Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, August 5

Aug 5, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


    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.



      Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


      Senate President names developer Freddie Schinz to Florida Citizens Property Board

      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 


      Former Florida Representative Gary Aubuchon appointed to Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors

      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


      Waverunners targeted as Florida leads in U.S. boat thefts

      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. 


      K-12 Chancellor selected as interim Florida education chief

      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.


      Blog:  Dream Defenders willing to consider hearings as alternative to special session

      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 Well-Positioned to Move Up the Political Ranks

      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


      Dodd-Frank Stands as Judge Rejects Suit by States, Bank

      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.


      As Forecasters Adjust Hurricane Predictions, New Model Predicts 2 U.S. Landfalls

      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


      NAIC Panel to Start Work on Corporate Governance Model Law

      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


      Smart homes are vulnerable, say hackers

      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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