Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Friday, February 24, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
Hurricane Season is still more than three months away, but a different kind of tempest is threatening Florida Property Insurers, their Policyholders and the State’s Economy. The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board weighs in.
Insurance Interests are up in arms about a House Committee’s Approval of a Bill that would allow Plaintiffs to recover Prejudgment Interest on Noneconomic Claims, including pain and suffering. Michael Moline reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
The Names of Buyers are entered into a Law Enforcement Database and not revealed to the Public, Officials have said. The Agency said it tasked Title Insurance Companies because Title Insurance is common in the vast majority of Real Estate Deals. The Sun-Sentinel’s Paul Owers reports.
A Florida House Subcommittee unanimously approved a Bill that would bar Insurers from removing drugs from their Medical Formularies during the Policy Year. Erin Clark reports for FloridaWatchdog.org.
A day after Florida’s House Education Committee Voted to send a Memorial to Congress seeking fewer strings tied to Federal Education Funding, a Health Policy Panel made the same request for Health Care Funding. Erin Clark reports for FloridaWatchdog.org.
The Cards, which are issued through the Office of Compassionate Use, are part of Regulations Passed by the Florida Legislature last year. The Rule became effective February 19. The Associated Press reports via FloridaPolitics.com.
A Proposed Bill Regulating High-Speed Trains could delay the second phase of All Aboard Florida’s Brightline Project and impact the cost of moving freight across the State, Rail Companies warned a House Panel this week. Jennifer Sorentrue reports for the Palm Beach Post.
Enterprise Florida could be resurrected from its Legislative Grave under a New Legislation Filed by Senator Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, on Tuesday. Sunshine State News’ Allison Nielsen reports.
Miami Police Officers will now the discretion to Issue Fines — instead of making an Arrest — for Possession of Less than 20 Grams of Marijuana. David Smiley reports for the Miami Herald.
The conclusion of a Miami-Dade Grand Jury that spent weeks looking into how DBPR handles Complaints and came away “Shocked,” “Amazed” and “Exasperated” by what it found. Susan Taylor Martin reports for the Tampa Bay Times.
Governor Rick Scott’s Administration is asking a Judge to throw out a Lawsuit Filed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
The RGA’s 11-Member Executive Committee will Vote on a New Vice Chair Friday in Washington, D.C. Politico Florida reports via SayfieReview.com.
Florida Senate President Joe Negron is never going to be mistaken for a fiery ideologue who draws unwavering lines in the sand. But the Republican from Stuart said his temperament and willingness to work out Policy Differences shouldn’t be seen as a sign of weakness. The Tampa Bay Times’ Jeremy Wallace reports.
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