PIA Releases Legislative Priorities for Advocacy Day

  PIA National has released its 2020 Legislative Priorities in the lead up to PIA Advocacy Day (formerly known as the Federal Legislative Summit). PIA members will use the priorities in their meetings with their elected representatives during Advocacy Day. Our full PIA legislative priorities with background on each issue can be found here. Below …

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Member Spotlight: Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH)

Steve Stivers was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2010 to represent Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Stivers served in the Ohio state Senate and worked in the private sector promoting economic development and encouraging job creation. Rep. Stivers has also served over 30 years in the …

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PIA Urges Senate Action on Cannabis Safe Harbor Bill

PIA National has been working to advance legislation to protect insurance agents from federal prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. To that end, PIA helped develop the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act, which would provide a legal safe harbor for independent agents that engage …

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Cannabis Bill Supported by PIA Passes House

PIA National is pleased that the House tonight passed H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019 in a bipartisan vote of 321 - 103. Please see our press release here.  As reported earlier this week, PIA National has been working to advance legislation that would provide a legal safe harbor for independent agents who engage in …

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Cannabis Bill Backed by PIA Set for House Vote

Throughout the summer, PIA National has been working to advance legislation to protect insurance agents from prosecution for doing business with cannabis-related enterprises in states in which such businesses are legal. In July, the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act was introduced with PIA’s full support. The bill would provide a legal safe harbor for independent …

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Member Spotlight: Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

Nydia Velázquez is a Democratic Congresswoman who represents the 7th Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her metropolitan district is comprised of parts of Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and Queens. Rep. Velázquez has served in the House since 1993, and she was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the House …

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Cannabis Safe Harbor Insurance Bill Introduced

On July 22nd, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 2201, the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act. The CLAIM Act recognizes the need for a comprehensive federal safe harbor for insurers and insurance agents who sell insurance to both cannabis-related legitimate businesses and other commercial and personal lines …

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