A03504 Summary:

BILL NO    A03504 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Pretlow

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S2351-a, Ins L

Requires insurers insuring property in floodplains to include damages done by
wave action or windblown waves and make available to all insureds who reside in
single family homes in a floodplain homeowners insurance covering such damage.
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A03504 Actions:

BILL NO    A03504 

01/28/2013 referred to insurance
01/08/2014 referred to insurance
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A03504 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3504

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   January 28, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Insurance

       AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  requiring  floodplain
         insurance to cover damages caused by waves

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 2351-a
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S 2351-A. FLOODPLAIN INSURANCE, WAVE DAMAGE.  (A)  ANY  INSURER  WHICH
    4  INSURES  PROPERTY  IN  A FLOODPLAIN SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO ALL INSUREDS
    5  WHO RESIDE IN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN THE FLOODPLAIN COVERAGE UNDER THEIR
    6  HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE POLICY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY  WINDBLOWN  WAVES  OR
    7  WAVE  ACTION.  SUCH  POLICIES SHALL COVER THE RESIDENCE AND ANY APPURTE-
    8  NANCES THERETO, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  GARAGES,  BOAT  DOCKS,
    9  RESTRAINING WALLS, BOAT HOUSES, BREAK WALLS AND ANY OTHER DEVICE USED TO
   10  PREVENT OR MINIMIZE WAVE OR WATER DAMAGE TO REAL PROPERTY.
   11    (B)  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "WINDBLOWN WAVES" OR "WAVE ACTION" SHALL
   12  MEAN THE CONDITION WHICH EXISTS WHEN A FLOODPLAIN AREA  HAS  HIGH  WATER
   13  CONDITIONS,  EVEN  THOUGH  BELOW  THE FLOODPLAIN LEVEL, AND THE WATER IS
   14  STIRRED BY WIND OR OTHER CONDITIONS TO CAUSE  WAVES  WHICH  CREST  ABOVE
   15  FLOODPLAIN LEVEL.
   16    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
   17  have become a law.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD07568-01-3
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