A bill allowing policyholders to file bad-faith lawsuits against insurance companies is hanging in the balance as the Legislature’s lame-duck session comes to a close.

The measure, S1559/A1659, which the insurance industry opposes, would permit consumers to sue auto insurance companies that drag their feet on resolving claims. It passed the Senate in January 2021, and is expected to come up for a vote before the General Assembly Monday, according to the New Jersey Association for Justice.