Washington — The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) have asked Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) to block efforts to fast-track legislation to create a federal Office of Insurance Information (OII).

In a letter, NCOIL recommended that the Senate slow down the legislative process for further debate and discussion. The letter followed in the wake of a July 29 hearing during which Sen. Dodd signaled that the Senate could consider a legislative package that may include parts of H.R. 5840, the Insurance Information Act of 2008, before adjourning in September.

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