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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB178 Public Financing of Construction Projects Rodriguez Environment and Natural Resources YEAS 5 NAYS 0
Infrastructure and Security YEAS 7 NAYS 0
Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government ­

SENATE - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government, 02/13/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building

Appropriations ­

SENATE - CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0

­Public Financing of Construction Projects; Prohibiting state-financed constructors from commencing construction of certain structures in coastal areas after a specified date without first taking certain steps regarding 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: On the same date that SB 7016 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
Last Action:

HOUSE - CS passed; YEAS 115 NAYS 0

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 579 Public Financing of Construction Projects Aloupis Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee ­HOUSE - CS by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0
Appropriations Committee ­

­HOUSE - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/18/20, 11:30 am, Webster Hall

State Affairs Committee ­

HOUSE - Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0

­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: July 1, 2020
Last Event:
HOUSE - Laid on Table

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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 306 State Funds Mayfield Infrastructure and Security ­SENATE - Favorable by Infrastructure and Security; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development ­
Appropriations ­
­State Funds; Exempting the State Housing Trust Fund and the Local Government Housing Trust Fund from a provision authorizing the Legislature, in the General Appropriations Act, to transfer unappropriated cash balances from specified trust funds to the Budget Stabilization Fund and the General Revenue Fund, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:

SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 381 State Funds Silvers and Killebrew Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee ­
State Affairs Committee ­
Appropriations Committee ­

­State Funds: Exempts State Housing Trust Fund & Local Government Housing Trust Fund from provision authorizing Legislature to transfer unappropriated cash balances from specified trust funds to Budget Stabilization Fund & General Revenue Fund.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Last Event:
HOUSE - Died in Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee

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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 474 Deregulation of Professions and Occupations Albritton Innovation, Industry, and Technology ­

SENATE - CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology; YEAS 8 NAYS 0

Commerce and Tourism ­

SENATE - CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 4 NAYS 0

Appropriations ­SENATE - CS/CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 1
­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:

SENATE - SENATE - Temporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 1193 Deregulation of Professions and Occupations Ingolgia Business & Professions Subcommittee ­

HOUSE - Favorable by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 3

Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee ­

HOUSE - On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/28/20, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall

Commerce Committee ­HOUSE - CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 0

­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; prohibits suspension or revocation of license for delinquency or default on payment of student loan or default on requirements of work-conditional scholarship.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020­

Last action;HOUSE - CS passed as amended; YEAS 88 NAYS 25

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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 506 Public Procurement of Services Perry Governmental Oversight and Accountability YEAS 5 NAYS 0
Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government ­

SENATE - Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; YEAS 9 NAYS 0

Appropriations ­SENATE - CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 21 NAYS 0
­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:
SENATE - CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 21 NAYS 0
Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 441 Public Procurement of Services DiCeglie Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee YEAS 12 NAYS 0
Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee YEAS 10 NAYS 0
State Affairs Committee ­

HOUSE - CS/CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0

­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.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020­

Last Action:SENATE - Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations

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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 1124 Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations Diaz Governmental Oversight and Accountability ­

SENATE - CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 3 NAYS 1

Appropriations ­SENATE - Now in Appropriations
Rules ­
­Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations; Citing this act as the “Occupational Regulation Sunset Act”; establishing a schedule for the systematic review of occupational regulatory programs; providing for the abolition of units or subunits of government and personnel positions responsible for repealed programs; providing for the reversion of certain unexpended funds and the refund of certain unencumbered revenue of a repealed program; requiring the Department of Legal Affairs to prosecute or defend certain pending causes of actions, etc.
Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action:

SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 707 Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations Renner Commerce Committee ­

HOUSE - Favorable by Commerce Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 1

Health & Human Services Committee ­

HOUSE - CS by Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 4

Appropriations Committee ­Reference Removed

­Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations: Authorizes schedule for the systematic review of occupational regulatory programs; authorizes Legislature to take certain actions before scheduled repeal of occupational regulatory program; provides regulation of occupation to state if such occupation's regulatory program has been repealed through this act; provides schedule of repeal for occupational regulatory programs.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Event:
SENATE - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability

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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 1214 Engineers Baxley Innovation, Industry, and Technology ­

SENATE - CS by Innovation, Industry, and Technology read 1st time -SJ 220

­ Commerce and Tourism ­SENATE - Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
­ Rules ­SENATE - Now in Rules
­Engineers; Prohibiting a person who is not licensed as an engineer from using a specified name or title; authorizing the Board of Professional Engineers to establish fees relating to structural engineering licensing; authorizing the board to refuse to certify an applicant for a structural engineering license for certain reasons; prohibiting certain persons from practicing structural engineering after a specified date, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:

SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 1127 Engineers Plakon Business & Professions Subcommittee ­
Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee ­
Commerce Committee ­

­Engineers; Prohibits person who is not licensed as engineer from using specified name or title; authorizes Board of Professional Engineers to establish fees relating to structural engineering licensing & refuse to certify applicant for a structural engineering license for certain reasons; prohibits certain persons from practicing structural engineering after specified date.
Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 1232 Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program Rouson Infrastructure and Security ­
Environment and Natural Resources ­
Appropriations ­
­Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program; Establishing the program within the Department of Environmental Protection; providing for program purpose and participants; requiring the program to submit the Florida Resiliency Plan to the Governor and Legislature at specified intervals; providing plan requirements; directing the department to coordinate and oversee the program and provide staff support, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:

SENATE - Died in Infrastructure and Security

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 913 Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program Diamond and Raschein Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee ­
Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee ­
State Affairs Committee ­
­Florida Climate and Resiliency Research Program: Establishes program within DEP; provides for program purpose & participants; requires program to submit Florida Resiliency Plan to Governor & Legislature at specified intervals; provides plan requirements; directs DEP to coordinate & oversee program & provide staff support.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Last Event:

HOUSE - Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee

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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 1518 Acquisition of Certain Professional Services Gruters Community Affairs ­
Governmental Oversight and Accountability ­
Rules ­
­Acquisition of Certain Professional Services; Providing that the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiation Act may not be construed to prevent cooperative purchasing between governmental agencies if certain criteria are met, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:

SENATE - Died in Community Affairs

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 257 Acquistion of Certain Profesional Services Antone Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee ­
Appropriations Committee ­
State Affairs Committee ­
­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: July 1, 2020
Last Event:
HOUSE - Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
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Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
SB 7016 Statewide Office of Resiliency Senate Infrastructure and Security Environment and Natural Resources ­YEAS 5 NAYS 0
Appropriations ­

SENATE - Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0

­Statewide Office of Resiliency; Establishing the office within the Executive Office of the Governor; creating the Statewide Sea-Level Rise Task Force within the office; authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to contract for specified services, upon request of the task force; requiring the Environmental Regulation Commission to take certain action on the task force’s recommendations, etc. APPROPRIATION: $500,000
Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:

HOUSE - Died in Messages

Bill # Title Sponsor Committees Status
HB 1073 Statewide Office of Resiliency Stevenson Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee ­
Appropriations Committee ­
State Affairs Committee ­
­Statewide Office of Resiliency: Establishes office within EOG; provides for appointment of Chief Resilience Officer by Governor; creates Statewide Sea-Level Rise Task Force within office; requires DEP to serve as task force's contract administrator; requires Environmental Regulation Commission to take certain action on task force's recommendations; provides for task force repeal; provides appropriation.
Effective Date: July 1, 2020­
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CS/HB 613: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Higher Education and Career Readiness Subcommittee ; Rodrigues, R.

Higher Education; Revises provisions relating to SBE & BOG responsibilities, standards for preeminent state research universities program, performance-based metrics for state universities, length of time Phosphate Research & Activities Board member may serve, & specified growth rates at state universities; requires Commissioner of Education to submit recommendations relating to performance fund for Florida College System institutions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:HOUSE - Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF
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SB 72: Postsecondary Education

GENERAL BILL by Stargel

Postsecondary Education; Clarifying requirements for new construction, remodeling, or renovation projects; establishing state universities of distinction throughout the State University System; requiring that grant awards administered through the Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program not exceed a certain amount; specifying eligibility for initial awards under the Benacquisto Scholarship Program; revising the dates by which a spending plan must be submitted to a Florida College System institution’s board of trustees for approval, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:HOUSE - CS passed as amended; YEAS 112 NAYS 0
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

CS/SB 1402: Higher Education

GENERAL BILL by Education ; Diaz

Higher Education; Revising standards for the preeminent state research universities program; requiring the Board of Governors to establish standards and measures for specific state university competencies; revising the performance-based metrics for state universities to include specific data beginning in a certain fiscal year; requiring innovative pricing techniques and payment options to include an opt-out provision; prohibiting the growth rate of administrators at a state university from exceeding the growth rate of faculty at such university, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2020
Last Action:SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Other Bills on Watchlist

HB 7: Legal Notices

GENERAL BILL by Fine

Legal Notices; Provides for website publication of legal notices; provides criteria for such publication; authorizes fiscally constrained county to use publicly accessible website to publish legally required advertisements & public notices; requires governmental agency to provide specified notice to residents concerning alternative methods of receiving legal notices.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action:
SENATE - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF

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:
HOUSE - Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
Bill Text: 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:
SENATE - CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0
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:
SENATE - CS passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 1
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:
HOUSE - Laid on Table
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:
SENATE - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/19/20
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 278: Climate Health Planning

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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:
SENATE - Died in Health Policy
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:
SENATE - Died in Infrastructure and Security
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 637: 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:HOUSE - Laid on Table
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:
HOUSE - Died in Commerce Committee
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 356: Keep Our Graduates Working Act

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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:
SENATE - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/CS/HB 115
Bill Text: Web Page | 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:
HOUSE - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

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HB 511: Insulation Products

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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:
HOUSE - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

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HB 637: Impact Fees

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GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Impact Fees; Revises conditions that counties, municipalities, & special districts must satisfy before enacting an ordinance or passing resolution; provides that impact fee credits are assignable & transferrable under certain conditions; requires certain counties & municipalities to establish impact fee review committees; provides for membership; provides procedures for meetings & establishing quorums; provides committee duties.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - CS/CS by Ways and Means Committee read 1st time -HJ 484
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:
SENATE - CS passed as amended; YEAS 22 NAYS 18
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 683: Use of Industrial Hemp for Construction

GENERAL BILL by Fernandez

Use of Industrial Hemp for Construction; Directs DACS to conduct comprehensive study on use of industrial hemp to build structures & submit report to Governor & Legislature.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 710: Florida Building Code

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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:
SENATE - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 729: Regulatory Reform

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez, A.M.

Regulatory Reform; Establishes Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council within EOG; requires Administrative Procedures Committee to establish regulatory baseline of agency rules; provides that new rule may not cause total number of rules to exceed regulatory baseline; requires agency proposing new rule to submit rule replacement request to committee; provides that rule replacement request or exemption request may not be approved until initial regulatory baseline has been reduced by specified amount.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 11/21/2019 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 889: Employment Practices

GENERAL BILL by Davis

Employment Practices; Creates "Florida Family Leave Act"; requires employer to allow certain employees to take paid family leave to bond with minor child upon child's birth, adoption, or foster care placement; provides requirements, limitations, & duties; provides for civil action & penalties & criminal penalty; prohibits specified employment practices on basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth; provides for leave, maintenance of health coverage, reasonable accommodation & transfer, & return rights for employee who is disabled from pregnancy, childbirth, or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
Bill Text: 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:
SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 948: Construction Defects

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GENERAL BILL by Baxley

Construction Defects; Revising when a person has a cause of action for a violation relating to the Florida Building Code; revising requirements relating to notices of claim; requiring a claimant to allow persons served with a notice of claim to inspect certain records; providing that the claimant, under certain circumstances, does not have a claim for damages that could have been avoided or mitigated, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
SENATE - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 954: Building Design

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Building Design; Providing that certain regulations relating to building design elements may not be applied to certain structures; defining the term “building design elements”; providing that an affected party may submit certain local government regulations to the Florida Building Commission for review; providing for enforcement of such regulations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
SENATE - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1060: Public Records and Meetings/911 or E911 Communication System

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Thurston

Public Records and Meetings/911 or E911 Communication System; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for certain documents that depict the structural elements of certain 911 or E911 communication system infrastructure, structures, or facilities; providing an exemption from public records requirements for geographical maps indicating the actual or proposed locations of certain 911 or E911 communication system infrastructure, structures, or facilities; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action:
HOUSE - CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1111: Government Integrity

GENERAL BILL by Tomkow

Government Integrity; Creates Florida Integrity Office under Auditor General; revises provisions related to legislative procedure definitions, Auditor General, Chief Inspector General, CFO investigations, government efficiency hotline, agency inspectors general, saving sharing program, and contracting.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
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Bill Text: PDF

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SB 1336: Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing

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GENERAL BILL by Perry

Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing; Preempting licensing of occupations to the state; prohibiting local governments from imposing additional licensing requirements or modifying licensing unless specified conditions are met; specifying that certain specialty contractors are not required to register with the Construction Industry Licensing Board; authorizing counties and municipalities to issue certain journeyman licenses, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1381: Construction Defects

GENERAL BILL by Gregory

Construction Defects; Revises when person has cause of action for violation relating to Florida Building Code; revises requirements relating to notices of claim; requires claimant to allow persons served with notice of claim to inspect certain records; provides that claimant, does not have claim for damages that could have been avoided or mitigated.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1474: Required Flood Disclosures for Real Property Sales

GENERAL BILL by Taddeo

Required Flood Disclosures for Real Property Sales; Requiring a seller of real property to disclose certain flood information to a prospective purchaser before executing a contract for the sale of the property, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
SENATE - Died in Banking and Insurance
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1488: Construction Defects

GENERAL BILL by Gruters

Construction Defects; Specifying that certain disclosures and documents must be provided before a claimant may file an action; revising the timeframes within which certain persons are required to serve a written response to a notice of claim; providing requirements for the repair of alleged construction defects; prohibiting certain persons from requiring advance payments for certain repairs; requiring parties to a construction defect claim to participate in certain mandatory nonbinding arbitration within a specified time, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
SENATE - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 1714: Sale of Surplus State-owned Office Buildings and Associated Nonconservation Lands

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GENERAL BILL by Bradley

Sale of Surplus State-owned Office Buildings and Associated Nonconservation Lands; Revising the purpose of the Architects Incidental Trust Fund; requiring funds relating to the sale of surplus state-owned office buildings and associated nonconservation lands to be used for certain purposes; revising the entities that the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund must offer a lease to before offering certain surplus lands for sale to other specified entities, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - Passed; YEAS 115 NAYS 0
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1888: Health Care Studies

GENERAL BILL by Harrell

Health Care Studies; Requiring the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct analyses of other states’ use of the combined recovery care center and ambulatory surgical center model and the advanced birthing center model; requiring the office to contract with a certain entity to conduct an analysis of the impact of licensing specialty hospitals in this state and in other states, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/14/2020 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 6073: Land Surveyors and Mappers

GENERAL BILL by Mariano

Land Surveyors and Mappers; Deletes certain education requirements for applicant to take the licensure examination to practice as surveyor or mapper or to be qualified as surveyor or mapper intern; deletes provisions relating to rulemaking; revises licensure by endorsement requirements; revises the required continuing education hours for licensed surveyors or mappers.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action:
HOUSE - Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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