State Representatives Appointed to TWIA Oversight Boards
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has appointed state representatives to two Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) oversight boards that will make recommendations for future legislation.
Representatives Abel Herrero, J.M. Lozano, Geanie Morrison, and Ed Thompson were named to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board. The board was originally created by the Texas Legislature in 2009 but was charged during the 2019 legislative session with evaluating a merger of TWIA and the Texas FAIR Plan Association. The members will report their recommendations to the legislature by January 1, 2021.
The Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding & Funding Structure Oversight Board was also created during the 2019 session. The board will make recommendations for legislation to ensure the sustainability of TWIA’s funding structure and will report its findings by November 15, 2020. Speaker Bonnen has appointed Representatives Greg Bonnen, Alex Dominguez, Todd Hunter, and Eddie Lucio III to this board.
Each oversight board will also include four members of the Texas Senate, who will be appointed by the lieutenant governor.