Automobile and homeowners insurance policies; notices. (SB697)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Automobile and homeowners insurance policies; notices. Authorizes insurers to send certain notices, including nonrenewal and cancellation notices, pertaining to a motor vehicle or homeowners insurance policy by a first-class mail tracking method used or approved by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Currently, such notices are effective only if sent by registered or certified mail. The measure will permit insurers to send such notices using the USPS Intelligent Mail barcode. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/25/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101108D
11/25/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB697)
01/19/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Committee substitute printed 15103973D-S1
01/21/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Read second time
01/22/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103973D-S1
01/22/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB697S1
01/23/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/10/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB697S1)
02/11/2015Read second time
02/12/2015Read third time
02/12/2015Passed House (75-Y 24-N)
02/12/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (75-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB697ER)
02/16/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB697ER)
02/16/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Signed by President
02/20/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/20/15
02/20/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Friday, February 27, 2015
02/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 9 (effective 7/1/15)
02/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0009)
05/14/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB697ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.