HP836/LD1192, a bill pending in the Maine legislature, would prohibit the refusal to issue, or the cancellation or non-renewal of a property insurance policy, or an increase in the premium for the policy, based solely on the policyholder’s ownership of a certain breed of dog.
A hearing was held on HP836 on Thursday, April 25 in the Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services. You can read the public hearing testimony both for and against the bill here. Among the testimony, you will find the strongly worded testimony in opposition to the bill from the representative for the Maine Association of Insurance Companies.
The Committee is holding a work session on HP836 on Tuesday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. in the Cross Building, Room 220.
Please encourage the members of the Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services to SUPPORT this bill.
JOINT COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
(Block copy & paste e-mail for committee members) firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, RepSharon.Treat@legislature.maine.gov,firstname.lastname@example.org, RepTerry.Morrison@legislature.maine.gov,RepJanice.Cooper@legislature.maine.gov, RepJane.Pringle@legislature.maine.gov,RepJoyce.Fitzpatrick@legislature.maine.gov, RepMichael.McClellan@legislature.maine.gov,RepRay.Wallace@legislature.maine.gov, RepPeter.Doak@legislature.maine.gov,RepPaulette.Beaudoin@legislature.maine.gov
*Please note, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Geoff Gratwick, does not make his e-mail address available. Please forward any correspondence to Senator Gratwick to the Committee Clerk, Molly Gallant: Molly.Gallant@legislature.maine.gov
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