Media Advisory: Florida Press Conference (3/11) to Discuss Reform Plan for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

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On Friday, March 11, Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) will host a press conference in conjunction with The Heartland Institute, The Florida Wildlife Federation, Americans for Prosperity, 1000 Friends of Florida, The American Consumer Institute, the Campaign for Liberty, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, and the Tallahassee Tea Party to discuss a specific reform plan for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Groups that normally do not see eye-to-eye on most matters of public policy have agreed to come together.

On Friday, March 11, Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) will host a press conference in conjunction with The Heartland Institute, The Florida Wildlife Federation, Americans for Prosperity, 1000 Friends of Florida, The American Consumer Institute, the Campaign for Liberty, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, and the Tallahassee Tea Party to discuss a specific reform plan for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Representatives from these diverse groups, who normally do not see eye-to-eye on most matters of public policy, have agreed to come together to address the following conceptual provisions, which Sen. Hays intends to add to his Citizens Property Insurance Corporation reform legislation:

  •     Prohibiting the writing of policies for any new construction in extremely hazardous, environmentally sensitive areas, such as land federally designated under the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) and coastal property seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line
  •     Remodeling projects and pre-existing structures in affected areas

What: Press Conference related to the Citizens reform bill

Who:     Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla)
Former Representative Don Brown
Manley Fuller, President, Florida Wildlife Federation
Eli Lehrer, Vice President, The Heartland Institute
Charles Pattison, President, 1000 Friends of Florida
Abigail MacIver, Policy Director, Americans for Prosperity of Florida
Scott Osteen, Director, Tallahassee Tea Party

When: Friday, March 11, 2011, 12:30 p.m.

Where: The Capitol, 4th Floor Rotunda (Senate Side)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Christian Cámara
Director of the Florida Insurance Project of The Heartland Institute
ccamara(at)heartland(dot)org
(305) 608-4300.

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