Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3243Primary Sponsor: BoanCommittee Number: 02Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Insurance work papers and draft reportsResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Banking and InsuranceCompanion Bill Number: 403Computer Document Number: NO5/7118.BDIntroduced Date: Jan 17, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Feb 19, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Feb 21, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Boan McElveenType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3243 Senate Feb 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 02 referred to Committee 3243 House Feb 20, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3243 House Feb 19, 1991 Amended, read second time 3243 House Feb 14, 1991 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 19 3243 House Feb 13, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 26 with amendment 3243 House Jan 17, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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February 19, 1991
S. Printed 2/19/91--H.
Read the first time January 17, 1991.
TO AMEND SECTION 38-13-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INQUIRES BY THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE WORK PAPERS AND DRAFT REPORTS OF EXAMINERS IN THE CONFIDENTIALITY PROVISION AND PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 38-13-160 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 38-13-160. The commissioner may require any an authorized insurer or its officers to answer any an inquiry in relation to its transactions, condition, or any a connected matter necessary to the administration of the insurance laws of the State. Every corporation or person must shall reply in writing to the inquiry promptly and truthfully, and the reply must be verified, if required by the commissioner, by the individual or by the officer or officers of a corporation as he designates. These replies and work papers and draft reports of examiners, acting with or for the commissioner in connection with financial examinations conducted pursuant to Section 38-13-10, are strictly confidential and not subject to disclosure unless ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction or unless requested by the consumer advocate as provided in Section 37-6-605 pursuant to an appropriate proprietary agreement to ensure confidentiality. Before ordering disclosure, the court privately shall determine that the public need for disclosure of the documents outweighs the disruptive influence that public disclosure causes either upon the office of the Chief Insurance Commissioner or the Department of Insurance."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.