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2C668B63C8FEDF25872587EB007B2F2D Hearing Summary


Date Feb 16, 2022      
Location SCR 352

SB22-094 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:25:34 PM  
The committee took a recess.
03:25:48 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:28:19 PM  
Senators Coram and
Gonzales introduced Senate Bill 22-094, concerning insurer liability for
property and casualty claims.  The bill clarifies that a first-party
claimant is entitled to reimbursement from an insurer for reasonable costs
incurred to substantiate a property and casualty insurance claim that was
wholly or partially declined by an insurer.
03:31:34 PM  
Katherine Gilmour,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:14 PM  
Timothy Starck, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:33 PM  
Michael Lindhurst, representing the American Adjuster Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:42 PM  
Hillary Patterson, representing the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and the Colorado Civil Justice League, testified to amend the bill.
03:41:37 PM  
Kelly Campbell, representing
the American Property and Casualty Insurance Association, testified in
opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
03:55:05 PM  
Ms. Pattersen responded to questions from the committee.
03:55:06 PM  

Additional written testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided as Attachment D.

03:55:18 PM  
Senator Coram and Gonzales made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

03:58:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-094 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Kolker No
Liston No
Woodward No
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

03:58:40 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-094 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Rodriguez
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman No
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details