INSURANCE CLAIMS PRACTICES. CIVIL REMEDY AMENDMENTS. REFERENDUM. A ‘‘Yes’’ vote approves, a ‘‘No’’ vote rejects statutory provisions that: • limit conditions under which injured party may sue another person’s insurer for damages resulting from insurer’s unfair claims settlement practices; • limit emotional distress claims; • limit property damage claims to those caused by motor vehicle incident; • exempt professional liability insurers from unfair claims settlement practices suit if professional’s consent is required for settlement and professional withholds consent; • provide that an insurer requesting arbitration is presumed to act in good faith; • add requirement that state auditor report on effect of Proposition 30, as amended. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • If the voters approve Proposition 30, this proposition would slightly reduce the fiscal impact that Proposition 30 would have on state revenues and have an unknown impact on state court costs. • If the voters disapprove Proposition 30, this measure would have no fiscal impact on state and local governments.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 1979780; A: 28.3; N: 4994361; B: 71.7
HOWARD L. OWENS, Executive Director, Consumer Federation of California; ROSEMARY SHAHAN President, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety; KAY McVAY, RN President, California Nurses Association
HARRIET C. SALARNO, President, Crime Victims United of California; JEFF SEDIVEC, President, California State Firefighters' Association; BETTY JO TOCCOLI, Chair, California Small Business Roundtable
Rebuttal Against Author
HOWARD L. OWENS, Executive Director, Consumer Federation of California; ROSEMARY SHAHAN, President, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety; KAY McVAY, R.N., President, California Nurses Association
Insurance Claims Practices. Civil Remedy Amendments. California Proposition 31 (2000).