Md. Requires Insurers To Report Slavery Dealings

Law360, New York (April 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Insurers who want to do business in Maryland are now required to disclose information about their slavery-era policies, according to a new law that passed through the state Legislature without significant opposition.

Maryland Senate Bill 751, signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Martin O'Malley, is called "Insurance – Slavery Era Insurance Policies – Reporting" and requires insurers to report relevant information to the state's insurance commissioner.

“We were supportive of the proposal,” Maryland Insurance Commissioner Ralph Tyler told Law360 on Thursday, adding that his agency is...
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