Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 122
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/18/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Rodriguez) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (338298) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 4 and 5
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Section 627.7016, Florida Statutes, is amended
    7  to read:
    8         627.7016 Insurer contracts with building contractors;
    9  policies limiting contractor selection.—
   10         (1) An insurer who offers residential coverage, as defined
   11  in s. 627.4025, may contract with a building contractor skilled
   12  in techniques that mitigate hurricane damage. Insurers may offer
   13  policyholders the option to select the services of such building
   14  contractors to repair damage covered by the insurance policy.
   15  The insurer must guarantee the building contractor’s work and
   16  may offer the policyholder any other terms, conditions, or
   17  benefits. The insurance company is not liable for the actions of
   18  the building contractor.
   19         (2)An insurer offering residential coverage, as described
   20  in s. 627.4025, which limits the policyholder’s choice of
   21  contractor necessary to repair property covered under the policy
   22  must oversee and ensure:
   23         (a)The use of general and subtrade contractors who have
   24  current and active licensure under chapter 489;
   25         (b)That any contractor is prohibited from placing a lien
   26  on the covered property for work performed under the policy;
   27         (c)That all necessary permits are obtained for work
   28  performed under the policy; and
   29         (d)The quality of work performed by a contractor under the
   30  policy for 3 years after all work has been completed or after a
   31  certificate of occupancy is issued, whichever is later.
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   34  And the title is amended as follows:
   35         Delete line 344
   36  and insert:
   37         An act relating to property insurance policies;
   38         amending s. 627.7016, F.S.; specifying requirements
   39         for insurers offering residential coverage that limits
   40         the policyholder’s choice of contractor necessary to
   41         repair the covered property;