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Rick Scott: Failure on PIP means special session is nigh

In an unsurprising admission, Gov. Rick Scott said he will have "no choice" but to call for a special session if lawmakers fail to pass reforms to Florida's no-fault auto insurance law.

His comments came as he pressed the issue on conservative radio blitz across Florida on Friday. 

PIP remained untouched by the House as of 4:45 p.m.,though a lengthy late amendment appeared to bridge deep divides between the House and Senate approaches.

Scott was optimistic passage would happen before sine die.

"But if it doesn't I won't have a choice but to call a special session," Scott said on WGUF-FM's "Dave Elliott Show," "because I care about the citizens of this state. It's an unbelievable tax on those citizens. We've got to come up with a way to stop this fraud."

In another interview on 970-WFLA Tampa Bay, he said, "I know this is a big problem for the citizens of our state, and if I have to call a special session then that is what I am going to do.”

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