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SF 2137

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/02/2012 11:11am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to insurance; regulating certain claims practices; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, section 326B.081, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2011
Supplement, section 325E.66, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 325E.66, subdivision 1, is
amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Payment or rebate of insurance deductible.

A residential
contractor providing deleted text beginthe repair or replacement of residential roofing or sidingdeleted text endnew text begin home repair
or improvement services
new text end to be paid by an insured from the proceeds of a property or
casualty insurance policy shall not, as an inducement to the sale or provision of goods
or services to an insured, advertise or promise to pay, directly or indirectly, all or part of
any applicable insurance deductible or offer to compensate an insured for providing any
service to the insured. If a residential contractor violates this section, the insurer to whom
the insured tendered the claim shall not be obligated to consider the estimate prepared by
the residential contractor.

For purposes of this section, "residential contractor" means a residential roofer, as
defined in section 326B.802, subdivision 14; a residentialnew text begin buildingnew text end contractor, as defined
in section 326B.802, subdivision 11; new text beginand new text enda residential remodeler, as defined in section
326B.802, subdivision 12deleted text begin; and a siding contractor registered under section 326B.802,
subdivision 15
deleted text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 326B.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Applicable law.

"Applicable law" means the provisions of sectionsnew text begin
325E.66,
new text end 327.31 to 327.36 and this chapter, and all rules, orders, stipulation agreements,
settlements, compliance agreements, licenses, registrations, certificates, and permits
adopted, issued, or enforced by the department under sectionsnew text begin 325E.66,new text end 327.31 to 327.36
or this chapter.