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2023 Legislative Issues

HB 41: Land Development Initiative and Referendum Processes

GENERAL BILL by Garcia

Land Development Initiative and Referendum Processes; Revises restrictions on initiative and referendum processes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 12/23/2022 House - Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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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

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HB 89: Building Construction

GENERAL BILL by Maggard

Building Construction; Revises definition of term "class A air-conditioning contractor"; prohibits certain persons or entities from making substantive changes to building plans after permit has been issued; provides exceptions; requires certain persons to provide certain information to certain persons or entities; provides that certain persons are subject to disciplinary action under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/10/2023 House - Now in Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee
Bill Text: 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

SB 106: Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network

GENERAL BILL by Brodeur

Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network; Authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a program to recognize specified local communities as trail towns; revising the membership of the Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation; extending the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network to lands of the Florida wildlife corridor; increasing the amount the Department of Transportation is required to allocate for purposes of funding and maintaining projects within the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network, etc. APPROPRIATION: $200,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/22/2023 Senate - CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 17 NAYS 0
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 154: Condominium and Cooperative Associations

GENERAL BILL by Bradley

Condominium and Cooperative Associations; Revising the circumstances under which community association managers or management firms must comply with a specified provision; revising the definition of the terms “milestone inspection” and “substantial structural deterioration”; authorizing local enforcement agencies to make certain determinations relating to milestone inspections after a building reaches a specified age; authorizing municipal governing bodies to adopt certain ordinances relating to association repairs; revising the types of policyholders not required to purchase flood insurance as a condition for maintaining certain policies issued by the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; revising condominium association reserve account requirements, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/10/2023 Senate - Referred to Regulated Industries; Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 170: Local Ordinances

GENERAL BILL by Trumbull

Local Ordinances; Authorizing courts to assess and award reasonable attorney fees and costs and damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requiring a board of county commissioners to prepare or cause to be prepared a business impact estimate before the enactment of a proposed ordinance; requiring a county to suspend enforcement of an ordinance that is the subject of a certain legal action if certain conditions are met; requiring a governing body of a municipality to prepare or cause to be prepared a business impact estimate before the enactment of a proposed ordinance, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2023
Last Action: 1/30/2023 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/08/23, 9:30 am, 401 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | 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 202: K-12 Education

GENERAL BILL by Simon ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry

K-12 Education; Revising student eligibility and ineligibility requirements for the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program; revising obligations of eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; revising student eligibility and ineligibility requirements for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; authorizing public schools, including charter schools, to enroll certain students on a part-time basis; requiring the State Board of Education to provide recommendations by a specified date to the Governor and the Legislature for repeals and revisions of the Florida Early Learning-20 Education Code to be considered in the 2024 legislative session; authorizing vehicles other than buses to transport students; authorizing district school boards to use advanced degrees in setting salary schedules for instructional personnel or school administrators, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 220: Taxation of Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Taxation of Affordable Housing; Authorizing counties and municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used to provide affordable housing; specifying limits on the amount of such exemptions; specifying requirements for ordinances granting such exemptions; specifying duties of boards of county commissioners and municipal governing bodies adopting ordinances granting such exemptions or repealing such ordinances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/18/2023 Senate - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 229: Taxation of Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Cross

Taxation of Affordable Housing; Authorizes counties & municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant partial ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used to provide affordable housing; specifies duties of boards of county commissioners & municipal governing bodies adopting ordinances granting such exemptions; requires owners of property that is improperly granted such exemptions to pay owed taxes, penalties, & interest.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/25/2023 House - Now in Ways & Means Committee
Bill Text: PDF

SB 236: Civil Remedies

GENERAL BILL by Hutson

Civil Remedies; Creating a rebuttable presumption that a lodestar fee is a sufficient and reasonable attorney fee in most civil actions; reducing the statute of limitations for negligence actions; providing standards for bad faith actions; providing standards for the admissibility of evidence to prove the cost of damages for medical expenses in certain civil actions; providing that a party in a negligence action who is at fault by a specified amount may not recover damages under a comparative negligence action, etc.

Effective Date: Section 2 of this act shall take effect upon becoming a law and shall apply to causes of action accruing on or after the effective date of this act. The remaining sections of this act shall take effect upon becoming a law and shall apply to causes of action filed on or after that date
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 8 NAYS 3
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 250: Natural Emergencies

GENERAL BILL by Martin

Natural Emergencies; Prohibiting counties and municipalities, respectively, from prohibiting temporary shelters on residential property for a specified timeframe under certain circumstances; authorizing independent special fire control districts to file a specified report on an alternative schedule under certain circumstances; requiring the Division of Emergency Management to post a model contract for debris removal on its website by a specified date; increasing the timeframe to exercise rights under a permit or other authorization; encouraging local governmental entities to develop an emergency financial plan for major disasters, etc.

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: 2/24/2023 Senate - Referred to Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | 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

SB 304: United States-produced Iron and Steel in Public Works Projects

GENERAL BILL by Boyd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez

United States-produced Iron and Steel in Public Works Projects; Requiring governmental entities to include a requirement in certain contracts that certain iron or steel products be produced in the United States; authorizing the use of foreign steel and iron materials in certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Management Services and the Department of Transportation to adopt rules for specified purposes, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 321: Movable Tiny Homes

GENERAL BILL by Stevenson

Movable Tiny Homes; Provides for taxation of movable tiny home according to classification; provides classification requirements; includes movable tiny homes in provisions relating to mobile home registration, renewal registration, license plates, validation stickers, & revalidation stickers; license taxes; inspection of records of DHSMV; & dealers, manufacturers, distributors, & brokers; establishes uniform standards for manufacturing, inspection, & certification of movable tiny homes; limits alterations or modifications to movable tiny homes.

Effective Date: July 1, 2023, but only if HB 323 or similar legislation takes effect
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 323: Fees/Movable Tiny Homes

GENERAL BILL by Stevenson

Fees/Movable Tiny Homes; Imposes annual license tax to be collected upon registration or renewal of registration of movable tiny home; provides for payment & disposition of fees relating to licensure as movable tiny home dealer.

Effective Date: on the same date that HB 321 or similar legislation takes effect
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 325: Flood Disclosures for Residential and Commercial Property Sales

GENERAL BILL by Valdés ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hart

Flood Disclosures for Residential and Commercial Property Sales; Requires seller of residential & commercial property to disclose certain flood information to prospective purchaser before executing contract for sale of property.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 327: Fire Sprinkler System Projects

GENERAL BILL by Bell

Fire Sprinkler System Projects; Provides requirements for simplified permitting process for certain fire sprinkler system projects; revises definition of term "contractor" as it relates to fire sprinkler systems.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 331: Liens and Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Overdorf

Liens and Bonds; Revises liens & bonds laws, including provisions relating to when notices must be served; notarizing forms; alternative forms of security; direct contracts; computation of time; extent of certain liens; requirements for notice of commencement, notice of termination, & notice of contest of lien; transferring lien to security; service of documents; immunity to issuing authority; & release of liens; authorizes attorney fees in certain actions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 346: Public Construction

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Public Construction; Providing that applications for approval of a development permit or development order which are under review by a municipality are deemed approved after a specified timeframe; requiring a certain list to include a dollar valuation using reasonable market rates of the estimated cost to complete items on the list; revising the timeframe within which proceedings must commence to resolve disputes between vendors and local governmental entities; revising the conditions that require a public entity to pay or release amounts subject to certain disputes or claims, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 360: Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Hutson

Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property; Revising the time in which an action founded on the design, planning, or construction of an improvement to real property must be commenced; revising the date on which the statute of limitations period begins; providing for the calculation of the statute of limitations period for multi-dwelling buildings, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/24/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 383: Public Construction

GENERAL BILL by Griffitts

Public Construction; Provides that certain permit applications shall be deemed approved; revises provisions relating to payments for purchases of construction services by local governmental entities & public entities; revises time periods within which certain proceedings must be commenced & concluded; provides dates by which undisputed portion of certain payment requests must be paid.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 395: Hurricane Protection for Condominium Associations

GENERAL BILL by Tuck

Hurricane Protection for Condominium Associations; Revises provisions relating to installation, maintenance, repair, replacement & removal of hurricane protection; provides requirements for certificate attesting to unit owners' vote for hurricane protection; revises when cost of installation of hurricane protection is common expense; authorizes expenses be charged to unit owners, which become assessments; requires unit owners to be excused from assessments or to receive credit for hurricane protection that has been installed; provides amount of credit.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 408: Fire Sprinkler System Project Permitting

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Fire Sprinkler System Project Permitting; Defining terms; requiring replacement fire sprinkler system components to meet certain criteria; requiring local enforcement agencies to perform at least one inspection for a fire sprinkler system project; requiring contractors to keep certain documentation available at a worksite for a fire sprinkler system project and make such documentation available for inspection, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/26/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 419: Home Repairs and Solicitation Sales

GENERAL BILL by Temple

Home Repairs and Solicitation Sales; Requires unlicensed vendors to take certain actions within specified timeframe after receiving initial payment; provides conditions under which such vendors do not have just cause; provides criminal penalties & guidelines for prosecuting violations; revises exemption from permitting requirements for certain solicitors, salespersons, & agents.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 439: Land Use and Development Regulations

GENERAL BILL by McClain

Land Use and Development Regulations; Revises effect of special magistrate's recommendation; revises local governmental entity notification requirements; revises types of data that comprehensive plans & plan amendments must be based on; requires local government to submit affidavit for specified purposes; requires that EDR be sole publisher of specified estimates; revises elements that must be included in comprehensive plan; revises frequency at which local government must evaluate its comprehensive plan; prohibits local government from adopting plan amendments when it fails to meet certain requirements; revises exceptions to applicability of land development regulations relating to single-family or two-family dwelling building design elements; requires AG to audit county transportation trust fund.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 457: Construction of Educational Plant Space

GENERAL BILL by Abbott

Construction of Educational Plant Space; Provides certain school district construction projects are exempt from cost per student station requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 484: Flood Disclosures for Real Property Sales

GENERAL BILL by Bradley

Flood Disclosures for Real Property Sales; Requiring a seller of real property to disclose in writing certain flood information to a prospective purchaser before executing a contract for the sale of the property; defining the term “flooding”, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 505: Insurance

GENERAL BILL by Berfield

Insurance; Revises requirements for residential property insurance rate filings; authorizes designee of Director of Emergency Management to be member of Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology; authorizes insurers to file with OIR personal lines residential property insurance rating plans relating to windstorm mitigation construction standards; revises timeframe for notices from insurers to insureds of automatic bank withdrawal increases; revises requirements for notice of certain automobile policies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 512: Building Construction

GENERAL BILL by Hooper

Building Construction; Prohibiting local enforcing agencies from making or requiring substantive changes to plans or specifications after a permit has been issued; providing that a building code administrator, inspector, or plans reviewer is subject to disciplinary action under certain circumstances; requiring local fire officials to provide certain information to a permit applicant if building plans do not comply with the Florida Fire Prevention Code or Life Safety Code, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 556: Hurricane Protection for Condominium Associations

GENERAL BILL by Hooper

Hurricane Protection for Condominium Associations; Defining the term “hurricane protection”; requiring declarations to specify the entity responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, or replacement of hurricane protection; authorizing, rather than requiring, certain hurricane protection specifications; authorizing the boards of residential and mixed-use condominiums to install or require the unit owners to install hurricane protection; prohibiting the boards of residential and mixed-use condominiums from refusing to approve certain hurricane protections; specifying when the cost of installation of hurricane protection is not a common expense, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/7/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 570: Building Permits

GENERAL BILL by Powell

Building Permits; Exempting certain local governments from provisions relating to prohibiting or restricting private property owners from obtaining certain building permits, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 589: Task Force on Workforce Housing for Teachers and Expansion of Schools

GENERAL BILL by Woodson

Task Force on Workforce Housing for Teachers and Expansion of Schools; Creates task force adjunct to DEO; provides for membership, duties, & responsibilities of taskforce; requires state agencies to assist & cooperate with task force; encouraging local governments to assist & cooperate with task force.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/10/2023 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: PDF

SB 594: Residential Property Insurance Rates

GENERAL BILL by Martin

Residential Property Insurance Rates; Adding wind uplift prevention to a list of fixtures or construction techniques for which a residential property insurance rate filing must include actuarially reasonable rate differentials or appropriate deductible reductions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 624: Liens and Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Grall ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Perry

Liens and Bonds; Revising when a notice of contest of claim against a payment bond must be served; requiring service of documents to be made in a specified manner; providing for the computation of time when certain time periods fall on specified days or during an emergency; revising requirements for a notice of termination; revising when an owner may record a notice of termination; requiring service of documents relating to construction bonds to be made in a specified manner; requiring that a copy of a notice of nonpayment be served on the surety; revising the amount required in addition to the deposit or bond that applies toward attorney fees and court costs, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 627: Housing

GENERAL BILL by Busatta Cabrera

Housing; Removes authority of local governments to adopt or maintain laws, ordinances, or rules that have effect of imposing controls on rents; provides exemption from ad valorem taxation for land that meets certain criteria; authorizes local governments to adopt ordinances to provide an ad valorem tax exemption for portions of property used to provide affordable housing meeting certain requirements; suspends, for a specified period, General Revenue Fund service charge on documentary stamp tax collections; authorizes 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: $711,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/6/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 611: Bonds of Contractors Constructing Public Buildings

GENERAL BILL by López, J.

Bonds of Contractors Constructing Public Buildings; Exempts certain contractors from executing payment & performance bonds when certain criteria are met.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/6/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 665: Workforce Housing Communities

GENERAL BILL by Roth

Workforce Housing Communities; Authorizes governmental entities to create workforce housing communities by creating HOAs & entering into contracts with infrastructure services companies; provides requirements for governing documents, monthly assessments, certain logs & disclosures & residents; provides for procurement, installation, & maintenance of major components of workforce housing units; requires remaining construction costs be paid for with resident provided capital; requires that certain major components be excluded from purchase transaction; authorizes certain costs to be deducted from gross proceeds of sale.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

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HB 671: Residential Building Permits

GENERAL BILL by Esposito

Residential Building Permits; Removes provisions relating to acquiring building permits for certain residential dwellings; requires local jurisdiction to reduce permit fees; revises timeframes for approving or denying building permits; specifies when permit application is deemed complete & sufficient; requires opportunity for in-person or virtual meeting before second request for additional information may be made; reduces permit fees if certain timeframes are not met; specifies that permit requirements apply to single-family residential units & single-family residential dwellings; requires that local governments follow prescribed timeframes unless local ordinance is more stringent.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/8/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 682: Residential Building Permits

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Residential Building Permits; Deleting provisions relating to issuing building permits for certain residential dwellings; revising the timeframes for approving or denying certain building permits; revising the actions a local government must take after receiving specified information; requiring local governments to offer certain applicants the opportunity to meet in person or electronically; reducing permit fees by a certain percentage if certain timeframes are not met, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 734: Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability Assessments

GENERAL BILL by Polsky

Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability Assessments; Authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to provide grants to coastal counties for saltwater intrusion vulnerability assessments; requiring the department to update the comprehensive statewide flood vulnerability and sea level rise data set and make certain information received from the saltwater intrusion vulnerability assessments available on its website; requiring the department to provide cost-share funding up to a specified amount for awarded grants, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 748: My Safe Florida Home Program

GENERAL BILL by Boyd

My Safe Florida Home Program; Providing that licensed, rather than certified, inspectors are to provide hurricane mitigation inspections on site-built, single-family, residential properties that have been granted a homestead exemption; revising the hurricane mitigation inspectors that may be selected by the Department of Financial Services to provide hurricane mitigation inspections; revising the criteria for mitigation grant eligibility for homeowners; revising the improvements for which mitigation grants may be used; deleting a provision authorizing low-income homeowners to use grant funds for specified purposes, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/14/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 759: Flood Disclosures for Real Property Sales

GENERAL BILL by Baker ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lopez, V.

Flood Disclosures for Real Property Sales; Requires seller of real property to disclose in writing certain flood information to prospective purchaser before executing contract for sale of property.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 765: Building Permit Applications to Local Governments

GENERAL BILL by Roth

Building Permit Applications to Local Governments; Requires local government to post & update information on its website; requires electronic submission of application; authorizes local government to provide notice of expiration within specified timeframe; prohibits local government from issuing permit unless specified information is included with permit & provided to applicant; revises application process; prohibits local government from requesting additional information from & imposing additional requirements on applicant other than those posted on its website; revises amount by which permit fee must be reduced in certain instances; provides limitation on specified fee.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 771: Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program

GENERAL BILL by Nixon

Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program; Creates Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program to be administered by Florida Housing Finance Corporation; provides purpose of program; specifies requirements for loans under program; authorizes corporation to underwrite & make such loans to specified borrowers; specifies borrowers who are ineligible for program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/1/2023 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: PDF

SB 772: Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program

GENERAL BILL by Davis

Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program; Creating the Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program to be administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation; specifying requirements for loans under the program; authorizing the corporation to underwrite and make such loans to specified borrowers, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 782: Department of Business and Professional Regulation

GENERAL BILL by Hooper

Department of Business and Professional Regulation; Requiring the department to certify for licensure qualified individuals who practice mold assessment or mold remediation and hold certain licenses issued by other states or territories; revising requirements for the issuance of an asbestos consultant’s license; removing a time limitation for applying for certain contracting licenses under certain provisions; requiring licensees and licensed agents to maintain a division online account and provide the division with specified information; deleting a requirement limiting the types of boxing exhibitions which require a specified maximum difference in participant weights, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 799: Wind Uplift Prevention Consideration in Residential Property Insurance Rate Filing

GENERAL BILL by Griffitts

Wind Uplift Prevention Consideration in Residential Property Insurance Rate Filing; Requires residential property insurance rate filings to account for windstorm mitigation measures undertaken by policyholders; requires wind uplift prevention to be included in windstorm damage mitigation techniques for residential property insurance rate filings.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 810: Financing Improvements to Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Gruters

Financing Improvements to Real Property; Authorizing a residential or commercial property owner to apply to a local government for funding to finance an improvement and to enter into a financing agreement with the local government; providing that a non-ad valorem assessment on certain commercial property is subject to a certain fee; specifying the determinations a local government must make before entering into a financing agreement for commercial and residential properties; restricting what improvements may be covered in certain agreements between local governments and residential property owners, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 830: Competitive Award of Public Construction Works Contracts

GENERAL BILL by Hooper

Competitive Award of Public Construction Works Contracts; Revising the applicability of a requirement that certain governmental entities must competitively award certain public construction works contracts, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/15/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 856: Amendments to Land Development Regulations

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Amendments to Land Development Regulations; Prohibiting an initiative or referendum process on land development regulation amendments, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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HB 859: Flood Damage Prevention

GENERAL BILL by Basabe ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Garcia ; Lopez, V.

Flood Damage Prevention; Provides specified maximum voluntary freeboard requirements for new construction & substantial improvements to existing construction; prohibits voluntary freeboard from being used in calculation of maximum allowable height for certain construction; authorizes local governments to adopt by ordinance minimum freeboard requirement or maximum voluntary freeboard that exceeds minimum requirements; requires Florida Building Commission to adopt by rule minimum freeboard requirements & to incorporate such requirements into next edition of FBC; requires commission to review freeboard requirements every 5 years.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/15/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 869: Department of Business and Professional Regulation Licensing

GENERAL BILL by McClain

Department of Business and Professional Regulation Licensing; Requires DBPR to certify for licensure qualified individuals who practice mold assessment or mold remediation; revises requirements for issuance of asbestos consultant's license; requires DBPR to certify for licensure by endorsement certain asbestos consultants & asbestos contractors; requires asbestos consultants & asbestos contractors to complete certain courses; requires licensees & licensed agents to provide Division of Hotels & Restaurants with e-mail addresses at which they can be contacted; provides for expiration of public lodging establishment & public food service establishment licenses; requires division to provide forms for license renewals & license applications; revises public lodging establishment & public food service establishment license fees to include option for 2-year renewals; removes requirement limiting types of boxing exhibitions which require specified maximum difference in participant weights.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/15/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 881: My Safe Florida Home Program

GENERAL BILL by LaMarca

My Safe Florida Home Program; Provides that licensed, rather than certified, inspectors are to provide hurricane mitigation inspections on certain site-built, single-family, residential properties; revises information provided to homeowners as part of hurricane mitigation inspection; revises hurricane mitigation inspectors that may be selected by DFS; removes provision requiring department to implement certain quality assurance program; revises criteria for mitigation grant eligibility for homeowners; revises amount low-income homeowners may receive from department under grant program; removes provision authorizing low-income homeowners to use grant funds for specified purposes; removes requirement that department establish specified criteria for prioritizing grant applications; removes provision requiring certain contracts entered into by department to be reviewed & approved by LBC; requires department to develop certain quality assurance & reinspection program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 920: Local Floodplain Management

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Local Floodplain Management; Prohibiting local governments adopting technical amendments to the Florida Building Code to implement the National Flood Insurance Program or incentives from denying requests for specified variances or exceptions to certain local floodplain management requirements, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/17/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1018: Flood Damage Prevention

GENERAL BILL by Trumbull

Flood Damage Prevention; Citing this act as the "Flood Damage Prevention Act of 2023"; providing voluntary freeboard requirements for all new construction and substantial improvements to existing construction; prohibiting voluntary freeboard from being used in the calculation of the maximum allowable height for certain construction in applicable zoning districts; authorizing local governments to adopt by ordinance a minimum freeboard requirement or a maximum voluntary freeboard that exceeds the minimum requirements in the Florida Building Code or established in the act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/21/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1123: Commercial Service Airport Transparency and Accountability

GENERAL BILL by Gossett-Seidman

Commercial Service Airport Transparency and Accountability; Revises information required to be posted on website of governing body; requires commercial service airport to use specified competitive solicitation processes for certain purchases of commodities or contractual services; revises amount of contract that governing body may not approve, award, or ratify as part of consent agenda.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1079: Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability Assessments

GENERAL BILL by Cross

Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability Assessments; Authorizes DEP to provide grants to coastal counties for saltwater intrusion vulnerability assessments; requires DEP to update comprehensive statewide flood vulnerability & sea level rise data, post certain assessment information on website, & provide cost-share funding for grants; exempts certain counties from cost-share funding.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF
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HB 1147: Resilience Districts

GENERAL BILL by Buchanan

Resilience Districts; Authorizes establishment of infrastructure resilience districts & condominium resilience districts; provides requirements related to establishment of such districts, including petitions, public hearings, resolutions, size, boards, & budgets; requires resilience districts to replace certain other special taxing districts; specifies acceptable uses of resilience districts for infrastructure & condominiums; authorizes payment of fees for project management of infrastructure resilience district.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1151: Financial Improvements to Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Amesty

Financial Improvements to Real Property; Authorizes residential or commercial property owner to apply to local government for funding to finance improvement; provides non-ad valorem assessment on commercial property is subject to fee; requires delinquent assessment with nongovernmental lessee to be enforced in manner provided by law; specifies requirements of financing agreement for government commercial property; authorizes financing agreement to be executed for commercial property; limits amount of non-ad valorem assessment for residential property; provides exception relating to non-ad valorem assessment for residential property that is supported by energy audit; revises seller's disclosure statement for certain properties offered for sale.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1165: Premises Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties

GENERAL BILL by Duggan

Premises Liability for Criminal Acts of Third Parties; Requires trier of fact to consider comparative fault of certain persons in certain actions for damages; provides owner or operator of multifamily complex with presumption against liability under certain circumstances; specifies safety & security measures that must be implemented to gain presumption; provides that such owners or operators do not lose presumption under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1170: Flooding and Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Studies

GENERAL BILL by Calatayud

Flooding and Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Studies; Revising the purposes for which the Department of Environmental Protection may provide grants under the Resilient Florida Grant Program to counties or municipalities; authorizing the department to provide such grants to water management districts for a specified purpose; requiring state-financed constructors to take specified actions before commencing construction of potentially at-risk structures or infrastructure beginning on a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/24/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1175: Sarasota County

LOCAL BILL by Buchanan

Sarasota County; Creates Three Rivers Stewardship District; provides charter.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 2/27/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1185: Consumer Protection

GENERAL BILL by Giallombardo

Consumer Protection; Provides additional requirements for distributed energy systems; specifies violations for which department may penalize licensees; prohibits certain contracts by public adjusters; provides an additional requirement for public adjusters license; specifies additional conduct that constitutes unfair methods of competition & unfair or deceptive acts or practices; revises provisions relating to hurricane deductibles; reduces period in which an insurer may cancel property insurance policy in certain circumstances; revises duties of insurers & agents concerning sale of annuities; provides training & education requirements for agents; provides additional requires for service agreement policy.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1200: Resilience Districts

GENERAL BILL by Grall

Resilience Districts; Creating the "Resilience District Act of 2023"; authorizing the establishment of infrastructure resilience districts through a petition by certain persons; prohibiting a local government from initiating an infrastructure resilience district without such petition; authorizing the establishment of condominium resilience districts through a petition by certain persons; authorizing the payment of certain fees for project management of infrastructure resilience districts; specifying the powers the district may exercise, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1212: Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Affordable Housing; Providing that a provision authorizing the board of county commissioners to approve certain development projects does not apply in a specified area of critical state concern; providing that a provision authorizing a municipality to approve certain development projects does not apply in a specified area of critical state concern; providing that certain provisions governing awards made pursuant to local housing assistance plans do not apply to counties and municipalities within areas of critical state concern meeting certain criteria, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/27/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1239: United States-produced Iron and Steel in Public Works Projects

GENERAL BILL by Griffitts

United States-produced Iron and Steel in Public Works Projects; Requires governmental entities to include requirement in certain contracts that certain iron or steel products must be produced in United States; provides exceptions; authorizes use of foreign steel & iron materials in certain circumstances; requires DMS & DOT to adopt rules.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1257: Public Restroom Requirements

GENERAL BILL by Bartleman

Public Restroom Requirements; Requires Florida Building Commission to adopt requirements in Florida Building Code for certain public restroom facilities constructed or renovated after specified date.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1282: Public Restroom Requirements

GENERAL BILL by Stewart

Public Restroom Requirements; Requiring the Florida Building Commission to adopt certain requirements in the Florida Building Code for certain public restroom facilities newly constructed or renovated after a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1317: Local Regulation of Nonconforming or Unsafe Structures

GENERAL BILL by Roach

Local Regulation of Nonconforming or Unsafe Structures; Authorizes private property owners to obtain building permits to demolish certain historic structures; provides exception; provides short title; prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting, or preventing demolition of certain structures unless necessary for public safety; prohibits local governments from imposing limitations or conditions on certain replacement structures; provides that owners & developers of such structures are entitled to certain land use & development rights; preempting regulation of demolition or replacement of certain structures to state.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1333: Interstate-Mobility and Universal-Recognition Occupational Licensing Act

GENERAL BILL by Koster

Interstate-Mobility and Universal-Recognition Occupational Licensing Act; Requires agencies, boards, departments to issue occupational license or government certification to persons; authorizes such entities to require person to pass specified examination; requires such entities to provide written decision to applicant within specified timeframe; specifies person licensed or certified under act is subject to specified laws & entities; authorizes Governor to take actions relating to occupational licenses during declared states of emergency.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/2/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1346: Local Regulation of Nonconforming or Unsafe Structures

GENERAL BILL by Avila

Local Regulation of Nonconforming or Unsafe Structures; Authorizing private property owners to obtain building permits to demolish certain historic structures under certain circumstances; designating the “Resiliency and Safe Structures Act”; prohibiting local governments from prohibiting, restricting, or preventing the demolition of certain structures unless necessary for public safety; providing that owners and developers of such structures are entitled to certain land use and development rights; providing for retroactive application, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 1364: Interstate-Mobility and Universal-Recognition Occupational Licensing Act

GENERAL BILL by Collins

Interstate-Mobility and Universal-Recognition Occupational Licensing Act; Designating the “Interstate-Mobility and Universal-Recognition Occupational Licensing Act”; requiring certain agencies, boards, departments, and other governmental entities to issue an occupational license or government certification to persons under certain circumstances; providing a presumption that the applications of certain individuals will be approved; requiring such entities to provide a written decision to an applicant within a specified timeframe; authorizing the Governor to take certain actions relating to occupational licenses during declared states of emergency, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/1/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF.

HB 1383: Specialty Contractors

GENERAL BILL by Trabulsy

Specialty Contractors; Requires Construction Industry Licensing Board to establish certified specialty contractor categories for voluntary licensure; prohibits local governments from imposing new licensing requirements for certain specialty contractors.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1394: Building Plans

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Building Plans; Specifying that local building code administrators and inspectors and firesafety marshals and inspectors do not have discretionary authority to change certain building plans under specified circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/1/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1398: Consumer Protection

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Consumer Protection; Defining the term “remote location”; authorizing a licensee under ch. 494, F.S., to allow loan originators to work from remote locations if specified conditions are met; providing requirements for organizers of crowd-funding campaigns related to disasters and for crowd-funding platforms; prohibiting public adjusters from contracting with anyone other than the named insured without the insured’s written consent; revising recordkeeping requirements for appointed independent adjusters and licensed public adjusters; revising the definition of the term “hurricane,” and defining the term “hurricane deductible,” as used in policies providing residential coverage, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/1/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1407: Housing

GENERAL BILL by Eskamani ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rayner-Goolsby

Housing; Creates Department of Housing & Tenant Rights; provides for secretary be appointed by Governor & confirmed by Senate; provides purpose of department; requires department submit a specified report; revises provisions relating to residential tenancies, landlords, & tenants, including requirements for rental agreements, security deposits, notices, evictions, rights to purchase, rent control, impact fees, & documentary stamp taxes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1443: Disqualification from Licensing, Permitting, or Certification Based on Criminal Conviction

GENERAL BILL by Waldron

Disqualification from Licensing, Permitting, or Certification Based on Criminal Conviction; Provides that application for license, permit, or certification may only be denied based on applicant's criminal record under certain circumstances; requires state agency to consider certain factors in determining whether applicant for license, permit, or certification has been rehabilitated; revises & provides requirements for state agencies relating to denying certain applications & petitions, advising applicant how to remedy disqualifications, new petitions, & fees; revises state agency reporting requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1473: Vacating Premises After Rental Agreement Termination

GENERAL BILL by Gantt

Vacating Premises After Rental Agreement Termination; Requires landlords to provide certain tenants specified amount of time to vacate premises after delivery of notice to terminate rental agreement before bring specified action.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1499: Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Skidmore

Affordable Housing; Authorizes municipalities to create community land bank programs to sell eligible real property by private sale for purposes of affordable housing & provides requirements for such programs; authorizes Florida Housing Finance Corporation to allocate tax credit to certain projects; authorizes tax credit to be transferred by recipient; authorizes corporation to establish procedures, exercise powers, & prepare annual plan; requires plan to be approved by Governor; provides FHFC with certain powers & responsibilities relating to Affordable Housing Construction Loan Program; provides requirements for program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1515: Local Ordinances

GENERAL BILL by Brackett

Local Ordinances; Authorizes courts to assess & award reasonable attorney fees & costs & damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; specifies limitation on awards & restriction on fees & costs of certain litigation; provides certain procedures for continued meetings on proposed ordinances; provides duties of board of county commissioners & governing body of municipalities.

Effective Date: 10/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1535: Fees for Enforcement of Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Rizo

Fees for Enforcement of Florida Building Code; Revises definition of term “operating budget”; authorizes local governments to carry forward certain percentage of unexpended funds; provides that such funds may be used for purposes other than construction of buildings or structures.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1570: Local Occupational Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Hooper

Local Occupational Licensing; Prohibiting local governments from requiring a license issued by the local government or the state for certain job scopes; authorizing local governments to impose local licensing requirements for certain specialty job scopes, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/3/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1584: Local Occupational Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Local Occupational Licensing; Prohibiting local governments from requiring a license issued by the local government or the state for certain job scopes; prohibiting local governments from requiring a license issued by the local government or the state to obtain a building permit for such job scopes; authorizing local governments to impose local licensing requirements for certain specialty job scopes; requiring the Construction Industry Licensing Board to create additional specialty licenses by a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/3/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1604: Land Use and Development Regulations

GENERAL BILL by Ingoglia

Land Use and Development Regulations; Revising the types of data that comprehensive plans and plan amendments must be based on; requiring local governments to determine if plan amendments are necessary to reflect a certain minimum planning period; requiring, rather than encouraging, a local government to comprehensively evaluate and update its comprehensive plan to reflect changes in local conditions; revising requirements for local land development regulations, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/3/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1614: Public Safety Emergency Communications Systems

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Public Safety Emergency Communications Systems; Requiring a qualified third party to make a specified certification before a local authority having jurisdiction may require an assessment of the need for or the installation of a two-way radio communications enhancement system in certain buildings; specifying the length of time such certification is valid; prohibiting the local authority having jurisdiction from withholding a certificate of occupancy under certain circumstances and from requiring the installation of a specified system within a certain time period after completion of a specified report, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/3/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1625: Local Occupational Licensing

GENERAL BILL by Mooney

Local Occupational Licensing; Prohibits local governments from requiring license issued by local government or state for certain job scopes; prohibits local governments from requiring license issued by local government or state to obtain building permit for such job scopes; authorizes local governments to impose local licensing requirements for certain specialty jobs scopes.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1658: Housing

GENERAL BILL by Torres

Housing; Citing this act as the "Keep Floridians Housed Act"; creating the Department of Housing and Tenant Rights as a new department of state government; removing the option for a landlord to deposit certain money into a non-interest-bearing account; prohibiting a landlord from engaging in certain conduct; prohibiting a landlord from evicting a tenant or terminating a rental agreement because the tenant or the tenant’s minor child is a victim of actual or threatened domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking; authorizing local governments and special districts to adopt a specified impact fee, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/3/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1682: Fees for the Enforcement of the Florida Building Code

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Fees for the Enforcement of the Florida Building Code; Citing this act as the “Low Property Tax Incentive Program”; revising the definition of the term “operating budget”; authorizing local governments to carry forward a certain percentage of unexpended funds under certain circumstances; providing that such funds may be used for purposes other than the construction of buildings or structures, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/3/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1720: Flood Disclosures for Residential and Commercial Property Sales

GENERAL BILL by Rouson

Flood Disclosures for Residential and Commercial Property Sales; Requiring a seller of residential or commercial property to disclose in writing certain flood information to a prospective purchaser before executing a contract for the sale of the property, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 7008: OGSR/Building Plans, Blueprints, Schematic Drawings, and Diagrams

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Governmental Oversight and Accountability

OGSR/Building Plans, Blueprints, Schematic Drawings, and Diagrams; Amending a provision which provides an exemption from public records for building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and diagrams, including draft, preliminary, and final formats, which depict the internal layout or structural elements of an attractions and recreation facility, entertainment or resort complex, industrial complex, retail and service development, office development, health care facility, or hotel or motel development; removing a provision authorizing disclosure of exempt information under certain circumstances; removing the scheduled repeal of the exemption, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 Senate - Introduced
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 7009: OGSR/Building Plans, Blueprints, Schematic Drawings, and Diagrams

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee ; Holcomb

OGSR/Building Plans, Blueprints, Schematic Drawings, and Diagrams; Removes scheduled repeal of exemption from public records requirements for certain building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, & diagrams; removes provision allowing disclosure of certain information to certain entities.

Effective Date: 10/1/2023
Last Action: 3/7/2023 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF

SPB 7026: Higher Education Finances

PROPOSED BILL by Appropriations Committee on Education

Higher Education Finances; Requiring the Board of Governors to develop regulations for university boards of trustees relating to contracting for the construction of new facilities or for work on existing facilities; authorizing a state university to waive the out-of-state fee for a student who is an intercollegiate athlete receiving a scholarship; revising the list of authorized expenditures that may be included in a carry forward spending plan for state universities and Florida College System institutions, respectively; revising a limitation on compensation for state university employees, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 3/16/2023 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee on Education, 03/21/23, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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