The qualifying period for statewide and many local offices ended at noon on June 12th. The following members of the Florida House of Representatives retained their seats, having received no opposition: Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee) Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa) Kamia Brown (D-Orlando) Joe Geller (D-Dania Beach) James Bush (D-Opa Locka) Mike Gottlieb (D-Plantation) Dan Daley (D-Sunrise) Michael Read more about Elections[…]

Bills that Passed

ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS Sponsored by Senate Banking and Insurance Chair Doug Broxson (R-Gulf Breeze) and Representative Danny Perez (R-Miami), this bill would limit attorneys’ fees in cases involving the insurance practice known as assignment of benefits. Insurers have long contended that abuses and litigation have driven up premiums. ELECTIONS A priority of Secretary of State Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

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Legislative Issues

JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION Bills to strip the Florida Bar of its role in recommending members to the judicial nominating commission has been filed by Representative Frank White (R-Pensacola) and Senator Aaron Bean (R-Jacksonville).  The decisions to fill vacancies would be made by the Senate and House leaders’ appointees. RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS Representatives Clovis Watson (D-Gainesville) and Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Bills that Failed

Some of the bills that failed this legislative session include: WORKER’S COMPENSATION Legislation was filed to find a way to reduce increases in workers’ compensation insurance rates. Business groups were heavily involved in this effort, but disagreements about the fee amount for injured workers’ attorneys stalled it. NO FAULT AUTO INSURANCE A proposal to repeal Read more about Bills that Failed[…]