The Florida House of Representatives has excluded vehicle windshields from a recent bill concerning assignment of benefits (AOB). The bill, also known as HB 7065 was initially introduced in mid-March of this year.
According to News 4 Jacksonville, the bill was originally focused on water damage claims in Southern Florida.
The House positioned the new bill for a vote earlier this week, but Civil Justice Chairman Bob Rommel, R-Naples, who sponsored the bill, proposed to alter it by removing sections that included auto glass windshield replacements and repairs. He stated he wasn’t sure a “legislative fix” was necessary to address that issue.
The House met yesterday to discuss the bill. The revised bill will now need to pass in the Senate regarding the AOB changes.