Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, October 17
Oct 17, 2012
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9:30 a.m.–Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Proposed Rule Hearing; Proposed repeal of Rule 69O-148.001, “Funding of Preneed Contracts,” which addresses the sale of life and annuity products by agents to fund preneed funeral contracts. It limits the amount of insurance that may be written to $7,500, which conflicts with the $12,500 limit permitted under s.626.785, F.S.
10:00 a.m.–Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies Board meeting; Orlando, Florida.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has disbanded its Office of Corporate Integrity, a curious move for a state-run company that has seen a 52-percent increase in internal complaints and is being investigated for lavish executive spending and other corporate improprieties.
Florida health officials have tracked down 1,026 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in a growing nationwide meningitis outbreak.
The incoming Senate President would like to eliminate committees of continuing existence, enact stricter conflict of interest rules and see the state’s higher education system produce more graduates ready to step into the workforce.
The Miccosukee Indians must turn over loads of confidential financial records that could help the U.S. government as it seeks to collect tens of millions of dollars in taxes from tribal members who received gambling profits as personal income, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Governor Rick Scott Tuesday criticized a state Board of Education plan that includes race-based achievement goals.
The Florida Legislature would gain greater authority over the state Supreme Court and the rules governing state courts if voters approve constitutional Amendment 5 in the November 6 election.
Attorney Alan Orantes Frost spoke for many who attended Monday night’s panel discussion hosted by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, the nation’s premier fellowship for conservative and libertarian lawyers and law students.
Earlier this morning, Speaker-designate Will Weatherford and his wife Courtney welcomed their third daughter into the world. Her name is Madelyn Starr Weatherford and she is 6 lbs, 13 ounces.
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