For Immediate Release
August 29, 2019
Contact: Paul Penna
NCOIL RECOGNIZES NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCY WEEK
September 1st – 7th Highlights Preparedness Needs
Manasquan, NJ – During the Special Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery earlier this year, Louisiana Senator Dan “Blade” Morrish, NCOIL President, sponsored a resolution declaring September 1st – 7th Natural Disaster Resiliency Week. The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote and was affirmed by the Executive Committee.
“I sponsored this resolution because it is vital that we do everything we can to be prepared for natural disasters” said Morrish. “It is impossible to know when a natural disaster will happen, where it will happen and what the ultimate consequences will be, but a strategy can be in place.”
“This is a fine example of NCOIL providing a value added for the states. NCOIL works diligently to ensure that state legislators have tools to be prepared” said Commissioner Tom Considine, NCOIL CEO. “The Special Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery is discussing best strategies and examining what states have previously done to recover as well as working to develop model legislation aimed at facilitating the growth of the private flood insurance market.
A full copy of the resolution can be viewed here – http://ncoil.org/wpcontent/uploads/2019/03/Resiliency-Resolution-FINAL-1-1.pdf
NCOIL is a national legislative organization with the nation’s 50 states as members, represented principally by legislators serving on their states’ insurance and financial institutions committees. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance and financial services, works to preserve the State jurisdiction over insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act seventy four years ago, and to serve as an educational forum for public policymakers and interested parties. Founded in 1969, NCOIL works to assert the prerogative of legislators in making State policy when it comes to insurance and educate State legislators on current and longstanding insurance issues.