Sen. Sawyer appointed chair of NCOIL Special Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery
Special to SVLfreenews.com
State Sen. Vickie Sawyer has been appointed chairwoman fo the NCOIL Special Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery.
Louisiana Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, NCOIL president, announced the appointment in a news release.
“I am pleased that Senator Sawyer is willing to serve as chair of this important special committee,” said Morrish. “She will help develop and update the NCOIL State Flood Disaster and Mitigation Relief Model Act that will serve states well in my estimation.”
Sawyer called the appointment an exciting opportunity.
“As an insurance agent, state senator and a North Carolina resident, I see all too often that we need solutions to help communities after a natural disaster,” Sawyer said.
The committee heard from legislators and interested parties on the best course of action regarding the private flood insurance market. The committee will meet again in person at the NCOIL National Summer Meeting in Newport Beach, Calif., from July 10-13.
“Senator Sawyer is a welcome addition to the NCOIL leadership team” said Commissioner Tom Considine, NCOIL CEO. “She will bring unique insights and talents to help develop solutions.”
Sawyer, a Republican, serves North Carolina's 34th District. Prior to serving the 34th District, she was appointed in August 2018 to represent the 44th Senate District after Republican activists picked her to complete the two-year term of Sen. David Curtis.
NCOIL is a national legislative organization with the nation’s 50 states as members, represented principally by legislators serving on their states’ insurance and financial institutions committees. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance and financial services, works to preserve the State jurisdiction over insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act seventy four years ago, and to serve as an educational forum for public policymakers and interested parties. Founded in 1969, NCOIL works to assert the prerogative of legislators in making State policy when it comes to insurance and educate state legislators on current and longstanding insurance issues.