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HB 27: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Ingoglia

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations; Removes regulations on specified DBPR professions, including labor organizations, hair braiders, hair wrappers & body wrappers, & boxing timekeepers & announcers; revises certain requirements for barbers, nail specialists, business organizations that provide architecture services and interior design, landscape architects, & geologists.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/3/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF
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SB 78: Public Financing of Construction Projects

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Public Financing of Construction Projects; Prohibiting state-financed constructors from commencing construction of certain structures in coastal areas without first conducting a sea level impact projection study and having such study published and approved by the Department of Environmental Protection; requiring the department to develop by rule standards for such studies; providing for enforcement; requiring the department to publish such studies on its website, subject to certain conditions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/13/2019 Senate - Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 142: Permit Fees

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Permit Fees; Requiring the governing bodies of counties and municipalities to post their permit and inspection fee schedules and building permit and inspection utilization reports on their websites; requiring certain governing bodies of local governments to post their building permit and inspection utilization reports on their websites by a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/13/2019 Senate - CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology read 1st time -SJ 229
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 101: Retainage

GENERAL BILL by Andrade

Retainage; Revises amounts that public entity may withhold from progress payment to contractor as retainage until & after 50-percent completion of construction services; provides that contractor may elect to withhold retainage from payments to its subcontractors at higher rate after 50-percent completion of construction services.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 12/17/2018 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


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HB 167: Local Government Public Construction Works

GENERAL BILL by Andrade

Local Government Public Construction Works; Requires governing board of local government to consider estimated costs of certain projects using generally accepted cost-accounting principles that account for specified costs when making specified determination; requires estimated total construction project costs for certain projects to include specified costs.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/5/2019 House - CS by Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee read 1st time
Bill Text: PDF


HB 169: Public Financing of Construction Projects

GENERAL BILL by Fernandez

Public Financing of Construction Projects; Prohibits state-financed constructors from commencing construction of certain structures in coastal areas without first conducting sea level impact projection study & having such study published & approved by DEP; requires department to develop by rule standards for such studies; provides for enforcement; requires department to publish such studies on its website; requires department to enforce certain requirements & to adopt rules.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 1/3/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 215: District School Taxes

GENERAL BILL by Valdes

District School Taxes; Authorizes district school board to levy up to 2.0 mills, rather than 1.5 mills, for specified purposes by supermajority vote of school board.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 1/16/2019 House - Referred to PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Education Committee
Bill Text: PDF


SB 294: Educational Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Montford

Educational Facilities; Authorizing a school district, in the absence of a survey recommendation, to use funds from a taxpayer-approved bond referendum to fund construction of educational, auxiliary, or ancillary facilities and to use funds from a specified district school tax for certain capital outlay purposes; prohibiting a district school board from using funds from any source, other than specified local sources, for certain new construction of educational plant space; revising the costs that may not be included in calculating the cost per student station, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/25/2019 Senate - Referred to Education; Community Affairs; Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 351: Construction Contracting Qualifications

GENERAL BILL by Ausley

Construction Contracting Qualifications; Revises requirements for subcontractor who is not certified or registered to perform construction work under supervision of person who is certified or registered.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 1/30/2019 House - Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee
Bill Text: PDF


HB 357: Consumer Protection

GENERAL BILL by Hage ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hill

Consumer Protection; Reduces time period within which contractors must perform substantial work on residential real property after receiving initial payment for such work & during which the contractor may refuse to perform substantial work on such property; removes exemption from permitting requirements for certain solicitors, salespersons, & agents.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 1/30/2019 House - Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee
Bill Text: PDF


SB 446: Coastal Management

GENERAL BILL by Mayfield ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hutson

Coastal Management; Revising the criteria the Department of Environmental Protection must consider in determining and assigning annual funding priorities for beach management and erosion control projects; revising the ranking criteria to be used by the department to establish certain funding priorities for certain inlet-caused beach erosion projects; revising requirements for the comprehensive long-term management plan; requiring the plan to include a strategic beach management plan, a critically eroded beaches report, and a statewide long-range budget plan, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019
Last Action: 3/5/2019 Senate - Favorable by Environment and Natural Resources; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


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HB 447: Open and Expired Building Permits

GENERAL BILL by Diamond

Open and Expired Building Permits; Provides requirements related to open & expired permits, including permit requirements, closing of permits, amendment of Florida Building Code, powers of local governmental entities, applicability, & notice requirements.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 1/22/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SB 490: Statewide Procurement Efficiency Task Force

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Statewide Procurement Efficiency Task Force; Creating the task force to evaluate procurement laws and policies and make specified recommendations; specifying membership of the task force; providing for administrative and technical support of the task force; requiring task force members to serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/12/2019 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 679: Legislative Review of Proposed Regulation of Unregulated Functions

GENERAL BILL by Hage

Legislative Review of Proposed Regulation of Unregulated Functions; Provides that certain requirements must be met before adoption of regulation of unregulated profession or occupation or substantial expansion of regulation of regulated profession or occupation; requires first legislative committee to which such legislation is referred to evaluate legislation & make certain determinations; requires state agency to provide certain information to Legislature within certain time period.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/6/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 715: Florida Building Code Enforcement

GENERAL BILL by Robinson

Florida Building Code Enforcement; Prohibits local government from carrying forward more than specified amount of unexpended revenue; revises requirements for expenditure of certain unexpended revenue.
Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/7/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text:­­ ­PDF


HB 775: Construction Industry Workforce

GENERAL BILL by Leek

Construction Industry Workforce; Requires certain funds to be used for specified purposes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/13/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 801: Tiny Homes

GENERAL BILL by Eskamani

Tiny Homes; Requires Florida Building Commission to adopt certain regulations & standards; provides for incorporation of certain codes into Florida Building Code.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/13/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SB 806: Local Government Public Construction Works

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Local Government Public Construction Works; Requiring the governing board of a local government to consider estimated costs of certain projects using generally accepted cost-accounting principles that account for specified costs when making a specified determination; requiring that a local government that performs projects using its own services, employees, and equipment disclose the actual costs of the project after completion to the Auditor General; requiring estimated total construction project costs for certain projects to include specified costs, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/6/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 827: Engineering

GENERAL BILL by Toledo

Engineering; Authorizes Board of Professional Engineers to establish standards of practice & responsibility rules for profession of engineering; revises prerequisites to take an examination to determine qualification to practice as an engineer; revises licensure certification requirements; revises requirements for licensure by endorsement; requires board to deny license under certain circumstances; requires board to establish certain training & education requirements for certain qualified representatives; provides that successor engineer assumes full professional & legal responsibility by signing or affixing his or her seal to certain documents; requires that structural inspections on threshold building be performed during new construction or during certain repair or restoration projects.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 2/13/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SB 882: Restraints of Trade or Commerce

GENERAL BILL by Gruters

Restraints of Trade or Commerce; Revising the requirements for a contract that restricts or prohibits competition; redefining the term “legitimate business interest” to include only interests related to intellectual property, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/7/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 889: Educational Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Buchanan

Educational Facilities; Authorizes school districts to use specified fund for construction of certain facilities & certain capital outlay purposes; revises provisions relating to cost per student stations & construction funding; directs OEDR to update a certain report.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/18/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 911: Construction Defects

GENERAL BILL by Santiago

Construction Defects; Removes provisions relating to compliance & actions, notice & opportunity to repair, & contract provisions & application; requires parties to construction defect claim to participate in mandatory nonbinding arbitration within specified time; authorizes any party to agree that arbitration is binding; provides award requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/19/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SB 924: Occupational Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Occupational Licensing; Requiring the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health, respectively, to grant an application for licensure if the applicant has completed an apprenticeship and met other specified requirements; requiring the department to establish the grade necessary for an applicant who has completed an apprenticeship to receive a passing grade for an examination, etc.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020
Last Action: 2/11/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 1056: Florida Disaster Resilience Task Force

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Florida Disaster Resilience Task Force; Establishing the task force adjunct to the Department of Environmental Protection; providing the purpose and membership of the task force; requiring the appointees to be experts from specified subject areas, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/14/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1092: Reduction of Construction Contracting Fraud

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Reduction of Construction Contracting Fraud; Deleting an intent requirement for contractor fraud offenses; revising criminal penalties for contractor fraud offenses; revising the maximum amount of a prospective buyer’s deposit for a residential dwelling which must be put into escrow; requiring escrow of certain payments received for the improvement of real property, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/15/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 1139: Inspections and Permits

GENERAL BILL by Plakon

Inspections and Permits; Requires county or municipality that imposes inspection fees to establish expedited inspection process that provides priority processing for such inspections; authorizes county or municipality to charge additional fee up to specified amount for expedited inspection process; requires such local governments to establish expedited permitting process that provides priority processing for such permits; authorizes local government to charge additional fee for expedited inspection process; provides that local government must require applicant to pay only specified percentage of fees due upon receipt of application; provides for reduction of outstanding fees due; provides for refund of fees; specifies that certain procedures apply to building permit applications for any nonresidential buildings.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/28/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SB 1200: Construction Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Stargel

Construction Bonds; Requiring a notice of nonpayment to be verified; deeming contractors to be insureds or beneficiaries in relation to bonds for construction contracts; providing that a contractor may record a notice identifying a project bond as a conditional payment bond before project commencement to make the duty of a surety to pay lienors coextensive with the contractor’s duty to pay, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 2/19/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 1233: Structurally Sound and Accessible School Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Eskamani

Structurally Sound and Accessible School Facilities; Provides that students have certain rights relating to attending schools that meet specific standards; requires that certain new school facilities be constructed in compliance with public shelter design criteria; provides duties for certain educational entities; provides for preemption & rulemaking.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 1246: Construction Defects

GENERAL BILL by Wright

Construction Defects; Requiring courts to require parties in actions involving construction defects to take part in nonbinding arbitration; authorizing parties to agree to be bound by the arbitration award; requiring a jury verdict and a final judgment to contain specified information in certain proceedings, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/20/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


HB 1247: Construction Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Perez

Construction Bonds; Requires notice of nonpayment to be verified; specifies that claimant or lienor who serves fraudulent notice of nonpayment forfeits his or her rights under bond; provides that service of fraudulent notice of nonpayment is complete defense to claimant's or lienor's claim against bond & entitles prevailing party to attorney fees; provides that provision relating to attorney fees applies to certain suits brought by contractors; provides that contractor may record notice identifying project bond as conditional payment bond before project commencement to make duty of surety to pay lienors coextensive with contractor's duty to pay.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 3/3/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 1333: Building Construction Procedures

GENERAL BILL by Payne

Building Construction Procedures; Extends length of time provisional certificate is valid; revises categories of certification the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board shall by rule establish; revises examination fee & requirements for home inspector licensure requirements; revises notification requirements for qualifying agents; requires qualifying agents to submit certain orders within specified time & close active permits that have expired; provides new qualifying agent shall not be held liable for certain work; authorizes Florida Building Commission to approve certain amendments to Florida Building Code every 3 years.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/4/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 1369: Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program

GENERAL BILL by Diamond

Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program; Establishes program within Office of Resilience & Coastal Protection; provides program purpose & participants; requires program submit Florida Resiliency Plan to Governor & Legislature at specified intervals.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/4/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SB 1402: Inmate Confinement

GENERAL BILL by Farmer

Inmate Confinement; Prohibiting the use of solitary confinement; authorizing an inmate to be placed in restrictive confinement only if certain conditions are met; prohibiting youths, young adults, and inmates who have specified medical needs from being placed in restrictive confinement except under specified circumstances; requiring sheriffs and chief correctional officers to adopt model standards relating to confinement, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/26/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1506: Education

GENERAL BILL by Lee

Education; Deleting a requirement that a district school board conduct a cost-benefit analysis before voting on a resolution to implement one or more exceptions to the educational facilities construction requirements, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/28/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1512: Fees for Enforcing the Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Diaz

Fees for Enforcing the Florida Building Code; Revising the definition of the phrase “enforcing the Florida Building Code” to include certain costs; revising specified activities that, unless otherwise provided by law, may not be funded with fees adopted for enforcing the code, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 2/28/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1636: Workers’ Compensation

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Workers’ Compensation; Revising a prohibition against persons receiving certain fees, consideration, or gratuities under the Workers’ Compensation Law; increasing the maximum number of weeks of benefits payable for temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, and temporary total disability; requiring injured employees and other claimants to sign and attest to a specified statement relating to the payment of attorney fees before engaging an attorney or other representative for certain purposes, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1640: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations; Renaming the Board of Architecture and Interior Design as the Board of Architecture within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; repealing provisions relating to hearings for persons or labor organizations denied licensure as a business agent; requiring the Department of Business and Professional Regulation or a board to seek reciprocal licensing agreements with other states under certain circumstances; repealing provisions relating to fees and local licensing requirements, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1648: Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Florida Building Code; Requiring the Florida Building Code to require that the entire envelope of certain buildings being constructed or rebuilt be impact resistant and constructed with high wind-resistant and noncombustible construction materials; requiring that all parts or systems of a building or structure envelope meet impact test criteria or be protected with an external protection device that meets such criteria, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1670: Administrative Procedures

GENERAL BILL by Mayfield

Administrative Procedures; Applying certain provisions regarding the incorporation by reference of material to repromulgated rules; requiring an agency to provide notice of a regulatory alternative to the Administrative Procedures Committee by a certain date; requiring an agency to provide a copy of any proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative to the committee by a certain date; requiring agency review of rules and repromulgation of rules that do not require substantive changes within a specified time period, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1672: Legislative Review of Proposed Regulation of Unregulated Functions

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Legislative Review of Proposed Regulation of Unregulated Functions; Providing that certain requirements must be met before the adoption of a regulation of an unregulated profession or occupation or the substantial expansion of regulation of a regulated profession or occupation; requiring the proponents of legislation that proposes such regulation to provide certain information to the state agency proposed to have jurisdiction over the regulation and the Legislature by a certain date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1752: Inspections and Permits

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Inspections and Permits; Requiring a county or municipality that imposes inspection fees to establish an expedited inspection process that provides priority processing for such inspections; requiring a local government that imposes permit fees to establish an expedited permitting process that provides priority processing for such permits; specifying that certain procedures apply to building permit applications for any nonresidential buildings, instead of nonresidential buildings less than a specified size, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF


SB 1800: Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Gibson

Florida Building Code; Authorizing the Florida Building Commission to adopt certain triennial amendments, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/4/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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HB 6025: Charter Schools Capital Outlay Funding

GENERAL BILL by Newton

Charter Schools Capital Outlay Funding; Repeals provisions relating to charter schools capital outlay funding.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 1/31/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


HB 6071: Education

GENERAL BILL by Antone

Education; Removes requirement that district school board conduct cost-benefit analysis before voting on resolution to implement one or more exceptions to educational facilities construction requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/4/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF


SPB 7070: K-12 Education

PROPOSED BILL by Education

K-12 Education; Deleting the authorization for a traditional public school to receive funds from the Schools of Hope Program; establishing the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program; requiring school districts, upon the request of the department, to provide statewide assessments and related materials to certain private schools; requiring that program funds for students entering a Department of Juvenile Justice commitment program be transferred from the school district in which the student last attended school before commitment, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 3/1/2019 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Education, 03/06/19, 10:30 am, 412 Knott Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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