Two state senators — both personal injury attorneys — are pushing bills that would raise auto insurance requirements for motorists and could lead to higher premiums for drivers.
Bramnick, who also does stand-up comedy, and Scutari, the strongest candidate behind Murphy, wasted little time in bringing the legislation forward. It’s Bramnick’s first term as a senator after years in the Assembly. And it is the first part of Scutari like
Bramnick said the legislation is happening because “you have someone leading the way
Both have dismissed questions about whether their laws violate the government’s policy on conflicts of interest.
“I never asked for a ‘legal opinion’ because I know it’s an unfair question, and I think if you raise it you’re saying things that are 100% not true,” said Bramnick.
Scutari said raising questions about ethics was “absurd” and said that since he has been in Parliament for two decades he knows the rules and cannot break them.
But even his friends are not sure.
Members of the assembly
“We’re just trying to find the little piece of legislation that’s behind it
Similarly, Sawyer asked people to vote against the bill, which
“Lawyers who bring complaints, will be better off because they have a big pot of money to buy and pay their fees, but consumers who are financially vulnerable are the ones being attacked by this law,” he said.
“If the recovery is high, by definition the attorney fees are going to be high because that’s part of the recovery,” Nagel said.
Code of Ethics for policymakers
Public officials must avoid conduct that violates the public trust or gives a “reasonable impression” that the trust has been breached, according to a 1972 federal law.
Among those principles are laws that require lawmakers to vote for themselves, or their relatives. They must not “participate in voting or doing anything else, under s
In this case “personal interest” is if the counsel or members of their family will gain money or lose money as a result of the law – but only if the judge can be affected more than other people in the business, profession or the same group. to the law.
Although Scutari didn’t explain why it was “ridiculous” to ask if his support for the bill would violate the law, Bramnick said lawmakers all have different jobs and “as long as it’s not about me, which it’s not, and usually it’s about the company,” it doesn’t violate conflict-of-interest laws. .
Insurance reform has been important for two decades, Bramnick said, but the bill was first introduced last year. Bramnick was not a sponsor of the bill but was a major sponsor of the proposal sent to Murphy as it passed both chambers.
“I couldn’t be more proud of myself either
Two premium extensions that you want
State law requires all drivers to have auto insurance. The type and spread of accidents vary, but a regular pattern applies
The bill would require auto insurance to increase in January and then again in 2026. The changes would more than double what is required to create a permanent policy from
A minimum policy will require the car owner to take care of it
But Heller said the move would “really raise prices” because it would require people to buy more insurance than they currently have to.
Heller said “car insurance is like no other product in society” because the government requires drivers to buy it and drivers who buy the least they can because it’s what they can afford are the ones who “have to bear the brunt of it.” the pain level increases which will come. “
Those thoughts were expressed by
Cooper said in a statement that he is “concerned that this law will raise costs, especially for those on fixed incomes who may be forced to choose between paying for essentials such as gas, rent, groceries, etc. or insurance.”
“This type of legislation would have a very negative impact on many New Jerseyans, not to mention the state’s insurance market, which is currently healthy and competitive,” Cooper said. “These types of laws force many consumers with lower levels of knowledge than the new requirement to buy more.”
Scutari insists the legislation won’t increase driver’s premiums statewide because insurance companies have to step up.
Scutari said that his review of the data and evidence from insurance companies show that their profits are very high.
“They have to give more
He emphasized that it is now at least important
Cooper pointed out that drivers already have the option to buy higher limits or add-ons with and without insurance if they want and “forcing consumers to buy more means that their insurance will go up and that may be more than they want, want, or can afford.”
The law also includes gradual increases in requirements, the first in 2023 and the second in 2026.
La Spisa said that insurers already sell policies that have the limits that the money needs and that the increase in 2026, which makes the population less.
“This second increase comes without a review of the impact of the first increase
Although there is nothing in the bill that is required, Scutari confirms that after the first increase the Parliament will “check” the effect of the increase before starting the second phase. In that case, he said, there could be an increase.
“They will [the insurance industry] indicates that there is an opportunity to request a
The law will help everyone except the financially vulnerable because insurance companies will have more money and injured parties will have access to more, Heller said.
Bramnick defended the law by saying that for twenty years the insurance companies have “too much money.”
“You cannot separate the fact that people pay more than the rest of the world.
“In the last half century the cost of health care has exploded, there are more cars on the road than ever before, the cost of repairing a damaged car has skyrocketed – but the minimum amount required for car insurance has remained the same, but the minimum amount required for car insurance “It’s been the same, and the cost of buying a damaged car has skyrocketed,” Lynch said. “Minimums only need to be raised – it can be financially devastating to get into an accident without enough insurance to cover your medical expenses and damages.”