Florida House Insurance Committee Advances Bill Authorizing Electronic Delivery of Motor Vehicle Service Agreements, Home Warranties

Jan 8, 2014


The Florida House of Representatives’ Insurance and Banking Subcommittee (“Subcommittee”) met today, January 8, 2014. 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Bryan Nelson, who announced that consideration of HB 4005 by State Representative Matt Gaetz relating to Fireworks was temporarily deferred.

The Subcommittee considered HB 291, which was presented by its sponsor, State Representative David Santiago.  HB 291 would allow the electronic delivery of motor vehicle service agreements and home warranties.  It also makes changes to the financial requirements service warranty associations must have in order to maintain licensure by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.  The bill passed the Subcommittee unanimously.

State Representative Travis Cummings presented HB 271, a bill which would amend the law related to stop work orders issued to employers for lack of workers’ compensation insurance.  HB 291 passed the Subcommittee unanimously and without amendments.

The Subcommittee also took up PCB IBS 14-01, a proposed committee bill that would amend the Florida Security for Public Deposits Act, and voted to file it as a committee bill.


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