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CS/CS/CS/HB 651

pp. 5–6, 20–24, §48.151, §624.307, §624.423, §624.502, §626.907 

Allows the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to create a system for electronic service of process when accepting service on behalf of insurers doing business in Florida, and creates an internet-based system for distributing such legal documents to insurance companies.

Current law requires plaintiffs to serve lawsuits on insurance companies by serving documents initiating the lawsuit at the DFS by mail or by process server. 

Effective date: July 1, 2016
Chap. No. 2016-132, LOF
 

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