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Most tracked bills in Florida, 2021 Regular Session
Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
Latest Version
Restrictions on Firearms and Ammunition During Emergencies; Repeals provisions relating to specified automatic restrictions on firearms & ammunition during certain declared emergencies.
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Died in Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Sales of Ammunition; Requires background checks for sale or transfer of ammunition.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Sentencing; Revising the required sentencing structure for prison releasee reoffenders upon proof from a state attorney which establishes that a defendant is a prison releasee reoffender; deleting a provision that prohibits a prison releasee reoffender from eligibility for any form of early release and that requires a prison releasee reoffender to serve 100 percent of the court-imposed sentence; deleting a provision that requires a state attorney to explain a sentencing deviation in writing under certain circumstances, etc.
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Died in Appropriations
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Elections; Revises provisions relating to office of Secretary of State, General Election Day, candidate qualifying, petitions, Division of Elections, supervisors of elections, voter registration, ballots, voting, vote-by-mail, canvassing, absent voters, dates for returns, & violations of election code.
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Died in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Carrying of Firearms Without Licenses; Removes requirement that license to carry concealed firearm is required in order to carry such firearm; limits areas in which concealed carrying of firearm is prohibited; revises criminal penalties; revises provisions relating to carrying of concealed weapons by nonresidents; provides for issuance of concealed carry licenses for reciprocity purposes; specifies that person not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing firearm may own, possess, & lawfully use firearms & other weapons, ammunition, & supplies for lawful purposes.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies; Specifying that discussions between the chief executive officer of a municipality or a representative thereof and the municipality’s governing body regarding disciplinary measures for municipal law enforcement officers which are proposed for inclusion in a collective bargaining agreement are subject to public meetings requirements; requiring the governing body of a municipality to solicit comments and input from the general public and relevant advocacy or special interest groups in the review and development of officer disciplinary procedures in collective...
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Died in Judiciary
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Gain-time; Revising a principle of the Criminal Punishment Code relating to a prisoner’s required minimum term of imprisonment; revising the incentive gain-time that the Department of Corrections may grant a prisoner, etc.
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Died in Judiciary
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Criminal Sentencing; Increasing the number of sentence points below which the court is required to impose a nonstate prison sanction under certain circumstances; providing that a sentencing judge’s decision regarding sentencing is guided by the computed recommended sentencing range, from the lowest permissible sentence to the highest recommended prison sentence; increasing the minimum number of sentence points for a state prison sanction; revising the calculation of the lowest permissible sentence, etc.
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Died in Criminal Justice
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Combating Public Disorder; Authorizing a resident of a municipality to file an appeal to the Administration Commission if the governing body of the municipality makes a specified reduction to the operating budget of a municipal law enforcement agency; creating a cause of action against a municipality for obstructing or interfering with reasonable law enforcement protection during a riot or an unlawful assembly; increasing the offense severity ranking of an aggravated assault for the purposes of the Criminal Punishment Code if committed in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot; prohibitin...
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Died in Criminal Justice
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Safety of Religious Institutions; Authorizing, for specified purposes, a concealed weapons or firearms licensee to carry a firearm on certain property of a church, a synagogue, or any other religious institution, etc.
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Died in Rules
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Juvenile Justice; Creating the "Kaia Rolle Act"; prohibiting a child younger than a certain age from being taken into custody, arrested, charged, or adjudicated delinquent for a delinquent act or violation of law; providing an exception, etc.
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Died in Messages
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Elections; Revising requirements for the uniform statewide voter registration application and the acceptance of such applications; deleting an exemption from public records requirements for information related to a voter registration applicant’s or voter’s prior felony conviction and his or her restoration of voting rights to conform to changes made by the act; deleting a provision that prohibits the use of an address appearing on identification presented by an elector at the polls as a basis to confirm an elector’s legal residence; increasing the no-solicitation zone surrounding the ent...
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Died in Ethics and Elections
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Legalization of Recreational Marijuana; Authorizes persons age 21 & over to engage in certain activities involving personal use of marijuana in limited amounts; provides limits on where persons may engage in specified activities; provides for licensure of marijuana establishments; provides limits on number of retail marijuana stores in localities; specifies that chapter does not apply to employer drug policies or operating under influence laws; removes cannabis from schedule of controlled substances; removes restrictions of possession & sale of cannabis; provides for retroactive effect; provid...
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Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Voter Registration; Revising procedures governing voter registration by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; providing that driver license or identification card applications, driver license or identification card renewal applications, and applications for changes of address for existing driver licenses or identification cards submitted to the department serve as voter registration applications; specifying that an applicant is deemed to have consented to the use of his or her signature for voter registration purposes, unless a declination is made, etc.
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Died in Ethics and Elections
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Farming Operations; Prohibiting farms from being held liable for nuisance except under certain circumstances; providing a burden of proof; prohibiting nuisance actions from being filed against farm operations unless specified conditions are met; providing requirements for and limitations on damages; providing that plaintiffs who bring nuisance actions against farm operations are liable for certain costs and expenses under certain conditions, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-7
legislature • Apr 30, 2021
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Minimum Wage Rate; Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide a reduced minimum wage rate for prisoners in the state correctional system, for employees convicted of a felony, for employees under 21 years of age, and for other hard-to-hire employees, etc.
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Died in Commerce and Tourism
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Minimum Qualifications for Law Enforcement or Correctional Officers; Provides additional criminal history screening standards for applicants; requires applicants to pass psychological screening & provide names of prior law enforcement agency employers; requires employers to provide certain information concerning applicants; prohibits employment of applicant until prior employers provide required information.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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School Meals; Requires district school boards participating in the National School Lunch Program provide meals regardless of ability to pay or unpaid meal charges; provides students be allowed to eat such meal; requires district school boards adopt certain policies regarding unpaid meal charges.
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Died in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Carrying a Concealed Weapon or Firearm in a Legislative Meeting; Removes prohibition on carrying of concealed weapons or firearms in legislative meetings by holders of licenses to carry such weapons or firearms.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Criminal Convictions; Revising the timeframe when a conviction, or any other adjudication, for a crime may not be grounds for denial of licensure in specified professions; revising the principles that the Criminal Punishment Code embodies as it relates to punishment and rehabilitation; authorizing the Department of Corrections to grant deductions from sentences in the form of good behavior time, rehabilitation credits, and outstanding deed awards, rather than solely for gain-time, for specified purposes, etc.
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Died in Appropriations
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Voting Rights Restoration; Revises conditions under which voting disqualification for person's conviction of felony, other than murder or felony sexual offense, terminates; provides notice requirements; provides that full amount of fines or fees owed is waived if department does not provide timely notice; provides that such felons are eligible for voting rights restoration, provided all other requirements are met; authorizes person to request advisory opinion from Division of Elections to determine his or her eligibility to vote following felony conviction; provides that full amount of fines o...
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Criminal Sentencing; Provides no points will be assessed for violations of community sanctions that are resolved under an alternative sanction program; revises provisions concerning lowest permissible sentence when court imposes split sentence; provides for resolution of low-risk violations of probation through an alternative sanction program; corrects provisions concerning limiting prison sentences for first time revocations for technical violations; provides for structured sentences when technical violations result in prison terms; provides time periods for hearing & release of probationer o...
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Student Mental Health; Requires district school boards to adopt policies relating to student mental health; Requires such policies include access to specified professionals, access to continuum of services & procedures to aid a student experiencing a mental health crisis; requires such procedures minimize law enforcement & hospitalization, involve mobile crisis response services that meet certain criteria, include method to discreetly request assistance, & include ongoing treatment.
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Died in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Prison Releasee Reoffender Sentencing; Revises required sentencing structure for prison releasee reoffenders upon proof establishing that defendant is prison releasee reoffender; removes provision ineligibility for early release & that requirement that prison releasee reoffender serve 100 percent of sentence; provides resentencing requirements.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Civil Liability for Covid-19-related Claims Against Certain Health Care Providers; Provides requirements for civil action based on COVID-19-related medical claim; provides requirements for civil action based on COVID-19-related negligence claim; specifies timeframe within which civil action may be commenced; provides retroactive application; provides for applicability; provides exception of application of this act to certain civil actions.
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Died on Second Reading Calendar
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Investments by Condominium Associations; Requiring condominium associations to maintain a copy of their investment policy statement as an official record; requiring certain association boards to obtain prior approval before investing funds in certain investment products, annually develop an investment policy statement, and select an investment adviser who meets specified requirements; requiring investment advisers to act as association fiduciaries; exempting registered investment advisers from certain provisions relating to contracts for products and services, etc.
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Died in Rules
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Protection of Constitutional Firearms Rights; Designates act "Second Amendment Preservation Act"; declares specified actions to be infringements of constitutionally protected rights concerning firearms; declares such actions to be void & of no effect; provides duties of courts & law enforcement agencies concerning such actions; prohibits public servants & others from certain acts; provides civil liability for such acts; making certain individuals ineligible for employment in law enforcement if they have engaged in specified actions.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Revising Penalties for Nonviolent Offenses; Provides for civil citations for possession of small amounts of cannabis & cannabis paraphernalia offenses; provides for community service in lieu of fines; limits number of civil citations that person may receive; provides person who contests violation waives specified civil penalty & may receive larger penalty; revises principle of Criminal Punishment Code relating to prisoner's required minimum term of imprisonment & incentive gain-time that DOC may grant.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Term of Imprisonment Served by Inmates; Providing for additional incentive gain-time awards for inmates for certain actions; requiring periodic reviews of the records of certain inmates to determine eligibility for specified gain-time awards; reducing the minimum amount of time that must be served by certain inmates, etc.
Last Action
Died in Criminal Justice
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Term of Imprisonment Served by Inmates; Provides for additional incentive gain-time awards for inmates for certain actions; requires periodic reviews of records of inmates to determine eligibility for gain-time awards; reduces minimum amount of time that must be served by certain inmates.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Compensation for Victims of Excessive use of Force by Law Enforcement Officers; Revising the definition of the term “crime” to include victims of a law enforcement officer’s excessive use of force for purposes of the Florida Crimes Compensation Act; providing eligibility for compensation for a minor child of a nondeceased victim for specified purposes; providing that specified eligibility requirements apply to a victim of a law enforcement officer’s excessive use of force; prohibiting a crime victim compensation award from being denied on certain grounds if the claimant is a victim of ...
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Died in Judiciary
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Adult Use Marijuana Legalization; Renames Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco of DBPR to Division of Alcoholic Beverages, Marijuana, & Tobacco; creates ch. 566, F.S., relating to recreational marijuana; exempts certain activities involving marijuana from use & possession offenses; authorizes persons 21 years of age & over to engage in certain activities involving personal use, possession, transport, & cultivation of marijuana in limited amounts; preempts regulation to state; provides for licensing & regulation of marijuana establishments.
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Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Medical Use of Marijuana; Prohibiting an employer from taking adverse personnel action against an employee or a job applicant who is a qualified patient for his or her lawful use of medical marijuana; deleting a requirement that certain qualified physician examinations and assessments of a qualified patient be conducted while physically present in the same room as the qualified patient; authorizing certain third-party entities to grow, possess, test, transport, and lawfully dispose of marijuana for research purposes; authorizing telehealth providers to prescribe controlled substances to qualif...
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Died in Health Policy
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Driver Licenses and Identification Cards; Requiring proof of a specified identification number for certain applicants for a driver license; authorizing additional specified documents issued by foreign governments to satisfy proof-of-identity requirements; prohibiting the department from waiving certain tests for applicants who provide proof of identity using specified foreign documents; prohibiting the department from disclosing or making accessible certain photographs and related information to any agency that primarily enforces immigration law or to any employee or agent of such agency, etc.
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Died in Transportation
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officers; Requiring law enforcement agencies to collect and report specified data to the Department of Law Enforcement concerning the use of force incidents and other interactions with the public; requiring law enforcement agencies to establish early intervention systems for officer misconduct; requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to establish a program that standardizes definitions of, training related to, and consequences for misconduct by law enforcement officers; requiring revocation of the certification of a law enforcement officer in certain circumsta...
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Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Release from Confinement During a State of Emergency or a Pandemic; Authorizes Secretaries of Corrections & DJJ, & sheriffs to release prisoners & persons being detained during a state of emergency or pandemic if they meet specified criteria.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Sentencing Calculations Under the Criminal Punishment Code; Providing that a sentencing judge’s decision regarding sentencing is guided by a computed recommended sentencing range, from the lowest permissible sentence to the highest recommended prison sentence; increasing the minimum number of sentence points for a state prison sanction; revising the calculation of the lowest permissible sentence, etc.
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Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Legalization of Recreational Marijuana; Exempting certain activities involving marijuana from use and possession offenses; authorizing persons age 21 and over to engage in certain activities involving personal use of marijuana in limited amounts; providing for personal cultivation; specifying possession limits; providing for issuance of early approval adult use dispensing organization licenses; providing cultivation center requirements and prohibitions; requiring certain tests to be performed before manufacturing or natural processing of any cannabis or cannabis-infused product or packaging ca...
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Died in Regulated Industries
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Condominium Associations; Providing that certain associations may continue to represent, prosecute, or defend unit owners in certain proceedings; revising the parties considered to be the defendant in a tax suit; revising criminal penalties relating to the acceptance of things or services of value or kickbacks; providing criminal penalties for fraudulent voting activities related to association elections, etc.
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Died in Regulated Industries
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Impeding, Provoking, or Harassing Law Enforcement Officers; Prohibits approaching law enforcement officer or remaining within specified distance of such officer with specified intent after receiving warning not to approach.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Legalization of Recreational Marijuana; Exempts certain activities involving marijuana from use & possession offenses; authorizes persons age 21 & over to engage in certain activities; provides for personal cultivation; specifies possession limits; specifies duties of Division of Alcoholic Beverages, Marijuana, & Tobacco; provides for licensing and regulation of growers, retailers, and others; authorizes establishment of restricted cannabis zones; provides requirements for such zones; provides for sentencing review for certain offenders; authorizes individual convicted of certain crimes to obt...
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Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Sentencing Calculations Under the Criminal Punishment Code; Provides sentencing judge's decision regarding sentencing is guided by computed recommended sentencing range, from lowest permissible sentence to highest recommended prison sentence; removes limitation on sentence appeals to cases in which sentence imposed is lower than lowest permissible sentence or sentence appeals under other specified circumstances; increases minimum number of sentence points for state prison sanction; revises calculation of lowest permissible sentence; requires calculation of highest recommended prison sentence; ...
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Massage Therapy; Revises definition & purpose of massage therapy.
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Ordered enrolled
House • Apr 27, 2021
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Safety of Religious Institutions; Authorizes, for specified purposes, concealed weapons or firearms licensee to carry firearm on certain property of church, synagogue, or other religious institution.
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Ordered enrolled
House • Apr 27, 2021
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Juvenile Justice Education Programs; Increasing the percentage of certain funds that must be spent on specified costs; requiring that contracts between district school boards and juvenile justice education programs be in writing; requiring the Department of Education to provide mediation services for certain disputes; prohibiting school boards from delaying certain payments pending receipt of local funds, etc.
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Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 723
Senate • Apr 26, 2021
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Civic Education Curriculum; Revising the social studies high school graduation credit requirement; requiring the Department of Education to develop or approve an integrated civic education curriculum that meets certain requirements; requiring the department to curate oral history resources to be used along with such curriculum; designating the “Portraits in Patriotism Act”, etc.
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Laid on Table, refer to HB 5
Senate • Apr 26, 2021
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Individual Education Plan Requirements for Students with Disabilities; Revising the timeline for the development and implementation of an individual education plan (IEP) for transition services for a student with disabilities to a postsecondary education and career opportunities; revising the requirements for an IEP for the transitions to a postsecondary education and career opportunities; requiring certain information to be provided at IEP meetings; requiring the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Project 10: Transition Education Network, to conduct a review of specified service...
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Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 173
Senate • Apr 22, 2021
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Combating Public Disorder; Authorizing specified elected officials to file an appeal to the Administration Commission if the governing body of a municipality makes a specified reduction to the operating budget of the municipal law enforcement agency; providing that a municipality has a duty to allow the municipal law enforcement agency to respond to a riot or unlawful assembly in a specified manner based on specified circumstances; reclassifying the penalty for an assault committed in furtherance of a riot or an aggravated riot; prohibiting cyberintimidation by publication; prohibiting a perso...
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Chapter No. 2021-6
legislature • Apr 20, 2021
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Native Fresh Feeding Florida through Aquaponics; Provides an appropriation for the Native Fresh Feeding Florida through Aquaponics. APPROPRIATION: $3,500,000
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Now in Appropriations Committee
House • Mar 11, 2021
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Most recent bill actions in Florida, 2021 Regular Session
Beverage Law; Authorizing certain food service establishments to sell or deliver certain alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption under certain circumstances; revising provisions that authorize a restaurant to allow patrons to remove partially consumed bottles of wine from a restaurant for off-premises consumption; revising requirements for the sale of alcoholic beverages by certain vendors; authorizing certain vendors to deliver specified alcoholic beverages under certain circumstances; specifying that certain alcoholic beverages are not open containers for the purposes of the prohibi...
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Chapter No. 2021-30
legislature • May 14, 2021
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Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud; Defines "personal protective equipment"; prohibits dissemination of false or misleading information relating to personal protective equipment with specified intent; prohibits dissemination of false or misleading vaccine information with specified intent; authorizes state attorney or statewide prosecutor to prosecute violation; authorizes AG to seek civil remedies.
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Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
legislature • May 13, 2021
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Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience; Establishing the Resilient Florida Grant Program within the Department of Environmental Protection; requiring the department to complete a comprehensive statewide flood vulnerability and sea level rise data set and assessment by specified dates; requiring the department to develop an annual Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan and submit the plan to the Governor and Legislature by a specified date; requiring the department to implement a scoring system for assessing projects eligible for inclusion in the plan, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-28
legislature • May 13, 2021
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Resilient Florida Trust Fund; Creating the Resilient Florida Trust Fund within the Department of Environmental Protection; providing for the purpose of the fund; providing for future review and termination or re-creation of the fund, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-29
legislature • May 13, 2021
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Taxation; Specifying that portions of property not used for certain purposes are not exempt from ad valorem taxation; specifying that exemptions for certain portions of property from ad valorem taxation are not affected so long as such portions of property are used for specified purposes; exempting certain multifamily projects from ad valorem taxation; requiring, rather than authorizing, tax collectors to accept late payments of prepaid property taxes within a certain timeframe; extending the expiration date of the sales tax exemption for data center property; exempting specified items that as...
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Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
legislature • May 13, 2021
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School Choice; Revises student eligibility requirements under Family Empowerment Scholarship program to include students with disabilities; revises provisions related to calculation of maximum amount of scholarship funds granted to a student with disabilities; revises provisions related to funding and payment of scholarships awarded under program; providing requirements for use of funds under program; revising program administration obligations; repeals Gardiner Scholarship Program; provides for future repeal of John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; providing certa...
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Chapter No. 2021-27
legislature • May 12, 2021
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Legal Notices; Revising construction as to the satisfaction of publication requirements for legal notices; revising requirements for newspapers that are qualified to publish legal notices; authorizing the Internet publication of specified governmental agency notices on newspaper websites in lieu of print publication if certain requirements are met; requiring the Florida Press Association to seek to ensure equitable access for minority populations to legal notices posted on the statewide legal notice website; requiring the association to publish and maintain certain reports on the statewide leg...
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Chapter No. 2021-17
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Public Defender Duties; Specifies additional circumstances under which a public defender may not be appointed to represent a defendant.
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Chapter No. 2021-18
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Nonopioid Alternatives; Authorizing certain health care practitioners to provide a specified educational pamphlet to patients in an electronic format, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-12
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Business Organizations; Revising requirements relating to inspecting certain records of limited liability companies; revising the circumstances under which shareholders are entitled to appraisal rights and certain payments; entitling corporations to prepay a shareholder if the shareholder makes a demand for payment; revising requirements for proceedings relating to unsettled demands for payment, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-13
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Pub. Rec./Disaster Response; Creates exemption from public records requirements for address & telephone number of persons provided emergency shelter & held by agency that provided emergency shelter; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.
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Chapter No. 2021-19
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Bicycle Operation Regulations; Providing an exception to the requirement that a person operating a bicycle ride upon or astride a seat attached thereto; revising construction relating to electric bicycle regulations, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-20
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Privileged Communications Made to Crime Stoppers Organizations; Prohibits person from knowingly & willfully attempting to obtain, obtaining, or disclosing privileged communication or protected information; provides exemption from criminal liability for employees, board members, or volunteers of crime stoppers organization in certain circumstances; provides immunity from civil liability for certain actions by specified persons.
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Chapter No. 2021-21
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Construction Contracting Regulation Exemption; Exempts from licensure a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida or the Seminole Tribe of Florida when constructing specified structures.
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Chapter No. 2021-22
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Pub. Rec./Economic Development Agencies; Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain information held by economic development agency; provides that such information may be released in aggregated & anonymized format; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.
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Chapter No. 2021-23
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Tobacco and Nicotine Products; Revising age limitations relating to mail order, Internet, and remote sales of tobacco products; providing that it is unlawful for persons under 21 years of age to smoke tobacco or vape in, on, or within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school during specified hours; preempting the establishment of the minimum age for purchasing and possessing, and the regulation for the marketing, sale, or delivery of, tobacco products to the state; requiring proof of age for certain purchases of tobacco products; re...
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Chapter No. 2021-14
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Broadband Internet Infrastructure; Revising duties of the Florida Office of Broadband; providing an appropriation to the Department of Economic Opportunity for geographic information system broadband mapping; providing for administration of the program; providing requirements for grant awards; requiring the publication of certain information related to grant applications and grant awards on a website; requiring the office to publish specified information annually on its website; establishing a promotional rate and related terms for wireline attachments of broadband facilities to municipal elec...
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Chapter No. 2021-24
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Limitation on Assessment of Real Property Used for Residential Purposes; Proposes amendment to State Constitution to authorize Legislature to prohibit consideration of changes or improvements made to real property used for residential purposes to improve property’s resistance to flood damage in determining assessed value of such property for ad valorem taxation purposes.
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Signed by Officers and filed with Secretary of State
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Preemption of Firearms and Ammunition Regulation; Providing that written or unwritten policies are subject to provisions allowing for recovery of damages if such policies violate specified provisions; providing that a plaintiff challenging a local government regulation concerning firearms is considered a prevailing plaintiff for certain purposes in specified circumstances, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-15
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Campaign Financing; Providing a limitation on contributions made to political committees sponsoring or opposing a constitutional amendment proposed by initiative; preempting counties, municipalities, and other local governmental entities from enacting or adopting any limitation or restriction involving certain contributions and expenditures, or establishing contribution limits different than those established in the Florida Election Code; prohibiting a candidate from donating surplus funds to a charitable organization that employs the candidate; providing that any candidate required to dispose...
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Chapter No. 2021-16
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Department of Economic Opportunity; Establishes Office of Secretary & Office of Economic Accountability & Transparency; revises application process & funding for Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program Fund; revises application process & funding for development grants awarded by DEO to local governments; removes provision providing individuals who voluntarily leave work as result of circumstances relating to domestic violence are ineligible for benefits; requires DEO to implement integrated, modular system hosted in cloud service for reemployment assistance program; revi...
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Chapter No. 2021-25
legislature • May 11, 2021
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OGSR/State-funded Infrastructure Bank; Removes scheduled repeal of exemption from public records requirements for financial information of private entity applicant which DOT requires as part of certain application process.
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Chapter No. 2021-26
legislature • May 11, 2021
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Early Learning and Early Grade Success; Deleting the Office of Early Learning from within the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice of the Department of Education; establishing the Division of Early Learning within the department; revising approved child care or early education settings for the placement of certain children; revising the requirements of the Gold Seal Quality Care program; requiring students enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to participate in a specified screening and progress monitoring program; revising early learning coalition responsi...
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Chapter No. 2021-10
legislature • May 06, 2021
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Elections; Prohibiting certain persons from settling certain actions, consenting to conditions, or agreeing to certain orders in certain circumstances; revising requirements governing the acceptance of voter registration applications; revising the oath for candidates seeking to qualify for nomination as a candidate of a political party; limiting the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election; prohibiting certain solicitation activities within a specified area surrounding a drop box, etc.
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Chapter No. 2021-11
legislature • May 06, 2021
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Student Literacy; Provides & revises requirements relating to improvement of student literacy skills; requires DOE, in consultation with Office of Early Learning, to implement coordinated screening & progress monitoring system for VPK program through grade 8; establishes Reading Achievement Initiative for Scholastic Excellence Program within DOE; revises requirements relating to specified reading instruction allocation; revises requirements for certain instructional personnel & professional development program.
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Chapter No. 2021-9
legislature • May 06, 2021
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Emergency Management; Authorizing the Legislative Budget Commission to convene to transfer certain funds to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund; requiring that the state comprehensive emergency management plan provide for certain public health emergency communications and include the Department of Health’s public health emergency plan; redefining the term “essentials” to include personal protective equipment used during public health emergencies; specifying requirements for the purpose and scope of emergency orders; authorizing the Governor to invalidate certain emergency orders...
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Chapter No. 2021-8
legislature • May 03, 2021
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Individual Liberty and Democracy; Denouncing democratic socialism in favor of the true American values of individual liberty and democracy, etc.
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Died in Judiciary
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Construction Defects; Revises cause of action requirements for statutory civil actions relating to certain violations; requires that person submit construction defect claim to warranty provider before serving notice of claim; provides requirements for claimant & warranty provider; provides that certain actions do not constitute admission of liability & may not be admissible in action; revises provisions relating to construction defects & notice of claim requirements; authorizes claimant to request that independent qualified third party make repairs; tolls statute of limitations in certain circ...
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Died in Judiciary Committee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the terms of office for a member of a district school board.
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Died in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Postsecondary Fee Waivers; Providing specified fee waivers for graduate students who meet certain requirements, etc.
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Died in Education
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Energy 2040 Task Force; Creating the Energy 2040 Task Force within the Public Service Commission; requiring the task force to make recommendations, giving consideration to certain topics; specifying that the task force and any advisory committee members will serve without compensation, but are entitled to per diem and travel expenses; requiring that state agencies assist and cooperate with the task force and any advisory committees, etc.
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Died in Regulated Industries
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Prescriptive Authority Certification for Psychologists; Requiring the Board of Psychology to certify specified psychologists to exercise prescriptive authority; requiring the board to develop procedures and adopt rules relating to prescriptive authority certification; requiring each applicant for renewal to demonstrate the completion of specified continuing education; requiring a prescribing psychologist who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances to file his or her federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration number with the board within a certain timeframe; requiring the Boa...
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Died in Health Policy
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Solar Energy Systems Located On the Property of an Educational Facility; Prohibiting costs associated with such systems from being included in the calculation of total cost per student station for the purpose of a limit imposed on such costs for certain new construction, etc.
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Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Florida Legislative Investigation Committee; Acknowledges injustices perpetrated against targets of Florida Legislative Investigation Committee between 1956 & 1965, & offers formal & heartfelt apology to those whose lives, well-being, & livelihoods were damaged or destroyed by activities & public pronouncements of those who served on committee.
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Died in Public Integrity & Elections Committee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Pub. Rec./Sales of Ammunition; Provides exemption from public records requirements for records containing certain information pertaining to buyer or transferee who is not found to be prohibited from receipt or transfer of ammunition; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.
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Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Restrictions on Firearms and Ammunition During Emergencies; Repeals provisions relating to specified automatic restrictions on firearms & ammunition during certain declared emergencies.
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Died in Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Beverage Law; Repealing provisions relating to limitations on the size of individual wine containers and the size of individual cider containers; revising provisions that authorize a restaurant to allow patrons to remove partially consumed bottles of wine from the restaurant for off-premises consumption; revising the requirements for the sale of branded products by a licensed distillery or craft distillery to consumers; revising requirements relating to the shipping of distilled spirits to consumers by a craft distillery, etc.
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Died in Regulated Industries
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Risk Protection Orders; Redefining the term “petitioner” to include an individual who has a biological or legal parent-child relationship with, who is a legal guardian of, or who is a spouse or sibling of a respondent, etc.
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Died in Judiciary
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders; Providing that the use of peer specialists is an essential element of a coordinated system of care in recovery from a substance use disorder or mental illness; requiring the department to certify peer specialists, either directly or by approving a third-party credentialing entity; prohibiting third-party credentialing entities from conducting background screenings for peer specialists; requiring that a person providing recovery support services be certified or be supervised by a licensed behavioral health care professional or a certified peer speciali...
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Died in Messages
House • Apr 30, 2021
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State Funds; Exempts State Housing Trust Fund & Local Government Housing Trust Fund from provision authorizing Legislature, in GAA, to transfer unappropriated cash balances from specified trust funds to Budget Stabilization Fund & General Revenue Fund.
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Died in Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Relief of Kareem Hawari by the Osceola County School Board; Providing for the relief of Kareem Hawari by the Osceola County School Board; providing an appropriation to Mr. Hawari to compensate him for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of employees of the Osceola County School Board; providing a limitation on the payment of attorney fees, etc. CLAIM: $3,500,000
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Died in Special Master on Claim Bills
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices; Expanding the grounds for issuance of a search warrant to include content held within a cellular phone, portable electronic communication device, or microphone-enabled household device when such content constitutes evidence relevant to proving that a felony has been committed; adopting the constitutional protection against unreasonable interception of private communications by any means for purposes of obtaining a search warrant; prohibiting the use of certain communication content in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding which was ob...
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Died in Rules
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Electric Vehicles; Revising the principles relating to mobility which the department’s goals are required to address; requiring that certain funds be used for specified purposes relating to the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program, beginning in a specified year; requiring the department to establish the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program; providing for the distribution of grants to certain entities to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure; requiring the department to coordinate, develop, and recommend a supplemental master plan to address innovations in electri...
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Died in Appropriations
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies; Removes authority of State Health Officer to order vaccinations upon declaration of public health emergency; revises requirement that DOH adopt certain rules.
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Died in Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
House • Apr 30, 2021
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Domestic Violence; Prohibiting certain acts of domestic violence and dating violence; revising a prohibition on the sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibiting persons convicted of a misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition; requiring persons convicted of misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence, upon conviction, to surrender all firearms and ammunition in their possession; requiring a law enforcement officer to remove firearms from the scene of an alleged act of domestic violence under certai...
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Died in Judiciary
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Relief of Reginald Jackson by the City of Lakeland; Providing for the relief of Reginald Jackson by the City of Lakeland; providing an appropriation to compensate Reginald Jackson for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of Mike Cochran, a police officer for the Lakeland Police Department; providing a limitation on the payment of attorney fees, etc. CLAIM: $312,500
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Died in Special Master on Claim Bills
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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School Safety Funding; Revising certain allocations to school districts; specifying uses and distribution requirements for certain safe schools allocation funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year; requiring each district school superintendent to remit specified unused funds from the 2020-2021 fiscal year to the Department of Education by a specified date; authorizing the department, upon request, to redistribute such funds to certain school districts for a specified purpose, etc.
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Died in Education
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Homestead Assessment Limitation; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit increases in the assessed value of homestead property, for school district levy purposes, if the legal or equitable title to the property is held by a person who is 65 years of age or older and if that person has held such title and maintained permanent residence on the property for at least 25 years, and to provide an effective date, etc.
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Died in Community Affairs
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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Rental of Homestead Property; Revising criteria under which rental of homestead property is allowed for tax exemption purposes and not considered abandoned, etc.
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Died in Finance and Tax
Senate • Apr 30, 2021
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