Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Failing to make the cut for the May 26th House calendar, Senate Bill 1628 is dead.  
This bill, captioned “An Act relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in or in relation to the business of insurance,” catered to insurance industry interests and would have harmed Texas insureds. In the face of opposition, the Senate passed an amended version on April 30, 2015. A House Committee Substitute for the bill made further modifications but still would have created new hurdles for policyholder recovery under the Texas Insurance Code. While breathing a little easier now, policyholder advocates will be watching through the remainder of this legislative session for any fallout from the demise of Senate Bill 1628