Current Status Bill Number:
3299Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970128Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: SharpeDrafted Document Number: bbm\9076jm.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Banking and Insurance Committee 02 SBISubject: Legal services, insurance contracts for; right of attorney to choose; Insurance, Attorneys
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970304 Introduced, read first time, 02 SBI referred to Committee House 19970227 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970226 Read second time House 19970225 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970226 House 19970225 Request for debate by Representative Limbaugh House 19970219 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 19970128 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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February 19, 1997
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Read the first time January 28, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3299), to amend Section 38-75-520, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the provision that insurance contracts for legal services must provide the right of an attorney of choice, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
HARRY F. CATO, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 38-75-520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROVISION THAT INSURANCE CONTRACTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES MUST PROVIDE THE RIGHT OF AN ATTORNEY OF CHOICE, SO AS TO CHANGE "A CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION FOR LEGAL SERVICES" TO "A CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 38-75-520 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 38-75-520. Any contractual obligation for reimbursement of legal services shall contain a provision providing that the insured or beneficiary under the contract has the right to choose an attorney to perform the legal services provided thereunder."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.