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House Advances PIP/No-fault Repeal
Friday, 12 January 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018, Tallahassee – Late yesterday the full Florida House advanced their version of a bill proposing to repeal Florida’s decades-old no-fault auto insurance system, seeking to replace it with a new at-fault system requiring drivers carry mandatory bodily injury and property damage coverage. The proposal, HB 19 by Rep. Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach), cleared a procedural hurdle referred to in legislative parlance as “Second Reading.” Under Florida’s constitution, each legislative bill must be “read” a total of three times, the second of which includes the introduction and consideration of amendments, plus the answering of members’ questions. Following that review, the bill is then “rolled” to third reading, meaning it then becomes available for final passage by a roll call vote when the body next meets – most likely, later today.
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Senate Committee Advances PIP Repeal Bill: Medical Payments Requirement Now Includes Chiropractic
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Tallahassee, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Earlier today the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee passed a controversial proposal aimed at repealing Florida’s decades old No-fault/PIP insurance requirement. Senate Bill 150 by Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) passed on a vote of 10 to 1 after committee members heard over an hour of public comments. The FCA was the only chiropractic organization offering testimony on the bill.
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2017 Session Finally Ends, PIP Repeal Dead
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Tallahassee – State lawmakers returned to Tallahassee on Monday of this week, finally approving a state budget late in the evening, officially ending their 2017 regular session. Originally scheduled to end on the previous Friday, both Houses agreed to a three-day extension to accommodate the 72-hour “cooling off” period required before a final vote could be taken on the budget.
Itís a wrap: State lawmakers end session on time, with a budget
Friday, 18 March 2016
Friday, March 17, 2016, Tallahassee – In dramatic contrast to their meltdown near the end of last year’s annual lawmaking session, smiling House and Senate leaders returned to a more cordial finale concluding their 2016 session on time last Friday evening. Shortly after the traditional “handkerchief drop” signaling their final adjournment sine die (Latin for “without day”), House and Senate leaders went one friendlier step further, meeting together outside their chamber doors on the Capitol’s fourth floor. Much praise and back-slapping were the order of the day and even Gov. Rick Scott made a rare visit upstairs to praise their efforts. 
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Florida Legislative Session 2014: Week Nine
Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Legislature wraps up annual session on time, on Governor’s priorities

By Jack Hebert, FCA Government Affairs Dir. and Paul Lambert, FCA General Counsel

(Monday, May 5, 2014, Tallahassee) Florida’s state legislators ended their 2015 regular legislative session late Friday evening, marking the 60th and final day of their annual lawmaking get-together.  With agreement on a record $77.1-billion state government financing plan for the next fiscal year, and after handing Gov. Scott his top priorities – namely a significant increase in K-12 education spending, $500-million in tax relief measures, and a freeze on state university tuition increases – Republican leaders in both the House and Senate sought to help steer Scott in a positive direction as he continues on his reelection march toward November. 

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