Regulatory Update

Jul 17, 2007

The following administrative meetings and hearings have been scheduled by various Florida agencies, except as otherwise set forth below. We will monitor the proceedings related to these matters and issue reports, as necessary.

Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact this office.

 

July 23 

Tax Statement; Overpayments

A Notice of Development of Rulemaking has been issued by the Florida Department Of Revenue Miscellaneous Tax Division on Rule number 12B-8.003 entitled Tax Statement; Overpayments

The purpose of the proposed amendments to Rule 12B-8.003, F.A.C. (Tax Statement; Overpayments), is to adopt, by reference, changes to forms used by the Department in the administration of the insurance premium tax.  The subject area of this Rule development is the proposed adoption of changes to forms used by the Department in the administration of the insurance premium tax.

If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at the date, time and place shown below:
TIME AND DATE: July 23, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Room 118, Carlton Building, 501 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, Florida

 

July 23 

NAIC Financial Condition Examiners Handbook Adopted.

A Notice of Development of Rulemaking has been issued by the Florida Department Of Financial Services on behalf of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation for Rule number 69O-138.001, entitled National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) Financial Condition Examiners Handbook Adopted.

The purpose of the Rule is to adopt the 2007 NAIC Financial Condition Examiners Handbook as permitted by Section 624.316, Florida Statutes.  Also to be addressed will be the updating of the NAIC Handbook.

If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at the date, time and place shown below:

TIME AND DATE: July 23, 2007, 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: Room 142, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida

 

July 31 

Cabinet Meeting

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing has been issued by the Executive Office Of The Governor
The following state governmental agencies, boards and commissions announce a regularly-scheduled meeting of the Governor and Cabinet to which all persons are invited:

State Board of Administration, Financial Services Commission, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of Law Enforcement, Department of Revenue, Department of Education Administration Commission, Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Department of Environmental Protection

DATE AND TIME: July 31, 2007, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Cabinet Meeting Room, Lower Level, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida

 

August 1 

Task Force on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Claims Handling and Resolution

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing has been issued by the Department Of Financial Services for a telephone conference call to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
PLACE: Conference Number: 1(888)808-6959, Pass Code: 4132880

General subject matter to be considered: Meeting of the Task Force on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Claims Handling and Resolution.

 

August 6

Citizens Agents Roundtable Meeting

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing has been announced by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation for an Agents Roundtable Meeting to which all interested persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Monday, August 6, 2007, 10:00 a.m. (EDT)
PLACE: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
General subject matter to be considered: Item of discussion includes, but is not limited to, a progress report on ongoing projects.
For additional information, please call Barbara Walker at 1(800)807-7647, extension 3744.

 

August 6

Florida Housing Finance Corporation Homeownership Pool Program

A Notice of Proposed Rule has been issued by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation on
Rule numbers: Rule titles
67-57.001: Purpose and Intent
67-57.005: Definitions
67-57.010: Fees
67-57.020: Notice of funding availability (NOFA)
67-57.030: Membership Application Procedures
67-57.040: Property Standards
67-57.050: HOP Program Restrictions
67-57.060: Eligible Homebuyer Requirements
67-57.070: Homebuyer Loan Process
67-57.080: HOME Regulations

The purpose of this Rule is to establish the procedures by which the Florida Housing Finance Corporation shall administer the Homeownership Pool (HOP) Program which provides down payment and closing costs assistance to eligible homebuyers. The Rule and adopted reference materials are necessary and appropriate for the efficient administration of the Program.  This Rule also establishes the procedures by which the Florida Housing Finance Corporation shall administer the Homeownership Pool (HOP) Program which provides down payment and closing costs assistance to eligible homebuyers. 

A Hearing will be held at the date, time and place shown below:
DATE AND TIME: Monday, August 6, 2007, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
PLACE: Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Seltzer Conference Room, 6th Floor, 227 North Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

 

August 15, 16 and 17

Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology

A Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing has been issued by the Florida State Board Of Administration for The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, which, on behalf of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, announces public meetings to which all persons are invited.

DATES AND TIMES: Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET); Thursday, August 16, 2007, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET); Friday, August 17, 2007, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)
PLACE: Room 116 (Hermitage Room), Hermitage Centre, 1801 Hermitage Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida. To participate by telephone: 1(888)808-6959, conference code: 4765251363.

General subject matter to be considered: Regular business meetings of the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, to review a computer model submitted under the standards and acceptability process for 2006, to discuss, in committee meetings, the 2007 standards and procedures, and to address other general business of the Commission.

 

No Hearing Date Yet Set 

Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment services; increased workers’ compensation system efficiencies

A Notice of Development of Rulemaking has been issued by the Florida Department Of Education on behalf of the State Board of Education for Rule numbers: Rule titles:
6A-22.001: Definitions
6A-22.002: Rehabilitation Provider Qualifications
6A-22.003: Reemployment Status Review
6A-22.004: Notice Requirements
6A-22.006: Screening Process
6A-22.008: Reemployment Services and Programs
6A-22.009: Employee Responsibilities
6A-22.010: Reporting Services and Costs: Qualified Rehabilitation Provider and Employer or Carrier Responsibilities
6A-22.011: List of Forms
6A-22.012: Expenditures from the Workers’ Compensation Administrative Trust Fund
The purpose and effect of these Rule amendments is to (a) mandate the electronic submission of DWC-21 (Reemployment Services Billing Form) and DWC-22 (Reemployment Status Review Form) data from the carriers to the Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services, resulting in increased workers’ compensation system efficiencies; (b) require qualified rehabilitation providers to have a business e-mail address thereby increasing efficiencies in the workers’ compensation system; (c) allow for on-the-job training that is temporary, thereby expanding the opportunities for injured employees to receive training; (d) clarify various Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services procedures for screening cases under

If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, a Rule Development Workshop will be noticed in the next available Florida Administrative Weekly.