Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, April 11
Apr 11, 2013
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Florida’s 2013 Regular Legislative Session
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2:00 p.m.–Senate Session
HB 1107, which would reduce the overall coverage of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, has one more committee stop in the House, but has not been able to get much traction in the Senate.
Florida’s free-market governor may end up being the key player in preserving lower rates for current customers of state-run Citizens Property Insurance, an unusual twist that could have political implication.
The Colorado State University team is predicting an above-average 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season with 18 named storms and a 72 percent chance one will make landfall somewhere along the entire Eastern seaboard.
Rate increases have been the unspoken undercurrent of a property insurance bill cruising through the Florida Senate.
A former Palm Harbor insurance agent will have to pay millions of dollars in restitution to senior citizens who he was convicted of selling unsuitable financial investments to more than 30 clients who were senior citizens, according to Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.
The federally protected privacy rights of Florida nursing home patients extend beyond the grave, under a new appellate court ruling that makes it harder for surviving spouses to obtain the health records of their late loved ones.
Legislation passes key committee late Tuesday with positive implications for broker-dealers and reps nationwide
With the goal of developing life-saving cancer cures as well as making Florida a “destination” for cancer care, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved SB 1660 to create endowments for cancer-research institutions and to create “Cancer Center of Excellence Awards” for hospitals and centers that meet certain criteria.
The House is poised to take up its spending plan later this week, setting up budget conferences.
The storefront video gaming centers are now outlawed in the state of Florida.
The Senate passed two sweeping education proposals Wednesday.
One of Governor Rick Scott’s biggest legislative priorities is moving in the House, but Senate leaders want more requirements showing jobs are created in order to receive a break on machinery and equipment sales taxes.
As the House and Senate consider changing Florida’s campaign-finance laws this spring, they are debating whether to increase a longstanding $500 cap on contributions to political candidates.
An epidemic of tax-related identity theft continues to plague the Internal Revenue Service despite efforts by the agency and law enforcement officials to combat the fraud, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.
The Federal Insurance Office should have the “ability to immediately estimate exposures related to catastrophic events” and provide it to the Federal Government.
A federal appeals court has agreed to review a three-judge panel’s ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina.
ISO has launched the ISO Advanced Rating Toolkit for personal auto, a bundled offering of ISO’s pricing refinement tools.
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