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Matt Brady

Matt Brady
Senior Director
Media and Federal Advocacy Communications

Telephone: 202.580.6742

Lisa Floreancig

Lisa Floreancig
Public Affairs Director
State Affairs

Telephone: 317.876.4246

Statement of Mark Johnston
State Affairs Manager
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

RE: Illinois SB 2524 (Insurance Coverage for School Buses)

"NAMIC commends Governor Pat Quinn for signing SB 2524 that updates insurance standards for the operators of school buses. This important piece of legislation affords much-needed clarification of the law to nonprofit agencies and groups that serve children by providing daycare and camps, including churches and faith groups serving urban and small rural communities that use a 'church bus' to provide these services.

"In addition, the sponsors of the bill, Senator Linda Holmes and the chief House sponsor Representative Ann Williams, deserve praise for their skillful shepherding of the bill through the Legislature. They listened closely to the public stakeholders and then crafted a solution that carefully balances the need for social service providers to control overhead so that more resources can be devoted to service while strengthening protection for the service provider and, most importantly, the children they serve."

Contact: Lisa Floreancig
Public Affairs Director - State & Policy Affairs