assembly Bill A4075

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits insurers from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for certain policies based solely on the breed of dog owned

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Current Bill Status Via S4254 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 30, 2021 signed chap.545
Oct 22, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.203
substituted for a4075
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s4254
Mar 25, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.203
Mar 24, 2021 reported
Feb 24, 2021 reported referred to codes
Feb 01, 2021 referred to insurance

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A4075 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4254
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3421, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2566, S404
2011-2012: A3507, S3092
2013-2014: A3952, S4822
2015-2016: A3696, S487
2017-2018: A4225, S2075
2019-2020: A723, S4286, S7924

A4075 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits insurers from refusing to issue or renew, cancel, or charge or impose an increased premium for homeowners' insurance policies based on the breed of a dog owned.

A4075 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   4075
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK, O'DONNELL, COLTON, ENGLEBRIGHT, L. ROSEN-
   THAL, PERRY, ZEBROWSKI, BYRNE, JACOBSON, EPSTEIN,  WEPRIN,  GOTTFRIED,
   LAVINE,  BRONSON  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON -- read once
   and referred 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