NCCI Proposes Florida Workers Compensation Rate Increase

Effective August 1, 2016 Overview of Castellanos Decision On April 28, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Castellanos vs. Next Door Company, et al., No. SC13-2082 (“Castellanos”) declaring Section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional. The anticipated impact of the decision is the elimination of the statutory caps on claimant attorney…

New Leadership Installed

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) of Florida elected new officers to its Board of Directors during the 35th Annual Conference at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg. The new slate of officers, and board comprised of appointees from six Florida chapters, will serve a two-year term and…

Underground all Tallahassee electric lines

The cry goes up every time Tallahassee experiences a big storm, with trees falling on electric lines and knocking out the power for many residents: “Why doesn’t Tallahassee put its electric lines underground?” Sure enough, the cry went up after the June 30 windstorm. Hundreds of trees fell on power lines and houses. More than…

2015 Conference Agenda

July 30 Meeting/Event Room 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open Wylie 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting Executive Committee Only Plaza CD 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SUCA Board of Directors Meeting Avery Chancellor 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up Plaza AB Hallway 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception Board…

Governor Signs Bill Limiting Use of Local Preferences

By R. Bruce Kershner, NUCA of FL Director of Government Relations Governor Rick Scott signed SB 778 Thursday limiting the use of local preferences by cities and counties when awarding construction contracts. A top legislative priority for NUCA of Florida, the Governor’s action culminates years of frustration in trying to prohibit the increasing use of…