignments