Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for HB 533 Ì245684FÎ245684 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1/AD/2R . 03/08/2018 03:47 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Grimsley moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (x) of subsection (1) of section 6 626.9541, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 626.9541 Unfair methods of competition and unfair or 8 deceptive acts or practices defined.— 9 (1) UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION AND UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE 10 ACTS.—The following are defined as unfair methods of competition 11 and unfair or deceptive acts or practices: 12 (x) Refusal to insure.—In addition to other provisions of 13 this code, the refusal to insure, or continue to insure, any 14 individual or risk solely because of: 15 1. Race, color, creed, marital status, sex, or national 16 origin; 17 2. The residence, age, or lawful occupation of the 18 individual or the location of the risk, unless there is a 19 reasonable relationship between the residence, age, or lawful 20 occupation of the individual or the location of the risk and the 21 coverage issued or to be issued; 22 3. The insured’s or applicant’s failure to agree to place 23 collateral business with any insurer, unless the coverage 24 applied for would provide liability coverage which is excess 25 over that provided in policies maintained on property or motor 26 vehicles; 27 4. The insured’s or applicant’s failure to purchase 28 noninsurance services or commodities, including motor vehicle 29
automobileservices as defined in s. 624.124 except for motor 30 vehicle services purchased from a membership organization that, 31 as of January 1, 2018, is affiliated with an admitted property 32 and casualty insurer; 33 5. The fact that the insured or applicant is a public 34 official; or 35 6. The fact that the insured or applicant had been 36 previously refused insurance coverage by any insurer, when such 37 refusal to insure or continue to insure for this reason occurs 38 with such frequency as to indicate a general business practice. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018. 40 41 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 42 And the title is amended as follows: 43 Delete everything before the enacting clause 44 and insert: 45 A bill to be entitled 46 An act relating to unfair insurance trade practices; 47 amending s. 626.9541, F.S.; authorizing insurers to 48 refuse to insure or refuse to continue to insure an 49 applicant or insured for failing to purchase certain 50 noninsurance motor vehicle services; providing an 51 effective date.