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H.454

Introduced by   Representatives Botzow of Pownal, Livingston of Manchester, Branagan of Georgia, Clarkson of Woodstock, Cross of Winooski, DePoy of Rutland City, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Hube of Londonderry, Johnson of South Hero, Larocque of Barnet, Lawrence of Lyndon, Malcolm of Pawlet, McLaughlin of Royalton, Molloy of Arlington, O'Donnell of Vernon and Smith of New Haven

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Banking and insurance; insurance policies generally; filing and approval of forms

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to ensure equine activities are included as farming or agricultural activities for insurance coverage purposes.

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE FOR EQUINE ACTIVITY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  8 V.S.A. § 3541(g) is added to read:

(g)  The commissioner shall disapprove any form that does not include equine activity within the definition of farming or agricultural activity for insurance coverage purposes.  As used in this section:

(1)  "Equine" means a horse, pony, mule, or donkey.

(2)  "Equine activity" includes:

(A)  Equine shows, fairs, competitions, performances, or parades that involve any or all breeds of equines and any of the equine disciplines, including dressage, hunter and jumper horse shows, Grand Prix jumping, three‑day events, combined training, rodeos, riding, driving, pulling, cutting, polo, steeplechasing, English and western performance riding, endurance trail riding, gymkhana games, and hunting;

(B)  Equine training or teaching activities; and

(C)  Rides, trips, or hunts.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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