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State Rep. Rick Kriseman (D-St. Petersburg) in June 2010
photo by Se?n Kinane
Florida?s cracking down on personal injury protection auto insurance fraud. A new PIP law that took effect on Sunday restricts what types of medical treatment an injured person can receive and even the amount of coverage they are entitled to regardless of what they pay for.
Supporters say the law will reduce insurance premiums but Democratic State Representative Rick Kriseman has been a staunch opponent. He said there are loopholes in the PIP insurance law that need to be addressed and it does little to address actual fraud.
Kriseman isn?t seeking re-election for his seat in the House.