Governor Crist today received the big property insurance package (SB 2044) and the commercial rate deregulation bill (SB 2176) and has until June 1 to act on them.

Crist has 15 days to make a decision after receiving bills which passed during the recently concluded 2010 session and that would be June 1.

Crist has said in media interviews he has not made a decision on the big property insurance package, and has not commented publicly on the commercial rate deregulation package, which has not been getting much media attention. He was encouraged last week to sign SB 2044 by Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty.

Other bills sent to the governor today:

HB 545 Residential Property Sales, repealing a provision requiring disclosures of residential property windstorm mitigation ratings to purchasers in wind-borne debris regions.  Effective Date: Upon becoming law.

HB 663 Building Safety, by Rep. Aubuchon, the annual building code revision bill

SB 846 Residential Fire Sprinkler Requirements -- by Bennett

SB 926 Trusts -- by Richter

HB 965 Real Property Assessment -- by McKeel

SB 1152 Florida Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services Act -- by Bennett

SB 1196 Community Associations -- by Fasano

SB 2046 Employee Leasing Companies -- by Richter - Revisions to regulation of employee leasing companies.

HB 7069 Background Screening -- by Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council

HB 7121 OGSR/Hurricane Loss and Exposure Data, reenacting the public records exemption for information provided by insurers to Florida International University for the public hurricane loss model

HB 7217 Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Emergency Assessments, by General Government Policy Council, continuing for three years the exemption for medical malpractice premium from Cat Fund assessments.

HB 7219 Corporate Income Tax, by Finance & Tax Counci, the annual corporte income tax piggyback bill.