Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 122
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Rodriguez) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 266 and 267
    4  insert:
    5         Section 4. Section 627.7016, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         627.7016 Insurer contracts with building contractors;
    8  policies limiting contractor selection.—
    9         (1) An insurer who offers residential coverage, as defined
   10  in s. 627.4025, may contract with a building contractor skilled
   11  in techniques that mitigate hurricane damage. Insurers may offer
   12  policyholders the option to select the services of such building
   13  contractors to repair damage covered by the insurance policy.
   14  The insurer must guarantee the building contractor’s work and
   15  may offer the policyholder any other terms, conditions, or
   16  benefits. The insurance company is not liable for the actions of
   17  the building contractor.
   18         (2)An insurer offering residential coverage, as described
   19  in s. 627.4025, which limits the policyholder’s choice of
   20  contractor necessary to repair property covered under the policy
   21  must oversee and ensure:
   22         (a)The use of general and subtrade contractors who have
   23  current and active licensure under chapter 489;
   24         (b)That any contractor is prohibited from placing a lien
   25  on the covered property for work performed under the policy;
   26         (c)That all necessary permits are obtained for work
   27  performed under the policy; and
   28         (d)The quality of work performed by a contractor under the
   29  policy for 3 years after all work has been completed or after a
   30  certificate of occupancy is issued, whichever is later.
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   33  And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete line 25
   35  and insert:
   36         benefits who is a service provider; amending s.
   37         627.7016, F.S.; specifying requirements for insurers
   38         offering residential coverage that limits the
   39         policyholder’s choice of contractor necessary to
   40         repair the covered property; providing