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House to hold insurance conference

While a special session dealing with property insurance has been delayed until at least January, House Speaker Marco Rubio plans to hold a three-day "conference on property insurance'' next week. One day will be dedicated to experts discussing the scope of hurricanes and the history of property insurance, while a second day will dedicated to group workshops to discuss insurance issues while the final day will be "idea day."

"The purpose of the conference is threefold,'' said Rubio in a statement. "First we want to ensure all members of the House are given the history and information necessary to understand the nuances of the property insurance issue. Second we want to stimulate a free and open discussion about our policy choices. Third, we want to ensure that we dedicate the time necessary to develop legislation that will bring lower rates to Florida's taxpayers."