Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, March 30

Mar 30, 2011


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


Florida’s 2011 Regular Legislative Session

  • Click here for today’s Senate block calendar
  • Click here for today’s House of Representatives block calendar


9:00 a.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors meeting.  Teleconference:  877-854-3522.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

10:00 a.m.–House Appropriations Committee

  • CS/HB 5005 Relating to Deregulation of Professions and Occupations by House Economic Affairs Committee, Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; State Representative Dorothy Hukill
  • CS/HB 5007 Relating to Reducing and Streamlining Regulations by House Economic Affairs Committee, Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee; State Representative Dorothy Hukill

10:00 a.m.–House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee

  • HB 1087 Relating to Persons Designated to Receive Insurer Notification by State Representative Doug Holder
  • HB 885 Relating to Residential Property Insurance by State Representative John Wood
  • HB 1243 Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation by State Representative Jim Boyd

2:00 p.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association Board of Directors meeting.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

3:45 p.m.–Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability

  • SB 1182 Relating to the State Board of Administration by Senator Jeremy Ring



Daily Insurance-Related News


Florida Senate committee passes Citizens Property Insurance reform bill

A bill that would increase rates for Citizens Property Insurance policy holders by up to 25 percent a year and gradually eliminate coverage for some homes valued at more than $500,000 was approved by the Senate Banking and Insurance committee on Tuesday

House Readies Medicaid Reform for the Grand Finale

The Florida House advanced two Medicaid reform bills Tuesday — HB 7107 and HB 7109 — setting the stage for a debate and vote later in the week on one of the most pressing issues impacting the Sunshine State.

Suit challenges Scott’s rulemaking moratorium

A blind woman filed suit in the Florida Supreme Court today, challenging Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order that suspended rulemaking authority by state agencies under his direction.

Blog:  Florida Governor Scott, lawmakers finally ask approval for Amendments 5 and 6

The application for “pre-clearance” of Amendments 5 and 6 – which put new limits on how the Legislature draws congressional and legislative districts – is on its way to the Department of Justice, submitted not by Governor Rick Scott but by the Legislature itself.


Senate panel approves major growth management rewrite

A major growth management rewrite was reconfigured before sailing through its first Senate committee on Monday.


House committee approves lifting ban on spreading septic tank waste

A bill introduced last week to repeal a 2016 ban on spreading septic tank waste on land already passed its first committee stop on Monday. 


Telecomm Deregulation Bill Gets Easy Ride in Senate Committee

A bill that would all but eliminate state regulation of land line telephone services sailed through its second Senate committee Tuesday, receiving a unanimous vote.

Blog:  House pill mill bill up in Judiciary Committee today

The pill mill debate continues on Wednesday when the House Judiciary Committee will take up a House bill (HB 7095) that would revamp existing regulations, reports the News Service of Florida.


Blog:  Funding beach renourishment should be a priority for Governor Scott

Representative Rick Kriseman, the House Democratic Policy Chair, sent a letter today to Governor Rick Scott in which he questioned the governors recommendation to cut all state spending for beach renourishment.


Blog:  Difference emerge on budgets as plans move towards votes

With the House and Senate both preparing to vote on plans to close a $3.75 billion budget shortfall by the end of this week, attention was quickly turning to differences the two chambers would have to negotiate when conference committees start meeting next month, reports Brandon Larrabee and Lilly Rockwell of the News Service of Florida.


Blog:  Destination gaming dead, Jones says

The Legislature’s biggest hope for a gaming expansion this legislative session is dead, the Senate’s point man on gaming said Tuesday.

U.S. Supreme Court:  Drugmakers can’t be sued on overcharge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a group of large pharmaceutical companies cannot be sued by a California county for allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs in violation of federal law.



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