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Legislator: Wind-mitigation program needs funding

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 8, 2007

The Sun Herald, 5/7/7

The program would provide people with free or low-cost inspections of homes or office buildings, a menu of items to be improved and the estimated costs. It would provide a corresponding calculation of insurance-premium reductions for the storm-proofing upgrades. The program would be modeled after the My Safe Florida Home program.

The Legislature, after killing the proposal a couple of times, eventually passed it, but provided no funding. Also, the original version written by Janus was watered down by the insurance-industry lobby. The premium discounts would not be mandatory for insurance companies, as Janus had originally proposed.

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