Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, October 14, 2015

Oct 13, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Oscar Braynon rolls out first Senate redistricting plan ahead of Special Session

Florida Senator Oscar Braynon II has filed the first proposed re-drawn Senate map under President Andy Gardiner’s new redistricting regime, following a consent agreement under which the Senate admitted it violated state constitutional prohibitions against gerrymandering.’s Ryan Ray reports.


Florida eyes repeal of standards for cardiac surgery on kids

Florida’s Department of Health held a hearing on a proposal to repeal a rule for the Children’s Medical Services program.  More than 30 years ago, the rule established standards and criteria for staffing, minimum physician and facility volumes, and data reporting for hospitals that perform pediatric cardiology surgery.  Margie Menzel reports for THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA via


Dorothy Hukill tries again to protect “digital assets”

Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill has refiled a bill (SB 494) that would protect one’s “digital assets” after death, meaning someone of your choosing could have access to and control your financial accounts, social media and anything else you have online.  James Rosica reports for


Scott calls for “Career in a Year” funding

Saying he wants to spend $20 million to help technical schools respond quickly to employer needs, Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday began what is likely to be a stream of announcements about his upcoming budget proposal.  Brandon Larrabee reports for THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA via


Florida Panel Calls for More Online Access to Justice System

The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice, created by Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, also called in an interim report for additional people providing pro bono services and to draw leftover money from class-action lawsuits to help fund legal-aid efforts.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via


Disney’s shutdown of dining sites shows legal risks in “Web scraping”

Can online entrepreneurs legally crawl Walt Disney World’s dining-reservations website, then share the information for commercial gain?    The Orlando Sentinel reports via


California Commissioner OKs Metlife Ridesharing Insurance for Lyft Drivers

Lyft drivers have a new ridesharing insurance option covering all three ridesharing periods and offering liability coverage with the option to add additional coverages, Insurance Journal reports.




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