As Amended by House Committee on Insurance

SB 18, as amended, would add “and any other legal
entity under the jurisdiction of the commissioner” to the
definition of “person” in statute pertaining to insurance laws
and enforcement. The change would allow for entities that are
currently under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of
Insurance to be more accurately reflected in statute.
The bill would also make technical changes.
The bill would be in effect upon publication in the
Kansas Register.

The bill was introduced by the Senate Committee on
Financial Institutions and Insurance at the request of the
Kansas Insurance Department (Department). [Note: A
companion bill, HB 2098, has been introduced in the House.]

Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and
In the Senate Committee hearing, proponent testimony
was provided by a representative of the Department. The
conferee explained the additional language proposed in the
bill would help ensure the Commissioner of Insurance can

*Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research
Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental
note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at
pursue statutory penalties against entities in violation of state
insurance law.
No other testimony was provided.

House Committee on Insurance
In the House Committee hearing, an overview of the bill
was provided and proponent testimony submitted by the
Department was made available.
The House Committee amended the bill to change its
effective date to upon publication in the Kansas Register.

Fiscal Information
According to the fiscal note prepared by the Division of
the Budget on the bill, as introduced, the Department states
that enactment of the bill would broaden the jurisdiction of the
Commissioner of Insurance to include entities such as
utilization review organizations, pharmacy benefit managers,
and self-funded workers compensation. The Department
states that the broadened scope of enforcement could
increase operating expenditures; however, any additional
expenditures could be absorbed within existing resources.
Any fiscal effect associated with the bill is not reflected
in The FY 2024 Governor’s Budget Report.
Insurance; Commissioner of Insurance; penalties

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Statutes affected:
As introduced: 40-2, 40-4902
As Amended by House Committee: 40-2, 40-4902