Legislators working to address home insurance crisis
'Leadership in the House has
spoken specifically to the fact that we are going to have more
legislation for homeowners insurance,' Rep. Rick Roth says
Article Courtesy of Channel 5 WPTV West Palm Beach
By Matt Sczesny
October 13, 2023
WEST PALM BEACH — Waiting for
insurance reforms to kick in and start lowering premiums is something
many Floridians can’t afford to do.
“We can’t wait,” Devii Pratt of Boynton
Beach said. “People are getting insurance statements now and
the first question they have to ask is, can I pay this or do
I have to sell my home.”
This week during a Senate committee hearing on insurance,
there were hints that no major reform policies on insurance
would be considered.
People are going to be losing their homes, literally losing
their homes,” said Sen. Bobby Powell, a democrat from West
Palm Beach, who was at the committee hearing.
In South Florida, Republicans said they are still hearing
about insurance and it’s possible more ideas are coming.
“We are hearing from leadership in the House,” Republican
State Rep. Rick Roth of West Palm Beach said. “Leadership in
the House have spoken specifically to the fact that we are
going to have legislation for homeowners insurance.”
Republican State Rep. Rick Roth of West Palm Beach
explains how legislators are working to address insurance crisis.
Back in Boynton Beach, Pratt said she is hoping to
reach state leaders with a message.
“My question would be to them is, if you were in this situation, what
would you do,” she said.