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Committee Substitute House Bill 4137 History

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HB4137 SUB
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

H. B. 4137


(By Delegate Morgan)

[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization.]

[February 5, 2008]



A BILL to amend and reenact $33-17-9a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying that a municipality or county will be notified in writing by an insurance company when the policy provides for cleanup or removal of the remains of a structure when a total loss to a structure occurs within that county or municipality.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §33-17-9a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 17. FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE.

§33-17-9a. Notice of insurance proceeds.
Upon notice of a claim of an insured total loss to a structure located in this state, insurance companies must notify the insured, and the municipality or county in which the structure is located, of any coverage in the insurance policy providing cleanup, removal of any refuse, debris, remnants or remains of the dwelling and appurtenances and securing the structure. The notification shall be by letter to the insured and municipality or county in which the structure is located, mailed within ten days of the notification of the claim, and shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) The terms and limits of coverage designated by the insurance policy for securing, cleanup and removal; and
(b) Any time limitations imposed on the insured for securing, cleanup and removal.

Note: This bill clarifies that upon notice of a claim for total loss, a municipality or county will be notified in writing by an insurance company of any coverage in the policy providing for cleanup, removal of any refuse, debris, remnants or remains of the structure and/or securing the structure.


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