Tag: 2018 Session

Michael MolineFebruary 6, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday stripped assignment of benefits legislation of an attorney-fee provision despised by the insurance industry. But that didn’t satisfy industry objections to the overall bill. And that really annoyed a couple of key senators. An amendment to CS/SB 1168 by Judiciary Committee chairman Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, eliminated language […]

Michael MolineFebruary 2, 2018

An attempt in the Florida House to scale back legislation targeting retroactive denials of medical insurance claims hasn’t exactly mollified the insurance lobby. A string of lobbyists representing health carriers testified during a recent committee hearing against HB 217 by Boca Raton Republican Bill Hager, notwithstanding an amendment restricting its provisions to policy grace periods […]

Ana CeballosJanuary 25, 2018

The Florida House on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the state from doing business with companies that benefit President Nicolas Maduro‘s “ruthless gang” in Venezuela. “We continue to stand strongly with the Venezuelan people and their battle to restore democracy in the face of this brutal dictator,” said Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a sponsor of […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 7, 2017

Legislation providing for a review of efficiency in government procurement is making its way through the Legislature. St. Petersburg Republican Jeff Brandes’ SB 368 cleared the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government Thursday with a unanimous and undebated yes vote. Brandes’ bill — which is accompanied in the House by Wauchula Republican Rep. Ben Albritton’s […]

Danny McAuliffeNovember 20, 2017

The final committee week ahead of the 2018 Legislative Session begins Dec. 4. Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget is expected to be discussed in appropriations committees in the House and Senate. Totaling $87.4 billion, it is the largest proposed budget to come from a Florida Governor. The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness […]


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