OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5146

AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR ATTORNEYS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Judicial Branch to change its annual attorney registration form to allow attorneys to indicate on the form whether they maintain professional liability insurance. The Judicial Branch must do so by January 1, 2013, and attorneys must begin providing the information on their annual registrations on and after this date.

The bill also requires the Judicial Branch, on and after May 1, 2013, to indicate on its website, and update annually, the insurance status of attorneys who have submitted their registration forms.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

42

Nay

0

(03/26/2012)