Scott: No reason PIP can’t pass today

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Gov. Rick Scott made the rounds of morning talk radio on Friday, talking with hosts on several stations in different markets around Florida to push for the Legislature to pass something closer to the House version of the no-fault auto insurance bill and get it done today, reports the News Service of Florida.

The Legislature ends its regular session this evening, and there’s been speculation that a reform to PIP auto insurance may have to wait for a special session, but Scott urged lawmakers to finish their work today.

“If I had to I would (call a special session later on the issue) but there’s no reason we can’t get it done today,” Scott said on WFLA 540 AM in Orlando. “I’m very comfortable they’ll do the right thing.” Scott is pushing lawmakers to pass the House version of the legislation, which has caps on lawyer fees. “The House has some good provisions,” Scott said. He said he hoped they would “send it back to the Senate and I hope we get it passed today.”

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