While giving a speech last week on the new Florida legislation, one of the frequent and important questions posed to me by the audience concerned the dates various parts of the law become effective.

To be of assistance to public adjusters who routinely read this blog, attached is a break-down of the effective dates on the sections relating to public adjusters (underlined text is new wording in the statutes).

Gene Angelotti made a correct comment relating to the Citizens section of the new legislation relating to public adjuster fees. It was effective upon signing, May 17, 2011.

The public adjuster contract and advertising sections become effective January 1, 2012. This delay provides the Office of Insurance Regulation time to implement Administrative Rule changes impacting the new legislation.