Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 334 Ì841034vÎ841034 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/22/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Judiciary (Steube) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment 2 3 Delete lines 22 - 37 4 and insert: 5 (b) For noneconomic damages, interest accrues from the date 6 the defendant received notice of a claim from the plaintiff. 7 (2) If the plaintiff recovers attorney fees or costs, the 8 court shall include in the final judgment interest on such fees 9 or costs beginning on the date the entitlement to attorney fees 10 is fixed through agreement, arbitration award, or court 11 determination. 12 (3) The rate of interest applicable to this section is the 13 rate established pursuant to s. 55.03. 14 Section 2. This act does not affect the accrual of 15 prejudgment interest before the effective date if otherwise 16 authorized by statute or common law. 17 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017 and 18 shall apply to causes of action that accrue on or after that 19 date.