SCS SB 1078 -- INSURANCE HOLDING COMPANIES
SPONSOR: Loudon (Luetkemeyer)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Financial Services by a vote of 20 to 0.
This substitute makes holding companies for property and casualty
insurers subject to the same extraordinary dividend restrictions
and requirements as holding companies for life insurers and title
insurers. The substitute also clarifies net income as excluding
net realized capital gains to the extent that realized capital
gains exceed realized capital losses.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill allows insurance
holding companies to shift their assets more easily to better
utilize their capital. This helps the company's credit rating
and makes it better able to compete with insurers in other
Testifying for the bill were Representative Luetkemeyer; and
Missouri Insurance Coalition.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Richard Smreker, Senior Legislative Analyst