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2017 Legislative Issues

HB 17: Local Regulation Preemption

GENERAL BILL by Fine

Local Regulation Preemption; Defines terms; prohibits certain local governments from imposing or adopting certain regulations on businesses, professions, & occupations after certain date; preempts to state regulations concerning businesses, professions, & occupations; provides exceptions to preemption.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/31/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 80: Public Records

GENERAL BILL by Steube

Public Records; Requiring a complainant to timely provide certain written notice in order to be entitled to attorney fees in certain civil actions for enforcement of ch. 119, F.S., etc.

SB 94: Property Insurance Appraisers and Property Insurance Appraisal Umpires

GENERAL BILL by Artiles

Property Insurance Appraisers and Property Insurance Appraisal Umpires; Authorizing the Department of Financial Services to investigate property insurance appraisal umpires for violations of the insurance code; creating the “Property Insurance Appraisal Umpire Law”; providing qualifications for license as an umpire; authorizing the department to refuse, suspend, or revoke an umpire’s license under certain circumstances; providing an appropriation and authorizing positions, etc. APPROPRIATION: $136,337.00

Effective Date: 10/1/2017
Last Action: 12/2/2016 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 112: Flood Hazard Mitigation

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

Flood Hazard Mitigation; Authorizing the Division of Emergency Management of the Executive Office of the Governor to administer a matching grant program for local governments to implement flood hazard risk reduction policies and projects; revising the powers of the Florida Communities Trust to authorize the undertaking, coordination, and funding of flood mitigation projects; authorizing the trust to acquire and dispose of real and personal property to reduce flood hazards, etc. APPROPRIATION: Indeterminate

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 12/16/2016 Senate - Referred to Banking and Insurance; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations
Location: In committee/council (BI)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 204: Actions Founded on Real Property Improvements

GENERAL BILL by Passidomo

Actions Founded on Real Property Improvements; Specifying when a contract has been completed between a professional engineer, registered architect, or licensed contractor and his or her employer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 12/21/2016 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 377: Limitations on Actions other than for the Recovery of Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Leek

Limitations on Actions other than for the Recovery of Real Property; Specifies date of completion for specified contracts for limitation of action purposes; provides applicability.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/23/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 389: Building Safety

GENERAL BILL by Willhite

Building Safety; Revising provisions requiring installation of carbon monoxide detectors in certain buildings.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/23/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 514: Fees of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation

GENERAL BILL by Stargel

Fees of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; Revising the amount of the additional delinquency fee a board or the department must impose under certain circumstances; revising the surcharge rate assessed on certain permits, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/26/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 534: Public Works Projects

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Public Works Projects; Prohibiting the state and political subdivisions that contract for public works projects from imposing restrictive conditions on certain contractors, subcontractors, or material suppliers or carriers; prohibiting the state and political subdivisions from restricting qualified bidders from submitting bids or being awarded contracts, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/26/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 599: Public Works Projects

GENERAL BILL by Williamson

Public Works Projects; Prohibits state & political subdivisions that contract for public works projects from imposing restrictive conditions on certain contractors, subcontractors, or material suppliers or carriers; prohibits state & political subdivisions from restricting qualified bidders from submitting bids or being awarded contracts; provides applicability.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/31/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 560: Small Business Participation in State Contracting

GENERAL BILL by Campbell

Small Business Participation in State Contracting; Requiring certain agencies to award a percentage of contracts to small businesses; requiring contract vendors to use small businesses in the state as subcontractors or subvendors; requiring the rules ombudsman in the Executive Office of the Governor to establish a system for reporting small business participation in state contracting, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/27/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 610: Firearms

GENERAL BILL by Steube

Firearms; Requiring a business, organization, or entity that prohibits a concealed weapon or firearm licensee from carrying a weapon or firearm onto its property to assume certain responsibility for the safety and defense of such licensee; providing a cause of action for a concealed weapon or firearm licensee who incurs injury, death, damage, or loss as the result of certain acts or attacks occurring on the property of such business, organization, or entity or on other specified properties, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/31/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 691: Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Jacobs

Florida Building Code; Prohibits certain technical amendments to Florida Building Code adopted by local government from being rendered void in certain circumstances; specifies that such amendments are subject to review or modification when new edition of Code is issued.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/7/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 734: Construction Liens

GENERAL BILL by Powell

Construction Liens; Revising requirements relating to the recording of a notice of termination of an improvement to real property, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/6/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 744: Community Associations

GENERAL BILL by Passidomo

Community Associations; Authorizing an association to adopt rules for posting certain notices on a website; revising provisions relating to required condominium and cooperative association bylaws; prohibiting a board member from voting via e-mail; specifying the voting interests that are eligible to vote to waive or reduce funding of reserves, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/7/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 789: Procurement of Professional Services

GENERAL BILL by Stone

Procurement of Professional Services; Removes requirement for agencies to encourage certain firms to submit annual statements of qualifications & performance data; clarifies provisions relating to selection of firms & authorizes rejection of submissions received in response to public announcement under competitive selection process; creates best value selection process; removes requirement that agency terminate negotiations with most qualified firm when agency is unable to negotiate satisfactory contract & undertake negotiations with second most qualified firm; authorizes DMS to adopt rules.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/13/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 860: Building Code Administrators and Inspectors

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

Building Code Administrators and Inspectors; Creating an internship path to certification as an inspector or plans examiner; requiring the board to authorize specified candidates for certification as building code inspectors or plans examiners to perform duties during a specified period after initial application, to apply for a 1-year provisional certificate under certain circumstances, and to apply for standard certification within a certain time before completing the internship period, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/10/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 901: Florida Building Commission

GENERAL BILL by McClain

Florida Building Commission; Requires commission to use specified editions of Florida Building Code as foundation for development of & updates to code; requires commission to review, rather than update, code every 3 years; deletes provision that specifies how long amendments or modifications to foundation remain effective; deletes provisions limiting how long amendment or modification is effective; deletes provision requiring certain amendments or modifications to be carried forward into next edition of code, subject to certain conditions; deletes certain requirements for resubmission of expired amendments; deletes provision prohibiting proposed amendment from being included in foundation if it has been addressed in international code; requires commission to adopt code & amendments thereto, by minimum percentage of votes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/20/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 909: Building Code Administrators & Inspectors

GENERAL BILL by Goodson

Building Code Administrators & Inspectors; Authorizes building code administrator or building official to perform plan review or inspection when acting as building official under certain interagency service agreements; revises eligibility requirements for examination for certification as building code inspector or plans examiner to include internship certification program; revises provisions related to provisional certificates to remove eligibility condition; requires board to establish rules.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/21/2017 House - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1000: Firesafety Standards

GENERAL BILL by Campbell

Firesafety Standards; Authorizing certain buildings to have specified balcony guard openings, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 2/16/2017 Senate - Filed
Location: Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 7000: Florida Building Commission

PROPOSED BILL by Community Affairs

Florida Building Commission; Requiring the commission to use the most recent published edition of the Florida Building Code as the foundation code; requiring the commission to review, rather than update, the Florida Building Code every 3 years; deleting a provision that specifies how long amendments or modifications to the foundation code remain effective, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 1/13/2017 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/24/17, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
Location: On agenda (CA)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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