FJA 2017 Legislative Summary

Here’s your final FJA Legislative Update The handkerchiefs finally dropped Monday to mark the official end of the 2017 Florida legislative session. The consideration of substantive bills ended Friday evening. Reviewing the results of the session, it’s clear that thanks to the tireless work of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) leaders, staff and allies, big…

FJA Legislative Update: Week 8

  We’ve come to the final (scheduled) week of the 2017 legislative session. It’s a time when deals are being put together involving bills that have nothing in common except that they’re on somebody’s must-pass priority list. Budget Time So, the period of wheeling and dealing is underway. Priority No 1 is the state budget.…

Florida House Supports Responsible Roadways Auto Insurance Reform

On an 89-to-29 vote, the Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to promote accountability and responsibility on the state’s roadways by requiring drivers to carry bodily injury insurance coverage. CS/CS/HB 1063 by Rep. Erin Grall would repeal the state’s no-fault PIP-based auto insurance system and increase the minimum bodily injury coverage limits. It…

Florida House Passes Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Florida House of Representatives this week passed the chamber’s approach to workers’ compensation reform, CS/HB 7085. While Florida’s big money business and insurance community is lining up behind the bill, advocates for employees believe the plan falls short for the 50,000 to 60,000 injured workers in Florida annually. “The injured worker deserves something, something,…