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AB-2342 Insurance: automobile insurance.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2342


Introduced by Assembly Member Dababneh

February 21, 2014


An act to amend Section 671 of the Insurance Code, relating to insurance.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2342, as introduced, Dababneh. Insurance: automobile insurance.
Under existing law, an insurer that issues an automobile collision policy or a policy for comprehensive coverage for an automobile is prohibited from refusing to issue the policy of insurance, or the policy in combination with other coverages, when the refusal is based solely on the age of the automobile to be insured, if the market value of that automobile exceeds $2,500.
This bill would increase that market value threshold to $5,000.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 671 of the Insurance Code is amended to read:

671.
 No An insurer issuing an automobile collision policy, as defined in Section 660, or a policy for comprehensive coverage for an automobile, as defined in Section 11580.07, shall not refuse to issue the policy of insurance, or the policy in combination with other coverages, when the refusal is based solely on the age of the automobile to be insured, if the market value of the automobile exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) five thousand dollars ($5,000).
This section does not apply to any policy which includes coverage for losses resulting from wear and tear or from normal deterioration of an automobile or its component parts, nor to any policy which provides coverage for an antique or classic automobile.