Current Status Bill Number:
1175Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960227Primary Sponsor: BoanAll Sponsors: BoanDrafted Document Number: pfm\8006jm.96Companion Bill Number: 4685Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Banking and Insurance Committee 02 SBISubject: Insurance contracts for legal services
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960227 Introduced, read first time, 02 SBI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 38-75-520, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROVISION THAT INSURANCE CONTRACTS FOR LEGAL SERVICES MUST PROVIDE THE RIGHT OF AN ATTORNEY OF CHOICE, SO AS TO CHANGE "A CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION FOR LEGAL SERVICES" TO "A CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 38-75-520 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 38-75-520. Any contractual obligation for reimbursement of legal services shall contain a provision providing that the insured or beneficiary under the contract has the right to choose an attorney to perform the legal services provided thereunder."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.