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HB 85: Diesel Exhaust Capture Systems

GENERAL BILL by Casello

Diesel Exhaust Capture Systems; Requires Florida Building Commission to incorporate into Florida Building Code specified requirements related to fire stations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 8/22/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 178: 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; requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to develop by rule a standard for such studies; requiring the department to enforce certain requirements and to adopt rules, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 8/23/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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HB 101: Public Construction

GENERAL BILL by Andrade

Public Construction; Revises amounts of retainage that local governmental entities & contractors may withhold from progress payments for construction services contract; revises requirements for DMS rules governing certain contracts; revises amounts of retainage that public entities & contractors may withhold from progress payments for construction services contract.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 8/29/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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HB 115: Keep Our Graduates Working Act

GENERAL BILL by Duran

Keep Our Graduates Working Act; Prohibits state authority from suspending or revoking person's professional license, certificate, registration, or permit solely on basis of delinquency or default in payment of his or her student loan; repeals provisions to conform provisions to changes made by act.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 9/4/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 203: Growth Management

GENERAL BILL by McClain

Growth Management; Requires comprehensive plan to include property rights element by a specified date; provides statement of rights that local government may use; provides local government's property rights element may not conflict with statutorily provided statement rights; requires local land development regulations to incorporate certain existing development orders.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 9/19/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 246: Public Construction

GENERAL BILL by Hooper

Public Construction; Revising the amount of retainage that certain local governmental entities and contractors may withhold from progress payments for any construction services contract; revising the amounts of retainage that certain public entities and contractors may withhold from progress payments for any construction services contract, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 9/10/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 257: Acquisition of Certain Professional Services

GENERAL BILL by Antone

Acquisition of Certain Professional Services; Provides that Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act may not be construed to prevent cooperative purchasing between governmental agencies if certain criteria are met.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 9/30/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 278: Climate Health Planning

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Climate Health Planning; Requiring the Department of Health to prepare an annual climate health planning report that contains specified information and recommendations; requiring the report to be published on the department’s website and submitted to the Governor and the Legislature by a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 9/16/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 280: Climate Fiscal Responsibility

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Climate Fiscal Responsibility; Requiring the Economic Estimating Conference to annually prepare a climate fiscal responsibility report and provide a copy of the report to the Governor and the Legislature; requiring the Office of Economic and Demographic Research to publish the report on its website; requiring the conference to coordinate with and obtain data from certain entities in preparing the report, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 9/16/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 283: Liens and Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Toledo

Liens and Bonds; Provides that certain waivers & releases are unenforceable; provides that certain liens have priority over certain subordinate conveyances, encumbrances, or demands; revises information to be included in notice of commencement; provides that service of instrument is effective on date of shipping; requires that copy of notice of nonpayment be served on surety.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 10/4/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 295: Construction Defects

GENERAL BILL by Santiago

Construction Defects; Specifies that certain disclosures & documents must be provided before claimant may file action; removes provisions related to action involving association; provides requirements for notice of claim, repair of construction defects, & payments for such repairs; revises timeframe within which certain persons are required to serve written response to claimant; prohibits advance payments for such repairs; limits liability; provides requirements for certain payments held in trust; requires parties to construction defect claim to participate in mandatory nonbinding arbitration.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 10/4/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 356: Keep Our Graduates Working Act

GENERAL BILL by Hutson

Keep Our Graduates Working Act; Creating the "Keep Our Graduates Working Act of 2020"; prohibiting a state authority from suspending or revoking a person’s professional license, certificate, registration, or permit solely on the basis of a delinquency or default in the payment of his or her student loan, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 9/20/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 441: Public Procurement of Services

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Public Procurement of Services; Revises maximum dollar amount for construction project continuing contracts; redefines term "continuing contract" to increase maximum dollar amounts for certain professional services; requires DMS to annually adjust statutory caps for continuing contracts by rule.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 10/23/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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HB 459: Building Design

GENERAL BILL by Overdorf

Building Design; Provides regulations relating to building design elements may not be applied to certain structures; provides affected party may submit certain local government regulations to Florida Building Commission for review; provides for enforcement of such regulation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 10/24/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 474: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations; Citing this act as the “Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act”; deleting the requirement that a yacht broker maintain a separate license for each branch office; specifying that the failure to repay certain student loans is not considered a failure to perform a statutory or legal obligation for which certain disciplinary action can be taken; revising licensure requirements for engineers who hold specified licenses in another state; providing that certain cosmetology services may be performed in a location other than a licensed salon under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2020
Last Action: 10/7/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 506: Public Procurement of Services

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Public Procurement of Services; Revising the maximum dollar amount for continuing contracts for construction projects; redefining the term “continuing contract” to increase certain maximum dollar amounts for professional architectural, engineering, landscape architectural, and surveying and mapping services; requiring the Department of Management Services to annually adjust by rule the statutory caps for continuing contracts, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 10/15/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 511: Insulation Products

GENERAL BILL by Fine

Insulation Products; Specifies person who takes actions relating to interior building envelope insulation products without having test report is subject to Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act; requires that such test report be provided, upon request, to local building official.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 11/1/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 579: Public Financing of Construction Projects

GENERAL BILL by Aloupis

Public Financing of Construction Projects; Requires sea level impact projection study of state-financed coastal structures before construction begins; requires DEP to develop study standards, publish studies on its website, enforce requirements, & adopt rules.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 11/7/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 664: Verification of Employment Eligibility

GENERAL BILL by Lee ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gruters

Verification of Employment Eligibility; Requiring employers to register with and use the E-Verify system beginning on a specified date to verify the employment eligibility of new employees; requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity to order certain agencies to suspend an employer’s license under certain circumstances; requiring the department to notify the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and specified law enforcement agencies of certain violations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 10/24/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 710: Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Florida Building Code; Requiring that the Florida Building Code require that the entire envelope of certain buildings being constructed or rebuilt be impact resistant and constructed with high wind-resistant 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; providing exceptions, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 10/30/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 890: Local Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Local Licensing; Providing that individuals who hold valid, active local licenses may work within the scope of such licenses in any local government jurisdiction without needing to meet certain additional licensing requirements; requiring licensees to provide consumers with certain information; providing that local governments have disciplinary jurisdiction over such licensees, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 11/12/2019 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

 

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