Florida Insurance Calendar: March 8-12

Mar 8, 2010

Following is a listing of insurance-related Florida legislative and regulatory events for the week of March 8-12, 2010:

Note:  All times are Eastern Standard Time.  Additional information is available via hyperlink were noted in bold type.



To view Florida Legislative Block Calendars for March 8-12, click on the hyperlinks below:

Tuesday, March 9  

  • House Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • HB 689 relating to Negligence
  • House Session 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Special Order Calendar
      • HB 545 relating to Residential Property Sales
      • HB 909 relating to the Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association
      • HB 1015 relating to the Workers’ Compensation Administrator
      • HB 7023 relating to the Repeal of Obsolete Insurance Provisions
      • HB 7025 relating to the Residential Property Structural Soundness Evaluation Grant Progam
      • HB 7027 relating to Prohibited Activities of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation 

Wednesday, March 10

  • U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing  The Homeowners’ Defense Act
    • The U.S. House Financial Services’ Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity and Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises hearing, “Approaches to Mitigating and Managing Natural Catastrophe Risk: H.R. 2555, The Homeowners’ Defense Act.”  2 p.m.  For webcast access and additional information, click here.
  • Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • SB 2044 relating to Insurance
    • SB 740 relating to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation  
    • SB 1074 relating to Fire Safety
    • Proposed committee substitutes are expected to be considered for:
      • SB 2070 relating to Public-Record Exemptions
      • SB 2072 relating to Public-Record Exemptions  
  • Senate General Government Appropriations  10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
    • Review and Discussion of Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget Issues and Budget Workshop
    • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
  • Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Proposed committee substitutes are expected to be considered for:
      • SB 886 relating to Open Government Sunset Review/Insurance Claim Data Exchange Information
      • SB 2186 relating to the State Board of Administration
      • SB 1238 Relating to Governmental Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Senate Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means.  3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
    • Presentation on State Employee Health Insurance Options

Thursday, March 11

  • House Insurance, Business and Financial Affairs Policy Committee.  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 



Tuesday, March 9  

Wednesday, March 10

  • OIR Rule Development Workshop: Public adjuster conduct, ethics and emergency licensing. 10 a.m. To view the meeting notice, click here.



March 16

  • OIR Proposed Rule Hearing: Insurance agent licensing-related penalties. 9:00 a.m. To view the meeting notice and proposed Rule text, click here.
  • OIR Proposed Rule Hearing: 69B-211.320 Curriculum Standards for Special Designation; would add the Certified Adjuster (CA) designation identified in Section 626.221(2)(k), F.S. 9:30 a.m. To view the meeting notice and proposed Rule text, click here.  

March 17

  • Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (“FHCF”) Rulemaking: The State Board of Administration seeks to amend regulations relating to the FHCF Reimbursement Contract. To view the meeting notice and text of the proposed Rules, click here.
  • Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies Board Meeting. 10 a.m. via teleconference. To access the meeting notice and call-in information, click here.
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) Market Accountability Advisory Committee Meeting. 1:00 p.m. To view meeting materials and teleconference information, click here.
  • Citizens Audit Committee Meeting. 4:00 p.m. To view meeting materials and teleconference information, click here.

March 18

March 24

  • OIR Proposed Rule Hearing: Health care-related rules are being amended to publish the new business rates that will be effective for 2010. 9:30 a.m. Click here to view the complete meeting notice and proposed Rule text.



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