Following is a listing of executive, legislative and professional association action for the week of Oct. 28. Members of the General Assembly were not in session. They are set to return to session Nov. 12.
Signed into Law
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed the following bills:
• HB 1481 amends the Insurance Company Law, bringing Pennsylvania’s insurance laws into compliance with the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act.
It will require insurers to maintain a risk management framework and complete an Own Risk and Solvency Assessment to prospectively assess the risks associated with an insurer’s business plan.
• HB 1483 amends the Portable Electronics Insurance Act, permitting an insurer to terminate a customer’s enrollment under a portable electronics insurance policy upon 30 days’ notice for nonpayment of a premium and requiring an insurer to provide at least 60 days’ notice to vendor policyholders and insured customers when terminating or altering a portable electronics insurance policy.
Brian Grove, formerly with Chesapeake Energy, has been named deputy secretary of administration for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
He previously served as chief of staff to state Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne. Prior to his work with Baker, Grove served in the administrations of Govs. Tom Ridge and Mark S. Schweiker.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society has sworn in Dr. Bruce A. MacLeod as its new president. He is an emergency physician practicing in Allegheny County. He is a former president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and he also served as the speaker for the American College of Emergency Physicians Council.