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Federal Judge Halts Part of Florida’s New Property Insurance Reform Law

July 12, 2021

A federal judge has halted enforcement of a section of Florida’s new property insurance reform (SB 76) law that restricts the advertisements and solicitations of roofing contractors.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker granted the injunction Sunday in response to a complaint by a roofing contractor that the section of the law violates commercial speech rights and the First Amendment.

The legislation, which passed on the last day of the legislative session and was signed into law on June 11 by Gov. Ron DeSantis, went into effect July 1.

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