Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, March 28
Mar 28, 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 SunshineStateNews.com.
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.
State university foundations could meet in secret under a bill passed by the Florida House, Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
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 legislature on Tuesday passed HB 104 that aims to curtail the improper use of certificates of insurance, Insurance Journal reports.
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.
Partnership with Drivers History allows auto insurance carriers to identify ratable driver activity, Melissa Hillebrand reports for National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
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