A Senate committee voted 10-0 to scrap the state’s no-fault auto insurance system Tuesday, but its chairman said further efforts this session likely depend on what happens in the courts.
“I’ve got it in a posture so we can deal with it and we’re poised to take action in the event that we get further direction from the courts,” said Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, chair of the banking and insurance committee. “I think it’s important to wait and see if the court decision is resolved.”
Simmons said he believes time remains during the regular session if the court rules in the next week or two. A Tallahassee judge issued an injunction against the state’s attempted overhaul of its Personal Injury Protection system. The state has appealed. His panel’s proposal would abolish PIP and require bodily injury liability coverage.
The News Service of Florida contributed to this story.