Statement by: GOVERNOR JEB BUSH Regarding Special Session
Source: Executive Office of the Governor
November 29, 2006
“I applaud the decision reached by Senate President Ken Pruitt and House Speaker Marco Rubio, and Governor-Elect Charlie Crist to call a Special Session in January focused on the insurance dilemma facing thousands in Florida.
“Although the 2006 Hurricane Season comes to a quiet close later this week, many Floridians are still feeling the brutal unprecedented effects of eight named storms in 2004 and 2005. Skyrocketing homeowners insurance premiums and lack of coverage threaten to cripple Florida’s economy and no time should be lost in stabilizing the marketplace for consumers.
“To assist lawmakers, my office has drafted legislation based on more than 50 recommendations put forward by the Property and Casualty Insurance Reform Committee. Floridians can see the Committee’s report and recommendations by visiting the same website thousands used to contribute ideas and suggestions over the past three months: www.myfloridainsurancereform.com.
“I hope the report and draft legislation will serve as a starting point for consensus and swift action in January.”