California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 493

Introduced by Assembly Member Medina

February 23, 2015

An act to add Section 12765 to, the Insurance Code, relating to insurance.


AB 493, as introduced, Medina. Insurance.

Existing law governs home protection contracts for the repair or replacement of a component, system, or appliance of a home. Existing law prohibits a person from issuing or offering to issue home protection contracts in this state unless the person holds a home protection company license issued by the Department of Insurance, except as specified. Existing law requires a home protection contract to specify, among other things, the service fee or fees, in any, to be charged for services performed under the contract.

This bill would prohibit a home protection contract, issued, delivered, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2016, from charging a service fee or fees if no repair is made.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

P1    1


Section 12765 is added to the Insurance Code,
2to read:



For policies issued, delivered, amended, or renewed in
4this state on or after January 1, 2016, a home protection company
P2    1shall not charge a service fee if a contractholder requests services
2to be performed by the home protection company but no repair is