HOUSE BILL No. 5544

 

 

February 8, 2018, Introduced by Reps. Howrylak, Brinks, Schor, Zemke, Gay-Dagnogo, Inman, Lucido, Wittenberg, Sabo, LaGrand, Robinson, McCready and Leutheuser and referred to the Committee on Insurance.

 

     A bill to amend 1956 PA 218, entitled

 

"The insurance code of 1956,"

 

by amending section 2082 (MCL 500.2082).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 2082. (1) No A life insurer doing business in this state

 

shall not make any distinction or discrimination between white

 

persons and colored persons, wholly or partially of African

 

descent, individuals based on race or color as to the premiums or

 

rates charged for policies upon on the lives of such persons, those

 

individuals, or in any other manner. whatever; nor shall any such A

 

life insurer doing business in this state shall not demand or

 

require a greater premium from such colored persons than is at that

 

time required by such insurer from white persons of the same age,

 

sex, general condition of health and prospect of longevity; nor an

 

individual based on that individual's race or color. A life insurer

 


doing business in this state shall not make or require any a

 

rebate, diminution, or discount upon on the amount to be paid on

 

such a life insurance policy in case of death of such colored

 

person insured; nor based on an individual's race or color or

 

insert in the policy any a condition, nor or make any a stipulation

 

whereby such person by which the insured shall bind individual

 

binds himself or herself or his or her heirs, executors,

 

administrators personal representatives, and assigns to accept any

 

sum an amount less than the full amount or value of such the policy

 

in case of for a claim accruing thereon by reason because of the

 

death of such person the insured , other than such as are imposed

 

on white persons in similar cases; individual, based on the

 

individual's race or color, and any such stipulations stipulation

 

or conditions condition so made or inserted shall be is void.

 

     (2) Any An insurer which that violates any of the provisions

 

of this section shall forfeit to the state the sum of $500.00 is

 

subject to a civil fine of $10,000.00 for each violation, to be

 

recovered by the attorney general by appropriate action in any a

 

court, of competent jurisdiction, and any a judgment therefor from

 

the action may be collected in the same manner as is herein

 

provided for collecting judgments rendered in favor of

 

policyholders. And any An officer or agent who violates any of the

 

provisions of this section shall be deemed is guilty of a

 

misdemeanor , and upon conviction thereof shall be punished

 

punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding for not

 

more than 1 year , or by a fine of not less than $50.00, $500.00

 

and not exceeding $500.00, more than $10,000.00, or by both. such


fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.