Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, August 5
Aug 5, 2013
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9:00 a.m.–Executive Office of the Governor public meeting; 9:00 a.m. Tallahassee, Florida. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) Inspector General candidate interviews. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Developer Freddie Schinz has been appointed to the Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s Board of Governors by Senate President Don Gaetz. Schinz replaces Carol Everhart, who had been appointed by former Senate President Ken Pruitt, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via SaintPetersBlog.com.
Former State Rep. Gary Aubuchon was appointed Friday by House Speaker Will Weatherford to a three year term as a member of the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s Board of Governors, Peter Schorsch reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
Kathleen Chaykowski of Bloomberg reports that, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), a total of 538 WaveRunners, a watercraft manufactured by Yamaha Motor Co., were stolen last year, making the WaveRunner the most common target of boat thieves in the U.S. in 2012.
Pam Stewart is going to navigate Florida’s public education system through turbulent water. The Board of Education picked her Friday to be interim education commissioner while it recruits a replacement for Tony Bennett, who resigned Thursday, James Call reports for The Florida Current.
The student activists camped outside Gov. Rick Scott’s office were optimistic Friday when House Speaker Will Weatherford agreed to hold hearings on the Stand Your Ground self-defense law, blogs Kathleen McGrory for the Miami Herald.
Tom Rooney knows whose footsteps to follow if he ever sets his eyes on the U.S. Senate. In fact, Rooney served in his mail room, Jeff Henderson reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
A lawsuit by 11 states and a Texas bank challenging the Dodd-Frank law’s financial regulation overhaul was dismissed by a federal judge, Joel Rosenblatt and Tom Schoenberg report for Bloomberg.
A new hurricane model predicts that the U.S. will experience two hurricane landfalls-one on the East Coast and one along the Gulf Coast-in 2013, Ana Khalamayzer reports for National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has given its approval for a working group to begin drafting a revised corporate governance model law that would have insurers provide annual corporate governance filings. Insurance industry officials are expected to have a draft proposal of its own ready for consideration soon, A.M. Best reports via Advisen.com.
Security researchers say that connecting anything to a network opens it up for attacks, and they’re eagerly testing smart devices to find flaws and inform manufacturers, Heather Kelly reports for CNN.
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