Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, April 4

Apr 4, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Citizens sinkhole repair bill heads to House floor

Legislation requiring Citizens Property Insurance Corp. policyholders looking to repair sinkhole damage to choose from vendors selected by the state-run company cleared the House Regulatory Affairs Committee on Thursday, its last stop before heading to the floor, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.

Florida Emergency Management Chief Testifies on Disaster Mitigation Before United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee

The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced its Director, Bryan W. Koon, testified before members of the United States Congress during a hearing of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management subcommittee, reports.


Florida Senate OKs bill on parasailing regulations

The Florida Senate has approved a bill that would place safety guidelines on parasailing companies, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.


Florida House and Senate adopt separate plans to spend $75 billion

Separate budget plans to spend about $75 billion passed through both chambers of the Legislature on Thursday, setting up negotiations between the House and the Senate, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.


Senate passes nursing home lawsuit bill

A bill that would protect passive investors of nursing homes from lawsuits passed the Senate yesterday with a vote of 36-3, The Florida Current’s Arek Sarkissian reports.


Senate passes “warning shot” legislation

The Florida Legislature sent Gov. Rick Scott a proposed law allowing gun owners to brandish weapons, even fire “warning shots,” to scare off attackers Thursday, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.


Florida Senate passes Supreme Court pick amendment on party line vote

Voters this fall could see a constitutional amendment on the ballot allowing the winner of the 2014 gubernatorial election to select three Florida Supreme Court justices whose terms expire the same day as the next governor’s term, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.


Cities drop opposition to fuel terminals bills as they clear committee stops

Bills that would have prevented cities from having a say in whether fuel terminals within their city limits can expand passed House and Senate stops on Thursday after being amended in a compromise with opponents, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.


AIG Sues New York Regulator over Probe of Insurance Marketing

Insurer American International Group Inc on Thursday sued New York regulators to force them to back off a threatened costly enforcement proceeding over possible violations of state law by a former unit, Reuters reports via National Underwriter’s




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