Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 846
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Judiciary (Polsky) recommended the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Between lines 53 and 54
    4  insert:
    5         (c)Evidence relating to determining a defendant’s ability
    6  to compensate a plaintiff.—Notwithstanding s. 627.4136 or any
    7  other provision of law, in order to determine the ability of the
    8  defendant to compensate the claimant for medical expenses
    9  incurred:
   10         1.Evidence the defendant has insurance or other assets
   11  available to compensate the claimant for medical expenses is
   12  admissible;
   13         2.Evidence of the amount of the defendant’s liability
   14  insurance is not admissible; and
   15         3.Evidence of the defendant declaring bankruptcy or
   16  transferring assets after the cause of action accrues is
   17  admissible.
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   19  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   20  And the title is amended as follows:
   21         Delete line 7
   22  and insert:
   23         action under certain circumstances; providing for the
   24         admissibility of certain evidence relating to
   25         determining a defendant’s ability to compensate a
   26         plaintiff; specifying damages