Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, April 4
Apr 4, 2014
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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.
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, InsuranceNewsNet.com reports.
The Florida Senate has approved a bill that would place safety guidelines on parasailing companies, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 PropertyCasualty360.com.
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