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Drew Parker

Deputy General Counsel

Chasity O'Steen

Deputy General Counsel

Gregory Venz









DFS Rule Hearings & Workshops and Notices of Public Meetings

Generic Agenda for rulemaking workshops or hearings .

Revised: 7/30/2015.  Please note that hearings have only been scheduled, not requested, unless otherwise noted.

Rule No. 69B-186
69B-186.008
Rule Title Title Insurance
Escrow Disbursements
Date August 5, 2015
Time 9:00 AM
Place 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule The proposed new rule and rule chapter reaffirm that the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (“TRID”) will in no way diminish protections currently afforded Florida consumers who engage in real estate transactions involving the issuance of title insurance. The proposed rule requires settlement agents conducting real estate closing transactions in Florida that involve the issuance of title insurance to certify in writing that they agree to disburse escrow funds in accordance with the terms of the transaction.
Attorney Fijman
Contact Division of Agent & Agency Services
Bureau of Investigation
Ray Wenger (850)413-5605 or
Ray.Wenger@MyFloridaCFO.com
Rule No. 69J-166.002
69J-166.031
Rule Title Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims.
Mediation of Residential Property Insurance Claims.
Date August 18, 2015
Time 9:30 AM
Place 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
Purpose and Effect The proposed amendment is intended to promote clarity and efficiency in the mediation of property insurance claims.  Rule 69J-166.002, F.A.C., governs the mediation of commercial residential property insurance claims.  Rule 69J-166.031, F.A.C., governs the mediation of residential property insurance claims.  Both rules are being amended to do the following:
Cross reference the new rule for approval of mediators for the program.
Clarify that an insurer must make a claim determination before submitting a claim to mediation.
Change the start date for the 21 days to resolve a claim before a mediation conference is held.
Identify the website at which the mediation request form may be obtained.
Specify that a mediation conference will be held within 15 miles of the insured property unless agreed otherwise by the parties.
Provide various additional clarifications and minor revisions.
Attorney Valentine
Contact Division Consumer Services
Tasha Carter (850) 413-5800 or
Tasha.Carter@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69K-10.001
69K-10.002

Text of Rule
Rule Title Preneed Funeral Contract Consumer Protection Trust Fund
Disbursement From the Preneed Funeral Contract Consumer Protection Trust Fund
Date August 19, 2015
Time 2:00 p.m.
Place Room 143, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
Purpose and Effect The proposed modifications will update Rules 69K-10.001 and 69K-10.002, F.A.C., to reflect that the rules’ respective forms have been updated and were previously added to and incorporated in the forms rule, Rule 69K-1.001, F.A.C., and the respective forms’ effective dates and incorporation in these rules are redundant.
Attorney Kamm
Contact Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-3620
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69K-16.0001
Text of Rule
Rule Title State Examination for Funeral Industry Professionals
Date August 19, 2015
Time 3:00 p.m.
Place Room 143, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
Purpose and Effect It would be clearer if the Department’s examination was referred to uniformly as the “Florida Law & Rules Exam” which is both a less wordy alternative to “the examination prepared and administered by the Department of Financial Services as set forth in Rule 69K-16.0001” and is an existing defined term in Rule 69K-18.002, F.A.C.  The proposed amendments will update the rule to incorporate the defined term for the Department’s Florida Law & Rules Exam.
Attorney Kamm
Contact Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-3620
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69K-28.001
Text of Rule
Rule Title Control of Preneed Agents
Date August 19, 2015
Time 4:00 p.m.
Place Room 143, Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Hearing
Summary of Rule Rule 69K-28.001, Control of Preneed Agents, in Chapter 69K-28, F.A.C., Supervision of Pre-Need Agents, is repealed.
Attorney Kamm
Contact Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-3620
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69K-15.001
69K-15.002
69K-15.003
69K-15.004
Rule Title Course in Mortuary Science
Associate of Arts Degree in Mortuary Science
Arrangements
At Need; Preneed
Date August 27, 2015
Time 9:00 AM
Place 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
Purpose and Effect These rules are being updated to reflect current statutory references and requirements. Further, the amendments include editorial changes. 
Attorney Hayes
Contact Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-4985
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69K-7.009
69K-7.011
69K-7.012
Rule Title Reporting Requirements for Preneed Licensees Filing an Initial Application to Utilize a Letter of Credit or Surety Bond in Lieu of Trusting
Criteria for Filing a Letter of Credit in Lieu of Trusting
Criteria for Filing a Surety Bond in Lieu of Trusting
Date August 27, 2015
Time 9:15AM or at the conclusion of the workshop for rules 69K-15
Place 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
Purpose and Effect These rules are being amended to reference the rule citation that incorporates certain forms; correct outdated statutory references and requirements; make editorial changes; and update references to incorporated documents
Attorney Hayes
Contact Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-4985
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com
Rule No. 69K-5.003
69K-5.0031
69K-5.004
69K-5.006
69K-5.007
Rule Title Application for Registration of a Preneed Sales Agent
Definition of Good Standing With the Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services
Procedures for Licensing a New Cemetery
Procedure for Licensing Transferred Cemeteries
Conversion Procedures
Date August 27, 2015
Time 9:30AM or at the conclusion of the workshop for rules 69K-7
Place 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Type Workshop
Purpose and Effect These rules are being amended to clarify which persons and entities are subject to the rule requirements; remove unnecessary language; change the Department’s website address; revise form numbers; and update the history notes.
Attorney Hayes
Contact Division of Funeral, Cemetery & Consumer Services
Ellen Simon at (850)413-4985
Ellen.Simon@myfloridacfo.com
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