Lawmakers Continue Advancing Bills to Improve Florida’s Legal Climate

By: Carolyn Johnson

 

Watch Senator Doug Broxson      Sign the AOB Petition

 

Lawmakers in the Florida House of Representatives continue taking steps to improve on Florida’s bottom-five legal climate and lower the cost of doing business on Florida’s families and small-businesses.

The House Civil Justice Subcommittee and the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee passed three Florida Chamber-backed lawsuit abuse reform bills this week:

  • Medical Malpractice- PCB CJS 19-02
  • Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine- HB 355
  • Duty of Good Faith – HB 751

Three additional lawsuit abuse reform related bills are expected to be heard on Monday in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee, including AOB reform (SB 122). Also, on Monday, SB 1464 (Fair Settlement Act) and SB 862 (Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine) are expected to be heard.

Three Ways You Can Get Involved:

  1. Watch Senator Doug Broxson talk about the importance of AOB reform on the Florida Chamber Bottom Line.
  2. Sign the petition seeking AOB reform by visiting www.FightFraud.Today.
  3. Read Florida Chamber CEO’s Point of View: Florida lawmakers must fix the assignment of benefits crisis.