The Florida House of Representatives this week passed the chamber’s approach to workers’ compensation reform, CS/HB 7085. While Florida’s big money business and insurance community is lining up behind the bill, advocates for employees believe the plan falls short for…
Legislation to crack down on human trafficking in Florida zoomed through two Senate committees this week, passing the Criminal Justice and Judiciary committees on unanimous votes. Sen. Randolph Bracy, of Orlando, is the sponsor of CS/HB972 that provides a civil…
The Florida House Commerce Committee gave its approval to legislation to reform assignment of benefits, passing the bill on a vote of 21-to-7. The bill would enact a complicated formula based on the level of the settlement offer versus…
Message from the Legislative Team
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Two legislative committees on Thursday approved bills that would have Florida join 48 other states that require drivers to carry bodily injury insurance.
The proposals, SB 1766 by Sen. Tom Lee and CS/HB 1063 by Rep. Erin Grall, would repeal Florida’s failed no-fault PIP auto insurance system and move to a system where drivers are responsible if they cause damage.
The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday moved workers’ compensation reform closer to consideration by the full Senate. The bill, SB 1582 by Sen. Rob Bradley, addresses areas of the law that the Florida Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional.
If the workers’ compensation reform measures considered this week in the Legislature were Star Wars movies, the Senate bill’s title would be “A New Hope” while the House bill would be called “The Empire Strikes Back.”
The Senate proposal is a much better bill for injured workers than the House plan that emerged from committee after the announcement of a deal with the insurance companies and corporations.
Message from the Legislative Team Click below to hear Interim Executive Director Paul Jess share a short address to FJA members regarding the progress of our 2017 Legislative agenda. https://youtu.be/d-ECSwAk1oA As we close out week five of the nine…
The Florida House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee on Monday passed legislation to repeal the state’s at-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system and replace it with requiring drivers carry at least in limits of at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per incident in bodily injury coverage.
Florida’s PIP laws have been subject to numerous reform attempts with the last one being in 2012. While supporters of that effort promised rate reductions, since January of 2015, PIP rates have gone up by 25 percent in Florida.
Legislation to attack human trafficking in Florida is moving in the Florida House. The House Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee on Monday passed CS/HB 1165 by Rep. Ross Spano, of Riverview.