Florida lawmakers seeking to calm property insurance storm


              At center, Rep. Bob Rommel, R-Naples is hugged by Rep. Josie Tomkow, R-Polk City after his SB 2-A Property Insurance bill he co-sponsored passed 84-33 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 in the House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. At left is Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka; at right is House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              Spectators listen to the Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              Rep. Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach is congratulated by House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast after his SB 2-A Property Insurance bill passed 84-33 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 in the House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              At center, Rep. Bob Rommel, R-Naples kisses Rep. Josie Tomkow, R-Polk City after his SB 2-A Property Insurance bill he co-sponsored passed 84-33 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 in the House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. At left is Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka; at right is House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, gavels open the House of Representatives for debate on the SB 2-A Property Insurance bill Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears) 
              Sen. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, left, confers with Sen. Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, right, during the Committee on Fiscal Policy meeting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              Sen. Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, asks a question during the Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              Sen. Nick DiCeglie, R-Indian Rocks Beach, listens to a speaker during the Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              Sen. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, left, asks a question as Sen. Rosalind Osgood, D-Tamarac, right, looks on during the Committee on Fiscal Policy meeting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
            
              Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton gestures as he answers a question during the Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida lawmakers are meeting to consider ways to shore up the state's struggling home insurance market in the year's second special session devoted to the topic. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
Florida lawmakers seeking to calm property insurance storm