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Under law, 20% of the Legislature needs to file support for a special session with the Department of State. If the 20% mark is reached, the department would have seven days to poll lawmakers. (Credit: Felix Mizioznikov/Adobe Stock) Under the law, 20% of the Legislature needs to file support for a special session with the Department of State. If the 20% mark is reached, the department would have seven days to poll lawmakers. (Credit: Felix Mizioznikov/Adobe Stock)

Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican, on Friday formally asked his colleagues to support his call for a special legislative session on property insurance.

Saying “we can no longer wait on this issue,” Brandes distributed a “template letter” for lawmakers to send to the Department of State to begin a polling process to force a special session on the issue.

“With hurricane season approaching June 1, it is imperative that we do everything within our power to ensure the people we represent can obtain insurance coverage at a reasonable price,” said Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican. (Credit: Courtesy photo) “With hurricane season approaching June 1, it is imperative that we do everything within our power to ensure the people we represent can obtain insurance coverage at a reasonable price,” said Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg, Florida, Republican. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

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