Last week, seeking support for his property insurance bill, Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. We, too, have a dream that one day the Legislature will “reform” property insurance in a way that doesn’t punish South Florida.
Will that happen this year? It’s too early to say. What the Senate passed Thursday (SB 1770) is different from what the House passed Friday (HB 909.) Our take is that the House version contains more safeguards against rate-gouging than the Senate version, though Sen. Simmons in an interview Friday repeated to The Palm Beach Post Editorial Board his insistence that he is not pushing an anti-consumer bill.
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