By:  Eiland (Senate Sponsor - Jackson)                            H.B. No. 1891
	(In the Senate - Received from the House May 16, 2005; 
May 17, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Business 
and Commerce; May 20, 2005, reported favorably by the following 
vote:  Yeas 7, Nays 0; May 20, 2005, sent to printer.)

relating to certain insurers subject to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 3(k), Article 21.49, Insurance Code, is amended to read as follows: (k) "Insurers" means all property insurers authorized to transact property insurance in this State and specifically includes and makes this Act applicable to county mutual companies, Lloyds and reciprocal or interinsurance exchanges, but shall not include: (1) [(a)] farm mutual insurance companies operating under [as authorized in] Chapter 911 [16] of this Code; (2) nonaffiliated [(b)] county mutual fire insurance companies described by Section 912.310 of this code which are writing exclusively industrial fire insurance policies as described by Subsection (a)(2) of that section [defined in Article 17.02 of this Code]; and (3) [(c)] any companies now operating under Chapters 12 and 13 of Title 78 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, as amended, which have heretofore been repealed. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
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