Jacksonville, Florida – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that he will sign a declaration calling for a special legislative session in May to address a number of issues, most notably property insurance reform.
“I’m not sure we can break through this week (during a special session),” Governor DeSantis said. “But what I will sign this week is a proclamation appointing a special session in May. We will work with the legislature on these dates, and it will be the focus of property insurance market reform.”
The move came after State Senator Jeff Brendes tried to summon himself to an extraordinary meeting using the rules of the legislature after DeSantis has so far refused to convene a second special session.
Seven insurance companies in Florida are now in the process of being liquidated, and many residents are seeing bills almost three times more than they were two years ago.
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“As the 2022 hurricane season approaches and the market is volatile, the legislature has decided to leave homeowners exposed to a perfect storm of rate hikes, limited coverage and reduced options,” Brandes said in a letter.
Brandes asked for other changes in a letter sent to the legislature, which is trying to convene an extraordinary session. DeSantis said other areas could be considered during the second special session, but did not outline those areas during his report in Jacksonville.