(a) The commissioner shall conduct a study of Tennessee’s insurance laws to determine what impediments, if any, exist under the insurance laws or policies of this state that may be acting as deterrents for insurance companies in this state to underwrite policies of insurance to insure a person who has used force that is justified, including deadly force, in protecting such person’s self or property pursuant to §§ 39-11-611 and 39-11-612, commonly referred to as the castle doctrine, or any other law.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 56-1-108
- Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
- Person: means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
- Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(b) The commissioner shall report to the general assembly and to the governor the results of the study required by subsection (a) no later than March 1, 2012, with recommendations on whether such insurance should, in the commissioner’s opinion, become available to Tennessee residents.