Florida Senate - 2019 SB 794 By Senator Baxley 12-01306-19 2019794__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to third-party agreements in civil 3 proceedings; creating s. 45.081, F.S.; requiring 4 parties to civil actions to provide copies of certain 5 third-party agreements to the other parties, except 6 when otherwise ordered by the court; providing an 7 effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Section 45.081, Florida Statutes, is created to 12 read: 13 45.081 Third-party agreements.—Except as otherwise 14 stipulated or ordered by the court, a party to any civil action, 15 without awaiting a discovery request, shall provide to the other 16 parties a copy of any agreement under which any person, other 17 than an attorney retained on a contingency-fee basis to 18 represent a party to the action, has a right to receive 19 compensation that is contingent upon and sourced from any 20 proceeds of the civil action, whether by settlement, judgment, 21 or otherwise. 22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.