NU Online News Service, Dec. 2, 3:43 p.m. EST

Two Democratic senators Tuesday introduced legislation in the current lame-duck session that would delay for five years a mandate that homeowners included in new flood zones buy “market-based” insurance policies.

According to Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the delay will give homeowners in the affected districts–such as on Long Island and in East St. Louis, Ill.–the opportunity to challenge the new flood maps.

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