Florida Chamber-Backed Lawsuit Abuse Reform Bills Pass House Committees

 

Watch Senator Gruters     Sign AOB Petition

 

Lawmakers in the House continued to take steps to improve on Florida’s bottom-five legal climate by passing two Florida Chamber-backed lawsuit abuse reform bills today, including:

  • Assignment of Benefits Reform –HB 7065
  • Damages – HB 17

HB 7065, made its last committee stop today in the House Judiciary Committee and will move forward for debate on the House Floor in the coming weeks.

We will keep you up-to-date as lawsuit abuse reform legislation moves forward.

Three Ways to Get Involved

  1. Watch Senator Joe Gruters discuss his top priority bills on the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.
  2. Sign the petition seeking AOB reform by visiting www.FightFraud.Today.
  3. Be the first to know when registration opens for the Florida Chamber’s annual Insurance Summit taking place November 2019.

Lawmakers Continue Advancing Bills to Improve Florida’s Legal Climate

 

Watch Senator Doug Broxson      Sign the AOB Petition

 

During the third week of the legislative session, lawmakers in both the House and Senate continued to take steps to improve on Florida’s bottom-five legal climate and lower the cost of doing business for Florida’s families and small-businesses.

Four Florida Chamber-backed lawsuit abuse reform bills passed their respective committees this week:

  • Assignment of Benefits Reform – SB 122 and companion HB 7065
  • Dangerous Instrumentality—SB 862 and companion HB 355

SB 1464, a bill related to Fair Settlement, and HB 17, a bill related to Damages, were also on committee agendas this week but were temporarily postponed. These bills are still available to be put on the agenda in the future.

We will keep you up-to-date as lawsuit abuse reform legislation moves forward.

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. Be the first to know when registration opens for the Florida Chamber’s annual Insurance Summit taking place November 2019.

Act Today to Help Stop AOB Abuse

AOB Clears Senate Committee; Up in House Committee Today

Thanks to your calls and support, a Florida Chamber-backed bill related to Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform continues to make its way through the Senate. SB 122 sponsored by Senator Doug Broxson passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 18.

On March 19, the House companion bill, HB 7065, is set to be heard at 3:30 p.m. in the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee.

TAKE ACTION TODAY
Take two minutes to email members of the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee and voice your support for HB 7065.

 

A special thank you to Senator Broxson and co-sponsor Senator Ed Hooper for their leadership in making AOB reform a priority in the Senate. And thank you to Representative Bob Rommel and Representative Mike Caruso for also leading the fight for AOB reform in the House.

We’ll keep you posted as both bills continue through the legislative committee process.