A final vote on an insurance "glitch" bill, HB 7077, was postponed by the Florida House this afternoon. The move came after several impromptu meetings of lawmakers on the floor of the House where Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, the House Republican whip, appeared to be having animated discussions with her colleagues. While the gatherings were going on, Democrats were loudly railing against the legislation, saying it was a retreat from the insurance legislation that was passed during the January special session.
(UPDATE---Bogdanoff said after the session that the bill was postponed so that House leaders could fully explain the bill. The House Majority Office contends press coverage of the legislation, including this story, is "false." "We need time to educate members....Insurance is complex. It's not something I can explain on the floor in 30 seconds,'' said Bogdanoff.)