|Posted:||February 10, 2015 03:41 PM|
|From:||Senator Kim L. Ward|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Repealing hard-copy requirement for the Flood Insurance Report to the General Assembly|
|I plan to re-introduce legislation to repeal a requirement that the General Assembly be furnished with a print copy of an annual report required under the Flood Insurance Education and Information Act of 1996.
Act 10 of 1996 requires the Insurance Commissioner to issue a flood insurance consumer education plan annually to encourage PA residents to purchase and maintain flood insurance. The law specifically calls for a report detailing the plan to be delivered no later than March 1 of each year to the General Assembly.
Since this mandated report and other flood-related insurance data is readily available online at the Department’s website, my legislation will simply remove the requirement to produce a physical copy of the report to the General Assembly. In these tough economic times, it only makes sense to cut down on the cost of producing paper reports that are already available for public review.
This was SB 1130 of last session and previous co-sponsors included Senators White, Hutchinson, and Folmer.
If you have any questions about this legislation, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 717-787-6063. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
Introduced as SB494