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Governor DeSantis Vetoes Cybersecurity Liability Protection Bill

Governor DeSantis Vetoes Cybersecurity Liability Protection Bill

Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed House Bill 473 (HB 473) related to cybersecurity liability protection as passed by the Florida legislature in the 2024 regular legislative session. The bill would have provided that a county, municipality or other political subdivision substantially complying with standards and protocols under current law is not liable in connection with […]

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Governor Declares State of Emergency for Idalia

Governor Declares State of Emergency for Idalia

Even before Idalia reached tropical storm status, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 23-171 declaring a state of emergency for 33 Florida counties. Counties subject to the declaration encompass a large portion of Florida’s Gulf coast, extending from Bay County (Panama City) to Sarasota County. The declaration of emergency activates certain portions of the state’s […]

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Consumer Protection Bill Includes Insurance Reforms

Consumer Protection Bill Includes Insurance Reforms

The Florida Legislature adopted HB 1185 during the 2023 legislative session. The bill has been presented to Governor Ron DeSantis for approval or veto. The bill’s consumer protection provisions are not limited to the insurance industry. However, several relate directly to insurers or insurance-related organizations. The following are among the key insurance-related changes in the […]

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Insurer Accountability Bill Increases Regulatory Requirements

Insurer Accountability Bill Increases Regulatory Requirements

The 2023 Florida Legislature passed SB 7052, commonly referred to as the insurer accountability bill. The bill came as a surprise to some after the legislature adopted meaningful property insurance reforms in a December 2022 special session and enhanced those reforms earlier in the 2023 session. Some observers commented that SB 7052 will reduce the […]

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Yaworsky Nominated for Insurance Commissioner

Yaworsky Nominated for Insurance Commissioner

Governor Ron DeSantis has nominated Mike Yaworsky as Commissioner of the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). Yaworsky’s name might be familiar to those who follow insurance regulation in Florida— he previously served as Chief of Staff of OIR under former commissioner David Altmaier before leaving for his current position as Vice Chair of the Florida […]

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