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Rep. Geanie W. Morrison Appointed to Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board  print page

by: Rep. Morrison, Geanie W.
01/10/2020

AUSTIN, Texas Yesterday, Rep. Morrison was appointed to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board by Speaker Dennis Bonnen. The Board oversees critical issues relating to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA). The Board consists of four members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker and four members of the Senate, appointed by the Lt. Governor, including the chair of the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. The Board will receive information about rules proposed by TWIA and monitor the adequacy of rates, operation of the association and the availability of coverage.

Recently Rep. Morrison traveled to the TWIA Board meeting in Corpus Christi to testify against a proposed 5 percent rate increase, as she did in August to testify against a 10 percent rate increase. TWIA stood down on the proposed rate increase both times.

I am grateful for this appointment and I look forward to working with my fellow board members," said Rep. Morrison. "My district, and many people along the coast are still trying to get back to normal life after Hurricane Harvey and working with TWIA and managing windstorm and hail insurance is a big part of that."

The Board provides a report no later than November 15 of each even-numbered year to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House with recommendations for any legislative action necessary and an analysis of any problems identified.

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