Coastal insurance commission established

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gov. Robert Bentley created a commission Wednesday to study coastal insurance issues, described as a prelude to a special session of the Legislature that Bentley has promised for later this year to address the problem.

“The lack of affordable homeowners insurance for people who live on Alabama’s coast impacts the entire state, far beyond the coastal communities,” Bentley said in a statement.

Bentley didn’t say who would be among the seven members of his new commission; however, the commission will be “a diverse pool” and that anyone interested in serving should call the governor’s appointment office at 334-242-3300.