Public adjusters; regulation. (SB1415)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public adjusters. Provides that public adjusting includes soliciting an insured. The measure expands the list of activities in which any person other than a licensed public adjuster is prohibited from engaging to include (i) preparing, completing, or filing an insurance claim on behalf of an insured; (ii) aiding or acting on behalf of an insured in negotiating for or effecting the settlement of a claim for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract; (iii) advertising for employment as a public adjuster; or (iv) soliciting, investigating, or adjusting a claim on behalf of a public adjuster or an insured. The measure provides that an insured may void a contract he may have signed with a person who is not licensed as a public adjuster. The measure also requires that (a) the account into which funds received by a public adjuster on behalf of an insured toward the settlement of a claim be a noninterest-bearing account and (b) the public adjuster keep accurate and itemized records of the funds deposited into the account, which funds are required to be held separately from other funds and be reasonably ascertainable from the books of accounts and records of the public adjuster. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102498D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1415)
01/21/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1415ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1415ER)
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0627)