Consumers, industry representatives and the Mississippi Insurance Department will have the opportunity to discuss statewide insurance issues before the State Legislature at a 3 p.m. special hearing Wednesday in Room 216 of the State Capitol.
The hearing was called by Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Buck Clarke (R-Hollandale).
“We have begun serious discussion on the numerous insurance bills that have been proposed this session. I feel it is important that this committee receive as much data and information as possible. Good information enables us to find ways to keep insurance rates down throughout the state and especially on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. By hearing from all involved, on each side of these issues, we as legislators can make studied and informed decisions regarding the outcome of these pending bills,” Clarke said.
The hearing is open to the public .h/t Sun Herald
A few tips for those interested in attending:
- Come early, the room is small.
- If you want to speak, contact your Senator. However, it’s likely there is a set agenda.
- You may want to bring a written statement.
Keep it brief and make a copy for the Governor, Lt. Governor and Speaker (offices on 3rd floor) as well Senator Clark, Commissioner Chaney and your Senator – and don’t forget to make one for the media and drop it off at the Capitol Press Room on 4th floor.
We’ll be happy to post statements on Slabbed. Our email address is in the upper right corner or you can submit a statement as comment to this post.