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Chinese Drywall Bills Fails to pass the House

A House committee Thursday voted down two bills dealing with insurance coverage of Chinese drywall.

The first would have ensured that Virginia home-owners could file claims with their home insurance companies for property damage caused by Chinese-made drywall.

The second would have prevented home insurers from canceling policies or raising rates on properties because they were built with the drywall. Both were sponsored by Del. Glenn Oder, R-Newport News.

While lawmakers agreed owners of homes built with Chinese drywall deserve relief, they weren’t sure that going through insurance companies was the best way for them to go about getting it.

They said they were uncomfortable with the second bill because they didn’t think state code should tell insurance companies when they can or can’t raise rates.

Locally, Chinese drywall has affected homes in Newport News, York County, Williamsburg/ James City County  and Southside Hampton Roads.

Read more about Chinese Drywall issues in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Virginia here

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