Tornado, Wildfire Insurer of Last Resort Bill Not Likely to Pass

May 9, 2019 | Legislative

A bill that would have created the Texas Tornado and Wildfire Insurance Association, a residual insurer of last resort for tornado and wildfire insurance in Texas, will likely not make it out of committee in the Texas Legislature.

HB 3076 was filed in March by Rep. Ken King. The bill was originally referred to the state House of Representatives Committee on Insurance on March 13, 2019, but it has never been called up for discussion.

With only weeks left in the 86th Legislative Session, many bills have been passed by the House and Senate, but still more have yet to make it to the floor of one or both chambers. As of May 9, 2019, more than 10,000 bills and resolutions have been filed by the House and Senate, while about 2,200 have been passed by both houses.

The Legislature will adjourn on Monday, May 27, 2019, but the House and Senate both adhere to rules dictating the last day for a bill to be read in the chamber before the final day. With so many bills to consider, HB 3076 will not be the only one to not become law this session.