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Insurance Code - INS

DIVISION 3. THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER [12900 - 13813]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

CHAPTER 5. Slavery Era Insurance Policies [13810 - 13813]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 934, Sec. 2. )

13810.
  

The commissioner shall request and obtain information from insurers licensed and doing business in this state regarding any records of slaveholder insurance policies issued by any predecessor corporation during the slavery era.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 934, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2001.)

13811.
  

The commissioner shall obtain the names of any slaveholders or slaves described in those insurance records, and shall make the information available to the public and the Legislature.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 934, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2001.)

13812.
  

Each insurer licensed and doing business in this state shall research and report to the commissioner with respect to any records within the insurer’s possession or knowledge relating to insurance policies issued to slaveholders that provided coverage for damage to or death of their slaves.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 934, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2001.)

13813.
  

Descendants of slaves, whose ancestors were defined as private property, dehumanized, divided from their families, forced to perform labor without appropriate compensation or benefits, and whose ancestors’ owners were compensated for damages by insurers, are entitled to full disclosure.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 934, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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