Wildfire Modeling

On March 30, the California Department of Insurance (CDI) will conduct prenotice public discussions regarding a proposed regulation requiring consideration of property-level and community-level wildfire risk mitigation in rating plans and risk models. The purpose of these discussions are to provide interested and affected persons an opportunity to present statements or comments regarding the contemplated …

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Bills We Support and Oppose

SUPPORTED: SB 571 (Newman D) Driver’s licenses: instruction permits and provisional licenses The Brady-Jared Teen Driver Safety Act of 1997 establishes a provisional licensing program and generally requires that a driver’s license issued to a person at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age be issued pursuant to that provisional licensing …

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New Legislation

Since the bill introduction deadline passed on February 19, PIFC Legislative Advocates are now in the process of reviewing which bills will be of interest to the insurance industry. PIFC staff believes many of the bills that have been introduced will fall by the wayside due to the limited capacity that the legislature is willing …

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Special Elections in 2021

Assembly District 79 After the general election of 2020, former California Secretary of State Alex Padilla was appointed to replace Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate. Dr. Shirley Weber, previously a member of the California State Assembly for the 79th District, was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to fill the position of Secretary of State …

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Around the Capitol

After the legislative session officially ended on August 31, conversations around insurance remained at the top of everyone’s minds due to the many wildfires that ravaged California during the summer and fall. Your PIFC staff has been working diligently to respond to the challenges insurers are facing because of the increasing number and severity of …

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What’s Next?

Legislative session in 2020 was anything but usual, with many starts and stops and limited policy hearings. After COVID-19 forced everyone to change the way they lived and worked, legislators were told to only put forward their most pressing bills. Only 428 bills made it to Governor Newsom’s desk in 2020, compared to 1,042 bills …

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Forging Ahead

This past October, PIFC had its annual October Planning Retreat with its member companies. During this year’s virtual retreat, the PIFC Board was able to meet with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and discuss ways in which the industry and CDI could work together on homeowners’ insurance and mitigation issues. Both parties agreed to try to …

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2020 Elections – September Update

PIFC staff has been able to stay nimble during the pandemic. Since the Governor issued his stay-at-home order, PIFPAC could no longer host traditional fundraisers for PIFC-endorsed candidates. However, while it is important to stay home, time marches on – we will still have an election in November. PIFPAC must continue to support candidates who …

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