2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 357
January 14, 2020 - Offered by Senator Feyen.
53. Page 4, line 5
: delete the material beginning with “is" and ending with 6
“629.02." on line 6 and substitute “engages in adjusting services in this state and, in 7
the case of a person who is not a resident of this state, has registered with the 8
commissioner under s. 629.02 (2), but does not include any of the following:”.
“(a) An attorney admitted to practice in this state while acting in his or her 11
professional capacity as an attorney.
(b) An individual who negotiates or settles claims arising under a life insurance 2
policy, a disability insurance policy, as defined in s. 645.675 (1) (h), or an annuity 3
(c) An individual employed solely for the purpose of obtaining facts 5
surrounding a loss or furnishing technical assistance to a public adjuster, including 6
a photographer, estimator, private investigator, engineer, or handwriting expert.
(d) An individual who settles subrogation claims between insurers.
(e) An individual who is licensed as an intermediary under s. 628.04 or 628.09 9
while acting in his or her professional capacity as an intermediary.
(f) An individual who represents an insurer in negotiations for the settlement 11
of a claim against the insurer arising out of the coverage provided by an insurance 12
135. Page 4, line 7
: delete the material beginning with “Requirement
” and 14
ending with “void.” on line 17 and substitute “
List of registered public adjusters
The commissioner shall maintain on the office's Internet site a list of public adjusters 16
who have registered with the commissioner under sub. (2).”.
176. Page 4, line 18
: delete the material beginning with “An" and ending with 18
“completing a" on line 19 and substitute “A public adjuster who is not a resident of 19
this state shall register with the commissioner prior to engaging in public adjusting 20
services in this state. A public adjuster who is a resident of this state may register 21
with the commissioner. In order to register under this subsection, the public adjuster 22
shall complete an application”.
18. Page 4, line 24
: delete the material beginning with “that" and ending with 2
“registration" on line 25 and substitute “subject to penalty”
A public adjuster shall supply a bond that meets 11
specifications established by the commissioner to guarantee faithful performance of 12
the individual's duties and obligations as a public adjuster.”.
1617. Page 11, line 24
: delete “A public adjuster shall" and substitute “Prior to 17
the commissioner approving an individual's registration under s. 629.02 (2), the 18
individual shall certify to the commissioner that the individual will”.
2019. Page 12, line 22
: delete the material beginning with “Denial,
" and ending 21
with “following" on line 25 and substitute “Penalties.
Upon a finding that a public 22
adjuster has done any of the following, the commissioner may, after a hearing, notify 23
the public by posting the public adjuster's name and infraction on the office's Internet
site, levy a civil penalty, or, if applicable, suspend or revoke the public adjuster's 2
registration under s. 629.02, or do any combination of the three actions”