Underinsured motorist; insurance coverage. (HB1985)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Underinsured motorist insurance coverage.  Provides that a liability insurer's written offer to pay the limits of its policy may be made contingent upon final judgment in an amount equal to or greater than the offer, waiver of subrogation, or both. These provisions clarify legislation enacted in the 2010 Session that permits a liability insurer to be relieved of the costs of defending the owner or operator in a claim to the extent the costs are incurred after the liability insurer makes an irrevocable written offer to pay the limits of its policy. This measure further states that these provisions do not apply to costs incurred in connection with an appeal, or if the final judgment is for an amount less than the offer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103602D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104627D-H1
01/27/2011Read first time
01/28/2011Read second time
01/28/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104627D-H1
01/28/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1985H1
01/31/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1985ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/15/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 107 (effective 7/1/11)
03/15/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)