2003 legislation relating to insurance
The Oregon Legislature passed a number of bills relating to insurance during its 2003 regular session. Lawmakers addressed a variety of insurance issues, including credit scoring, privacy of personal
health information, rating and underwriting of health insurance, regulation of insurance transactions by depository institutions, professional liability and tort reform, and environmental cleanup.
Insurance-related legislation approved in the 2003 session is summarized below. These summaries are not intended to be a complete and detailed statement of all applicable legislation. For a complete
list of legislation passed in the 2003 season, please visit the Oregon Legislature's
Unless otherwise specified, the effective date of a bill is January 1, 2004. A bill may also have one or more operative dates that apply to one or more sections of the bill, in addition to its effective
date. An operative date is the date on which the affected section or sections first apply.
Bills enacted in the 2003 session are identified by their bill numbers, and, if known, their Oregon Laws chapter numbers (ch 363, for example). SB indicates a Senate bill, while HB indicates a House
bill. DCBS is the Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services.