Setnor Byer Insurance Hosts 2009 Florida Legislative Wrap-Up with Colodny Fass Lobbyist Katie Webb (with Audio)
May 14, 2009
In a recent installment of its “Risky Business” blog, Setnor Byer Insurance hosted a podcast update on Florida’s 2009 Regular Legislative Session with Katie Webb from the law and governmental consulting firm of Colodny Fass.
To access the podcast, click on the files below, or visit www.setnorbyer.typepad.com.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part One
Q: The 2009 Session of the Florida Legislature led to the passage of a comprehensive property insurance bill. Could you give an overview of the main provisions of the bill, particularly with regard to: the status of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the state’s “insurer of last resort”; the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; and whether some insurance companies may be able to charge unregulated rates.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Two
Q: The Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Essex v. Zota and a federal court’s ruling in CNL Hotels v. Twin City Fire Insurance called into question the forms used by surplus lines carriers in Florida. How did the Florida Legislature address the issues raised in these cases?
A: To listen to Mr. Karlinsky’s response to question two, click here.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Three
Q: In the context of attorney’s fees in workers’ compensation cases, how did the Legislature respond to the Florida Supreme Court’s holding in Murray v. Mariner Health?
A: To listen to Ms. Webb’s response to question three, click here.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Four
Q: Florida’s 2009 Legislative Session was extended so that Senate and House of Representatives could agree on a final budget. What were the main issues of contention that led to the extension, and how were these budget issues resolved?
A: To listen to Mr. Karlinsky’s response to question four, click here.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Five
Q: Proposed cuts to Florida’s education budget were of major concern to many Floridians. Specifically, how will Florida’s education system be affected by these budget cuts?
A: To listen to Ms. Webb’s response to question five, click here.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Six
Q: After the Florida Supreme Court overturned Governor Crist’s gambling compact with the Seminole Indians, the legislature sought to structure a new agreement not only with the Seminoles, but with other gaming interests in Florida as well, including pari-mutuel establishments. What is the current status of these considerations?
A: To listen to Mr. Karlinsky’s response to question six, click here.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Seven
Q: Florida has joined Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Indiana in prohibiting cities and counties from imposing fees when police and firefighters respond to automobile accidents–the so-called “crash tax.” How did this issue come to the attention of the Legislature, and will any further action be taken on it next year?
A: To listen to Ms. Webb’s response to question seven, click here.
Florida 2009 Legislative Wrap-Up: Part Eight
Q: How did the 2009 Florida Legislative Session address the issue of State Farm’s proposed withdrawal from the state property insurance market? Specifically, will State Farm reconsider its withdrawal? What impact will the State Farm situation have on Florida’s smaller property insurance companies?
A: To listen to Mr. Karlinsky’s response to question eight, click here.
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