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Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton. Credit: Florida House of Representatives Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton. Credit: Florida House of Representatives

The Florida Senate could be poised to take up a plan that would make far-reaching changes in the state’s property-insurance system, including allowing insurers to limit amounts paid for roof damage and placing new restrictions on attorney fees in insurance disputes.

The Senate Rules Committee on Thursday approved the plan (SB 76), positioning it to go to the full Senate. The measure is dramatically different from a House property-insurance bill that, for example, does not include the proposed limits on payments for roof damage.

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