Insurance policy; electronic delivery of information, repeals sunset provision. (HB851)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Insurance notices; electronic delivery. Provides that an insurance agent shall not be subject to civil liability for any harm or injury that occurs as a result of a party's election to receive any notice or document by electronic means or by an insurer's failure to deliver a notice or document by electronic means. This provision replaces a measure, which is scheduled to sunset December 31, 2016, that (i) makes the notification to an insurer of any change of the electronic address for the named insured the sole responsibility of the named insured and (ii) states that giving notice of change of the named insured's electronic address to the agent of record shall not be deemed to be notice to the insurer unless it is specifically identified as a change and receipt has been accepted by the agent of record. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100976D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB851)
02/02/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Committee substitute printed 16104374D-H1
02/04/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Read second time
02/05/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104374D-H1
02/05/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB851H1
02/08/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB851H1)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/29/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB851ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/08/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB851ER)
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/09/2016Signed by President
03/09/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/9/2016
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/25/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 508 (effective 7/1/16)
03/25/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)