Human Trafficking Bill Gets Nod from Two Senate Committees

Legislation to crack down on human trafficking in Florida zoomed through two Senate committees this week, passing the Criminal Justice and Judiciary committees on unanimous votes. Sen. Randolph Bracy, of Orlando, is the sponsor of CS/HB972 that provides a civil cause of action for human trafficking victims against businesses that knowingly allow human trafficking to…

House Assignment of Benefits Bill Advances

The Florida House Commerce Committee gave its approval to legislation to reform assignment of benefits, passing the bill on a vote of 21-to-7.   The bill would enact a complicated formula based on the level of the settlement offer versus the actual settlement offer to determine recoverable costs for contractors holding AOBs. Under the legislation,…

FJA Legislative Update: Session Week 4

Message from the Legislative Team Click below to hear Interim Executive Director Paul Jess share a short address to FJA members regarding the progress of our 2017 Legislative agenda.   As we close out week five of the nine week session, it was a lively one for the FJA Lobby Team and our volunteer member…