Senate Committee Approves Crash Tax Prohibition; Rep. Nelson Working to Complete Property Insurance Bill By April 3

Mar 31, 2009


The following insurance-related legislative developments took place today, March 31, 2009:


Senate Community Affairs Approves Crash Fee Prohibition Bill

This morning, the Senate Community Affairs Committee approved SB 2282 relating to First Responder Services by the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.  Two non-controversial amendments were adopted onto the bill, both of which provided an exclusion for the clean-up of hazardous materials.

Originally introduced by Senator Mike Bennett, SB 2282 would prohibit counties and municipalities from imposing a fee or seeking reimbursement for costs relating to certain first-responder services, such as those used to respond to motor vehicle accidents.

SB 2282 must next pass the Senate Finance and Tax Committee and the Senate Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means before proceeding to the Senate floor for consideration. 

HB 1043, a similar bill, passed the House of Representatives’ Military and Local Affairs Policy Committee by a 9-6 vote on March 25.  The bill must pass three additional committees before reaching the House floor.         


Representative Nelson to Finalize Property Insurance Package for April 3 House Committee Consideration

The Florida House Insurance, Business and Financial Affairs Policy Committee (“Committee”) is expected to consider its version of a property insurance legislative package on Friday, April 3, 2007.

State Representative Bryan Nelson, who has been working with insurance industry representatives to create draft legislation, expressed his desire to hold another informal workshop with interested parties prior to the April 3 Committee meeting. 

A Colodny Fass representative will attend this workshop and provide a report on the proceedings.

Information relating to Representative Nelson’s legislative package is attached for your review.


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


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