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2023 Legislative Issues

HB 85: Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Snyder

Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property; Revises time in which action founded on design, planning, or construction of improvement to real property must be commenced; revises date on which statute of limitations period begins; provides for calculation of statute of limitations period for multi-dwelling buildings; defines "material violation."

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 12/29/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 88: Task Force on Workforce Housing for Teachers and Expansion of Schools

GENERAL BILL by Jones

Task Force on Workforce Housing for Teachers and Expansion of Schools; Creating the task force adjunct to the Department of Economic Opportunity; defining the term “workforce housing”; requiring state agencies to assist and cooperate with the task force; encouraging local governments to assist and cooperate with the task force, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 12/15/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 102: Housing

GENERAL BILL by Calatayud

Housing; Citing this act as the "Live Local Act"; deleting the authority of local governments to adopt or maintain laws, ordinances, rules, or other measures that would have the effect of imposing controls on rents; providing an exemption from ad valorem taxation for land that meets certain criteria; authorizing local governments to adopt ordinances to provide an ad valorem tax exemption for portions of property used to provide affordable housing meeting certain requirements; suspending, for a specified period, the General Revenue Fund service charge on documentary stamp tax collections; authorizing the Governor, under the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, to approve state or local public infrastructure projects to facilitate the development or construction of affordable housing, etc. APPROPRIATION: $811,000,000
Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2023
Last Action: 1/26/2023 Senate - Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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HB 111: Public Financing of Potentially At-risk Structures and Infrastructure

GENERAL BILL by Hunschofsky

Public Financing of Potentially At-risk Structures and Infrastructure; Provides certain areas are at risk due to sea level rise & structures & infrastructure within those areas are potentially at risk.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/4/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 178: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

GENERAL BILL by Berman

Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempting costs not exceeding a specified sum associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; specifying eligible upgrades; requiring costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in the area in which the education facility is located, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/12/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 195: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

GENERAL BILL by Casello

Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempts certain costs associated with upgrades to education facilities from being included in cost per student station calculations; specifies eligible upgrades that may be made; requires costs associated with upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in area where education facility is located.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/12/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 288: Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits; Citing this act as the "Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act"; providing a credit against the state corporate income tax and the insurance premium tax for qualified expenses in rehabilitating certain historic structures; specifying eligibility requirements for the tax credit; specifying requirements for the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State for evaluating and certifying applications for tax credits; specifying the order in which the credit is applied against the corporate income tax or franchise tax, 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 January 1, 2024
Last Action: 1/19/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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