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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 627
INSURANCE RATES AND CONTRACTS
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F.S. 627.7261
627.7261 Refusal to issue policy.
(1) An insurer may not deny an application for automobile liability insurance solely on the ground that renewal of similar coverage has been denied by another insurer or on the ground of an applicant’s failure to disclose that such denial has occurred.
(2)(a) An insurer may not deny an application for automobile liability insurance or impose a surcharge or otherwise increase the premium rate for an automobile liability policy solely on the basis that the applicant, a named insured, a member of the insured’s household, or a person who customarily operates the insured’s vehicle is a volunteer driver.
(b) As used in this section, the term “volunteer driver” means a person who provides services, including transporting individuals or goods, without compensation in excess of expenses to a private nonprofit agency as defined in s. 273.01(3) or a charitable organization as defined in s. 736.1201(1).
(c) This section does not prohibit an insurer from refusing to renew, imposing a surcharge on, or otherwise increasing the premium rate for an automobile liability insurance policy based upon factors other than the volunteer status of the persons named in this subsection.
History.s. 2, ch. 71-7(B); s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 563, 809(2nd), ch. 82-243; s. 79, ch. 82-386; s. 114, ch. 92-318; s. 5, ch. 2007-150; s. 152, ch. 2008-4; s. 19, ch. 2008-5.