senate Bill S7368

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides a reduction in insurance premium charges for insured volunteer firefighters or emergency personnel after completing the emergency vehicle operator's course

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Apr 22, 2016 referred to insurance

S7368 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10222
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2336, Ins L

S7368 - Summary

Relates to providing a reduction in insurance premium charges for insured volunteer firefighters or emergency personnel for a three year period after successfully completing the emergency vehicle operator's course as part of his or her training.

S7368 - Sponsor Memo

S7368 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7368

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN  ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to providing a reduction
  in insurance premium charges for  insured  volunteer  firefighters  or
  emergency  personnel  for  a  three  year  period  after  successfully
  completing the emergency vehicle operator's course as part of  his  or
  her training

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 2336 of  the  insurance  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  751  of  the  laws  of 2005, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a) (1) Any schedule of rates or rating plan for motor vehicle liabil-
ity and  collision  insurance  submitted  to  the  superintendent  shall
provide  for an appropriate reduction in premium charges for any insured
for a three year period after successfully completing  a  motor  vehicle
accident  prevention  course,  known  as  the  national safety council's
defensive driving course, or any driver improvement course  approved  by
the  department  of  motor  vehicles as being equivalent to the national
safety council's defensive driving  course,  provided  that,  except  as
provided in article twelve-C of the vehicle and traffic law, there shall
be  no  reduction  in  premiums for a self instruction defensive driving
course or a course which does not provide for actual classroom  instruc-
tion  for  a  minimum number of hours as determined by the department of
motor vehicles. Such reduction in premium charges shall be  subsequently
modified  to the extent appropriate, based upon analysis of loss experi-
ence statistics and other relevant factors. All such accident prevention
courses shall be monitored by the department of motor vehicles and shall
include components of instruction in "Road Rage" awareness and in  "Work
Zone Safety" awareness as defined by the commissioner of motor vehicles.
The  provisions  of  this  section  shall  not  apply to attendance at a
program pursuant to article twenty-one of the vehicle and traffic law as
a result of any traffic infraction.
  (2) ANY SCHEDULE OF RATES OR RATING PLAN FOR MOTOR  VEHICLE  LIABILITY
AND  COLLISION  INSURANCE  SUBMITTED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL PROVIDE
FOR A REDUCTION IN PREMIUM CHARGES FOR INSURED VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS OR
EMERGENCY PERSONNEL FOR A THREE YEAR PERIOD AFTER SUCCESSFULLY  COMPLET-

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