Friday, January 27, 2023

New laws kick off the new year in Florida

New year and new laws. And a relief for all the drivers on toll roads.

Republican State Representative Danny Perez says that

“After 35 segments, one segment every time they pass a highway toll booth, they are going to get a 50 per cent discount.”

And the measurement will last for a year.

“In the legislature, we put $50 million into an account”,

As a result of the tragedy in Surfside, property taxes were approved to be reimbursed if a home was unoccupied for more than 30 days. Also applies to properties affected by hurricanes. Homeowners will be able to request refunds from property appraisers between January 1 and April 1.

This month, the legislature passed a law that prevents landlords from turning over claims to contractors so they can claim payments from insurers.

“We don’t want the lawyers to get the money, but we want the people who are paying that premium to get it,” Perez says.

Those voting in favor believe this could help reduce insurance, although this will not be immediate. From the point of view of lawyers.

Jesus Novo, Advocate at Veer Law Firm

Unfortunately they will be stranded. What’s going to happen is they’re going to make the arrangements themselves, pay it out of their own pocket, and then call the insurance company.

I think cases are going to be filed.

Other legislation for 2023 relates to a reduction in the cost of insurance for work accidents, greater rigor in selecting school books, and changes to the courts of appeals in Florida.

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