Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1684
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 19 and 20
    4  insert:
    5         (1) Upon the rendition of a judgment or decree by any of
    6  the courts of this state against an insurer and in favor of any
    7  named or omnibus insured or the named beneficiary under a policy
    8  or contract executed by the insurer, the trial court or, in the
    9  event of an appeal in which the insured or beneficiary prevails,
   10  the appellate court shall adjudge or decree against the insurer
   11  and in favor of the named or omnibus insured or named
   12  beneficiary a reasonable sum as fees or compensation for the
   13  named or omnibus insured’s or named beneficiary’s attorney
   14  prosecuting the suit in which the recovery is had. An assignee
   15  of an insurance claim may not, in any event, recover fees under
   16  this section.
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   19  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   20         Delete lines 17 - 18
   21  and insert:
   22         Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 627.428, Florida
   23  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (4) is added to that
   24  section, to read:
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   27  And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete lines 2 - 6
   29  and insert:
   30         An act relating to insurance-related attorney fees;
   31         amending s. 627.062, F.S.; providing that attorney
   32         fees paid pursuant to specified provisions may not be
   33         included in an insurer’s base rate and may not be used
   34         to justify a rate or rate change; amending s. 627.428,
   35         F.S.; revising the insureds or beneficiaries who may
   36         recover attorney fees in certain judgments against
   37         insurers; prohibiting assignees of insurance claims
   38         from recovering such attorney fees in any event;
   39         providing that attorney fees paid pursuant to
   40         specified provisions may not be included in an
   41         insurer’s base rate and may not be used to justify a
   42         rate or rate change; providing an