senate Bill S4656

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the superintendent of financial services to promulgate rules and regulations limiting the use of credit scores to determine automobile insurance premiums

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Feb 08, 2021 referred to insurance


S4656 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1128
2013-2014: S3207
2015-2016: S1587
2017-2018: S3470
2019-2020: S4534

S4656 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the superintendent of financial services to promulgate rules and regulations limiting the use of credit scores to determine automobile insurance premiums.

S4656 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4656 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 8, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance
 AN ACT to direct the superintendent of financial services to  promulgate
   rules and regulations relating to excluding the use of "credit scores"
   in determining auto insurance premiums

   Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the practice
 of using "credit scores" to determine auto insurance premiums can result
 in premium fluctuations that are difficult for consumers to  manage.  In
 addition,  consumers  may not be aware of changes in their credit rating
 and therefore would not have the information  they  needed  to  exercise
 responsible  control  over  a  factor which could affect their insurance
   The  legislature further finds that a "credit score" comes from infor-
 mation contained in consumer credit reports and is considered along with
 other motor vehicle and driving records to compute insurance risk  at  a
 particular  point  in time. Insurance scoring is predicated on a statis-
 tical correlation between personal money management and insurance  risk.
 Insurance  scoring  is one of many factors which can be used to evaluate
 risks and assign rates.
   Accordingly, the legislature finds that, since  it  is  a  calculation
 that  is  one of many used actuarial calculations it need not be a deci-
 sive factor. It is the purpose of this act to direct the  superintendent
 of  financial services to promulgate any rules and regulations necessary
 to prohibit the use of this method of calculating  risk  in  the  formu-
 lation  of  auto insurance premiums on policies held by residents of New
   § 2. The superintendent of financial services shall review the actuar-
 ial methods and formulas currently utilized to determine auto  insurance
 premiums  for  New  York consumers. Such review shall include a determi-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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