Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 063596
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File Number: 063596 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: STUDY PROPERTY INSURANCE RELIEF Introduced: 12/12/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 12/19/2006 Agenda Item Number: 14A3
Notes: SEE #063659 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER AND COUNTY ATTORNEY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ALL POSSIBLE ACTIONS WHICH CAN BE UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE PROPERTY INSURANCE RELIEF TO THE CITIZENS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Indexes: INSURANCE
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 12/19/2006 14A3 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 14A3 Amended, Legislative File No. 063659 for the amended version.

County Manager 12/18/2006 Scrivener's Errors
REPORT: The sponsors of this item should read: Commissioner Moss, Commissioner Barreiro, Commissioner Edmonson, Commissioner Heyman and Commissioner Sorenson

County Manager 12/15/2006 Additions Board of County Commissioners 12/19/2006

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 12/14/2006 2V Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Moss explained the purpose of this resolution and provided his personal experience with an extremely high increase in his property taxes. He expressed his belief that the Commission should initiate steps toward resolving this problem on behalf of the citizens of this community. Commissioner Heyman advised that, during the Intergovernmental, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee meeting on the previous day, discussion was held regarding the County reaching out to the Florida Legislature concerning this matter. She noted the Florida Legislature would hold public hearings on Monday, December 18, 2006, at the Miami-Dade College’s Kendall Campus from 9:00 a.m. until completion. Commissioner Heyman explained that the Florida Legislature was responsible for establishing insurance legislation and invited all interested parties to attend and present their concerns at this meeting. Chairman Barreiro, and Commissioners Edmonson, Sorenson, Gimenez, and Heyman asked to be added as co-sponsors for this resolution. Commissioner Moss expressed concern that insurance companies needed to provide more information and education to residents regarding building codes.

County Attorney 12/12/2006 Referred Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 12/14/2006

County Attorney 12/12/2006 Assigned Murray A. Greenberg 12/12/2006

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER AND COUNTY ATTORNEY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ALL POSSIBLE ACTIONS WHICH CAN BE UNDERTAKEN TO PROVIDE PROPERTY INSURANCE RELIEF TO THE CITIZENS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

BODY
WHEREAS, property insurance rates for Florida citizens have gone unchecked over recent years and in the last year have reached unconscionable proportions; and
WHEREAS, it is the role of government to be of assistance to its citizens when they are unable to act individually; and
WHEREAS, no action has been undertaken by either private insurance companies or the State to curb these outrageous increases in property insurance rates,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Manager and the County Attorney are hereby directed to determine all possible administrative and legal actions which may be taken against property insurance companies and the State to compel the reduction of annual premiums for property insurance.



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