Hearing on New Rules and Regulations Scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. Sections 50-13-3, 50-13-4, 50-13-6, 50-13-21, and 33-2-9 of the following proposals by the Commissioner of Insurance to amend the Rules and Regulations of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire.

The Rules and Regulations of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance are proposed to be amended by the following actions:

  • By Amending Chapter 120-2-3-.24 entitled “Procedures for Registering Staff Adjusters”
  • By Amending Chapter 120-2-52-.03 entitled “Standards for Prompt and Fair Settlements of First Party Property Damage Claims”
  • By Amending Chapter 120-2-58 entitled “Private Review Agents”

The primary purpose of the proposed changes to Regulation Chapters 120-2-3-.24 and 120-2-52-.03 is to modernize and modify the regulations, increase departmental efficiency in delivering services, and bring them into conformity with industry best practices to the benefit of Georgia Consumers.

The primary purpose of the proposed changes to Regulation Chapter 12-2-58 is to align the regulations with legislation recently passed by the Georgia General Assembly and to account for stakeholder input on the original rules.


The Rules and Regulations of the Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner are proposed to be amended by the following actions:

  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-26-.02 entitled “Application”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-26-.14 entitled “Non-Conforming or Non-Standard Boilers and Pressure Vessels”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-26-.20 entitled “Notice of Hearing and Penalties”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.02 entitled “Application”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.03 entitled “Definitions”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.07 entitled “Reporting of Accidents”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.14 entitled “Fees”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.15 entitled “Existing Installation (General)”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.20 entitled “New Installation (General)”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-25-.22 entitled “Certificate to Perform Elevator Installations, Alterations, Repairs, Maintenance or Inspections”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-19-.07 entitled “Inspectors License”
  • Amending Regulation Chapter 120-3-3-.04 entitled “State Minimum Fire Safety Standards with Modifications”

These rules and regulations of the Safety Fire Commissioner are promulgated to establish the State’s minimum fire safety standards as specified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, (O.C.G.A.) Section 25-2-4.

A primary purpose of these rules and regulations is to establish the state minimum fire safety standards and requirements for the prevention of loss of life and property from fire, panic from fear of fire, explosions, or related hazards in all buildings, and structures. These proposed amendments are primarily to address modern changes in technology and procedures that require regulatory adjustment.

The aforesaid proposals are now on file in the Administrative Procedure Division of the Office of Commissioner of Insurance, 708 West Tower, Floyd Building, Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, and are hereby declared to be a public record as follows:

Interested persons may participate in the proposed rulemaking process by submitting their written comments to:

Gregg Conley
Administrative Procedure Division
708 West Tower, Floyd Building
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone Number (404) 463-0240
[email protected] 

All comments must be received by the Administrative Procedure Division by 4:30 P.M. on Monday, May 25th, 2022.

Interested persons may also participate in the proposed rulemaking by submitting oral comments at the hearing to commence on June 1, 2022, at 9:00 A.M. at:

Hearing Room of the Office of Commissioner of Insurance
Ninth Floor, West Tower, Floyd Building
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Oral presentations at the hearing may be limited to five (5) minutes per person in order to afford all interested persons an opportunity to be heard.  If you have a physical impairment and require assistance or have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Administrative Procedure Division. 

Based upon full consideration of all written and oral comments regarding the above matters, the Commissioner of Insurance may reject or adopt the proposed rules or may make changes to the proposed rules which may require another rulemaking hearing.

Direct All Correspondence To:
Gregg Conley
Administrative Procedure Division
708 West Tower, Floyd Building
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone Number (404) 463-0240
[email protected]