Fla. Bill To Thwart Anti-Gun Insurance Bias Clears Panel

By Nathan Hale (February 19, 2014, 6:40 PM EST) -- The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday advanced a bill linking an existing statute prohibiting property and automobile insurers from discriminating against gun owners to the state's unfair trade practice law to give individuals the right to sue if they're denied coverage.

Bill sponsor Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, said that H.B. 255, which originated as a committee bill in the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, is needed because some insurance companies that practice in Florida have shown interest in raising the issue of gun ownership in regard to policies in the state and have made it an issue in some instances...

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