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DeSantis Signs HB 1055, Creating a Public Record Exemption for Trade Secrets Held by State Agencies

DeSantis Signs HB 1055, Creating a Public Record Exemption  for Trade Secrets Held by State Agencies

On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed HB 1055 into law, creating a public record exemption for trade secrets held by all state agencies.  Prior to the passage of HB 1055, Florida law contained a variety of provisions which discussed how to handle trade secret information held by state agencies, yet the provisions were agency […]

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Questions Remain After Property Bill Passes Late in Session

Questions Remain After Property Bill Passes Late in Session

The 2021 Florida Legislature spent several months evaluating property insurance reform proposals.  The committee hearing process included testimony from Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation CEO Barry Gilway and many others.  Despite these months of analysis, the primary property insurance reform bill (SB 76) was amended several times in the last week of […]

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