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Accuracy in Damages

HB 9 - Leek

CS/HB 9

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/29/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 4 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/20/20, 9:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 9 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/26/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 8 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

- Died on the Calendar

SB 1668 - Simmons 

CS/SB 1668

CS/CS/SB 1668

Referred to Judiciary; Health Policy; Rules

01/31/20 Reference to Banking and Insurance added; Remaining references: Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/28/20, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 2 Nays

On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 02/11/20, 10:00 am, 412 K

Vote History: 5 Yeas, 4 Nays

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/19/20, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed

- Died in Banking and Insurance

Asbestos Trust Claims

White Paper

HB 741 - Leek 

CS/HB 741

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/16/20, 8:30 am, 404 H

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 5 Nays

Reference to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee removed; Remaining reference: Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 01/30/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 6 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20

Laid on the table.  Refer to SB 1582.

SB 1582 - Simmons 

CS/SB 1582

Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 6 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce and Tourism, 02/18/20, 10:00 am, 110 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 03/02/20, 12:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 17 Yeas; 0 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20

Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/06/20

Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)

HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20

HOUSE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/11/20

HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 86 Yeas / 31 Nays)

SENATE In returning messages

03/13/20 SENATE Received from Messages; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)

HOUSE In returning messages

Died in Messages.

Attorney Advertising

PCB CJS 20-02 - Civil Justice Subcommittee

HB 7083 - Leek 

Civil Justice Subcommittee

Referred to Health & Human Services Committee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 3:30 pm, 404 H

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 4 Nays

Died in Health & Human Services Committee.

SB 1288 - Wright

Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules Died in Criminal Justice Committee.

Civil Actions Against Insurers

White Paper

One Pager

SB 924 - Brandes

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 01/28/20, 4:00 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed

Died in Banking and Insurance.

Contingency Fees

(Municipal Litigation)

PCB JDC 20-02 Judiciary Committee  and Gregory

HB 7043 

Referred to Judiciary

Referred to Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 01/23/20, 12:00 pm, 404 H

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 8 Nays

On Committee agenda - Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 3:30 pm, 17 H

Temporarily Postponed

Died in Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee

SB 1574 – Baxley

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules

Died in Community Affairs.

Contingency Fee Multiplier (Property Insurance)

White Paper

PCB JDC 20-03 - Judiciary Committee

HB 7071 

Judiciary

Referred to Commerce

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 01/30/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 5 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/13/20, 9:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 16 Yeas, 7 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/20

Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 72 Yeas / 46 Nays)

SB 914 - Brandes

CS/SB 914

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 5 Yeas, 3 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 2 Nays

Died in Rules.

Innocent Sellers

(Product Liability) 

SB 896 – Brandes

Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

Died in Judiciary.

Insurance

HB 359 - Santiago 

CS/HB 359

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

Reference to Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee removed; Remaining reference: Commerce Committee

On Committee agenda - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 01/15/20, 3:30 pm, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/20/20, 9:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 20 Yeas, 0 Nays

02/24/20 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

03/10/20 Laid on Table - Refer to SB 1606

SB 1606 - Perry 

CS/SB 1606

CS/CS/SB 1606

Enrolled

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Infrastructure and Security; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Infrastructure and Security, 02/17/20, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 7 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 03/03/20, 1:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 20 Yeas, 0 Nays

03/05/20 Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20

03/06/20 Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/20

03/09/20 Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 40 Yeas / 0 Nays)

HOUSE In Messages

HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20

03/10/20 HOUSE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/11/20

03/11/20 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 116 Yeas / 0 Nays)

03/12/20 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

Insurance

HB 895 - Santiago

PCS for HB 895 (IBS)

CS/HB 895

CS/CS/HB 895

CS/CS/CS/HB 895

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Commerce Committee

On Committee agenda - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 01/28/20, 3:30 pm, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 14 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Committee, 02/18/20, 11:30 am, 212 K

Vote History: 28 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/27/20, 8:00 am, 212 K - PCS

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 9 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Died on the Calendar

SB 1334 – Brandes

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Infrastructure and Security; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/04/20, 12:30 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed 

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed with Amendments Adopted

Died in Banking & Insurance 

Litigation Financing

PCB CJS 20-01 - Civil Justice Subcommittee and Leek

HB 7041 

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Referred to Appropriations Committee; Commerce Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/22/20, 8:30 am, 404 H

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Committee, 02/05/20, 10:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 20 Yeas, 2 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/27/20, 8:00 am, 212 K

Vote History:  20 Yeas, 3 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Died on the Calendar.

SB 1828 - Broxson 

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Not Considered by Banking and Insurance

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/19/20, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed 

Died in Banking and Insurance.

Motor Vehicle Dealers

HB 977 - Rommel

CS/HB 977 

CS/CS/HB 977

Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; State Affairs Committee

On Committee agenda - Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 12:00 pm, 102 H

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/12/20, 10:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 16 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - State Affairs Committee, 02/27/20, 8:00 am, 17 H

Vote History: 23 Yeas, 0 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20

SENATE In Messages

03/10/20 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 1738; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/11/20

03/11/20 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading

03/12/20 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading

03/13/20 SENATE Read Third Time;  Passed (Vote: 39 Yeas / 0 Nays)

HOUSE In returning messages

HOUSE Received from Messages; Passed (Vote: 111 Yeas / 0 Nays)

03/13/20 House Engrossed Text (E1) Filed - CS/CS/HB 977, Engrossed 1

03/16/20 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed - ENROLLED

06/17/20 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 06/30/20)

06/27/20 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2020-108

SB 1738 - Brandes

CS/SB 1738

Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Banking and Insurance; Rules

Reference to Banking and Insurance removed; Reference to Judiciary added; Remaining references: Judiciary, Rules

On Committee agenda - Infrastructure and Security, 02/10/20, 4:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History:  8 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/19/20, 1:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Rules, 03/02/20, 12:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 1 Nay

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/09/20

03/09/20 Temporarily postponed 

Retained on Special Order Calendar

03/10/20 Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0977; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0977

Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage for Windshield Glass

Update

HB 169 - Stark 

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

01.07.20 - Withdrawn

SB 312 - Stewart

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 11.12.19, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Temporarily Postponed 

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 12.10.19, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 4 Nays

- Died in Banking and Insurance.



Bills OPPOSED by FJRI

Judicial Nominating Commissions HB 379 – Jacquet Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee

- Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee.

SB 86 – Thurston Referred to Judiciary; Ethics and Elections; Rules

- Died in Judiciary Committee.

Medical Negligence  HB 6051 – Slosberg Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee. 

FJRI WATCH LIST


Attorney Fees and Costs

HB 461 – Alexander

CS/HB 461 

Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 01/15/20, 9:30 am, 404 H

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 0 Nays

- Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee.

SB 846 - Simmons

CS/SB 846

Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 01/14/20, 2:30 pm, 37 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 01/28/20, 8:30 am, 37 S

Temporarily Postponed

- Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice.

Circuit Courts and District Courts of Appeal SB 1740 – Stargel

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

- Died in Judiciary.
Construction Defects HB 1381 - Gregory

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business & Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

- Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee.
SB 948 - Baxley

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules

- Died in Community Affairs.

Construction Defects

HB 295 – Santiago

CS/HB 295 

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business & Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Reference to Business & Professions Subcommittee removed; Reference to Commerce Committee added; Remaining references: Commerce Committee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/29/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 4 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/27/20, 8:00 am, 212 K

- Temporarily Postponed 

SB 1488 - Gruters 

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules

- Died in Community Affairs.

Development Orders HB 6019 - Casello

Referred to Commerce Committee; Judiciary Committee; State Affairs Committee

- Died in Commerce Committee.

SB 250 - Berman 

Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; State Affairs Committee
Jurisdictions of the Courts

PCB JDC 20-05 - Judiciary Committee and Fernandez-Barquin

HB 7059

CS/HB 7059

Judiciary 

Referred to Appropriations Committee

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 01/30/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 16 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Committee, 02/18/20, 11:30 am, 212 K

Vote History: 24 Yays, 4 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20

SB 1510 – Brandes

CS/SB 1510

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 02/13/20, 10:00 am, 37 S

Temporarily Postponed

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 02/18/20, 1:30 pm, 37 S

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

Motor Vehicle Insurance

HB 771 - Grall

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

On Committee agenda - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/11/20, 1:30 pm, 306 H

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 4 Nays

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 02/27/20, 8:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 7 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

SB 378 - Lee 

Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Banking and Insurance; Banking & Insurance; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Infrastructure and Security, 01/21/20, 4:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 6 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Not Considered

Property Insurance

HB 1357 - Trumbull  

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

On Committee agenda - Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 1760 - Gainer 

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules
Public Records

HB 195 - Rodrigues, R.

Referred to Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee

On Committee agenda - Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee, 10/24/19, 9:30 am, 17 H

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 11/14/19, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - State Affairs Committee, 12/09/19, 1:00 pm, 17 H

Vote History: 23 Yeas, 0 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/22/20

1/22/20 Temporarily Postponed 

Punitive Damages

HB 6029 – Marino

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 3:30 pm, 404 H

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/11/20, 1:30 pm, 102 H

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 2 Nays

SB 1226 - Book 

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
Sinkhole and Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse Insurance

HB 399 - Marino

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

SB 904 - Hooper Referred to Banking and Insurance; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules
Sovereign Immunity

SB 1302 – Flores

CS/SB 1302

Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Appropriations

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 5 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Community Affairs, 02/03/20, 4:00 pm, 301 S

Vote History: 4 Yeas, 1 Nay