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HF 1979

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/17/2015 11:42am

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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; establishing a task force on no-fault automobile insurance
reform issues; providing legislative appointments; requiring a report.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginTASK FORCE ON NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE ISSUES.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The task force on no-fault auto insurance is
established to review certain issues related to no-fault automobile insurance reform.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership; meetings; staff. new text end

new text begin (a) The task force shall be composed of the
following nine members, who must be appointed by July 1, 2015, and who serve at the
pleasure of their appointing authorities:
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new text begin (1) the commissioner of commerce or a designee;
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new text begin (2) two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the
house and one appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (3) two members of the senate, one appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees
of the Committee on Rules and Administration and one appointed by the minority leader;
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new text begin (4) a representative of the Minnesota Chiropractic Association;
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new text begin (5) a representative of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota;
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new text begin (6) a representative of the Minnesota Association for Justice; and
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new text begin (7) a representative of the Minnesota Medical Association.
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new text begin (b) Compensation and expense reimbursement must be as provided under Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 3, to members of the task force.
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new text begin (c) The commissioner of commerce shall convene the task force by August 1, 2015,
and shall appoint a chair from the membership of the task force. Staffing and technical
assistance must be provided by the Department of Commerce.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The task force shall review and evaluate the following issues
related to no-fault automobile insurance reform:
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new text begin (1) no-fault arbitration process;
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new text begin (2) independent medical exam process;
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new text begin (3) treatment standards and fee schedules; and
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new text begin (4) no-fault health provider oversight.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By February 1, 2016, the task force must submit to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over commerce and transportation its
written recommendations, including any draft legislation necessary to implement the
recommendations.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The task force expires the day after submitting the report
under subdivision 4, or February 2, 2016, whichever is earlier.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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