Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 063617
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File Number: 063617 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1335-06 Control:
File Name: URGE INSURANCE COMPANIES TO ISSUE HOMEOWNERS POLICIES Introduced: 12/14/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/28/2006
Agenda Date: 11/28/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A8
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 062829) Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION REQUIRING INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT ISSUE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE AND OTHER TYPES OF INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA TO ALSO ISSUE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA PROVIDED THESE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE OTHERWISE IN THE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE BUSINESS AND WRITE HOMEOWNERS POLICIES IN OTHER STATES [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 062829]
Indexes: HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIS
  LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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

County Attorney 12/14/2006 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 12/14/2006

Board of County Commissioners 11/28/2006 11A8 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: During consideration of the changes to today’s agenda, the foregoing proposed resolution was adopted as amended to urge the Florida Legislature to pass legislation requiring insurance companies that issue automobile or other types of insurance polices in the State of Florida, to also issue homeowners insurance policies in Florida.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION REQUIRING INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT ISSUE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE AND OTHER TYPES OF INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA TO ALSO ISSUE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA PROVIDED THESE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE OTHERWISE IN THE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE BUSINESS AND WRITE HOMEOWNERS POLICIES IN OTHER STATES

BODY
WHEREAS, the cost of homeowner's property insurance recently has skyrocketed; and
WHEREAS, insurance companies continue to substantially increase rates, while at the same time reducing the number of policies they issue in the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the state-run property insurance of last resort, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, has now become the largest insurer of property in Florida; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida is now facing an insurance crisis that has the potential not only to negatively impact Florida's economy, but also to have a substantial burden on every homeowner in Florida; and
WHEREAS, insurance companies continue to enjoy record profits; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida should not allow insurance companies to issue policies on only those types of insurance that are the most profitable in the Florida insurance market, while leaving the highest risk property insurance to Citizens, the state subsidized insurer; and
WHEREAS, insurance companies that write homeowners insurance policies in other states, should not be allowed to limit their business to only writing automobile insurance policies in the State of Florida without being required to also write homeowners insurance policies in Florida,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to pass legislation requiring insurance companies that issue automobile or other types of insurance policies in the State of Florida to also issue homeowners insurance policies in Florida provided these insurance companies are otherwise in the homeowners insurance market and write homeowners policies in other states.
Section 2. Urges the Florida Department of Insurance Regulation to promulgate rules requiring insurance companies that issue automobile and other types of insurance policies in Florida to also issue homeowners insurance policies in Florida provided these insurance companies are otherwise in the homeowners insurance market and write homeowners policies in other states.
Section 3. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation, and the Commissioner of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
Section 4. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Sections 1 and 2 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2007 State Legislative Package.



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