1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 895 as follows:
1.2Page 2, delete section 3, and insert:

1.3    "Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 72A.491, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.4to read:
1.5    Subd. 20a. Signed. "Signed" means a written signature or an electronic signature as
1.6defined in section 325L.02, paragraph (h).

1.7    Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 72A.501, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
1.8    Subdivision 1. Requirement; content. An authorization used by an insurer,
1.9insurance-support organization, or insurance agent to disclose or collect personal or
1.10privileged information must be in writing and must meet the following requirements is
1.11valid if it:
1.12(1) is written in plain language;
1.13(2) is dated;
1.14(3) specifies the types of persons authorized to disclose information about the person;
1.15(4) specifies the nature of the information authorized to be disclosed;
1.16(5) names the insurer or insurance agent and identifies by generic reference
1.17representatives of the insurer to whom the person is authorizing information to be
1.19(6) specifies the purposes for which the information is collected; and
1.20(7) specifies the length of time the authorization remains valid.
1.21If the insurer, insurance-support organization, or insurance agent determines to disclose or
1.22collect a kind of information not specified in a previous authorization, a new authorization
1.23specifying that kind of information must be obtained.

1.24    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 72A.501, is amended by adding a subdivision
1.25to read:
2.1    Subd. 5. Verbal authorization in lieu of signed authorization. For purposes of
2.2this section, verbal authorization may be given in lieu of a signed authorization, provided
2.3that an electronic record of the verbal authorization is retained in compliance with section
2.5Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.6Amend the title accordingly