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Subchapter A. Examination and Financial Analysis

28 TAC §7.69

1. INTRODUCTION. The Texas Department of Insurance proposes the repeal of §7.69, concerning the 1999 annual and 2000 quarterly statements, other reporting forms, and diskettes or electronic filing with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) via the internet. The section is proposed for repeal to facilitate the proposal of a new §7.69 concerning 2006 annual and quarterly statement blanks, other reporting forms, electronic data filings with the NAIC via the internet and instructions to be used by insurers and certain other entities regulated by the Department when reporting their 2006 calendar year financial condition and business operations and activities. The Department is proposing the new §7.69 which is also published in this issue of the Texas Register.

2. FISCAL NOTE. Betty Patterson, Senior Associate Commissioner, Financial Program, has determined that, for the first five years the repeal of the section will be in effect, there will be no fiscal implications for state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the repeal, and there will be no effect on local employment or local economy as result of the proposal.

3. PUBLIC BENEFIT/COST NOTE. Ms. Patterson also has determined that, for each year of the first five years the repeal of the section will be in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of the repeal will be the elimination of obsolete regulations. There will be no economic cost to the general public or small or micro business or individuals who are required to comply with the repeal as proposed.

4. REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. To be considered, written comments on the proposal must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 2007, to Gene C. Jarmon, General Counsel and Chief Clerk, Mail Code 113-2A, Texas Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104. An additional copy of the comments should be simultaneously submitted to Betty Patterson, Senior Associate Commissioner, Financial Program, Mail Code 305-2A, Texas Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104. Any request for a public hearing should be submitted separately to the Office of the Chief Clerk before the close of the public comment period. If a hearing is held, oral and written comments presented at the hearing will be considered.

5. STATUTORY AUTHORITY. The repeal of the section is proposed under Insurance Code §§802.001 - 802.003, 802.051 - 802.056, and 36.001. Sections 802.001 - 802.003 and 802.051 - 802.056 authorize the Commissioner to make changes in the forms of the annual statements required of insurance companies of any kind, as shall seem best adapted to elicit a true exhibit of their condition and methods of transacting business. Section 36.001 provides that the Commissioner of Insurance may adopt any rules necessary and appropriate to implement the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Insurance under the Insurance Code and other laws of this state.

6. CROSS REFERENCE TO STATUTE. The following articles and sections of the Insurance Code will be affected by this proposed repeal: Articles 21.39 (revised as §421.001 effective April 1, 2007) and 21.54 (revised as Chapter 2201 effective April 1, 2007), §§32.041, 802.001 - 802.003, 802.051 - 802.056, 841.255, 842.003, 842.201, 842.202, 843.151, 843.155, 844.001 - 844.005, 844.051 - 844.054, 844.101, 861.254, 861.255, 862.001, 862.003, 882.001, 882.003, 883.002, 883.204, 884.256, 885.401, 885.403-885.406, 886.107, 887.009, 887.060, 887.401 - 887.407, 911.001, 911.304, 912.002, 912.201 - 912.203, 912.301, 941.252, 942.201, 961.002, 961.003, 961.052, 961.202, 982.001, 982.002, 982.004, 982.052, 982.101, 982.102, 982.103, 982.104, 982.106, 982.108, 982.110 - 982.112, 982.251 - 982.255, 982.302 - 982.306, 984.153, 984.201, 984.202, 1506.057, 2551.001, and 2551.152.

7. TEXT.

§7.69. Requirements for Filing the 1999 Annual and 2000 Quarterly Statements, Other Reporting Forms, and Diskettes or Electronic Filings with the NAIC Via the Internet.

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