Risk Classification

26. Five sets of congressional hearings have been held on a bill introduced by Senators Hatfield and Packwood and Representative Dingell that would prohibit classification on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.

Most of the testimony from the opponents and proponents has focused on gender classification.

  1. See, e.g., Fair Insurance Practices Act: Hearings on S. 372 Before the Senate Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 98th Cong., 1st Sess. (1983) [hereinafter cited as Senate Hearings on S. 372];
  2. Fair Insurance Practices Act: Hearings on S. 2204 Before the Senate Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 97th Cong., 2d Sess. (1982) [hereinafter cited as Senate Hearings on S. 2204];
  3. Nondiscrimination in Insurance Act: Hearings on S. 2477 Before the Subcomm. on Antitrust, Monopoly, and Business Rights of the Senate Comm. on the Judiciary, 96th Cong., 2d Sess. (1980) [hereinafter cited as Senate Hearings on S. 2477];
  4. Nondiscrimination in Insurance Act of 1983: Hearings on
    H.R. 100 Before the Subcomm. on Commerce, Transportation, and Tourism of the House Comm. on Energy and Commerce, 98th Cong., 1st Sess. (1983) [hereinafter cited as House Hearings on H.R. 100, 98th Cong.];
  5. Nondiscrimination in Insurance Act of 1981: Hearings on H.R. 100 before the Subcomm. on Commerce, Transportation, and Tourism of the House Comm. on Energy and Commerce, 97th Cong., 1st Sess. (1981) [hereinafter cited as House Hearings on H.R. 100, 97th Cong.]. See cases cited infra note 57.

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