Insurance fraud; clarifies definition of insurer includes self-insured private & public employers. (HB1717)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Insurance fraud.  Clarifies that the definition of "insurer" includes self-insured private and public employers for the purposes of the Department of State Police's investigation of insurance fraud, including who is entitled to protection from immunity for furnishing information to State Police as part of its investigation. The bill states that it is declarative of existing law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101107D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2011Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/01/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-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 (HB1717ER)
02/23/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1717ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 208 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0208)


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 25 seconds.