A major Florida tort reform bill designed to curb excessive civil lawsuits is headed to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Florida Senate passed House Bill 837 with a 23-15 vote March 23. DeSantis could sign the legislation into law as early as Friday.
Authored by Reps. Tommy Gregory (R-Lakewood Ranch) and Tom Fabricio (R-Miami Lakes), the bill passed the Florida House of Representatives on an 80-31 vote. The bill could put the brakes on lawsuit abuses that supporters say have burdened the Florida economy.