HB 99, by Rep Brad Drake, and S.B. 178, by Sen. Steve Oelrich, exempt a wide number of commercial lines insurance risks from prior rate review. Testifying in support of the bills have been the Associated Industries of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Florida Insurance Council, Florida Association of Insurance Agents, the American Insurance Association, and the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Company. The House bill was reported favorably on Thursday morning, and now will be placed on the Second Reading Calendar, and is available for floor consideration. The Senate bill is in its last committee of reference, the Budget Committee.