Tallahassee – Committees in both the Florida House and Senate spent much of their seventh week this session readying individual bills for consideration on the floor. Many completed their work for the year and will not meet again, with just a few scheduled to wrap up their agendas early next week.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 2:40 p.m., Tallahassee – Moments ago the full Florida House passed their version of a bill proposing to repeal Florida’s decades-old no-fault auto insurance system and replace it with a new at-fault system requiring drivers to carry mandatory bodily injury and property damage coverage. The proposal, HB 1063 by Rep. Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach), passed on a vote of 89 to 29 after slightly over a half-hour of debate.
Tallahassee, Monday, April 17, 2017 – Observing time for the Passover and Easter holidays, last week state lawmakers met for just two days in what was supposed to be a budget-only workweek. At least that was until two separate committee meetings were scheduled at the last minute specifically for the purpose of hearing both the Senate and House versions of bills seeking to repeal Florida’s no-fault/personal injury protection insurance requirement and replace it with a new at-fault system. Both bills handily passed their committees.
Legislators in two key committees voted this morning to advance separate
proposals, each aimed at replacing Florida’s decades-old No-Fault/Personal
Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage requirement. Both bills are strongly
supported by the Florida Justice Association and are among their top priorities
this legislative session. The FCA was among those groups - and the only chiropractic and provider group - testifying against
both proposals in both committees.
Your immediate action is needed to voice your opposition to an unfavorable House bill being heard in committee Thursday morning.
Tallahassee – Last night the Florida House Commerce Committee unveiled its public agenda for a special meeting tomorrow to exclusively hear its proposal seeking to replace Florida’s decades-old No-Fault/Personal Injury Protection insurance coverage requirement. The measure, Committee Substitute for House Bill 1063 (CS/HB1063) by Rep. Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach) is heavily backed by the trial bar of which Grall is a member.