Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, March 28

Mar 28, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


75 m.p.h. limits in Florida may be just down the road

A measure that could raise the speed limits by 5 m.p.h. on Florida roads zipped through its final Senate stop on Thursday, despite bumping up against Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Negron, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Florida Times-Union.


State of Florida calls off “Project Integrity” Voter Purge

Secretary of State Ken Detzner called off Governor Rick Scott’s much-debated purge voter rolls Thursday, advising county elections supervisors that a federal computer database will not be ready for verifying citizenship until after the elections next November, Bill Cotterell reports for The Florida Current.


Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member resigns in protest against Scott campaign’s treatment of Mike Fernandez

Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, announced Thursday he was resigning from his appointed post to protest the “disparaging and disrespectful” treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Governor Rick Scott’s campaign, Tampa Bay Times’ Sergio Bustos reports.


Senate and House budgets close on Everglades and Lake Okeechobee spending, Negron says

The Senate’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 state budget includes $157.8 million for restoration of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee system. That compares to $125 million in the House budget, Bruce Ritchie reports for The Florida Current.


January session start date bill clears House

The House version of the bill would move the start of the session back to January for each even-numbered year starting in 2016. The Senate version would be restricted to just the 2016 session, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.

Emergency Guns Measure Headed to House Floor

A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don’t have a license to carry, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via


Homeowner group managers push bills to clarify duties

Community association managers, or CAMs, are wary of a looming opinion from the Florida Supreme Court that could define much of their activities as the unlicensed practice of law, a third-degree felony, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.


Florida House votes to allow secret meetings

State university foundations could meet in secret under a bill passed by the Florida House, Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.


U.S. Census:  People in Lee, Collier top 1 millon

Lee County, designated the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan statistical area by the Census Bureau, is the 10th-fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation by percentage, according to information released Thursday, Casey Logan reports for the Ft. Myers News-Press.

Delaware’s New Legislation Adds Teeth to Certificate of Insurance Regulations

Delaware legislature on Tuesday passed HB 104 that aims to curtail the improper use of certificates of insurance, Insurance Journal reports.


Oklahoma insurance commissioner to ask regulators association to buy emergency vehicles

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak said Wednesday he will ask the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to invest in Shared Emergency Response Vehicles for education and disaster response, The Oklahomian reports.


TransUnion to Provide Carriers with Driving Records

Partnership with Drivers History allows auto insurance carriers to identify ratable driver activity, Melissa Hillebrand reports for National Underwriter’s




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