Uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. (SB1202)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits, for a claim for uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits within a reasonable time after being presented with a demand for such benefits and it is subsequently found that such denial, refusal, or failure was not in good faith, then the insurance company is liable to the insured for the full amount of the judgment and reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and interest. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100921D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1202)
01/18/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2021Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/10/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends no action
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N)
03/01/2021Left in Labor and Commerce