Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1672
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/21/2014           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Simmons) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 64
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (15) is added to section 626.621,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         626.621 Grounds for discretionary refusal, suspension, or
    8  revocation of agent’s, adjuster’s, customer representative’s,
    9  service representative’s, or managing general agent’s license or
   10  appointment.—The department may, in its discretion, deny an
   11  application for, suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew or continue
   12  the license or appointment of any applicant, agent, adjuster,
   13  customer representative, service representative, or managing
   14  general agent, and it may suspend or revoke the eligibility to
   15  hold a license or appointment of any such person, if it finds
   16  that as to the applicant, licensee, or appointee any one or more
   17  of the following applicable grounds exist under circumstances
   18  for which such denial, suspension, revocation, or refusal is not
   19  mandatory under s. 626.611:
   20         (15) Directly or indirectly accepting any compensation,
   21  inducement, or reward from an inspector for the referral of the
   22  owner of the inspected property to the inspector or inspection
   23  company. This prohibition applies to an inspection intended for
   24  submission to a carrier in order to obtain insurance coverage or
   25  establish the applicable insurance premium.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Between lines 2 and 3
   30  insert:
   31         626.621, F.S.; providing additional grounds for
   32         refusing, suspending, or revoking a license or
   33         appointment of an insurance agent, adjuster, customer
   34         representative, or managing general agent based on the
   35         acceptance of payment for certain referrals; amending
   36         s.