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

       The Committee on Rules (Thurston) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (338298) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 232 - 250
    5  and insert:
    6         (11)An insurer may not:
    7         (a)Require that a particular vendor make repairs to a
    8  dwelling;
    9         (b)Unless expressly requested by the insured, recommend or
   10  suggest a particular vendor for repairs to be made to a
   11  dwelling;
   12         (c)Disparage the assignee;
   13         (d)Advise as to the insured’s rights under any agreement;
   14  or
   15         (e)Otherwise attempt to influence the insured to rescind
   16  any agreement between the insured and the assignee.
   17         (12)This section does not apply to:
   18         (a)An assignment, transfer, or conveyance granted to a
   19  subsequent purchaser of the property with an insurable interest
   20  in the property following a loss;
   21         (b)A power of attorney under chapter 709 that grants to a
   22  management company, family member, guardian, or similarly
   23  situated person of an insured the authority to act on behalf of
   24  an insured as it relates to a property insurance claim; or
   25         (c)Liability coverage under a property insurance policy.
   26         (13)The office shall require each insurer to report by
   27  January 30, 2022, and each year thereafter data on each
   28  residential and commercial property insurance claim paid in the
   29  prior calendar year under an assignment agreement. The Financial
   30  Services Commission shall adopt by rule a list of the data
   31  required, which must include specific data about claims
   32  adjustment and settlement timeframes and trends, grouped by
   33  whether litigated or not litigated and by loss adjustment
   34  expenses.
   35         (14)This section applies to an assignment agreement
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   38  And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Between lines 367 and 368
   40  insert:
   41         prohibiting certain actions by insurers;