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Senate Bill Implementation Plan - 83rd Legislative Session

Senate Bills - Updated January 2014

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Implementation Plan - Senate Bills
HB/SB Bill # Bill Caption Bill Section Number Code Reference TAC Reference Required Action Description Bill Author Bill Sponsor
SB 1 General Appropriations Bill Article VIII & Article IX Update budget, update manual Tommy Williams
SB 112 Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance Sec. 1 TIC §2301.056 Revise relevant consumer publication(s). Lucio, E. Smithee
SB 112 Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance. 1 Sec. 2301.056 Revise policy form Review Requirements Checklist Lucio, Eddie Smithee, John
SB 112 Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance. 1 Sec. 2301.056 Adopt rules Lucio, Eddie Smithee, John
SB 147 The amount of outstanding total liability of a mortgage guaranty insurer. 1 TIC, § 3502.156 (b) This bill is self-implementing and requires no action by TDI. Deuell Smithee
SB 162 Occupational licensing of spouse or military members and eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience. 1-4 Occupations Code, Chapter 55, amended (Pg 1, Lines 8-10.) Occupations Code §55.001 amended (Pg 1, Lines 13-23.) Added §55.005- §55.007 (Pg 2, Lines 2-27, Pg 3, Lines 1-13) Maybe a letter to satisfy Pg 2, Lines 20-22. Occupations Code, Chapter 1701, Subchapter G Add Texas-specific question on both electronic and paper application to answer veteran criteria. Implement question within Compliance Express, NIPR and Sircon. Update internal procedures to reflect these expedited applications. Van de Putte Flynn
SB 171 Relating to the establishment of a workgroup to study the use by state agencies of a uniform application form following disasters. Gov't Code, Section 418.013 by adding Subsection (e) No immediate action required by TDI unless TDI is chosen by DPS to participate in work group. Royce West
SB 183 Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers Sec. 1 TIC §38.001 Revise form letter templates referring to §38.001, to indicate a 15-day response requirement. Carona Sheets
SB 183 Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers Sec. 1 TIC §38.001 Define codes in Sircon ECase (Enforcement) module to identify §38.001 requests. Carona Sheets
SB 183 Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers Sec. 1 TIC §38.001 Define codes in Sircon Consumer Complaints module to identify §38.001 requests. Carona Sheets
SB 183 Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers Sec. 1 TIC §38.001 Modify "tickler" processes in workflow system to reflect extended period for follow-ups to non-responders. Carona Sheets
SB 183 Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers Sec. 1 TIC §38.001 Update procedure manuals regarding follow-ups with non-responders. Carona Sheets
SB 183 Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers Insurance Code, Section 38.001 NA Chief of Staff's office will coordinate initial implementation. Each area using 38.001 will have a "record of inquiries" that provides the date of inquiry, recipient, and authority. Primary responsibility will be shifted to another division. John Carona
SB 230 Relating to the applicability of state law governing funds transfers to certain remittance transfers. Business and Commerce Code, Section 4A.108 No immediate impact to TDI until rules change. 11/05/13 Per Nancy Clark, no update to status. John Carona
SB 328 Relating to the hiring of entrepreneurs-in-residence by state agencies. Section 1 Gov't Code, Ch 651 by adding Section 651.010 No action required John Carona
SB 365 Expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists and therapeutic optometrists providing services under a managed care plan. 1 TIC, Ch. 1452, Subchapter D and E 28 TAC Ch. 11 Modify rule. Modify internal procedures. Corona Parker
SB 411 Relating to insurers' duty to provide information in a fraud investigation Sec. 1 TIC §701.108(b) Change the due date for information requested in all Fraud Unit Chapter 701 letters from 30 days to 15 days. Upon request from insurer, the Fraud Unit will grant a 10-day extension to provide the information. Carona Eiland
SB 411 Relating to insurers' duty to provide information in a fraud investigation Sec. 1 TIC §701.108(b) Update 701 letters with new Carona Eiland
SB 443 Relating to leave for reserve law enforcement officers for required training. Gov't Code, Subchapter Z, Ch 661 by adding Section 661.922 Brian Birdwell
SB 531 Self-insurance funds established by governmental units 1 TIC §2259.031 amended (Pg 1, Lines 7-15). Will require procedure changes. Duncan Smithee
SB 569 The examination requirements for in insurance adjuster license 1 TIC §4101.056 (Pg 1, Lines 20-21) 28 TAC 19.1017 Modify rule. Modify internal procedures. Modify TDI forms, and revise info on web. Possible Bulletin to communicate to licenses and testing providers. Carona Morrison
SB 631 Certain statutory insurance deposits required 1 TIC, Subsections (d) and (f), §406.006 amended. (Pg 1, Lines 6-7, 14.) Edit info on web. Approval substitution letter template would be needed. A template letter for internal use will need to be developed. Carona Morrison
SB 644 Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits. 1 & 2 TIC Secs. 1369.251-1369.256 Adopt new rules creating a standardized form for requesting prior authorization of prescription drug benefits. Huffman, Joan Zerwas, John
SB 697 Relating to the qualifications of certain nonresident individuals to hold a surplus lines agent license Sec. 1 TIC §983.203 Revise relevant consumer publication(s). Carona Eiland
SB 697 The qualification of certain nonresident individuals to hold a surplus lines agent license. 1 TIC §981.203, added Subsection (a-1). (Pg 1, Lines 7-24; Pg 2, Lines 1-12.) 28 TAC 15.3 New/modify rule. May need to amend 28 TAC 15.3. CP needs to update publications. AAL needs to modify forms. Carona Eiland
SB 698 Relating to the refund of unearned premium for a personal automobile or residential property insurance policy. 1 Sec. 558.002 Adopt Rules Carona, John Eiland, Craig
SB 733 Relating to the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association. 1-9 Ch. 2151 Review filed changes to TAIPA Plan of Operation and take appropriate action Carona, John Sheets, Kenneth
SB 734 Licensing of captive insurance companies; authorizing fees and authorizing and imposing taxes. 1-5 TIC Chapter 23A, §223A.001 thru §223A.008. TIC Chapter 964, §964.001-964.002; §964.051-§964.071 (Pg 13, Lines 19-21; Pg 18, Line 25; Pg 19, Line 5-10, 16-18.) New rule. Modify internal procedures. New TDI forms. New web page. System modification needed. Establishment of examination procedures. Carona Smithee
SB 736 Relating to insurance rating and underwriting practices and declinations based on certain consumer inquiries. 1-3 Chapters 544 and 551 Update Review Requirements Checklist and Underwriting guideline review Watson, Kirk Smithee, John
SB 801 Security deposit requirements for certain insurance companies 1 TIC, Subsections (b) and (d), §861.252 amended. (Pg 1, Lines 11-12, 19-24; Pg 2, Lines 1-9.) Modify internal procedures. Modify TDI forms, and revise info on web. Carona Sheets
SB 822 Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements 1 TIC Secs. 1458.004 and 1458.053 Determine if new rules are necessary. Schwertner, Charles Eiland, Craig
SB 822 Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements Sec. 1 TIC §1458.051 Introduce a new code in the Sircon Consumer Complaints module to identify registered contracting entities. Schwertner Eiland
SB 822 Regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. 1-2 TIC Ch 1458 Subchapter A and B New rule to register a new type of entity. Modify checklists, website, and systems. Schwertner Eiland
SB 951 Conformance with the federal law, NRRA 1-9 TIC §981.001-981.003; §981.0031-981.0032; §981.004; §981.057-981.058; §981.066; §981.066; §981.215 (Pg 1, Lines 8-10, 19-24; Pg 2, Lines 1-10, 14-27; Pg 3, Lines 1-3, 8, 10, 13, 15-17, 23-27; Pg 4, Lines 1-4, 8-27; Pg 5, Lines 1-27; Pg 6, Lines 1-27; Pg 7, Lines 1- 28 TAC Ch 15 Modify rule. Modify internal procedures. Modify TDI forms. Carona Eiland
SB 1006 Requirements regarding certain shareholder and policyholder dividends 1-7 TIC §403.001 amended. (Pg 1, Lines 10, 14-15, 22-24; Pg 2, Lines 1-8, 14, 20-27; Pg 3, Lines 1-3, 8-12, 14, 17-19, 25; Pg 4, Lines 1-5, 9-10, 16-26; Pg 5, Lines 6-8, 10, 13-16.) Modify TDI forms and revise info on web (filing smart). Carona Sheets
SB 1074 Relating to electronic transmission of documentation involved in certain insurance transactions 2 TIC 35.004 & 35.0045 Determine if new rules are necessary. Hegar, Glenn Bonnen, Greg
SB 1074 Relating to electronic transmission of documentation involved in certain insurance transactions 2 TIC 35.004 & 35.0045 28 TAC Chapter 11 Determine if HMO rules need to be amended. Hegar, Glenn Bonnen, Greg
SB 1074 Relating to electronic transmission of documentation involved in certain insurance transactions. All sections 35.001, 35.004, 35.0045, 35.005 May need to issue bulletin providing guidance on the department's understanding of the effect of the statute Hegar, Glenn Bonnen, Greg
SB 1216 Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of health care services. 1 & 2 TIC Secs. 1217.001-1217.007 Adopt new rules creating a standardized form for requesting prior authorization of health care services. Eltife, Kevin Davis, Sarah
SB 1286 Relating to the regulation of professional employer services. 16 TIC Sec. 91.0041 Assist Financial Program in the development of new rules for a self-funded health plan, specifically related to requirements for forms and rates. Williams, Tommy Hunter, Todd
SB 1286 Relating to the regulation of professional employer services. 2-4, 6, and 17 Labor Code 91.001, 91.0011, 91.0012, 91.006, and 91.042 Amend Texas Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Rules Manual to reflect changes in the Labor Code Williams, Tommy Hunter, Todd
SB 1286 Regulation of professional employer services; authorizing fees. 16 Labor Code, Subchapter D, Chapter 91. Added §91.0411 (Section 16 starting on pg 17 line 3.) New rule. New internal procedures. New TDI forms, and add info on web. System modification needed. Williams Hunter
SB 1322 Relating to the provision of durable medical equipment and home health care services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing penalties. All sections 408.027 and 408.0282, Labor Code amended; added new Section 408.0284, Labor Code N/A Effective September 1, 2013. TDI-DWC does not anticipate any rulemaking necessary to implement this bill (TDI-DWC placed enough detail in the statute to address all issues), but TDI-DWC will create an on-line registration form/database for these new info Van de Putte Oliveira
SB 1332 Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans. 1-5 TIC Secs. 1501.002-1501.004, 1501.009, 1501.011 28 TAC Chapter 26 Determine Chapter 26 rules need to be amended. Duncan, Robert Smithee, John
SB 1332 Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans Secs. 1-5 TIC §§1501.002, 1501.003, 1501.004, 1501.009 and 1501.011 Revise relevant consumer publication(s). Duncan Smithee
SB 1367 Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool. 4 TIC Chapter 1506 28 TAC Chapter 26, Subchapter E Determine if Healthy Texas rules need to be amended. Duncan, Robert Smithee, John
SB 1367 Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool. 4 TIC Chapter 1506 28 TAC Chapter 21, Subchapter O Extend operation of Pool until March 31, 2014. Duncan, Robert Smithee, John
SB 1367 Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool Sec. 3 TIC Ch. 1506 Revise relevant consumer publication(s). Duncan Smithee
SB 1459 Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. various Gov't Code Section 411.1402; 661.091; 811.106-7; 813.302; 813.511; 814.105; 814.107; 814.1081; 814.604; 815.311; 815.307; 815.4035; 837.002; 840.102; Insurance Code 1551.003; 1551.004; 1551.1055; 1551.158; 1551.3196; N/A Communicate changes to agency staff; revise personnel manual, HR retirement reports, new hire benefits packet, and separation packets Robert Duncan
SB 1367 Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool. 4 TIC Chapter 1506 28 TAC Chapter 21, Subchapter O Amend rules to address guaranteed issue of Med supp coverage to enrollees of the Health insurance Pool Duncan, Robert Smithee, John
SB 1484 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for enrollees diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 1 TIC Secs. 1355.015 (a)(c-1)(f) 28 TAC Sec. 21.4403 Determine if autism rule needs to be amended. Watson, Kirk Gonzales, Larry
SB 1484 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for enrollees diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 1 TIC Secs. 1355.015 (a)(c-1)(f) 28 TAC Chapter 21, Subchapter AA Determine if the consumer choice plan rules need to be amended. Watson, Kirk Gonzales, Larry
SB 1681 Relating to oversight and management of state contracts. Section 2 Govt. Code Chapter 2262 Requires contract management training by 9/1/15. Need to identify applicable contract managers at TDI. Training availability dependent on when CPA led team completes its development. Judith Zaffirini
SB 1567 Relating to coverage of certain persons under an automobile insurance policy. 1 & 2 Insurance Code Sec. 1952.0545; Transportation Code Sec. 601.081 Adopt rules - Amend Auto ID Card Davis, Wendy Eiland, Craig
SB 1567 Relating to coverage of certain persons under an automobile insurance policy. 1 & 2 Sec. 1952.0545 Adopt rules - Disclosure Requirements Davis, Wendy Eiland, Craig
SB 1702 Relating to residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 5 Sec. 2210.260 5.4920-5.4926 Repeal rule Taylor, Larry Bonnen, Dennis
SB 1702 Relating to residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 4 Sec. 2210.259(a-1) Establish rates for affected risk Taylor, Larry Bonnen, Dennis
SB 1795 The regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges. 1 TIC Subtitle D, Title 13 amended. Added Chapter 4154, §4154.001-§4154.006 (Pg 1, Lines 7-24; Pg 2, Lines 1-27; Pg 3, Lines 1-8.) §4154.051-§4154.054 (Pg 3, Lines 9-27; Pg 4, Lines 1-27; Pg 5, Lines 1-21.) §4154.101. (Pg 5, Lines 22-27; Pg 6, Lines 1-20.) Provides authority to implement rules if the federal government does not adequately protect Texas consumers while implementing the ACA. Watson Guillen

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