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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 198

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1256

 

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Referred to Committee on INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

 

Introduced by:

 

(INS)

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS OF DEVELOPING, EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY WORKFORCE IN THIS STATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study and develop strategies to develop, expand and improve the insurance industry workforce in this state. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, (1) an evaluation and analysis of the status of the insurance industry workforce in this state, (2) the employment needs of the insurance industry in this state, and (3) methods of developing, expanding and improving the insurance industry workforce in this state.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;

(7) One appointed by the deputy Senate Republican president pro tempore;

(8) The Insurance Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee; and

(9) The president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or the president's designee.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) or (7) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2019, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2019, whichever is later.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

INS

Joint Favorable