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Tennessee Modifies Qualifications for Potential Agents

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 4/28/22 4:41 PM

NAIFA-TN is celebrating the recent signing of HB 2225 into law. Sponsored by Representative Dennis Powers and NAIFA-Tennessee member Senator Mark Pody, this bill limits the lookback of misdemeanors or Class E felonies to 10 years for insurance agent applicants. Class E felonies are often associated with low-quantity marijuana possession charges. In recent years, as many states have taken steps toward legalization, there are efforts to expunge or reconsider these types of crimes, which were disproportionately charged against minorities and people of color. HB 2225 is a step towards removing this barrier of entry into the insurance industry.

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Licensing
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Illinois Passes Association CE Credit Legislation

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 4/6/22 3:17 PM

The Illinois General Assembly on March 30 passed HB 4324 by Representative Bob Morgan and Senator Julie Morrison, which will make Illinois the 13th state to offer licensed insurance producers the opportunity to gain continuing education (CE) credits based on their active participation in a state or national professional insurance association. Producers may receive up to four hours of CE on a biennial basis by providing detailed records of attendance and involvement to the Department of Insurance. The bill is now on its way to Governor J.B. Priztker’s desk for signature.  

Topics: Continuing Ed Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Licensing
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FINRA Includes NAIFA Recommendations in New Maintaining Qualifications Program

By NAIFA on 11/29/21 9:45 AM

NAIFA Senior Vice President for Government Relations Diane Boyle on June 22 submitted comments to FINRA in response to Regulatory Notice 21-17, Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in the Broker-Dealer Industry. Among several recommendations, NAIFA requested the U5 filing time limit be extended from two years to five years. Given the subject matter difficulty and extensive time commitment to earning FINRA Series Registrations, the extension would allow for a broader group of advisors to maintain their credentials despite taking leaves from the industry.  

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory Licensing

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