TALLAHASSEE —With less a week remaining in the special legislative session, the consumer-advocacy group Florida Association for Insurance Reform sent out a release Monday calling for lawmakers to overrule Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill that deals with the “depopulation” of customers from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to private insurers, intended to provide additional protections for customers.
Lawmakers say they are more likely to revisit the issue next year.
“The governor’s veto is evidence of a disconnect on the issue of transitioning policyholders from Citizens to the private market,” Jay Neal, Florida Association for Insurance Reform president, said in a prepared statement. “The elements of the bill about which he took issue were designed not to impede depopulation but to enhance it.”