Govenor vetoes insurance bill
HERALD STAFF REPORT
Gov. Charlie Crist today vetoed House Bill 1171, dubbed the “consumer choice” insurance bill.
Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, called the veto disappointing and said it was a loss for Florida’s consumers.
House Bill 1171 would have allowed consumers to decide for themselves – rather than having the state decide for them – whether they want to pay a market-based rate to have their home insured by a large, financially-strong private insurer who they know and trust.