Tallahassee, Fla. — Logan McFaddin, state government relations regional manager for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), today issued the following statement in response to House Bill 221, by Representative Chris Sprowls, relating to rideshare, passing the full Florida House.
“PCI commends the Florida House, as well as Representative Chris Sprowls, for passing HB 221 off of the House floor today. PCI and our members strongly support making sure rideshare drivers and their passengers are protected from the time the driver turns the app on until the time the app is turned off.
“Our top priority is to protect drivers and the public by closing the insurance gaps and this good bill accomplishes that goal. PCI looks forward to continued dialogue to ensure the coverage gaps that leave Florida consumers at risk are closed.
“As HB 221 now heads to the Florida Senate, PCI and our members are hopeful Florida lawmakers will continue to support HB 221. We must ensure Florida rideshare drivers and passengers are protected.
“Model legislation has already passed in 45 states, and it’s time for Florida to do the same.”