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 to Amendment (979514) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 166 and 167
    5  insert:
    6         Section 4. Subsection (1) of section 627.428, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         627.428 Attorney’s fee.—
    9         (1) Upon the rendition of a judgment or decree by any of
   10  the courts of this state against an insurer and in favor of any
   11  named or omnibus insured or the named beneficiary under a policy
   12  or contract executed by the insurer, the trial court or, in the
   13  event of an appeal in which the insured or beneficiary prevails,
   14  the appellate court shall adjudge or decree against the insurer
   15  and in favor of the named or omnibus insured or named
   16  beneficiary a reasonable sum as fees or compensation for the
   17  named or omnibus insured’s or named beneficiary’s attorney
   18  prosecuting the suit in which the recovery is had. An assignee
   19  of an insurance claim may not, in any event, recover fees under
   20  this section.
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   23  And the title is amended as follows:
   24         Between lines 222 and 223
   25  insert:
   26         amending s. 627.428, F.S.; revising the insureds or
   27         beneficiaries who may recover attorney fees in certain
   28         judgments against insurers; prohibiting assignees of
   29         insurance claims from recovering such attorney fees in
   30         any event;