Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Friday, February 23, 2018

Feb 22, 2018

Federated National Buys Monarch Delaware, Stake From TransRe

Federated National Holding Company underwrites multi-Peril, personal automobile, commercial general liability, federal flood, and other lines of Insurance in Florida and other States.  The Intelligent Insurer reports.

Governor Scott Announces Major Action Plan To Keep Florida Students Safe Following Tragic Parkland Shooting

Read the Governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery on his recommended “$500 Million Investment in School Safety and Mental Health”

Florida Senate President Says He Supports Arming Teachers, Setting Up Showdown On Gun Bills

Florida Senate President Joe Negron said Thursday that he supports arming school teachers, endorsing a controversial proposal a day after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio rejected it.


Neglected: Florida’s Worst Nursing Homes Left Open Despite History Of Poor Care, Deaths

Dozens of Florida Nursing Homes with long records of failing to meet State and Federal Standards operate with little risk that Regulators will shut them down, a USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA Investigation found.  The Naples Daily News carries the story by Melanie Payne and Ryan Mills.

Vacation-Rental Bill In Florida Narrowly Passes House Panel

A Bill that would preempt Local Regulation of Vacation Rental Properties squeaked through a House Committee Thursday, after Lawmakers added provisions related to Sexual Predators and Offenders. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Lloyd Dunkelberger reports via the Orlando Sentinel.

Florida Backs Away From Controversial Water-Quality Standards

Two years after drafting water-quality standards that were widely scorned as weakening protections against some harmful chemicals, Florida is starting over.   Steve Patterson reports for the Florida Times-Union.

Rob Bradley Not Sold on Texting and Driving Ban

Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley says he and other Senators have concerns about the Legislation.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via

Car Dealer Bill Stalls In House Committee

A Bill aimed at making changes to Car Dealership Regulations stalled out in its second House Committee Thursday over objections. Publisher Peter Schorsch writes.

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