BACKFIRED: Florida Insurance Companies Who Punish Gun Owners are Facing Penalties

th (3)Insurance companies could face tougher penalties if they impose higher rates or take other actions against auto or homeowner policyholders due to lawful gun ownership — or ammunition possession — under a measure that received its second House committee backing on Wednesday.

While Florida law already prohibits such actions, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee in an 8-2 vote approved a bill  by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, that would provide a court remedy to policyholders.

Along with higher rates, the bill would target insurers who refuse to issue or renew policies or cancel policies.

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