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Florida governor makes decision on no-fault auto insurance repeal bill

July 6, 2021

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed a bill that would have repealed the state’s no-fault auto insurance system.

Senate Bill 54 would have rewritten state laws, replacing personal injury protection coverage (the so-called “no-fault” system) with mandatory bodily injury coverage limits. It would also require insurers to offer medical payments coverage.

In a letter addressed to Secretary of State Laurel Lee, DeSantis explained that the bill “does not adequately address the current issues facing Florida drivers and may have unintended consequences that would negatively impact both the market and consumers.”

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