Perennially one of the most contentious subjects in the Legislature, battle lines over insurance issues are being drawn again ahead of the start of the legislative session March 5.
In 2011, the hotly debated passage of SB 408 gave way to heated summer protests over Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s initial 447 percent sinkhole rate hike request. Last year, heavy lobbying from Gov. Rick Scott’s office helped the personal injury protection reforms to a razor-thin victory in the Senate on the last day of session.
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