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PIP/No-fault Replacement Proposals Surface
Friday, 10 March 2017
Tallahassee – As state lawmakers began their annual 60-day lawmaking session on Tuesday of this week, two new bills have already surfaced proposing to replace Florida’s decades-old PIP/No-fault auto insurance requirement. Similar, though not identical, each measure proposes to repeal the current PIP coverage requirement, replacing it with a requirement that drivers instead carry mandatory bodily insurance coverage.

Your immediate attention and action are requested to register your opposition to the unfavorable House bill which could be heard in committee as early as next week.

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Lawmakers Meet for Last Time Before Annual Session
Friday, 24 February 2017
Tallahassee – State lawmakers returned to Tallahassee this week for their last round of committee meetings before returning to Tallahassee for their annual 60-day lawmaking sojourn scheduled to begin on March 7th. Tensions are already beginning to run high as House and Senate leaders and Gov. Scott continue to face-off on a wide variety of issues. On issues from job creating to gaming to state spending – even to how we should attract our tourists – it seems there’s already no common ground.
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Committee Meetings Continue in March to Annual Session
Monday, 20 February 2017
Tallahassee – State lawmakers were in Tallahassee last week for another round of committee meetings, and will return again this week for their last week of meetings, in preparation for their spring lawmaking session slated to begin on March 7th. Committee agendas now include consideration of individual member bills as well as presentations relating to the Governor’s budget recommendations for the coming fiscal year.

Here’s an update on the latest healthcare happenings last week, plus several other issues important to chiropractic that you’re likely to be hearing more about in the coming weeks during the legislature’s annual 60-day session.

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Legislators Continue Committee Work in Pre-Session Prep
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Tallahassee, Friday, February 10, 2017 – Florida lawmakers returned to Tallahassee this week, and will do so again over the next two weeks, for committee meetings in preparation for their annual 60-day lawmaking session slated to begin on March 7th. Full agendas are now more apparent as individual member bills are starting to be heard in addition to agency annual reports. Also the Governor’s recently released 2017-18 state budget recommendations are dominating spending discussions. 
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Pre-session Committee Warm-up Includes Work Comp and No-Fault Discussions
Friday, 27 January 2017
Tallahassee – State lawmakers, returned to Tallahassee last week for another round of committee meetings in preparation for their annual 60-day lawmaking session slated to begin on March 7. Their pace has started to pick up now that members in both houses have received their committee assignments. Meetings finally started to dive deeper into the issues likely to be at the forefront during this year’s spring deliberations.

Among the variety of health care issues discussed, at least two continued to be closely monitored this week by the FCA Lobby Team: No-fault auto insurance and workers’ compensation. Here’s a closer look at committee work in both the Florida House and Senate this week on these two key issues.
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