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Florida Senate committee hears heated debate on controversial property insurance provision

John Breslin Oct. 26, 2017, 5:42pm

TALLAHASSEE — During an often-testy Florida Senate committee hearing this week, opponents and supporters debated a contentious provision in the state's property insurance laws.

Attorney sees pressure on Florida lawmakers to address insurance scams

Karen Kidd Oct. 18, 2017, 2:31pm

ORLANDO (Florida Record) – The Florida Legislature's upcoming 2018 session might be the time when state lawmakers finally address the assignment of benefits and other insurance-related scams in a post-Hurricane Irma environment, an insurance regulation attorney said during a recent interview.

Property insurance bill proposed in Florida Senate moves to committee

Glenn Minnis Sep. 20, 2017, 9:02am

State Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) thinks the potential turmoil property owners could face in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma demonstrates the urgent need for the assignment of benefits legislation she is pushing.

Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of ‘liquor wall’ seen as a win for small businesses

Richard Jones Jun. 12, 2017, 3:23pm

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill that drew heavy debate across party lines last month is being seen by some political commentators as a win for small businesses in the state.

Scott signs bill to reduce 'frivolous' public records lawsuits

Glenn Minnis Jun. 6, 2017, 2:14pm

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill passed by the Florida Senate aimed at rooting out “gotcha” public records requests that have long been a part of the state's legal landscape.

Prejudgment interest, medical malpractice bills fail in Florida Legislature

Richard Jones May 25, 2017, 2:26pm

TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Legislature on break, several high-profile bills currently tracked by the Florida Record have been met their legislative demise.

Insurance group 'hopeful' as repair charge loophole bill moves to Florida Senate

Hanna Nakano May 5, 2017, 11:01am

TALLAHASSEE – A bill in the state senate right now could have implications on the wallets of insured Floridians. An assignment of benefits reform bill passed the Florida House April 19 and now awaits vote in the Senate.

Florida Senate committees advance prejudgment interest bill

Olivia Olsen Apr. 18, 2017, 2:16pm

TALLAHASSEE — In a move that may have corporations rattled, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill to allow for prejudgment interest to be collected in personal injury settlements.

Florida bill proposes reclassifying texting and driving laws

Olivia Olsen Apr. 2, 2017, 8:48pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is currently working on a bill that may help alleviate accidents that occur because of texting and driving.

State senator introduces bill to end closed primaries in Florida

John Myers Mar. 28, 2017, 5:25pm

A Florida state senator is looking to end an era of Democratic dominance in several state elections.

New Constitution Revision Commission not expected to push for aggressive changes

Michael Carroll Mar. 13, 2017, 7:40pm

Florida may be a Republican trifecta—meaning the GOP controls the governor’s office and both houses of the legislature—but political observers don’t expect hard-right ballot measures to spew out of the newly appointed Constitution Revision Commission.

1000 Friends of Florida speaks out against proposed senate bill

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 8, 2017, 6:37pm

TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Keith Perry has proposed Florida Senate Bill 996, which would allow developers to countersue for attorney's fees and legal costs if they would prevail in the legal proceedings, according to

Florida leads nation in car accident drownings, movement underway to address problem

Michelle de Leon Nov. 27, 2016, 10:55pm

ORLANDO -- A review of federal crash data has revealed that Florida has the highest number of deaths by car accident drowning.

Voters will decide if Florida should expand medical marijuana law

Joe Dyton Nov. 7, 2016, 11:33am

TALLAHASSEE -- On Nov. 8, Floridians can vote on a proposed revision to a state constitution amendment, Amendment 2, that would expand the law governing medical marijuana and its users.