Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Date Published: 02-16-2017
A State Appeals Court has upheld a Law Limiting Payments to Chiropractors under Reforms to Florida’s Personal-Injury Protection Insurance System. Michael Moline reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
In yet another Rejection of a Policy backed by Conservative Lawmakers and Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Supreme Court Thursday “Declined” to change the State’s Expert Evidence Rule to one used by Federal Courts and most States. Jim Rosica reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
· To read the Ruling, click Here.
Airbnb’s problems keep getting bigger in Miami-Dade County. The Miami Herald’s Chabeli Herrera reports.
Young people aged 15-21 in Licensed Out-of-Home Care may be reimbursed for fees associated with obtaining their License, such as Learner License Fees, Driver’s License Fees, Testing Fees, Substance Abuse Courses and with Monthly Insurance Premiums and Deductibles, according to an Analysis of the Bill issued Tuesday. Les Neuhaus reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
The Legislation would allow Grocery Stores, Big Box Stores and other Retailers sell Liquor inside same Store. Daniel Ducassi reports for Politico Florida.
Lawmakers took their first step Thursday toward removing Florida from the Refugee Resettlement Program amid charges that the Federal Government was not an effective Partner with State Law Enforcement. The Miami Herald’s Michael Auslen reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
The Bipartisan Florida Congressional Delegation met to discuss the State’s significant Water Woes, which range from last summer’s Toxic Algae Blooms along the Atlantic Coast that were visible from space, nutrient-addled shorelines in Southwest Florida that have wreaked economic devastation and red tides that led to massive fish kills near Sarasota. USA Today’s Ledyard King reports via TCPalm.com.
A Proposal that would require Unanimous Jury Recommendations for Death Sentences to be imposed sailed through its first House Vetting Wednesday, receiving Unanimous Approval from the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via the Palm Beach Post.
Fine said he wouldn’t bite after Scott sent him an Invite to a “Hurriedly-Arranged Event” in Brevard County. SaintPetersBlog.com Publisher Peter Schorsch reports.
Matt Caldwell is planning to File Paperwork this Summer in a Bid for Florida Agriculture Commissioner. Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
Nothing in Federal Law prevents States from allowing Health Insurance Carriers from engaging in Interstate Insurance Sales.
Ted Nickel, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner, testified before Congress today on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in opposition to the Negotiated Covered Agreement.
A Townhome Community in Mount Pleasant, S.C., has Won a $7 Million Verdict against an Atlanta Builder for what the Townhome Owners said was inferior work. Insurance Journal reports.
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