Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, March 12
Mar 12, 2012
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Senator Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, on Friday stripped off provisions from a bill that would have reduced the coverage of the state’s property reinsurance fund by $2 billion over two years.
The House on Friday passed a repeal of the statewide septic tank inspection requirement as part of a Florida Department of Health reorganization bill.
Florida Governor Rick Scott put on an aggressive lobbying effort during the final day of the session and in the end was able to successfully shepherd his top priority through what was considered a dysfunctional Senate.
- After tense debate, Personal Injury Protection reform passes Florida Legislature
- Personal Injury Protection bill on the way to Governor Rick Scott after Florida Senate passes it 22-17
- Governor Rick Scott to Sign Personal Injury Protection Reform Law “Very Soon”
- Last-minute Florida House effort aims to steer auto insurance fix out of ditch
- Personal Injury Protection narrowly passes Florida Senate with time running out
- Blog: Personal Injury Protection bill picks up a former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum-inspired amendment?
- Blog: Auto insurance group strokes $100,000 check to Governor Rick Scott as he pushes Personal Injury Protection, bashes ‘special interests’
- Personal Injury Protection reform passes in Florida; will it be effective?
- PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking $1 billion in Personal Injury Protection fraud
- Florida Governor, Insurance Commissioner Urge Lawmakers to Pass Personal Injury Protection Reform
Things were going terribly wrong late last year for exotic car-rental broker Raimundo Modia: In mid-December, his customers made off with a 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago and a brand new Audi R8.
A workers’ compensation train took off from the Florida House late Thursday night.
A full-court press by counties fell short on Friday night, as some unlikely supporters helped the Senate approve a sweeping Medicaid conforming bill that includes a controversial plan to deduct county revenues to collect unpaid bills.
After three years of trying, the Legislature on Friday passed a reorganization of the Florida Department of Health.
A veteran Senator pulled a local bill out of the jaws of defeat the last day of the legislative session and passed a bill that would eliminate the North Lake County Hospital District in 2017 unless voters agree to its continuation.
Aaron Edwards squirmed in delight on his mother’s lap in the Florida Senate gallery Wednesday as the chamber passed a bill to compensate him for negligence during his birth at a public hospital 14 years ago that left him unable to walk, talk or control his limbs.
The Senate gambled and lost on prison privatization and parent trigger bills, and a much-hyped casino bill busted, never making it to the House floor.
- House, Senate pass $70 billion budget that would shrink state workforce
- Legislative moderates made gains
- Legislators hit hardest the pocketbooks of state workers, college students
- In Year 2, Governor Rick Scott’s agenda fares much better
- Some victories in session for Democrats, but plenty for GOP, too
- Winners and losers: Some bills that passed, failed in the 2012 legislative session
- Blog: Will Weatherford, first Tampa Bay speaker in a decade, ready to take reins of Florida House
- Blog: Tale of Two Term Limits in Florida Senate
- New state budget may come with a future cost
- Online travel fight to continue; good session for claims bills
- State Senator Detert gets revamped veterans bill passed
- Lobbying pays off big for business
- Messy state Senate is case study in intrigue, chaos
- Bill allowing African wildlife on state lands passes Senate, is headed to governor
- Reemployment services preserved in conforming bill sent to Governor Scott
State Senators Don Gaetz and Greg Evers may find themselves running against each other after the Florida Supreme Court ordered the redrawing of Senate district lines.
The number of mortgage brokers in Florida plunged from 81,695 in 2007 to 39,956 in 2010, a decline that’s leading to cuts at the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.
Immigration and invasive pests topped a lengthy list of concerns of Florida farm leaders on Friday.
State officials in Louisiana are calling on property owners to claim their assessment rebate charged on their insurance policies.
The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will propose regulations this year imposing strict limits on use of force-placed insurance for homeowners’ rising to a place of concern among consumer advocates where it should not be an industry expert says.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners decision to study whether stop loss model laws should be modified to account for inflation is a potential “critical issue” for the risk retention industry, an industry lawyer says.
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