Date Held: Thursday, March 7, 2024  
Location: Ottawa Building, Conference Room #6  
Catherine Hart  
Ian McLauchlan  
Sherry Barrett  
Jeffrey Hayden  
Holly Zhu  
Good morning:  
This is a public hearing on proposed administrative rules entitled Surplus Lines Insurance Fees. This  
hearing is being conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan Administrative Procedures Act  
and on behalf of the Department of Insurance and Financial Services, the Office of Appeals, Legal  
Research, and Market Regulation. My name is Catherine Hart, I’m an Administrative Law Specialist with  
the Department.  
This Hearing is being called to order at 10:41 a.m. on March 7, 2024, at the Ottawa Building in Lansing,  
Michigan. The notice of this hearing was published in three newspapers of general circulation, as well as,  
in the Michigan Register, Issue Number 3, which was published on March 1, 2024.  
If you wish to speak, please make sure you have signed in and indicated your willingness to speak. We  
will call on speakers in the order in which the names are listed on the sign-in sheets. We will not be  
responding to any questions or comments. If you come forward to speak, please identify yourself with  
your name, the organization you represent, and both your mailing and email addresses, so this  
information may be transcribed for the hearing report. If you have additional comments to submit in  
writing, you may leave them with us, or submit them to the Department of Insurance and Financial  
Services no later than 5:00 p.m. EST today, March 7, 2024.  
Is there anyone who like to speak today? Hearing none, let the record reflect that there are no  
individuals present for public comment. We will take a short recess and reconvene at 10:45 this  
It is now 10:45 a.m. and we are back on the record after our brief recess. Is there anyone who wishes to  
speak at this time. If there are no further comments, I declare this hearing closed. Any additional  
comments regarding the proposed rule, must be submitted in writing to Michele Estrada at her email  
address, which is Estrada, E S T R A D A, This email address is also listed on the  
notice for the public hearing, which is available on the department’s webpage.  
The current time is 10:45 a.m.  
Thank you.