Governor Scott Signs 17 Bills into Law, Including 4 Insurance bills: DFS Agency, DFS Fraud, Insurer Notifications and FIGA Accounting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today:

HB 87 Construction Defect Claims – This bill revises the construction defect claim process.

HB 157 Fraud – This bill provides businesses and individuals with greater protections against identity theft, and helps individuals restore their identity and credit when identity theft has occurred.

HB 189 Insurance Guaranty Associations – This bill revises the definition of “asset” to include “admissible asset” as it relates to Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA) assessments.

HB 201 Diabetes Awareness Training for Law Enforcement Officers – This bill provides continued training for law enforcement officers involved with individuals who are having a diabetic emergency.

HB 209 Emergency Fire Rescue Services and Facilities Surtax – This bill revises requirements for counties to hold a referendum related to a fire protection surtax.

HB 273 Insurer Notifications – This bill authorizes a policyholder of personal lines insurance to elect delivery of policy documents by electronic means.

HB 275 Intrastate Crowdfunding – This bill exempts certain issuers and intermediaries from registration requirements relating to the offer or sale of certain securities.

HB 369 Human Trafficking – This bill requires the display of human trafficking public awareness and reporting signs in certain locations.

HB 371 Agency Inspectors General – This bill establishes additional qualifications and search criteria for agency inspectors general.

HB 373 Public Accountancy – This bill revises provisions relating to licensure of public accounting firms.

HB 643 Termination of a Condominium Association – This bill modifies the condominium termination process, including the rates at which certain condo unit owners are compensated.

HB 961 Electronic Noticing of Trust Accounts – This bill authorizes posting to a secure electronic website or account as an additional permissible method of providing documents if the trustee receives written authorization from the beneficiary.

HB 1055 Child Protection – This bill relates to the qualification and participation requirements of individuals on Children’s Medical Services and Child Protection Teams.

HB 1069 Defendants in Specialized Courts – This bill defines problem solving courts as drug courts, veterans’ courts, and mental health courts, and allows a defendant or the court to transfer the case to a problem solving court in another county if agreed to by all parties.

HB 1127 Insurance Fraud – This bill revises and provides criminal penalties for unlawful charges, and for operating or failing to report unlicensed clinics.

HB 1133 Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services – This bill revises the examination and pre-licensure education requirements for insurance agents and customer representatives.

HB 3519 Relief/Joseph Stewart & Audrey Stewart/City of Jacksonville – This bill directs the City of Jacksonville to pay the settled amount to the Aubrey Javaris Stewart Special Needs Trust as compensation for injuries and damages Aubrey Stewart sustained as a result of the city’s negligence.


For transmittal letter: .pdf | Governor Rick Scott