Friday, October 5, 2007

Legislative Update

"Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature." -- Samuel Butler

So what has our legislature has been up to:


Palm Beach Post - Florida Legislature passes PIP bill, Orlando Sentinel - PIP is back -- in 2008, Miami-Herald - No-fault insurance Q&A

The House Bill (13C) was passed by both chambers after a cap on lawyers' fees was removed and includes changes that legislators say are designed to reduce insurance fraud. Assuming Governor Crist signs the legislation, it'll take effect on January 1, 2008.


Sun-Sentinel - Senate OKs $1.1 billion in state budget cuts, News-Press - Budget talks winding up in state legislature, Sun-Herald - Budget trims looks easy for now, but 2008 could be rough