Insurance Law Revision Commission Minutes
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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Scope and Content
In March 1981, the Utah State Legislature created the Insurance Law Revision Commission (ILRC) to rewrite Utah's insurance laws in an effort to encourage the growth of the state's insurance industry. These minutes document the regular and special meetings and activities of the Insurance Law Revision Commission through its recodification of Title 31, Utah Insurance Code between May 1981 and February 1985. The minutes record the commission's organization and administration, their review and discussion of specific code sections, and their receipt of public comments from parties interested in the code's final form. In addition to the actual approved minutes, this series includes (when extant) initial manuscript copies of the minutes; agenda, memos, and attending references included as appendices the regular meeting materials; attendance rosters; miscellaneous notes; interagency correspondence; comments from outside parties; and occasional drafts of relevant title chapters. Chapter order conversion charts included in the minutes remain the best reference to the revised chapter order. The estrangement of the executive director Spencer L. Kimball from the commission's activities after March 1983 is addressed through various correspondence included in this series. The minutes of the public Advisory Committee hearings and the Topical Advisory Committee meetings also are included.
Arrangement is by meeting type, thereunder chronological by meeting date. Due to considerable rearrangement of the minutes over a 15 year period prior to the Utah State Archives' custody of the records, the placement of the actual approved meeting minutes is not consistent throughout the series. While most approved minutes are filed under the date the meeting occurred, researchers will occasionally need to consult the supporting materials of subsequent meetings for access to an earlier meeting's approved minutes. Two subject files containing supporting meeting materials follow the regular minutes in alphabetical file name order.
Board and commission appointment records from the Governor Matheson, Series 219, contain resumes, applications, appointment notices, and correspondence pertaining to the governor's appointments to the Insurance Law Revision Commission.
Bill drafting files from the Insurance Law Revision Commission, Series 25134, document the recodification of Title 31, Utah Insurance Code as conducted by the Insurance Law Revision Commission.
Administrative records from the Insurance Law Revision Commission, Series 25135, document the essential administrative and drafting functions of the Insurance Law Revision Commission as it recodified Title 31, Utah Insurance Code.
Bill drafting and comment files from the Insurance Code Task Force, Series 25137, document the review and amendment of Title 31A, Utah Insurance Code by the Insurance Code Task Force as passed by the state legislature as SB 232, 1985.
Minutes and administrative records from the Insurance Code Task Force, Series 25138, document the regular and special meetings and activities of the Insurance Code Task Force as it reviewed and amended the draft Title 31A, Utah Insurance Code (enacted by SB 232, 1985) before it became active June 1, 1986.
As head staff of the ILRC and the ICTF, Dane Leavitt maintained the records through most of the recodification project. At the conclusion of the project in March 1986, Mr. Leavitt stored them in his office building in Cedar City, Utah. He transferred the records to the State Archives in 9/2002.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Rummaging by numerous researchers through the documents (over the 15 intervening years before their transfer of custody to the Archives) left the records in a state of considerable disorder. Through archival processing the records have been returned to their original arrangement as far as was possible. Michael A. Church processed this series in the Spring and Summer of 2003. Prior to transferring the records, Dane Leavitt collected those with "the most probative value to the research of legislative history" into one box to facilitate such research. Identified as Box 1 of the original nine boxes transferred, this box included the March 25, 1983 initial draft (with extensive drafter's comments), the minutes of the ILRC and ICTF respectively, and miscellaneous documents related to SB 232 and its passing. During processing, these documents were returned to their original placement in the records' initial arrangement and notes included in the individual series inventories to direct researchers to their final location.
|1||1||1||1981, July [ILRC meetings in folders 1-29]|
|1||1||6||1982, July [continued]|
|1||1||8||1982, Aug [continued]|
|1||1||9||1982, 2 Sept|
|1||1||10||1982, 27 Sept|
|1||1||32||1982, Jan [ILRC public hearings in folders 23-39]|
|1||1||35||1982, 19 Aug|
|1||1||36||1982, 30 Aug|
|1||1||37||1982, 10 Sept|
|1||1||38||1982, 24 Sept|
|1||1||42||1984, March [TAC meetings in folders 42-44]|