The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee is responsible for issues such as banking, finance, trusts and estates, auto insurance, liability insurance, life insurance, product liability, property insurance, and tort reform.
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DeAngelo & Lagana Bill Targeting Automobile Insurance Fraud Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation Assembly Democrats Wayne P. DeAngelo and Joseph Lagana sponsored to crack down on insurance fraud was advanced Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"Insurance fraud is not only wrong, but it costs honest drivers money through higher premiu said DeAngelo. "We've made a lot of progress in controlling auto insurance rates, but we still have a long way to go and cracking down on fraud needs to be a big part of that continuing effort."
Tuition Freeze & More Higher Education Reform, 911 Texting & New Consumer Protections Top Thursday Assembly Committee MeetingsCombating Metal Theft, Expanded Use of DNA Evidence, Lead Hazard Control & Job Training Also Among Bills on Tap
Prohibiting colleges and universities from hiking tuition and fees for nine continuous semesters following a student's initial enrollment and other higher education reform bills, requiring 911 facilities to handle text messages and new consumer protections top Thursday's Assembly committee meetings.
Combating the scourge of metal theft, authorizing courts to order law enforcement to submit DNA evidence to national databases to determine whether the evidence matches a known individual or a profile from an unsolved crime and lead hazard control are among the bills also on tap…