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H0469aa......................................................by MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Department of Insurance
INSURANCE REFUND ACCOUNT - Amends existing law to provide for deposits to
the Insurance Refund Account of that portion of taxes, fines and penalties
necessary to meet current refund obligations and to eliminate the
requirement that the statement to the State Treasurer of fees, licenses,
taxes, fines and penalties collected by the Department of Insurance be
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AYES -- Alltus, Barrett, Black(15), Callister, Chase, Crane, Deal,
Denney, Gagner, Hornbeck, Jones(20), Kellogg, Kendell, Kjellander,
Kunz, Loertscher, Mader, Meyer, Taylor, Tilman, Watson, Zimmermann
NAYS -- Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Boe, Bruneel, Campbell, Clark,
Crow, Cuddy, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Geddes, Gould, Hadley,
Hansen, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones(9), Jones(22), Judd, Kempton, Lake,
Linford, Marley, McKague, Miller, Mortensen, Newcomb, Pischner,
Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Ridinger, Robison, Sali, Schaefer,
Stevenson, Stoicheff, Tippets, Trail, Wheeler, Wood
Absent and excused -- Bivens, Black(23), Stone, Stubbs, Mr Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Taylor
Filed with Chief Clerk
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 469, As Amended
BY MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Department of Insurance
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO INSURANCE; AMENDING SECTION 41-406, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR
3 DEPOSITS TO THE INSURANCE REFUND ACCOUNT OF THAT PORTION OF TAXES, FINES
4 AND PENALTIES NECESSARY TO MEET CURRENT REFUND OBLIGATIONS AND TO ELIMI-
5 NATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE STATEMENT TO THE STATE TREASURER OF FEES,
6 LICENSES, TAXES, FINES AND PENALTIES COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT BE CERTI-
7 FIED; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 41-406, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 41-406. DEPOSIT AND REPORT OF FEES, LICENSES AND TAXES. (1) The director
12 shall transmit all taxes, fines and penalties collected by him to the state
13 treasurer as provided under section 59-1014, Idaho Code. The director shall
14 file with the state controller a statement of each deposit thus made. All such
15 funds received shall be deposited into the department of insurance suspense
17 Such funds shall be distributed as follows:
18 (a) Ten percent (10%) That portion necessary for the
19 purpose of repaying overpayments of any premium taxes, fines and penalties
20 or other erroneous receipts shall be deposited in the insurance
21 refund account . which is hereby created for the purpose
22 of repaying overpayments of any taxes, fines, and penalties or other erro-
23 neous receipts. There is hereby appropriated out of the insurance
24 refund account so much thereof as shall be necessary for the payment of
25 refunds. Any unencumbered balance remaining in the insurance refund
26 account on June 30 of each and every year in excess of forty thousand dol-
27 lars ($40,000) shall be transferred to the general account and the state
28 controller is hereby authorized and directed on such dates to make such
29 transfers unless the board of examiners, which is hereby authorized to do
30 so, changes the date of transfer or sum to be transferred.
31 (b) That portion of the premium tax, payable to the public employee
32 retirement account as provided in section 59-1394, Idaho Code, shall be
33 distributed to that account.
34 (c) That portion of the premium tax necessary to cover administrative
35 costs incurred by the department in placing insurance companies or any
36 other insurance entities into receivership or under administrative super-
37 vision, and such costs cannot be satisfied from the assets of these compa-
38 nies or entities, shall be distributed to the insurance insolvency admin-
39 istrative account which is hereby created. There is hereby appropriated
40 out of the insurance insolvency administrative account so much thereof as
41 shall be necessary, but not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars
42 ($200,000) in any one (1) fiscal year, for the payment of the department's
1 administrative expenses incurred in carrying out such receiverships or
2 supervisions. A balance of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) shall
3 be maintained in this account on June 30 of each year.
4 (d) The balance of the premium tax, fines and penalties shall be distrib-
5 uted to the general account of the state of Idaho.
6 (e) All moneys received for fees, licenses and miscellaneous charges col-
7 lected shall be distributed to the insurance administrative account.
8 (2) The director shall make and file with the state controller an item-
9 ized statement of the fees, licenses, taxes, fines and penalties collected by
10 him during the preceding month , and shall deliver a certified copy of
11 the statement to the state treasurer .
12 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after July
13 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Idaho Code, Section 41406(1)(a) presently requires ten percent (10%) of the taxes, fines and
penalties the Department of Insurance collects to be deposited in the Insurance Refund Account
for the purposes of repaying overpayments. This limitation causes cash flow problems in that a
refund due an insurance company may have to be postponed until the next collection period as
set forth in Section 41402. This legislation would authorize the transfer of such amounts as are
necessary to meet current refund obligations.
Idaho Code, Section 41406(2) requires that the Director of the Department of Insurance make
and file with the state controller an itemized statement of the fees, licenses, taxes, fines and
penalties collected by him during the preceding month, and shall deliver a certified copy of the
statement to the state treasurer. The proposed change would eliminate the requirement of a
certified copy being delivered to the state treasurer.
This legislation would reduce the General Fund by an estimated $4.4 million in FY 1999. In FY
2000 the General Fund would be reduced by only $0.1 million. In FY 2001 and beyond the
General Fund would receive more revenue than it would otherwise under current law.
Name: James Alcorn
Agency: Department of Insurance
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact