House Passes Blue Tarp Bill

Today, the Texas House voted 92 to 55 to pass HB 1774, one of the #BlueTarpBills. The passage of this legislation would provide cover for already powerful insurance companies, while gutting the rights of Texas families, businesses, churches, and schools. This vote is a blow to Texas property owners.

But, the fight is still not over. We need you to raise your voice and help defeat this insurance giveaway. Today’s House vote was not the end. The Senate will consider SB 10, the Senate version of the Blue Tarp Bills, as early as next week.

Take one minute to sign and share the petition at https://act.myngp.com/el/-2774815819444451328/-1608626619694381056, telling your representative to stand for you, not the big insurance companies. Call your State Senators now and urge them to oppose SB 10!

THIS SITUATION SHOULD BE OF CONCERN TO YOU!

Anyone who has lived through a spring in Texas knows that Texas weather can be unpredictably severe, and it often can damage homes, businesses, cars and other property.  Most Texans faithfully pay insurance carriers premiums just in case they fall victim to this type of damage.  All they want is what they have a right to expect—that is, for the insurance companies to cover their losses when these unfortunate damages occur to them, without a fight, a struggle or delay or games.

Too often, however, Texas families, businesses, churches, and schools struggle to be paid in full and on time for their valid claims. That’s why legal protections are necessary to deter bad conduct and hold insurers accountable.

SB 10 and HB 1774, more aptly referred to as the “The Blue Tarp Bills,” eliminate many of those protections, and get insurance companies off the hook for denying, delaying, and underpaying the valid claims of Texas families and businesses by lessening penalties for insurers and prolonging the rebuilding process for Texas communities.

If insurance lobbyists have their way, Texas will be blanketed in blue tarps while its citizens wait to obtain insurance benefits they are entitled to, under the insurance policies they pay for diligently.  Now is the time to for Texas citizens to hold insurance companies accountable to their obligations and to fight for their property rights.