Governor Davis signed SB2199 into law in September 2000. This new law required the Insurance Commissioner to request and obtain from California licensed insurers (life, property and casualty) records of slaveholder insurance policies issued during the slavery era. The bill required insurers to research and report policies that provided coverage to slaveholders for damage to or death of their slaves. The Dept. of Insurance sent notices to 1357 insurers and reports approximately 92% response rate. The report, Slavery Era Insurance Registry is available online.