Amend the committee amendment, as and if amended, by deleting Section 1-12-50(B) as added in Part V of the amendment bearing path name (3066R015.ASM) and inserting:
/ (B) Any political subdivision of the State including, without limitations, municipalities, counties, and school districts, may procure the insurance for itself and for its employees in the same manner provided for the procurement of this insurance for the State, its entities, and its employees, or in a manner provided by Section 15-78-140. /
Amend the committee amendment further, as and if amended, on page [3066-40], at the end of SECTION 10, after SECTION W, by adding an appropriately lettered SECTION to read:
/ ____. Section 15-78-140 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 15-78-140. (a) (Reserved)
(b) The political subdivisions of this State, in regard to tort and automobile liability, property and casualty insurance shall procure insurance to cover these risks for which immunity has been waived by (1) the purchase of liability insurance pursuant to Section
1-11-140 1-12-50; or (2) the purchase of liability insurance from a private carrier; or (3) self-insurance; or (4) establishing pooled self-insurance liability funds, by intergovernmental agreement, which may not be construed as transacting the business of insurance or otherwise subject to state laws regulating insurance. A pooled self-insurance liability pool is authorized to purchase specific and aggregate excess insurance. A pooled self-insurance liability fund must provide liability coverage for all employees of a political subdivision applying for participation in the fund. If the insurance is obtained other than pursuant to Section 1-11-140 1-12-50, it must be obtained subject to the following conditions:
(1) If the political subdivision does not procure tort liability insurance pursuant to Section
1-11-140 1-12-50, it must also procure its automobile liability and property and casualty insurance from other sources and shall not procure these coverages through the Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund;
(2) If a political subdivision procures its tort liability insurance, automobile liability insurance, or property and casualty insurance through the
Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund, all liability exposures of the political subdivision as well as its property and casualty insurance must be insured with the Budget and Control Board;
(3) If the political subdivision, at any time, procures its tort liability, automobile liability, property, or casualty insurance other than through the
Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund and then subsequently desires to obtain this coverage with the Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund, notice of its intention to so obtain this subsequent coverage must be provided the Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund at least ninety days prior to the beginning of the coverage with the State Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund. The other lines of insurance that the political subdivision is required to procure from the board are not required to commence until the coverage for that line of insurance expires. Any political subdivision may cancel all lines of insurance with the State Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund if it gives ninety days' notice to the board governing body. The Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund may negotiate the insurance coverage for any political subdivision separate from the insurance coverage for other insureds.
(4) If any political subdivision cancels its insurance with the
Budget and Control Board governing body of the Insurance Reserve Fund, it is entitled to an appropriate refund of the premium, less reasonable administrative cost.
(c) For any claim filed under this chapter, the remedy provided in Section 15-78-120 is exclusive. The immunity of the State and its political subdivisions, with regard to the seizure, execution, or encumbrance of their properties is reaffirmed." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.