Claims News Service, Dec. 2, 12:52 p.m. EST — The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco to veto a bill that would require all vehicles determined to be “total” losses as a result of recent flooding to be crushed. The Louisiana Legislature passed the bill on November 20th, 2005.

In a letter sent to Gov. Blanco, Greg LaCost, assistant vice president, regional manager and counsel, stated, “While PCI favors removing contaminated vehicles from the roads following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, House Bill 11 is overly burdensome by not limiting itself to vehicles that are dangerous to the public.”

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