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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO LIABILITY COVERAGE UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS PROPERTY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     Section 1 of chapter 175C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “coverages”, in line 11, the following words:- , including liability coverage for non-owner occupied residential dwellings of 1 to 4 units either by endorsement or as a stand-alone policy; provided, that a completed and signed application for such non-owner occupied dwelling liability coverage submitted to the association shall constitute a certification by the applicant, or a duly authorized agent or producer submitting the application on the applicant’s behalf, that the applicant has attempted to obtain non-owner occupied dwelling liability coverage in the voluntary market and has been denied non-owner occupied dwelling liability coverage by at least 2 insurers who provide such coverage in the voluntary market.

Approved, October 9, 2014.