The Florida legislature has approved a bipartisan bill that, if signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, is expected to put an end to assignment-of-benefit (AOB)-related litigation.

Senate Bill 1002, also known as the Windshield Repair Bill, is sponsored by Sen. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and Rep. Griff Griffitts (R-Panama City Beach).

“If it becomes law, and we hope it will, about a year from now, we’ll start seeing these predatory glass behaviors vanish, and we’ll see a reduction in lawsuits,” said Michael Carlson, president and CEO of the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida and a “Fix the Cracks” partner. “Then we’ll start seeing a reduction in loss costs. Once we see that, then the comp coverage component of auto insurance policies will fall.”

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