Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 76 Ì518486PÎ518486 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 03/19/2021 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Rules (Brandes) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (670126) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Between lines 4 and 5 5 insert: 6 Section 1. Section 626.5813, Florida Statutes, is created 7 to read: 8 626.5813 Claims adjusting.— 9 (1)(a) As used in this section, the term “claims adjusting” 10 means directly or indirectly: 11 1. Attempting or undertaking to ascertain and determine the 12 amount of any claim, loss, or damage payable under an insurance 13 contract or undertaking to negotiate or effect settlement of a 14 claim, loss, or damage under an insurance contract, if such 15 action results in payment to or receipt of money, commission, or 16 any other thing of value by the party or parties rendering such 17 service or persons affiliated with such party or parties; or 18 2. Soliciting services as described in subparagraph 1. or 19 soliciting an insured or policyholder to file an insurance 20 claim. 21 (b) The term does not include: 22 1. Paid services as a spokesperson used as part of a 23 written or an electronic advertisement. 24 2. Paid services as a photographer or videographer used to 25 capture images of damage. 26 3. Paid services to inventory personal property or business 27 personal property. 28 4. Discussion or explanation of a bid for construction or 29 repair services by a licensed contractor under part I of chapter 30 489, or a subcontractor for a licensed contractor, with a 31 property owner or the insurer of the property. 32 (2) Except for a duly licensed attorney at law as exempted 33 under s. 626.860 or an agent as exempted under s. 626.862, a 34 person may not provide claims adjusting services unless licensed 35 and appointed as an adjuster under this part. 36 (3) The department may take administrative action and 37 impose fines against any persons performing claims adjusting, 38 soliciting, marketing, or any other services under this section 39 or s. 626.854 without the licensure required under s. 626.112 or 40 s. 626.854. 41 (4) This section applies only to property lines of 42 insurance. 43 44 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 45 And the title is amended as follows: 46 Delete line 494 47 and insert: 48 An act relating to property insurance; creating s. 49 626.5813, F.S.; defining the term “claims adjusting”; 50 prohibiting a person from providing claims adjusting 51 services unless the person meets specified 52 requirements; authorizing the department to take 53 administrative actions and impose fines against 54 persons performing specified activities without 55 licensure; providing applicability; amending s.