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Weekly Legislative Update from February 2, 2018


SB 396-Relating to Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage for Windshield Glass

On Monday, January 29th, SB 396 by Senator Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) was heard before the Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism, was amended and subsequently passed by a vote of 7 yeas to 1 nay.

The sponsor of the bill offered a strike all amendment that removes the inspection language and replaces it with anti-inducement language for auto glass repairs covered by insurance. The bill was temporarily postponed at the beginning of the meeting due to a point of order. With five minutes left of the committee meeting, SB 396 was brought back up and passed with no time for public testimony.

SB 396 will go on to the Senate Committee on Rules for its next hearing.

AIF supports all efforts to curtail assignment of benefit abuse in order to reduce unnecessary costs on policyholders.