S.B. No. 918
  relating to immunity for reporting insurance fraud.
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 701.052, Insurance Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person is not liable in a civil action, including an
  action for libel or slander, and a civil action may not be brought
  against the person, for furnishing information relating to a
  suspected, anticipated, or completed fraudulent insurance act if
  the information is provided to:
               (1)  an authorized governmental agency or the
               (2)  a law enforcement officer or an agent or employee
  of the officer;
               (3)  the National Association of Insurance
  Commissioners or an employee of the association;
               (4)  a state or federal governmental agency established
  to detect and prevent fraudulent insurance acts or to regulate the
  business of insurance or an employee of the agency; [or]
               (5)  a special investigative unit of an insurer,
  including a person who contracts to provide special investigative
  unit services to the insurer or an employee of the insurer who is
  responsible for the investigation of suspected fraudulent
  insurance acts; or
               (6)  an organization described by Section 701.051(c),
  if the person is a member of the organization and:
                     (A)  the person has reported the information as
  required by Section 701.051(a); or
                     (B)  the organization has reported the
  information to the insurance fraud unit as required by Section
  701.051(c) on behalf of the person and in a manner that fully
  complies with the person's obligations under Section 701.051(a).
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to the furnishing of information described by Subsection (a),
  Section 701.052, Insurance Code, as amended by this Act, on or after
  the effective date of this Act.  The furnishing of information
  before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in
  effect immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 918 passed the Senate on
  March 24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 918 passed the House on
  May 5, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, one present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House