Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, January 11
Jan 11, 2012
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Florida’s 2011 Regular Legislative Session
- Click here for today’s Senate block calendar
- Click here for today’s House of Representatives block calendar
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.–House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee meeting. To view the meeting packet, click here.
- Consideration of the following bills:
- HB 725 relating to Insurance Agents and Adjusters by State Representative Bill Hager
- HB 1053 relating to Long-Term Care Insurance by State Representative Larry Metz
- HB 4149 relating to Preferred Worker Program by State Representative Jim Boyd
- PCS for HB 119 relating to Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Protection Insurance by State Representative Jim Boyd
Although the House and Senate appear worlds apart, Florida Governor Rick Scott urged lawmakers in his State of the State address Tuesday to tackle personal injury protection and make the rates more affordable for Florida motorists.
The L2 canal in the Westgate Community of West Palm Beach butts up against the Lakeside Mobile Home community.
Workforce Business Solutions Inc. has acquired the Florida and California assets of Bradenton-based Employee Leasing Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
On the first day of the 2012 legislative session, the Florida Senate quickly passed two claims bills Tuesday, trying to complete unfinished business from last year.
In his State of the State address, Governor Rick Scott makes that clear his goal to add $1 billion in funding for education is a priority.
Florida Republicans and Democrats took in millions in the last three months of the year, as companies involved in a contentious fight over casinos in the Sunshine State poured tens of thousands into party campaign accounts.
Some of the same interests that fueled the Republican Party of Florida’s $7.5 million fund-raising haul helped state Democrats, just in much smaller numbers to the minority party among state lawmakers.
In 2006, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that included a provision allowing investor-owned utilities such as Progress Energy to charge ratepayers for construction costs for new nuclear plants before the plant is built and delivering power.
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety released a report that provides an analysis of residential building codes in the 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast.
- South Carolina leads Georgia, other states in safe building codes
- Mississippi ranks last in building standards
Vermont increased its number of captive insurance groups in 2011 from the two previous years as the state continues to see growth in that industry, capturing six captives that were domiciled elsewhere.
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