Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1598
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/16/2021           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 395 and 396
    4  insert:
    5         (19) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no
    6  person, except an attorney at law or a public adjuster, may for
    7  money, commission, or any other thing of value, directly or
    8  indirectly:
    9         (a) Prepare, complete, or file an insurance claim for an
   10  insured or a third-party claimant;
   11         (b) Act on behalf of or aid an insured or a third-party
   12  claimant in negotiating for or effecting the settlement of a
   13  claim for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract;
   14         (c) Advertise for employment as a public adjuster; or
   15         (d) Solicit, advertise, advise, assist, investigate, or
   16  adjust a claim on behalf of a public adjuster, an insured, or a
   17  third-party claimant.
   18         (20)The department may take administrative actions and
   19  impose fines against any persons performing claims adjusting as
   20  defined in s. 626.015(6) or any other services as described in
   21  this section without the licensure required under this section
   22  and s. 626.112.
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   25  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   26         Delete lines 346 - 347
   27  and insert:
   28         Section 14. Subsections (6), (11), (15), and (19) of
   29  section 626.854, Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection
   30  (20) is added to that section, to read:
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   33  And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete line 49
   35  and insert:
   36         circumstances; revising services a person is
   37         prohibited from performing unless the person meets
   38         specified requirements; authorizing the department to
   39         take administrative actions and impose fines against
   40         persons performing specified activities without
   41         licensure; amending s. 626.916, F.S.; revising