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SB 408 - Property and Casualty Insurance Amendments - Key Vote

Florida Key Votes




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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Property and Casualty Insurance Amendments

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Property and Casualty Insurance Amendments

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the requirement that private insurers offer sinkhole insurance coverage, effective July 1, 2011.

  • Repeals statutes requiring private insurance companies to provide comprehensive sinkhole insurance coverage (Sec. 16).
  • Requires the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to provide sinkhole insurance coverage (Sec. 18).
  • Prohibits the Office of Insurance Regulation from disapproving a rate change for sinkhole coverage, unless the insurer is charging a higher premium solely because of the applicant's or insured's race, religion, sex, national origin, or marital status (Sec. 16).
  • Requires insurance policyholders to enter into a contract for the performance of building stabilization or foundation repair within 90 days after an insurance company confirms coverage for a sinkhole loss or catastrophic ground cover collapse (Sec. 30).
  • This act is effective July 1, 2011 (Sec. 35).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Property and Casualty Insurance Amendments


  • Garrett Richter (FL - R) (Out Of Office)


  • D. Alan Hays (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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