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  S.B. No. 2232
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to requirements for insurance agents offering windstorm
  and hail insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance
  Association.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 2210, Insurance Code, is
  amended by adding Section 2210.016 to read as follows:
         Sec. 2210.016.  AGENT REQUIREMENTS. (a)  The association
  may establish requirements that an agent must comply with to offer
  or sell a Texas windstorm and hail insurance policy under this
  chapter.
         (b)  The association may audit an agent who offers or sells
  Texas windstorm and hail insurance policies under this chapter to
  determine the agent's compliance with requirements established
  under Subsection (a).  If the association finds that an agent is not
  in compliance with association requirements, the association may
  take appropriate action to limit or prohibit the agent from
  offering or selling a Texas windstorm and hail insurance policy
  under this chapter until the agent complies with those
  requirements.
         (c)  An agent who offers or sells Texas windstorm and hail
  insurance policies under this chapter is not an agent of the
  association.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2232 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2232 passed the House on
  May 2, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 8,
  three present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor