Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Mine subsidence. Allows the post-1977 abandoned mine reclamation fund to be used for the restoration of land that has been affected by surface coal mining operations. Removes the requirement that mine subsidence be caused by the collapse of inactive coal mines abandoned before August 3, 1977. Removes the exclusion of public buildings from the definition of structure. Provides that mine subsidence coverage must include coverage of up to $15,000 for additional living expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred by an insured who is temporarily displaced as a direct result of damage caused by mine subsidence to the covered structure in which Mine subsidence. Allows the post-1977 abandoned mine reclamation fund to be used for the restoration of land that has been affected by surface coal mining operations. Removes the requirement that mine subsidence be caused by the collapse of inactive coal mines abandoned before August 3, 1977. Removes the exclusion of public buildings from the definition of structure. Provides that mine subsidence coverage must include coverage of up to $15,000 for additional living expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred by an insured who is temporarily displaced as a direct result of damage caused by mine subsidence to the covered structure in which the insured resides. Specifies that an insured who elects to purchase coverage for the loss in actual cash value of a covered structure due to mine subsidence may waive coverage for living expenses incurred while temporarily displaced from a damaged residence. ... View more