Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, March 13
Mar 13, 2012
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(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Homeowners Choice, Inc., a Florida-based provider of homeowners insurance, today announced that Scott R. Wallace, chief executive officer of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, has agreed to serve as president of its property and casualty division.
Florida lawmakers have approved a bill that reduces the assessment rate of the state-run property insurer to give policyholders more time to retire deficits.
South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch plans to unveil legislation at an event in Parkland on Tuesday that would ban Chinese drywall as a hazardous product.
The Broward-based 1-800-411-PAIN Referral Service and other companies that solicit clients who have been in car accidents got a legislative kick in the knees Friday, but they are still standing.
By accepting a $100,000 donation and lobbying so hard for the Florida House’s version of an overhaul to the state’s Personal Injury Protection laws, Rick Scott may have all but guaranteed a challenge from former governor Charlie Crist in 2014.
The death of a South Florida woman served as a catalyst to bolster the state’s metal-theft laws.
Fresh off a bruising 60-day session that ended Friday, the Florida Senate will remain in the spotlight this week when legislators travel back to the capital city Wednesday for a special session to redraw the court-rejected Senate map.
- Florida files federal court case on redistricting
- Blog: Redistricting session puts Florida Senate under the gun again
- Blog: Florida Senate lawyers say court should decide fate of Congressional map — after November
Florida lawmakers have approved a plan that would give Governor Rick Scott more control over the state’s regional jobs boards, allowing Scott and future governors to remove agency board members or top executives for poor performance.
State House Representative Ron Saunders’ legislative aide is considering running for her boss’ seat. However, she will not run with the same party affiliation as him.
The 2012 session saw lawmakers advance relatively few measures affecting elections, with one obvious exception: The redrawing of Florida’s legislative and congressional boundaries began over the summer as the mother of all interim projects while lawmakers held 26 public hearings across the state.
Expectations were low going into the session that any significant growth management legislation would pass.
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will raise its rates an average of 10.5 percent statewide, or around $170, for homeowners who buy their coverage through the state insurer of last resort.
When fires or medical emergencies beset this rural county in the Appalachian foothills, the volunteer fire department races to the scene-seemingly free of charge.
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