Status Report On Arson-Reporting Immunity Legislation. Insurance Committee
For Arson Control.
Abstract: Immunity legislation was established to allow insurance
companies to share information with law enforcement agencies without the
threat of a civil suit. The purpose of the law is to keep information flowing
between insurers and law enforcement agencies to help fight arson. The immunity
laws permit insurance companies to report fires of a suspicious nature to
The laws vary from state to state. Some states allow insurance companies
access to all information. Other states limit the information insurance
companies may request. These states grant law enforcement agencies permission
to deny specific types of materials viewed as sensitive. For example, Minnesota
does not allow insurance companies to receive non-conviction criminal histories.
Other states deny insurance companies access to information related to other
on-going investigations. This article lists every state and their restrictions
regarding immunity legislation.
For more information contact:
Insurance Committee For Arson Control
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038