Governor Crist Receives Insurance-Related Bills for Consideration by June 1

May 17, 2010

After their passage by the Florida Legislature, various insurance-related bills were sent to Governor Crist today, May 17, 2010.  The Governor has until June 1, 2010 to sign, veto or let these bills become law without his signature.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Colodny Fass.


HB 545 relating to Residential Property Sales

HB 545 repeals a provision requiring disclosures of residential property windstorm mitigation ratings to purchasers in wind-borne debris regions.  Effective Date: Upon becoming law.


HB 663 relating to Building Safety

HB 663 revises provisions of law relating to elevator safety, home inspection services, mold assessment and remediation and building code inspections and enforcement; provides for effect of expired, lapsed, non-renewed or revoked building permit; revises Florida Building Commission authority; exempts specified structures from Florida Building Code requirements.  Effective date:  July 1, 2010


HB 7121 relating to Open Government Sunset Review/Hurricane Loss and Exposure Data

HB 7121 saves exemption of public records requirements from scheduled repeal under the Open Government Sunset Review Act of specified reports of hurricane loss data and associated exposure data that are specific to a particular insurance company; requires specified Florida International University Center to publish an annual report summarizing loss data and associated exposure data collected from residential property insurers and licensed rating and advisory organizations.  Effective Date: October 1, 2010


HB 7217 relating to Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Emergency Assessments

HB 7217 delays repeal of exemption from specified emergency assessments provided for medical malpractice insurance premiums and subjection of such premiums to emergency assessments by the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund.  Effective date:  Upon becoming law.


The following bills also were presented to Governor Crist today:

  • HB 119 relating to Sexual Offenders and Predators
  • HB 173 relating to Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions
  • HB 435 relating to Marketable Record Title
  • HB 449 relating to Sanctions for Certain Court Pleadings
  • HB 451 relating to Space Florida
  • HB 483 relating to Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions
  • HB 551 relating to Public Records and Meetings/County/Complaints on Conduct/Disclosure
  • HB 569 relating to Solid Waste Disposal
  • HB 713 relating to Department of Business and Professional Regulation
  • HB 731 relating to Uniform Commercial Code
  • HB 795 relating to Penalties for Violations of Traffic Laws
  • HB 843 relating to Rural Enterprise Zones
  • HB 927 relating to Real Property
  • HB 965 relating to Real Property Assessment
  • HB 1003 relating to Veterans
  • HB 1035 relating to Elevator Safety
  • HB 1145 relating to State Parks
  • HB 1157 relating to Local Government Prompt Payment Act
  • HB 1193 relating to Retirement
  • HB 1237 relating to Probate Procedures
  • HB 1301 relating to Violations of County Ordinances
  • HB 1307 relating to State Financial Matters
  • HB 1385 relating to Petroleum Contamination Site Cleanup
  • HB 1401 relating to Export of Goods, Commodities, & Things of Value to Foreign Countries
  • HB 1411 relating to Foreclosures
  • HB 1455 relating to Misrepresentation of Military Status
  • HB 7019 relating to Trust Funds/Creation/Mortgage Guaranty Trust Fund/Office of Financial Regulation
  • HB 7035 relating to Criminal Justice
  • HB 7069 relating to Screening
  • HB 7079 relating to Open Government Sunset Review/Voter Information
  • HB 7085 relating to Open Government Sunset Review/Commission on Ethics
  • HB 7109 relating to Tax Refund Program for Qualified Target Industry Businesses
  • HB 7129 relating to Military Support
  • HB 7131 relating to Criminal Justice
  • HB 7157 relating to Taxation
  • HB 7179 relating to Qualifying Improvements to Real Property
  • HB 7203 relating to Community Development Districts
  • HB 7205 relating to Professional Sports Franchises
  • HB 7219 relating to Corporate Income Tax
  • HB 7243 relating to Environmental Control



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