00 SENATE BILL NO. 157
01 "An Act allowing an insurer to cancel an insurance policy if property becomes
02 unoccupied and the vacancy increases the hazard insured against."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 21.36.210(f) is amended to read:
05 (f) An insurer may not exercise its right to cancel a policy of personal
06 insurance other than personal automobile insurance, except for the following reasons:
07 (1) nonpayment of premiums, including nonpayment of additional
08 premiums, calculated in accordance with the current rating manual of the insurer,
09 justified by a physical change in the insured property or a change in its occupancy or
11 (2) conviction of the insured of a crime having as one of its necessary
12 elements an act increasing a hazard insured against;
13 (3) discovery of fraud or material misrepresentation made by the
14 insured or a representative of the insured in obtaining the insurance or by the insured
01 in pursuing a claim under the policy;
02 (4) discovery of a grossly negligent act or omission by the insured that
03 substantially increases the hazards insured against; [OR]
04 (5) physical changes in the insured property that result in the property
05 becoming uninsurable; or
06 (6) unoccupancy or vacancy of the insured property that increases
07 a hazard insured against.
08 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
10 APPLICABILITY. AS 21.36.210(f)(6), enacted by sec. 1 of this Act, applies to
11 property that becomes unoccupied or vacant on or after the effective date of this Act.