Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Oct 30, 2021
|Oct 22, 2021
delivered to governor
|Jun 10, 2021
returned to senate
ordered to third reading cal.203
substituted for a4075
|Jun 08, 2021
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
|Jun 07, 2021
ordered to third reading cal.1537
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Feb 03, 2021
referred to insurance
Senate Bill S4254Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S4254 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4254 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4254 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting insurers from canceling, refusing to issue or renew, or charging higher premiums for homeowners' insurance based on the breed of dog owned PURPOSE: The objective of this legislation is to prevent insurance companies from discriminating against homeowners based on the breed of dog that they own SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the insurance law by adding a new section 3421 which prohibits homeowners' liability insurers from refusing to issue, renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium rate based solely on harboring or owning any dog of a specific breed or mixture of breeds.
2021-S4254 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4254 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 prohibiting insurers from canceling, refusing to issue or renew, or charging higher premi- ums for homeowners' insurance based on the breed of dog owned THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 3421 to read as follows: § 3421. HOMEOWNERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE; DOGS. 1. WITH RESPECT TO HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE POLICIES AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, NO INSURER SHALL REFUSE TO ISSUE OR RENEW, CANCEL, OR CHARGE OR IMPOSE AN INCREASED PREMIUM OR RATE FOR SUCH POLICY OR CONTRACT BASED SOLELY UPON HARBORING OR OWNING ANY DOG OF A SPECIFIC BREED OR MIXTURE OF BREEDS. 2. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT AN INSURER FROM REFUSING TO ISSUE OR RENEW OR FROM CANCELING ANY SUCH CONTRACT OR POLI- CY, NOR FROM IMPOSING A REASONABLY INCREASED PREMIUM OR RATE FOR SUCH A POLICY OR CONTRACT BASED UPON THE DESIGNATION OF A DOG OF ANY BREED OR MIXTURE OF BREEDS AS A DANGEROUS DOG PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW, BASED ON SOUND UNDER- WRITING AND ACTUARIAL PRINCIPLES REASONABLY RELATED TO ACTUAL OR ANTIC- IPATED LOSS EXPERIENCE SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to all policies issued, renewed, modi- fied, altered or amended on or after such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07621-01-1
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