Capitol Report: March 12, 2018

Capitol Report: March 12, 2018

Stephanie Owens
Legislative Advocate

It’s a wrap! The 2018 Florida Legislative Session, extended for three days, ended Sunday March 11, 2018 at 4:16 PM when the Legislature passed an $88.7 billion state budget.

Together we have witnessed what is sure to be a session long remembered in Florida history for the fastest, most sweeping gun safety legislation developed, passed, and signed by the Governor in the past 20 years — as a response to the February 14, 2018 assault weapon tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your legislative advocate. My gratitude goes to many, especially the amazing action team chairs who led the strategy development for each of our priorities and the Lobby Corps team who made sure every key committee meeting was covered. Additional kudos to the League staff in Tallahassee and Orlando and our dedicated board, led by President Pamela Goodman. I am especially grateful to our advocacy partners, too many to name, but essential to our success. A very special thanks to the staff of Leaders Cruz and Braynon, Speaker Corcoran, and President Negron for their willingness to discuss all our issues and for providing information and guidance, even when we didn’t agree.

My greatest thanks go to each of you for the tremendous effort each you put forward advocating for the League’s positions on all of 2018 legislative priorities. My work resonates when you amplify our positions by responding to action alerts. My best meetings start when a legislator or staff says “League members are lighting up my phone!” Please know that your phone calls make a difference. Your support and engagement are key to our legislative triumphs. The session has ended, but our advocacy continues.

Did you know: In total, the 2018 regular session included:

3,250 Bills/PCBs filed
2,721 Amendments filed
527 Committee meetings
2,853 Bills seen in committee
40 Floor Sessions
200 Bills passed both chambers

Happy National Sunshine Week
March 11 – 17, 2018

A national initiative celebrating access to public information and open government. In Florida, we have uniquely strong laws supporting citizens who want to be engaged in their communities and learn more about local and state government activities.

2018 Session Summary

We started the Legislative Session tracking over 135 bills that addressed our 2018 Legislative Priorities. Here is the summary of the most significant winners and losers in our legislative priorities.

Education

HB 7055 – We started with over 15 bills, but in week five, they were all combined into a “train” bill in HB 7055, reminiscent of the same process of the last session. This year however, there were a few bright spots:

Winners:

  • Providing Reading Scholarships for students failing the FSA in grades 3-5 to give parents money to cover costs for tutors or other materials.
  • Allowing districts to receive 100% of the 1.5 mills capital outlay and district flexibility to have schools that did not meet State K-12 building code standards.
  • Permitting a broader range of dual enrollment courses.

Losers:

  • Expanding the voucher program to allow students who face bullying or harassment in public school’s transfer to private schools using tax-funded vouchers.
  • The vouchers will be paid for by car buyers, who in registering their cars will be able to select the option of donating a portion of their sales tax to the “hope scholarship” program. It is expected to generate $41.5 million for the vouchers in the next year.
  • Expansion of charter schools with independent governing boards.

Election Law

Winner: HB 0085 Voter Registration List Maintenance

  • Establishes requirements and processes for Florida to become member of a nongovernmental entity, designed to help states improve the accuracy of their voter rolls through data match identification of problematic registrations and to increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens.
  • The Supervisors of Elections supported this effort and will most likely join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)

Loser: HJR 7001 Super Majority Vote for State Taxes or Fees

  • House Joint Resolution 7001 places an amendment to Florida’s Constitution on the 2018 ballot requiring that a state tax or fee imposed, authorized, or raised by the Legislature be approved by two-thirds of the membership of each house of the Legislature.
  • The voters have defeated this concept twice already. Hopefully, the third time is truly the charm. This amendment will negatively impact the legislatures ability to raise money for various citizen’s needs, such as hurricane response and recovery funding.

Gun Safety

SB 7026 – The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act was created in the weeks after the February 14th mass shooting in Parkland. The bill, albeit controversial, ushered in the most significant gun safety measures in Florida over the last 20 years — so sweeping that the NRA has already filed a lawsuit challenging the measures.

Winners:

  • Raises the age from 18 to 21 to purchase any gun.
  • Imposes a three-day waiting period for the purchase of rifles and other long guns.
  • Bans the sale or possession of “bump stocks” which allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons.
  • Establishes the Risk Protection Order Act, which allows police to petition a court to temporarily seize ammunition and guns for up to a year from a person who “poses a significant danger to himself or others.”
  • Creates allocations to assist school districts in establishing or expanding school-based mental health care.

Losers:

  • Fails to ban the purchase of assault weapons, the weapon of choice for most mass shootings.
  • Allows specially trained teachers and other (more than 200K) school personnel to be deputized by sheriffs and bring guns to school. School boards and sheriffs would have to agree to implement the program for it to go into effect. Teachers who work “exclusively” in the classroom would be excluded from the program, but those who have additional duties such as drama coaches would be eligible.

Natural Resources

Winner: Florida Forever Fund

  • The Florida Forever conservation program will receive $100.8 million, which includes $5.8 million for the Rural and Family Lands Protection program, $6 million for recreational park development, $77 million for acquisition of unique lands, and $10 for the Florida Communities Trust program, which also includes land buying.

Loser: HB 7043 – Wetlands Protection

  • Allows the state DEP to assume Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority upon approval of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The state gains power and authority to adopt rules to assume & implement permitting program pursuant to federal Clean Water Act for dredge & fill activities in certain state waters.
  • There is not a strong track record of success for states that have tried to self-administer this program, resulting in diminished wetland protection. Florida is expected to suffer a similar impact.

Health Care

Winner: SB 1890 – Method Ban

  • The Senate withdrew this bill on March 10th, a companion bill to HB 1429 passed by the House to ban the abortion procedure called Dilation and Evacuation (D&E). D&E is the most common and safest method of abortion in the second trimester. The bill would have prevented women from having access to a safe abortion with a trusted physician. By dictating what medical procedures doctors can perform, this bill would have prohibited doctors from exercising their best medical judgment and providing their patients with the appropriate medical care they need.

Loser: HB 0041 – Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services (Crisis Pregnancy Centers)

  • Permanent contract between Department of Health and the Florida Pregnancy Care Network which runs more than 100 faith-based pregnancy centers. It requires that at least 90 percent of the funding for the centers be used on pregnancy support and wellness.
  • These centers are known for known in part for their pro-life billboards on state highways, providing medically inaccurate information, and religious material. We anticipate that the centers will be emboldened by this legislation and will require greater advocacy diligence to ensure they adhere to the law.

League Legislative Bills Passed

Sixteen of our tracked bills were passed by the legislature. The chart below indicates whether the bills are either enrolled, presented to the governor, or already signed into law as of 3/11/19.

Bills Enrolled (7)
Num Title Sponsor  
HB 0055 Sale of Firearms White
Sale of Firearms: Requires FDLE to allow payment or transmittal of processing fees for criminal history checks of potential firearms buyers by electronic means. Effective Date: 10/1/2018

03/09/18 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

SB 0100 Identification Card and Driver License Fees for Veterans Steube
Identification Card and Driver License Fees for Veterans; Deleting fees for adding the word “Veteran” to an identification card or a driver license; revising acceptable forms of identification required to add the word “Veteran” to an identification card or a driver license; prohibiting tax collectors from charging certain driver license service fees to veterans who present specified forms of identification, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018

03/09/18 SENATE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled

SB 0740 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Stargel
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Specifying the methodology for the assessment of certain structures in horticultural production; revising permitting requirements and operating standards for water vending machines; requiring certain liquefied petroleum gas dealers to provide notice within a specified period before rendering a consumer’s liquefied petroleum gas equipment or system inoperable or discontinuing service; providing that delaying or failing to make payment for certain livestock is an unfair and deceptive act, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018

03/08/18 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

HB 6009 Write-In Candidates Geller
Write-In Candidates: Repeals provisions relating to write-in candidate residency requirement. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

03/09/18 HOUSE Ordered enrolled

HB 7001 Supermajority Vote for State Taxes or Fees Ways & Means Committee
Supermajority Vote for State Taxes or Fees: Proposes amendment to State Constitution to prohibit a state tax or fee from being imposed or raised except through legislation approved by two-thirds of each house of legislature; requires a state tax or fee imposed or raised to be contained in separate bill that contains no other subject.

03/05/18 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

HB 7043 State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee
State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority: Provides DEP, upon approval of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with power & authority to adopt rules to assume & implement permitting program pursuant to federal Clean Water Act for dredge & fill activities in certain state waters; provides applicability of state laws, exemptions, & administrative procedures; provides permit requirements; provides for delegation of certain activities. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

03/08/18 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

HB 7087 Taxation Ways & Means Committee
Taxation: Provides an exemption from excise tax on certain documents, notes, & mortgages related to housing financing authority; provides sales tax exemptions for specified products destroyed as a result of hurricanes; authorizes ad valorem tax exemptions under specified situations; provides documentary stamp tax exemption for certain transfers of homestead property between spouses; reduces tax levied on specified fees charged for use of real property; revises total amount of community contribution tax credits for projects related to housing opportunities; modifies calculation of dealer’s collection allowance; revises provisions regarding adjusted taxable income for corporate income tax purposes; increases total amount of contaminated site rehabilitation tax credits; requires specified reduction of civil penalties; increases tax credits for rehabilitation of dry-cleaning-solvent-contaminated sites & brownfield sites; extends carry forward period for unused tax credits; provides an appropriation. Effective Date: July 1, 2018

03/11/18 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled

Bills Presented to the Governor (4)
Num Title Sponsor  
HB 0041 Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services Toledo
Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services: Requires DOH to contract with not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to provide pregnancy support & wellness services through subcontractors; provides duties of department; provides contract requirements; requires services to be provided in noncoercive manner & forbids inclusion of religious content. Effective Date: July 1, 2018

03/09/18 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)

HB 0053 Coral Reefs Jacobs
Coral Reefs: Establishes Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area. Effective Date: July 1, 2018

03/09/18 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)

HB 0085 Voter Registration List Maintenance Spano
Voter Registration List Maintenance: Authorizes DOS to become member of nongovernmental entity to verify voter registration information; establishes requirements for such memberships; requires DHSMV to provide specified information to DOS; establishes reporting requirements. Effective Date: January 1, 2019

03/09/18 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)

HB 0087 Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System Spano
Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System: Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain information received by DOS from another state or District of Columbia which is confidential or exempt pursuant to laws of that jurisdiction; provides for release of such information to specified persons; provides for future legislative review & repeal of the exemption; provides statement of public necessity. Effective Date: on the same date that CS/HB 85 or similar legislation takes effect

03/09/18 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)

Bills Signed into Law (4)
Num Title Sponsor  
SB 1940 Public Records and Public Meetings/School Safety Galvano
Public Records and Public Meetings/School Safety; Providing exemptions from public records requirements for the identity of a reporting party and any information received through the mobile suspicious activity reporting tool which is held by the Department of Law Enforcement, law enforcement agencies, or school officials; providing an exemption from public meetings requirements for portions of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission at which exempt or confidential and exempt information is discussed; providing an exemption from public records requirements for information that would identify whether a particular individual has been appointed as a safe-school officer; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing statements of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 7026 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law

03/09/18 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-001

SB 7024 Public Records/Victim of an Incident of Mass Violence Rules
Public Records/Victim of an Incident of Mass Violence; Creating an exemption from public records requirements for the address of a victim of an incident of mass violence; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; designating the address of a victim of an incident of mass violence as criminal intelligence information and criminal investigative information; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

03/09/18 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-002

SB 7026 Public Safety Rules
Public Safety; Citing this act as the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act”; authorizing the awarding of grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs; establishing the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education; providing that each sheriff may establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and appoint certain volunteer school employees as school guardians; prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a firearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibiting a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a firearm; prohibiting specified acts relating to the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks; creating the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement, etc. APPROPRIATION: $400,000,000.00 Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law

03/09/18 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003

HB 7055 Education Education Committee
Education: Revises provisions relating to Commissioner of Education, DOE, school districts, school district superintendents, statewide, standardized assessments, charter schools, educational scholarship programs, principal autonomy pilot program initiative, dual enrollment, FLVS, & private schools. Effective Date: July 1, 2018

03/11/18 Approved by Governor

News You can Use

Legislature approves $89 billion budget in rare Sunday session (Tampa Bay Online)
The overtime election-year session lasted 75 minutes and ended with a ceremonial dropping of handkerchiefs by the sergeants-at-arms in the Capitol rotunda. 

2018 session: winners and losers (Pensacola News Journal)
A constitutional amendment requiring super majorities of the House and Senate for future tax increases won approval. 

Critics say schools and workers shortchanged in Florida budget (Treasure Coast Palm)
Florida lawmakers finished the 2018 legislative session Sunday with the approval of a record $88.7 billion state budget that included $170 million in tax cuts.

Guns dominated, but other big bills passed the Legislature this year too (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Environmental groups were elated when lawmakers included $101 million in next year’s state budget for the Florida Forever land conservation program. Meanwhile, many teachers are furious after the Legislature passed a bill that could threaten the ability of teachers to maintain unions.

Municipal elections bill dies in Senate (Florida Politics)
There is no data to support that higher voter turnout in November elections will increase voter participation in municipal elections.

White House Promises Federal Aid to Train Armed Teachers (TV – Miami NBC (WTVJ)
President Donald Trump took the first step toward arming America’s teachers on Sunday night, promising Justice Department assistance to help fund firearms training for school personnel, NBC News reported. The proposal would also seek to bolster firearm background checks, expand mental health programs and encourage military veterans and retired law enforcement officers to take up careers in education. 

Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Update: Our advocacy work continues past Session this year! Watch for action alerts to continue for this body through May 9!

The CRC “Road to the Ballot” Public Hearing Tour ends Tuesday March 13th in St. Petersburg, FL. The League will highlight our ask to the CRC to propose a constitutional amendment to ban assault weapons. We also still have 9 other proposals that we find most egregious and will continue our testimony with coalition partners on those. If you can attend, please join to amplify the League’s position. If not, call the members of the CRC and ask them to support an assault weapons ban.

The first meeting of the full commission posts public hearing is March 19, 2018 in Tallahassee. Stay tuned for more updates on the CRC as they move through their final process of selecting the final list of proposals for the November 2018 ballot.

For more details on the meetings check flcrc.gov. You can always watch the pubic tour and commission hearings on The Florida Channel which are live streamed.

 Final Action Report (All Bills)

 Education
HB 1 The Hope Scholarship Program Donalds
The Hope Scholarship Program: Establishing the Hope Scholarship Program; requiring a school district to notify an eligible student’s parent of the program and specified opportunities; authorizing certain persons to elect to direct certain state sales and use tax revenue to be transferred to a nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations for the Hope Scholarship Program; requiring the Department of Revenue to share specified information with eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; providing private school requirements for participation in educational scholarship programs; revising eligible expenditures for the Gardiner Scholarship Program, etc. Effective Date: July 1 ,2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 732 K-12 Education (Baxley)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Withdrawn (558226, 498098, 452302, 612468); Substituted for HB 0731; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0731
SB 1172 Hope Scholarship Program (Galvano)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1848 Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 6051 The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Shaw)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 161 Mandatory Retention Cortes (J)
Mandatory Retention: Removes requirement for mandatory retention of third grade students based on performance on ELA assessment. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 1660 Mandatory Retention Of Grade 3 Students (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 6063 Mandatory Retention of Grade 3 Students (DuBose)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 294 Mandatory Retention (Rodriguez (J))
09/29/2017 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K – 12 Education; Appropriations
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 194 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board Steube
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, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1031 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board (Fischer)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa HmRul
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 216 Schools of Hope Book
Schools of Hope; Revising enrollment requirements for a hope operator to receive a loan under the Schools of Hope Revolving Loan Program; requiring hope operators to employ school administrators and instructional and noninstructional personnel who meet specified certification requirements, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 294 Mandatory Retention Rodriguez (J)
Mandatory Retention; Removing the requirement for mandatory retention of a third grade student based on his or her performance on the English Language Arts assessment, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
Compare
SB 1660 Mandatory Retention Of Grade 3 Students (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 6063 Mandatory Retention of Grade 3 Students (DuBose)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 161 Mandatory Retention (Cortes (J))
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 436 Education Galvano
Education; Authorizing the Commissioner of Education to coordinate with specified educational entities to assess needs for resources and assistance in the event of an emergency situation, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceneutral position
SB 564 John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program Young
John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; Providing that parents of certain students who are seeking an individual education plan reevaluation may request a specified meeting and evaluation from the school district; defining the term “hospitalized or homebound”; specifying that a school district may change a student’s matrix of services as a result of an individual education plan reevaluation, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 399 John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program (Mariano)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
SB 668 Year-round School Programs Brandes
Year-round School Programs; Authorizing a district school board to create a year-round school program for any school within its district that is one of the 300 lowest-performing schools in the state; authorizing a specified number of hours in a summer program or a year-round school program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 587 Year-round School Programs (Newton)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
HB 827 Instructional Support Donalds
Instructional Support: Revises provisions relating to review & adoption of instructional materials, dual enrollment programs, School Community Professional Development Act, & statewide standardized assessments; provides contingent appropriations. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 1064 Dual Enrollment Programs (Baxley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1644 Instructional Materials (Lee (T))
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importancesupport position
SB 966 Educational Standards For K-12 Public Schools Baxley
Educational Standards for K-12 Public Schools; Revising the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; providing that such standards are the minimum baseline core content standards for K-12 public schools; revising the requirements for instructional materials that a district school superintendent annually certifies, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 825 Educational Standards For K-12 Public Schools (Stone)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 1031 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board Fischer
Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board: Proposes amendment to Section 4 of Article IX & creation of new section in Article XII of State Constitution to limit terms of office for member of district school board; provides applicability. Effective Date: Not Specified
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 194 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board (Steube)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa HmRul
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importanceoppose position
SB 1172 Hope Scholarship Program Galvano
Hope Scholarship Program; Establishing the Hope Scholarship Program; providing Department of Education obligations relating to participating students and private schools and program requirements; authorizing certain persons to elect to direct certain state sales and use tax revenue to be transferred to a nonprofit scholarship-funding organization for the Hope Scholarship Program, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 1 The Hope Scholarship Program (Donalds)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 732 K-12 Education (Baxley)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Withdrawn (558226, 498098, 452302, 612468); Substituted for HB 0731; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0731
SB 1756 School Accountability (Simmons)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
HB 1297 Early Childhood Education Brown
Early Childhood Education: Prohibits private prekindergarten provider from participating in VPK for specified period under certain circumstances; prohibits private prekindergarten provider from participating in school readiness program for specified period under certain circumstances. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 1175 Early Learning Coalitions (Sullivan)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1532 Early Learning Coalitions (Stargel)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1738 Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1434 K-12 Education Enhancements Passidomo
K-12 Education Enhancements; Revising student eligibility criteria for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; prohibiting a district school board from limiting the number of public school students who may participate in a structured program; creating the hope supplemental services and the mental health assistance allocations; increasing the amount that a school district may expend from a specified millage levy for certain expenses; prohibiting a charter school from being eligible for capital outlay funds unless the chair of the governing board and the chief administrative officer of the charter school annually certify certain information, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 540 Postsecondary Education (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 831 Postsecondary Education (Gruters)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1672 Charter Schools (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1684 School Improvement (Simmons)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2502 Implementing the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act (Appropriations)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for HB 5003; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 5003
HB 5101 K-12 Education (PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 2508 K-12 Education (Appropriations)
02/02/2018 SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1614 Education Hukill
Education; Requiring the Department of Education to suspend specified payments to private schools that fail, rather than knowingly fail, to meet certain scholarship program accountability standards; providing that the failure of, rather than the inability of, private schools to meet such standards constitutes the basis for ineligibility for participation in a scholarship program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 1756 School Accountability (Simmons)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importanceneutral position
SB 1672 Charter Schools Farmer, Jr.
Charter Schools; Revising the fiscal responsibility requirements for the charter school application and review process; requiring private property taken by eminent domain for a public school purpose or use to be used only for traditional public schools; authorizing, rather than requiring, a school district to distribute specified funding to eligible charter schools in its district, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 1434 K-12 Education Enhancements (Passidomo)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2508 K-12 Education (Appropriations)
02/02/2018 SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed
HB 5101 K-12 Education (PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1684 School Improvement Simmons
School Improvement; Revising duties of the State Board of Education; requiring intervention and support strategies for certain traditional public schools to include extended learning hours; modifying the turnaround options available for certain schools within the school district under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1434 K-12 Education Enhancements (Passidomo)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2508 K-12 Education (Appropriations)
02/02/2018 SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1690 Charter School Employees Farmer, Jr.
Charter School Employees; Requiring each charter school principal, chief financial officer, or their equivalent, to meet certain certification requirements, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1750 Ethics Rodriguez (J)
Ethics; Prohibiting a state public officer from voting in an official capacity on any measure that he or she knows would inure to the special private gain or loss of certain principals, parent organizations or subsidiaries of a corporate principal, relatives, or business associates of the officer; revising disclosure requirements applicable to state public officers in the event of a voting conflict; authorizing a person who has filed a complaint against a public officer or employee to recover costs and reasonable attorney fees if he or she prevails against a respondent’s fee petition, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1756 School Accountability Simmons
School Accountability; Revising the private schools to which the Department of Education is required to provide technical assistance and authorized staff; revising requirements for private schools that participate in the Gardiner Scholarship Program; revising the purpose of department site visits at private schools participating in the John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program; requiring a private school to employ or contract with teachers who meet certain qualifications and provide information about such qualifications to the department and parents, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1172 Hope Scholarship Program (Galvano)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1614 Education (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1820 Reading Scholarship Accounts Perry
Reading Scholarship Accounts; Establishing reading scholarship accounts for specified purposes; providing that maximum funding shall be specified in the General Appropriations Act; specifying that no state liability arises from the award or use of such an account, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 732 K-12 Education (Baxley)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Withdrawn (558226, 498098, 452302, 612468); Substituted for HB 0731; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0731
HB 1035 Personalized Education (Sullivan)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1848 Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Farmer, Jr.
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; Repealing provisions relating to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; repealing provisions relating to credit for contributions to eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 1 The Hope Scholarship Program (Donalds)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Identical
HB 6051 The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Shaw)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top prioritylow importanceoppose position
SB 2508 K-12 Education Appropriations
K-12 Education; Redefining the terms “persistently low-performing school” and “school of hope”; defining the term “franchise model school”; authorizing specified schools to use a franchise model school as a turnaround option; defining the term “structured program”; prohibiting a district school board from limiting the number of public school students who may participate in a structured program; creating the hope supplemental services allocation, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
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SB 540 Postsecondary Education (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 831 Postsecondary Education (Gruters)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1672 Charter Schools (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1684 School Improvement (Simmons)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2502 Implementing the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act (Appropriations)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for HB 5003; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 5003
HB 5101 K-12 Education (PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 6061 The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher and Principal Scholarship Program (Ausley)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1434 K-12 Education Enhancements (Passidomo)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceneutral position
HB 6047 Charter Schools Capital Outlay Funding Newton
Charter Schools Capital Outlay Funding: Repeals provisions relating to charter schools capital outlay funding. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 6051 The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Shaw
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program: Repeals provisions relating to Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program; repeals provisions relating to credit for contributions to eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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HB 1 The Hope Scholarship Program (Donalds)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Identical
SB 1848 Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top prioritylow importanceoppose position
HB 7003 Local Government Ethics Reform Public Integrity & Ethics Committee
Local Government Ethics Reform: Provides that contractual relationships held by business entities are deemed held by public officers or employees in certain situations; provides ethics training requirements; prohibits certain governing board members from voting in official capacity on specified matters; requires certain members of municipality governing body to file disclosure; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to local government authority to enact rule or ordinance requiring lobbyists to register with local government; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to registration & reporting for lobbying water management districts; requires Commission on Ethics to create Local Government Lobbyist Registration System; requires lobbyists to register with commission before lobbying specified governmental entities; provides responsibilities of Governor; provides civil penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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HB 1279 School District Accountability (Sullivan)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-005
SB 1534 Government Integrity (Mayfield)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1804 School District Accountability (Stargel)
03/02/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 1279; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 1279
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HB 7005 Trust Funds/Creation/Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund (Public Integrity & Ethics Committee)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
HB 7055 Education Education Committee
Education: Revises provisions relating to Commissioner of Education, DOE, school districts, school district superintendents, statewide, standardized assessments, charter schools, educational scholarship programs, principal autonomy pilot program initiative, dual enrollment, FLVS, & private schools. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
3/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
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HB 1 The Hope Scholarship Program (Donalds)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 436 Education (Galvano)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 731 Home Education (Sullivan)
03/09/2018 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
SB 732 K-12 Education (Baxley)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Withdrawn (558226, 498098, 452302, 612468); Substituted for HB 0731; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0731
HB 777 K-12 Student Safety (Moskowitz)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 795 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Public Schools (Altman)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 827 Instructional Support (Donalds)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 839 The Display of the State Motto (Daniels)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 845 Professional Development for the School Community (Bileca)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 887 Reading Instruction (Harrell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 949 Virtual Education (Fischer)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 996 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Public Schools (Mayfield)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 1035 Personalized Education (Sullivan)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1064 Dual Enrollment Programs (Baxley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1172 Hope Scholarship Program (Galvano)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 1175 Early Learning Coalitions (Sullivan)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1198 Virtual Education (Baxley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 1297 Early Childhood Education (Brown)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1306 Reading Instruction (Perry)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 1391 Student Safety (Rodrigues (R))
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1532 Early Learning Coalitions (Stargel)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1618 Education (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1738 Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1746 Equity in School-Level Funding Act (Thurston, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1756 School Accountability (Simmons)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1820 Reading Scholarship Accounts (Perry)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1848 Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Farmer, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2500 Appropriations (Appropriations)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for HB 5001; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 5001
SB 2508 K-12 Education (Appropriations)
02/02/2018 SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed
HB 5001 General Appropriations Act (Appropriations Committee)
03/11/2018 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
HB 5101 K-12 Education (PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 6051 The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Shaw)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7087 Taxation (Ways & Means Committee)
03/11/2018 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 7087 Taxation Ways & Means Committee
Taxation: Provides an exemption from excise tax on certain documents, notes, & mortgages related to housing financing authority; provides sales tax exemptions for specified products destroyed as a result of hurricanes; authorizes ad valorem tax exemptions under specified situations; provides documentary stamp tax exemption for certain transfers of homestead property between spouses; reduces tax levied on specified fees charged for use of real property; revises total amount of community contribution tax credits for projects related to housing opportunities; modifies calculation of dealer’s collection allowance; revises provisions regarding adjusted taxable income for corporate income tax purposes; increases total amount of contaminated site rehabilitation tax credits; requires specified reduction of civil penalties; increases tax credits for rehabilitation of drycleaning-solvent-contaminated sites & brownfield sites; extends carry forward period for unused tax credits; provides an appropriation. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/8/2018 SENATE Withdrawn from Appropriations; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 0620; Read Second Time; Engrossed Amendment Adopted (844462 – replaces 486636, 905850, 202412); Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/18
3/9/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/11/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Amendment reconsidered, adopted as amended (844462); Passed (Vote: 33 Yeas / 3 Nays)
3/11/2018 HOUSE In returning messages
3/11/2018 HOUSE Received from Messages; Concurred with Amendments (844462, 784054, 365876, 911746, 540854, 648194, 628272); Passed (Vote: 93 Yeas / 12 Nays)
3/11/2018 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
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SB 60 Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 312 Excise Tax on Documents (Steube)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 531 Noncriminal Traffic Infractions (Grant (M))
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 593 Homestead Exemptions (Porter)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 607 Housing Finance Authorities (Santiago)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 620 Taxation (Passidomo)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7087; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7087
SB 666 Noncriminal Traffic Infractions (Brandes)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 730 Housing Finance Authorities (Perry)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 772 Homestead Exemption Implementation (Grimsley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 803 Emergency Energy Equipment Sales Tax Exemption (Roth)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 841 Community Associations (Moraitis)
03/09/2018 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
HB 939 Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions (Toledo)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1246 Exemption from the Sales and Use Tax (Grimsley)
12/12/2017 SENATE Withdrawn prior to introduction
HB 1375 Ad Valorem Taxation (Eagle)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1386 Taxation of Real Property (Rodriguez (J))
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1592 Sales and Use Tax Exemptions for Electric Generators (Grimsley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1600 Ad Valorem Taxation (Passidomo)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1608 Agricultural Recovery (Grimsley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 7055 Education (Education Committee)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-006
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
EDC1 Education Education Committee
PCS EDC 18-01 — Education
Current Committee of Reference: Education Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
WMC3 Taxation Ways & Means Committee
PCB WMC 18-03 — Taxation
Current Committee of Reference: Ways & Means Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
APC6 Public Safety Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 18-06 — Public Safety
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Guns Educa
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
APC7 Public Records and Public Meetings Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 18-07 — Public Records and Public Meetings
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Educa Guns
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
APC8 Public Records Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 18-08 — Public Records
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Educa Guns
Education Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
 Elections
HB 43 Campaign Financing Gruters
Campaign Financing: Revises definition of term “contribution”; revises schedule governing campaign finance reporting for candidates, political committees, & electioneering communications organizations; revises reporting requirements regarding transfers made by political committees & electioneering communications organizations; prohibits political committee or an electioneering communications organization from transferring funds to certain entities; provides transitional provision regarding final monthly reports by candidates, political committees, & electioneering communications organizations. Effective Date: October 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 122 Campaign Financing (Steube)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importanceneutral position
HB 59 Restoration of Civil Rights Watson (C)
Restoration of Civil Rights: Proposes amendment to State Constitution to authorize Legislature to prescribe additional circumstances under which certain fines & forfeitures may be suspended or remitted, reprieves may be granted, civil rights may be restored, & punishments may be commuted.
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 430 Restoration of Civil Rights (Thurston, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 428 Restoration of Civil Rights (Thurston, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 61 Restoration of Civil Rights (Watson (C))
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 61 Restoration of Civil Rights Watson (C)
Restoration of Civil Rights: Designates act as “Restoration of Civil Rights Act”; provides for automatic restoration of former felon’s civil rights, other than right to own, possess, or use firearms, following completion of sentence of incarceration & community supervision; provides conditions for & exemptions from automatic restoration; provides for education concerning civil rights of people who have felony convictions; provides retroactive applicability. Effective Date: on the effective date of HJR 59
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 428 Restoration of Civil Rights (Thurston, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 430 Restoration of Civil Rights (Thurston, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 59 Restoration of Civil Rights (Watson (C))
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 65 Percentage of Elector Votes Required to Approve Constitutional Amendment or Revision Roth
Percentage of Elector Votes Required to Approve Constitutional Amendment or Revision: Proposes amendment to State Constitution to increase percentage of elector votes required to approve amendment or revision to State Constitution from 60 percent to 66 & 2/3 percent.
Current Committee of Reference: Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 978 Percentage of Elector Votes Required to Approve an Amendment or a Revision (Baxley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 79 Public Meetings Roth
Public Meetings: Specifies conditions under which members of board or commission of state agency or authority or of agency or authority of county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision may participate in fact-finding exercises or excursions. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 192 Public Meetings (Baxley)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
HB 85 Voter Registration List Maintenance Spano
Voter Registration List Maintenance: Authorizes DOS to become member of nongovernmental entity to verify voter registration information; establishes requirements for such memberships; requires DHSMV to provide specified information to DOS; establishes reporting requirements. Effective Date: January 1, 2019
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
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SB 278 Public Records/Department of State (Hutson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0087; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0087
Similar
SB 276 Voter Registration List Maintenance (Hutson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0085; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0085
Linked
HB 87 Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System (Spano)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 87 Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System Spano
Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System: Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain information received by DOS from another state or District of Columbia which is confidential or exempt pursuant to laws of that jurisdiction; provides for release of such information to specified persons; provides for future legislative review & repeal of the exemption; provides statement of public necessity. Effective Date: on the same date that CS/HB 85 or similar legislation takes effect
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
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SB 276 Voter Registration List Maintenance (Hutson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0085; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0085
Identical
SB 278 Public Records/Department of State (Hutson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0087; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0087
Linked
HB 85 Voter Registration List Maintenance (Spano)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 100 Identification Card and Driver License Fees for Veterans Steube
Identification Card and Driver License Fees for Veterans; Deleting fees for adding the word “Veteran” to an identification card or a driver license; revising acceptable forms of identification required to add the word “Veteran” to an identification card or a driver license; prohibiting tax collectors from charging certain driver license service fees to veterans who present specified forms of identification, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 HOUSE Substituted for HB 0603; Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (583351); Placed on Third Reading, 03/07/18
3/7/2018 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 117 Yeas / 0 Nays)
3/7/2018 SENATE In returning messages
3/9/2018 SENATE Received from Messages; Concurred with Amendment (583351); Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)
3/9/2018 SENATE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
3/12/2018 SENATE Engrossed Text (E1) Filed
3/12/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
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HB 603 Taxes and Fees for Veterans and Low-income Persons (Gonzalez)
03/06/2018 HOUSE Substituted for SB 0100; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0100
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceneutral position
SB 122 Campaign Financing Steube
Campaign Financing; Modifying and clarifying the schedule governing campaign finance reporting for candidates, political committees, and electioneering communications organizations; prohibiting a political committee or an electioneering communications organization from transferring funds to certain entities, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2019
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1276 Campaign Financing (Simmons)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 43 Campaign Financing (Gruters)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceneutral position
SB 192 Public Meetings Baxley
Public Meetings; Specifying conditions under which members of any board or commission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision may participate in fact-finding exercises or excursions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 79 Public Meetings (Roth)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importanceoppose position
SB 272 Local Tax Referenda Brandes
Local Tax Referenda; Providing that a referendum to adopt or amend a local discretionary sales surtax must be held at a general election, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
Similar
HB 317 Local Tax Referenda (Ingoglia)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 276 Voter Registration List Maintenance Hutson
Voter Registration List Maintenance; Authorizing the Department of State to enter into certain interstate agreements or to become a member of a nongovernmental entity to verify voter registration information; requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to provide specified information to the Department of State, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2019
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
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HB 87 Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System (Spano)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Similar
HB 85 Voter Registration List Maintenance (Spano)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Linked
SB 278 Public Records/Department of State (Hutson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0087; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0087
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 278 Public Records/Department of State Hutson
Public Records/Department of State ; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for certain information received by the Department of State from another state which is confidential or exempt pursuant to the laws of that state; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 276 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
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HB 85 Voter Registration List Maintenance (Spano)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Identical
HB 87 Pub.Rec./Statewide Voter Registration System (Spano)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Linked
SB 276 Voter Registration List Maintenance (Hutson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0085; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0085
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 317 Local Tax Referenda Ingoglia
Local Tax Referenda: Provides that a referendum to adopt or amend a local discretionary sales surtax must be held at a general election. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 272 Local Tax Referenda (Brandes)
03/05/2018 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Elect HmRul
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 367 Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote Geller
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote: Provides for enactment of Agreement Among States to Elect President by National Popular Vote; provides method by which state may become member state; requires statewide popular election for President & Vice President of U.S.; establishes procedure for appointing presidential electors in member states; provides that agreement becomes effective upon occurrence of specified actions; provides for withdrawal of member state; requires notification of member states when agreement takes effect in nonmember state or when member state withdraws from agreement. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 1374 Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote (Torres, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 420 Judicial Nominating Commissions Bracy
Judicial Nominating Commissions; Revising the composition of judicial nominating commissions; establishing additional restrictions regarding commission members; prohibiting a commission member from serving more than two full terms; requiring appointing authorities to collect and release certain demographic data regarding commission members and applicants to commissions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 753 Judicial Nominating Commissions (White)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1030 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Bean)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 477 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Jacquet)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 430 Restoration of Civil Rights Thurston, Jr.
Restoration of Civil Rights; Citing this act as the “Restoration of Civil Rights Act”; Providing for automatic restoration of a former felon’s civil rights, other than the right to own, possess, or use firearms, after completion of his or her sentence of incarceration and supervision; providing for education concerning the civil rights of people who have felony convictions, etc. Effective Date: On the effective date of SJR 428 or another amendment to the State Constitution which authorizes, or removes impediments to, enactment of this act by the Legislature
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 59 Restoration of Civil Rights (Watson (C))
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 61 Restoration of Civil Rights (Watson (C))
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
SB 428 Restoration of Civil Rights (Thurston, Jr.)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityno importanceoppose position
HB 439 Public Meetings and Records Donalds
Public Meetings and Records: Expands exemption from public meetings requirements to allow specified entities to meet in private with attorney to discuss imminent litigation if certain conditions are met; specifies when litigation is considered imminent; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Government Accountability Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 560 Public Meetings and Records/Imminent Litigation (Steube)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importanceoppose position
HB 477 Judicial Nominating Commissions Jacquet
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Revises composition of judicial nominating commissions; establishes additional restrictions regarding commission members; terminating terms of commission members as of specified date; provides for initial appointments & staggered terms for reconstituted commissions; prohibits commission member from serving more than two full terms; provides an exception; requires appointing authorities to consider certain attributes in making appointments to ensure diversity on commissions; requires appointing authorities to collect & release certain demographic data regarding commission members & applicants to commissions; specifies circumstances under which commission member may not vote on matter & must disclose conflict; requires commission member to complete an educational course after his or her appointment; prescribing minimum requirements for course. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 753 Judicial Nominating Commissions (White)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1030 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Bean)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 420 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Bracy)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 506 Election of Secretary of State/Membership of Cabinet Bean
Election of Secretary of State/Membership of Cabinet; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to provide for the election of the Secretary of State and his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceneutral position
SB 532 Public Records/Voters and Voter Registration Lee (T)
Public Records/Voters and Voter Registration; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for information concerning preregistered voter registration applicants who are minors; providing for future legislative review and repeal; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 761 Pub. Rec./Voters and Voter Registration (Stevenson)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 560 Public Meetings and Records/Imminent Litigation Steube
Public Meetings and Records/ Imminent Litigation ; Expanding an exemption from public meetings requirements to allow specified entities to meet in private with attorneys and technical experts to discuss imminent litigation if certain conditions are met; requiring the transcript of a private meeting concerning imminent litigation to be made public upon the occurrence of a certain circumstance; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: 07/01/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 439 Public Meetings and Records (Donalds)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importanceoppose position
SB 582 Write-in Candidate Qualifying Rader
Write-in Candidate Qualifying; Repealing provisions relating to write-in candidate residency requirements; repealing a requirement that all write-in candidates must reside within the district represented by the office sought at the time of qualification, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/18
3/8/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 6009; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 6009
Identical
HB 6009 Write-In Candidates (Geller)
03/09/2018 HOUSE Ordered enrolled
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 609 Vote-by-Mail Ballots Davis
Vote-by-Mail Ballots: Authorizing a supervisor of elections to accept an elector’s voted vote-by-mail ballot at an early voting site in the county where the elector is registered to vote during the site’s hours of operation; requiring the Division of Elections to adopt rules, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 SENATE Received; Referred to Ethics and Elections; Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 810 Vote-by-mail Ballots (Powell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 704 Voter Registration Farmer
Voter Registration; Providing that driver license or identification card applications, driver license or identification card renewal applications, and changes of address for existing driver licenses or identification cards submitted to the department serve as voter registration applications; requiring the supervisor of elections to provide a notification of registration to each applicant, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2019
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 64 Voter Registration (Clemens (J))
11/03/2017 SENATE Withdrawn from further consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
HB 753 Judicial Nominating Commissions White
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Revises procedures for appointing members to judicial nominating commissions. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 420 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Bracy)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 477 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Jacquet)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 1030 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Bean)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
HB 761 Pub. Rec./Voters and Voter Registration Stevenson
Pub. Rec./Voters and Voter Registration: Provides public records exemption for specified information regarding voter or voter registration applicant & information concerning preregistered voter registration applicants; authorizes disclosure of confidential & exempt information under certain circumstances; provides for future legislative review and repeal; provides statement of public necessity. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Public Integrity & Ethics Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 532 Public Records/Voters and Voter Registration (Lee (T))
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 810 Vote-by-mail Ballots Powell
Vote-by-mail Ballots; Authorizing an elector to vote by personally delivering his or her completed vote-by-mail ballot to an early voting site in the elector’s county of residence during the site’s hours of operation, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 609 Vote-by-Mail Ballots (Davis)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 989 Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement White
Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement: Proposes repeal of s. 7, Art. VI of State Constitution to eliminate requirement for public financing of campaigns of candidates for elective statewide office who agree to campaign spending limits. Effective Date: Not Specified
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 991 Campaign Finance (White)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 991 Campaign Finance White
Campaign Finance: Repeals provisions relating to Florida Election Campaign Financing Act. Effective Date: on the effective date of HJR 989.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 989 Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement (White)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1030 Judicial Nominating Commissions Bean
Judicial Nominating Commissions; Deleting a provision requiring that commission members who are members of The Florida Bar be engaged in the practice of law; requiring the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to submit a certain number of nominees to the Governor; specifying the process for submitting nominations for appointees who previously were appointed by the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 420 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Bracy)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 477 Judicial Nominating Commissions (Jacquet)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 753 Judicial Nominating Commissions (White)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
HB 1049 Poll Workers Sullivan
Poll Workers: Prohibits certain organizations from placing certain signage or paraphernalia in specified locations; prohibits supervisor of elections from paying organization in lieu of poll worker; prohibits certain poll workers from wearing certain items in specified locations during specified times. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 SENATE Received; Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 709 Voting (Drake)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 1484 Poll Workers (Book)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
HB 1319 Voter Registration Maintenance Mariano
Voter Registration Maintenance: Requires supervisors of elections to enter into agreements with clerks of circuit courts to receive specified information; requires supervisors of elections to compare certain information with statewide voter registration system; requires DHSMV to furnish monthly to DOS list of persons who identified themselves as aliens; requires DOS to compare such list with statewide voter registration system & provide names of registered voters who are aliens to supervisor of elections of county in which voter is registered. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 709 Voting (Drake)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceneutral position
SB 1374 Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote Torres, Jr.
Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; Providing for enactment of the agreement; requiring a statewide popular election for President and Vice President of the United States; providing that the agreement becomes effective upon the occurrence of specified actions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 367 Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote (Geller)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1484 Poll Workers Book
Poll Workers; Removing a requirement that supervisors of elections work with certain communities to develop public-private programs for a certain purpose; prohibiting a supervisor of elections from authorizing certain entities or persons to recruit, supply, or otherwise staff a precinct with certain poll workers for an election; prohibiting a supervisor of elections from paying certain entities or persons for services provided by certain poll workers, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 709 Voting (Drake)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1049 Poll Workers (Sullivan)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
SB 1536 Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund/Commission on Ethics Mayfield
Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund/Commission on Ethics; Creating the Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund within the Commission on Ethics; providing for the purpose of the trust fund and source of funds; providing for the future legislative review and termination or re-creation of the trust fund, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 1534 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law, and only if this act is enacted by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature.
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 7005 Trust Funds/Creation/Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund (Public Integrity & Ethics Committee)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
SB 1534 Government Integrity (Mayfield)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
SB 1582 Elections Bean
Elections; Repealing a provision which provides reporting requirements for voting history and statewide voter registration system information, precinct-level election results, and precinct-level book closing statistics, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Ethics and Elections
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top prioritymedium importanceoppose position
SB 1742 Supermajority Vote Required to Increase State Tax Revenues by Increasing Taxes Stargel
Supermajority Vote Required to Increase State Tax Revenues by Increasing Taxes; Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require a law that imposes a new tax, increases the rate or amount of a tax, or expands a tax base, and that results in a net increase in state revenues, to be approved by three-fifths of the membership of each house of the Legislature, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 7001 Supermajority Vote for State Taxes or Fees (Ways & Means Committee)
03/05/2018 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 6009 Write-In Candidates Geller
Write-In Candidates: Repeals provisions relating to write-in candidate residency requirement. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/8/2018 SENATE Withdrawn from Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Rules; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 0582; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/18
3/9/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 35 Yeas / 3 Nays)
3/9/2018 HOUSE Ordered enrolled
Identical
SB 582 Write-in Candidate Qualifying (Rader)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 6009; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 6009
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 7001 Supermajority Vote for State Taxes or Fees Ways & Means Committee
Supermajority Vote for State Taxes or Fees: Proposes amendment to State Constitution to prohibit a state tax or fee from being imposed or raised except through legislation approved by two-thirds of each house of legislature; requires a state tax or fee imposed or raised to be contained in separate bill that contains no other subject.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Compare
SB 1742 Supermajority Vote Required to Increase State Tax Revenues by Increasing Taxes (Stargel)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 7003 Local Government Ethics Reform Public Integrity & Ethics Committee
Local Government Ethics Reform: Provides that contractual relationships held by business entities are deemed held by public officers or employees in certain situations; provides ethics training requirements; prohibits certain governing board members from voting in official capacity on specified matters; requires certain members of municipality governing body to file disclosure; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to local government authority to enact rule or ordinance requiring lobbyists to register with local government; provides for future repeal of provisions relating to registration & reporting for lobbying water management districts; requires Commission on Ethics to create Local Government Lobbyist Registration System; requires lobbyists to register with commission before lobbying specified governmental entities; provides responsibilities of Governor; provides civil penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 1279 School District Accountability (Sullivan)
03/11/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-005
SB 1534 Government Integrity (Mayfield)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1804 School District Accountability (Stargel)
03/02/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 1279; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 1279
Linked
HB 7005 Trust Funds/Creation/Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund (Public Integrity & Ethics Committee)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect Educa
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
HB 7005 Trust Funds/Creation/Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund Public Integrity & Ethics Committee
Trust Funds/Creation/Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund: Creates Local Government Lobbyist Registration Trust Fund within Commission on Ethics; provides for purpose of trust fund & sources of funds; provides for future legislative review & termination or re-creation of trust fund. Effective Date: on the same date that HB 7003 or similar legislation takes effect
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 1536 Local Government Lobbyist Registration System Trust Fund/Commission on Ethics (Mayfield)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 7003 Local Government Ethics Reform (Public Integrity & Ethics Committee)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Elect
Elections Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
 Gun Safety
HB 39 Weapons and Firearms Eagle
Weapons and Firearms: Removes statement of applicability relating to certain violations of carrying concealed weapon or firearm; reduces penalties applicable to person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm for first or second violation of specified provisions relating to openly carrying weapons; provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if firearm is temporarily & openly displayed. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 148 Weapons and Firearms (Steube)
12/06/2017 SENATE Laid on Table
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 55 Sale of Firearms White
Sale of Firearms: Requires FDLE to allow payment or transmittal of processing fees for criminal history checks of potential firearms buyers by electronic means. Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/7/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/8/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/9/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 0 Nays)
3/9/2018 HOUSE Ordered enrolled
3/9/2018 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Identical
SB 152 Sale of Firearms (Steube)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0055; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0055
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
HB 91 Purchase of Personal Firearms by Active Duty Servicemembers Avila
Purchase of Personal Firearms by Active Duty Servicemembers: Proposes amendments to State Constitution to remove certain restrictions on purchase of personal firearms by active duty servicemembers.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Linked
HB 93 Exception to the Waiting Period for Purchasing and Delivering Handguns (Avila)
09/18/2017 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importanceneutral position
HB 93 Exception to the Waiting Period for Purchasing and Delivering Handguns Avila
Exception to the Waiting Period for Purchasing and Delivering Handguns: Exempts purchase of handgun by an active duty member of US Armed Services from 3-day waiting period. Effective Date: on the effective date of the amendment to the State Constitution proposed in HJR 91 or a similar joint resolution
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Linked
HB 91 Purchase of Personal Firearms by Active Duty Servicemembers (Avila)
09/18/2017 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 107 Veteran Identification Williamson
Veteran Identification: Requires DHSMV to create veteran identification card for certain purposes; provides for design of card; provides eligibility requirements; prohibits use of card for certain purposes; authorizes use of card as proof of veteran status for obtaining waivers of license & registration fees relating to certain businesses & occupations & for expedited service of application for license to carry concealed weapons or firearms. Effective Date: January 1, 2019
Current Committee of Reference: Government Accountability Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 328 Veteran Identification (Baxley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importanceneutral position
HB 113 Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities Fitzenhagen
Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities: Provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon & concealed firearm is not prohibited by specified laws from such carrying on property of certain institutions. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 240 Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property (Baxley)
09/13/2017 SENATE Withdrawn prior to introduction
SB 274 Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities (Stargel)
12/06/2017 SENATE Laid on Table
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 120 Firearms Steube
Firearms; Providing legislative intent; requiring a business, organization, or entity that prohibits a concealed weapon or firearm licensee from carrying a weapon or firearm onto its property to assume certain responsibility for the safety and defense of such licensee; providing that the responsibility of such business, organization, or entity extends to the conduct of certain people and animals, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 134 Concealed Weapons or Firearms Steube
Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee approaches courthouse security or management personnel upon arrival and follows their instructions; defining the term “courthouse”; preempting certain ordinances, rules, orders, and regulations that conflict with that definition or with certain rights, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
Identical
HB 383 Concealed Weapons or Firearms (Byrd)
01/09/2018 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 148 Weapons and Firearms Steube
Weapons and Firearms; Deleting a statement of applicability relating to violations of carrying a concealed weapon or firearm; reducing the penalties applicable to a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm for a first or second violation of specified provisions relating to openly carrying weapons; providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if the firearm is temporarily and openly displayed, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
Similar
HB 39 Weapons and Firearms (Eagle)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 152 Sale of Firearms Steube
Sale of Firearms; Requiring Department of Law Enforcement procedures to allow the payment or transmittal of processing fees for criminal history checks of potential firearms buyers by electronic means; providing that criminal history check requests by licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers to the department may be made by electronic means, etc.Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
HB 55 Sale of Firearms (White)
03/09/2018 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
SB 196 Gun Safety Stewart
Gun Safety; Prohibiting the sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; specifying circumstances in which the manufacture or transportation of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines is not prohibited; providing enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine, etc. Effective Date: This act shall take effect October 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 219 Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines (Smith)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 218 Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms Farmer, Jr.
Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms; Revising the locations and circumstances in which a loaded firearm is required to be kept or secured with a trigger lock; deleting conditions that pertain to the crime of failing to safely store, leave, or secure a loaded firearm in a specified manner, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 219 Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines Smith
Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines: Prohibits sale, transfers, or possession of assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine; provides exceptions; requires certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines lawfully possessed before specified date; provides conditions for continued possession of such weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines; requires certificates of transfer for transfers of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines; provides for relinquishment of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines; provides requirements for transportation of assault weapons; provides enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with assault weapon or large-capacity magazine. Effective Date: October 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 196 Gun Safety (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 221 Pub. Rec./Personal Identifying Information of Assault Weapon or Large-Capacity Magazine Possession Certificateholder (Smith)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 221 Pub. Rec./Personal Identifying Information of Assault Weapon or Large-Capacity Magazine Possession Certificateholder Smith
Pub. Rec./Personal Identifying Information of Assault Weapon or Large-Capacity Magazine Possession Certificateholder: Provides an exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of person issued certificate of possession with respect to an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine; provides for access to exempt information for specified purposes; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity. Effective Date: on the same date that HB 219 or similar legislation takes effect
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
HB 219 Assault Weapons and Large-Capacity Magazines (Smith)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 231 Risk Protection Orders Berman
Risk Protection Orders: Authorizes risk protection orders to prevent persons who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
Similar
SB 530 Risk Protection Orders (Gibson)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 240 Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property Baxley
Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property; Specifying that concealed weapon and concealed firearm licensees are not prohibited by specified laws from carrying such weapons or firearms on certain private school property, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
HB 113 Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities (Fitzenhagen)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 274 Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities (Stargel)
12/06/2017 SENATE Laid on Table
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 269 Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms Jacquet
Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms: Requires applicant for concealed weapons or firearms license to undergo mental health evaluation by licensed professional & be determined to be competent. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Similar
SB 400 Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms (Campbell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importancesupport position
SB 270 Involuntary Examination and Involuntary Admission of Minors Steube
Involuntary Examination and Involuntary Admission of Minors; Authorizing a designated law enforcement agency to decline to transport a minor 14 years of age or younger to a receiving facility for mental health or substance abuse evaluation if the parent or guardian of the minor agrees to transport the minor to the receiving facility; requiring an assessment by a service provider of a minor 14 years of age or younger to be initiated within 8 hours after the patient’s arrival at the receiving facility, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importanceneutral position
SB 274 Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities Stargel
Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities; Providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm is not prohibited by specified laws from such carrying on the property of certain institutions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
Identical
HB 113 Concealed Weapons and Firearms in Multiuse Facilities (Fitzenhagen)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 240 Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property (Baxley)
09/13/2017 SENATE Withdrawn prior to introduction
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 321 Bump-fire Stocks Richardson
Bump-fire Stocks: Defines “bump-fire stock”; prohibits importation, transfer or possession of bump-fire stock; authorizes person to relinquish bump-fire stock; requires person who does not relinquish bump-fire stock to destroy it. Effective Date: October 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 456 Bump-fire Stocks (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 328 Veteran Identification Baxley
Veteran Identification; Requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to create a veteran identification card for certain purposes; authorizing use of the card as proof of veteran status for expedited processing of an application for a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2019
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 107 Veteran Identification (Williamson)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importanceneutral position
SB 334 Firearm Purchases Bracy
Firearm Purchases; Requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to include on a standard form certain questions concerning a potential firearm buyer’s criminal history or other information relating to the person’s eligibility to make the firearm purchase; requiring the department to notify law enforcement officials when a potential sale or transfer receives a nonapproval number, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 677 Firearm Purchases (DuBose)
11/20/2017 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
HB 1051 Firearm Purchases (DuBose)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 383 Concealed Weapons or Firearms Byrd
Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Authorizes concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender weapon or firearm when entering courthouse; preempts certain ordinances, rules, orders, & regulations. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
SB 134 Concealed Weapons or Firearms (Steube)
12/06/2017 SENATE Laid on Table
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 400 Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms Campbell
Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms; Requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue a license if, in addition to other specified criteria, the applicant has undergone a mental health evaluation conducted by certain licensed professionals and has been determined to be competent, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Health Policy
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 269 Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms (Jacquet)
01/05/2018 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
SB 456 Bump-fire Stocks Stewart
Bump-fire Stocks; Prohibiting the importation, transfer, distribution, transport, sale, giving, or possession of a bump-fire stock in this state; authorizing a person to relinquish a bump-fire stock to a law enforcement agency or the Department of Law Enforcement, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 321 Bump-fire Stocks (Richardson)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 530 Risk Protection Orders Gibson
Risk Protection Orders; Creating the “The Risk Protection Order Act”; authorizing risk protection orders to prevent persons who are at high risk of harming themselves or others from accessing firearms; requiring law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies and procedures by a certain date; requiring the termination of a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm that is held by a person subject to such an order, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
Similar
HB 231 Risk Protection Orders (Berman)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 553 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Raburn
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Revises, creates, & repeals various provisions relating to structures used in citrus production; oyster harvesting licenses; pesticide registration fees; Class “K” & concealed firearm licenses; charitable & sponsor sales promotions & solicitations; water vending machines; telephone solicitations; antifreeze & brake fluid brands; liquefied petroleum licenses & dealer practices; commercial weights & measures; sale & purchase of livestock; emergency powers & orders; agricultural commodity marketing; seed labeling, sale, & solicitation; Florida Forest Service; & government impostor & deceptive ads. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 HOUSE Substituted for SB 0740; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0740
Compare
HB 315 Telephone Solicitation (Ausley)
02/14/2018 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0568; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0568
SB 568 Telephone Solicitation (Young)
02/20/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Similar
SB 740 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Stargel)
03/08/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 621 School Safety Rommel
School Safety: Provides exception to prohibition on possessing firearms & specified devices on school property for authorized concealed weapon & firearm licensees who are designated by school principals & district school superintendents; provides requirements for designees; requires district school boards to formulate & prescribe policies & procedures for active shooter & hostage situations; requires that active shooter training for each school be conducted by law enforcement agency designated as first responders to school’s campus; requires district school boards & private school principals & governing boards allow campus tours by such agency; permits district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school’s campus; requires district school superintendents to provide recommendations on school safety & security to law enforcement agencies. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 1236 School Safety (Baxley)
02/20/2018 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Judiciary
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 677 Firearm Purchases DuBose
Firearm Purchases: Requires FDLE to include on standard firearm purchase form certain questions concerning potential buyer’s criminal history & eligibility; requires notice to law enforcement when potential sale or transfer receives nonapproval. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
SB 334 Firearm Purchases (Bracy)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 1051 Firearm Purchases (DuBose)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 739 Carrying of Weapons and Firearms Fant
Carrying of Weapons and Firearms: Provides specified provisions relating to carrying of weapons & firearms do not apply to persons engaged in, traveling to, or returning from certain outdoor activities or traveling to or returning from certain motor vehicles, residences, shelters, & other places. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 1242 Carrying of Weapons and Firearms (Steube)
01/18/2018 SENATE Not Considered by Judiciary
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 740 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Stargel
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Specifying the methodology for the assessment of certain structures in horticultural production; revising permitting requirements and operating standards for water vending machines; requiring certain liquefied petroleum gas dealers to provide notice within a specified period before rendering a consumer’s liquefied petroleum gas equipment or system inoperable or discontinuing service; providing that delaying or failing to make payment for certain livestock is an unfair and deceptive act, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 HOUSE Substituted for HB 0553; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/07/18
3/7/2018 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 116 Yeas / 0 Nays)
3/7/2018 SENATE Ordered enrolled
3/8/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Compare
HB 315 Telephone Solicitation (Ausley)
02/14/2018 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0568; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0568
SB 568 Telephone Solicitation (Young)
02/20/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
SB 1608 Agricultural Recovery (Grimsley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 553 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Raburn)
03/06/2018 HOUSE Substituted for SB 0740; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0740
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 838 Sale and Delivery of Firearms Farmer, Jr.
Sale and Delivery of Firearms; Requiring that the parties, if neither party to a sale, lease, or transfer of a firearm is a licensed dealer, complete the sale, lease, or transfer through a licensed dealer; applying the mandatory 3-day waiting period to private sales of handguns facilitated through a licensed dealer, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 903 Restoration of Rights Byrd
Restoration of Rights: Designates act “Economic Redemption and Restoration of Constitutional Rights Act”; authorizes person suffering from legal disability due to criminal conviction to apply for relief; provides exceptions. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 1654 Restoration of Rights (Lee (T))
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 997 Handgun Buyback and Safe Storage Program Shaw
Handgun Buyback and Safe Storage Program: Creates program within FDLE to provide grants to support sheriffs’ offices in sponsoring annual handgun buyback & safe storage events, subject to certain appropriation; specifies cash payment amounts for certain surrendered handguns; provides requirements & restrictions for such events; directs FDLE to establish criteria & process for grant applications; provides for voluntary contributions to program. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
SB 1048 Firearms Baxley
Firearms; Authorizing a church, a synagogue, or other religious institution to allow a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed handgun in certain established physical places of worship under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/7/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/8/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/9/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 1419 Firearms (McClure)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 1051 Firearm Purchases DuBose
Firearm Purchases: Requires FDLE to include on standard firearm purchase form certain questions concerning potential buyer’s criminal history & eligibility; requires notice to law enforcement when potential sale or transfer receives nonapproval. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 334 Firearm Purchases (Bracy)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 677 Firearm Purchases (DuBose)
11/20/2017 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 1179 Use of Deadly Force Antone
Use of Deadly Force: Defines term “serious bodily injury”; requires certain law enforcement agencies to collect & report specified information regarding use of deadly force to FDLE; requires department to provide such agency with standardized form for reporting such information & to provide for electronic submission of such information; specifies minimum retention period for such information; requires department, in consultation with specified associations, to develop & maintain database for retention of such information. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 1512 Use of Deadly Force (Bracy)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
SB 1236 School Safety Baxley
School Safety; Providing an exception to a prohibition on possessing firearms or other specified devices on school property or other specified areas for authorized concealed weapon or firearm licensees who are designated by school principals or district school superintendents; requiring district school boards to formulate and prescribe policies and procedures for active shooter and hostage situations; requiring a district school superintendent to provide specified agencies with certain strategy and activity recommendations to improve school safety and security, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
Compare
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 621 School Safety (Rommel)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1242 Carrying of Weapons and Firearms Steube
Carrying of Weapons and Firearms; Providing that specified provisions relating to the carrying of weapons and firearms do not apply to persons engaged in, traveling to, or returning from certain outdoor activities or traveling to or returning from certain motor vehicles, residences, shelters, and other places, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
Identical
HB 739 Carrying of Weapons and Firearms (Fant)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 1419 Firearms McClure
Firearms: Authorizes religious institution to allow concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry firearm on property of institution for certain purposes. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 1048 Firearms (Baxley)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1476 Prohibited Recordkeeping of Firearms or Firearm Owners Farmer, Jr.
Prohibited Recordkeeping of Firearms or Firearm Owners; Repealing provisions relating to the prohibition of registration of firearms and the treatment of electronic records, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 1512 Use of Deadly Force Bracy
Use of Deadly Force; Requiring certain law enforcement agencies to collect and report specified information regarding the use of deadly force to the Department of Law Enforcement within a specified timeframe; requiring the department to provide for electronic submission of such information; specifying a minimum retention period for such information, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1179 Use of Deadly Force (Antone)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
SB 1654 Restoration of Rights Lee (T)
Restoration of Rights; Citing this act as the “Economic Redemption and Relief From Criminal Conviction Disabilities Act”; authorizing a person subject to a legal disability due to a criminal conviction to petition a certain court for relief from such disability; specifying that a habitual felony offender and a person convicted of a violent or sexual crime are not eligible to petition the court for relief from legal disability; providing that relief from disability restores a petitioner’s constitutional and civil rights, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 903 Restoration of Rights (Byrd)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1940 Public Records and Public Meetings/School Safety Galvano
Public Records and Public Meetings/School Safety; Providing exemptions from public records requirements for the identity of a reporting party and any information received through the mobile suspicious activity reporting tool which is held by the Department of Law Enforcement, law enforcement agencies, or school officials; providing an exemption from public meetings requirements for portions of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission at which exempt or confidential and exempt information is discussed; providing an exemption from public records requirements for information that would identify whether a particular individual has been appointed as a safe-school officer; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing statements of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 7026 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 HOUSE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/07/18
3/7/2018 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 114 Yeas / 2 Nays)
3/7/2018 SENATE Ordered enrolled
3/7/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
3/8/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/23/18)
3/9/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-001
Similar
HB 7103 Pub. Rec. and Pub. Meetings/School Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceno position
HB 3551 Peace Hubs: Inner City Gun Violence Prevention Initiative Daniels
Peace Hubs: Inner City Gun Violence Prevention Initiative: Provides an appropriation for the Peace Hubs: Inner City Gun Violence Prevention Initiative. APPROPRIATION: $2,000,000.00 Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
HB 3761 Gun Shot Detection Technology Daniels
Gun Shot Detection Technology: Provides an appropriation for the Gun Shot Detection Technology. APPROPRIATION: $3,000,000.00 Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
HB 6013 Return of Property Byrd
Return of Property: Removes provision requiring court to order return of pistol or firearm when pistol or firearm is taken by officer with search warrant or without search warrant upon viewing breach of peace. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 6073 Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person Jones
Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person: Repeals provisions relating to home protection & use of deadly force, which created presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm in certain circumstances & provided that person has no duty to retreat & has right to stand his or her ground & meet force with force in certain circumstances; conforms provisions. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 7022 Firearm Safety Rules
Firearm Safety; Authorizing a law enforcement officer to seize and hold firearms and ammunition if taking custody of a person who poses a potential danger to himself or herself or others and who has made a credible threat against another person; prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a firearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibiting a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a firearm, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 7024 Public Records/Victim of an Incident of Mass Violence Rules
Public Records/Victim of an Incident of Mass Violence; Creating an exemption from public records requirements for the address of a victim of an incident of mass violence; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; designating the address of a victim of an incident of mass violence as criminal intelligence information and criminal investigative information; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments Failed (810381, 007527); Placed on Third Reading, 03/07/18
3/7/2018 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 117 Yeas / 0 Nays)
3/7/2018 SENATE Ordered enrolled
3/7/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
3/8/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/23/18)
3/9/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-002
Identical
HB 7105 Pub. Rec./Victim of Mass Violence (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
SB 7026 Public Safety Rules
Public Safety; Citing this act as the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act”; authorizing the awarding of grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs; establishing the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education; providing that each sheriff may establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and appoint certain volunteer school employees as school guardians; prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a firearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibiting a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a firearm; prohibiting specified acts relating to the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks; creating the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement, etc. APPROPRIATION: $400,000,000.00 Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/7/2018 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 67 Yeas / 50 Nays)
3/7/2018 SENATE Ordered enrolled
3/7/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
3/8/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/23/18)
3/9/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
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HB 165 Written Threats to Conduct Mass Shootings or Acts of Terrorism (McClain)
03/09/2018 HOUSE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
HB 231 Risk Protection Orders (Berman)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 310 Threats to Kill or do Great Bodily Injury (Steube)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0165; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0165
HB 321 Bump-fire Stocks (Richardson)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 456 Bump-fire Stocks (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 530 Risk Protection Orders (Gibson)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 621 School Safety (Rommel)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 777 K-12 Student Safety (Moskowitz)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1236 School Safety (Baxley)
02/20/2018 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Judiciary
SB 1434 K-12 Education Enhancements (Passidomo)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1616 Education (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2502 Implementing the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act (Appropriations)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for HB 5003; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 5003
SB 2508 K-12 Education (Appropriations)
02/02/2018 SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Linked
SB 1940 Public Records and Public Meetings/School Safety (Galvano)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-001
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 7101 Public Safety Appropriations Committee
Public Safety: Revises duties & responsibilities of FDLE, DCF, DOE, school districts, district school boards, & school district superintendents; revises provisions relating to mental health services for students, possession & sale of firearms, school emergency preparedness, & school resource officer programs; creates Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, school marshal programs, community actions teams, Office of Safe Schools, school safety specialists, threat assessment teams, & youth mental health first aid training program. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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HB 321 Bump-fire Stocks (Richardson)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 456 Bump-fire Stocks (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 621 School Safety (Rommel)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 777 K-12 Student Safety (Moskowitz)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1236 School Safety (Baxley)
02/20/2018 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Judiciary
SB 1434 K-12 Education Enhancements (Passidomo)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 1616 Education (Hukill)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 2502 Implementing the 2018-2019 General Appropriations Act (Appropriations)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for HB 5003; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 5003
SB 2508 K-12 Education (Appropriations)
02/02/2018 SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed
SB 7026 Public Safety (Rules)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-003
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HB 7103 Pub. Rec. and Pub. Meetings/School Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceno position
HB 7103 Pub. Rec. and Pub. Meetings/School Safety Appropriations Committee
Pub. Rec. and Pub. Meetings/School Safety: Creates exemption from public records requirements for identity of reporting party held by specified entity; provides an exemption from public meetings requirements for portions of meetings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission at which confidential or exempt information is discussed; provides exemption from public records requirements for information that would identify whether particular individual has been appointed as school marshal; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemptions; provides statements of public necessity. Effective Date: on the same date that HB 7101 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1940 Public Records and Public Meetings/School Safety (Galvano)
03/09/2018 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2018-001
Linked
HB 7101 Public Safety (Appropriations Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceno position
APC6 Public Safety Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 18-06 — Public Safety
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Guns Educa
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
APC7 Public Records and Public Meetings Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 18-07 — Public Records and Public Meetings
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Educa Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
APC8 Public Records Appropriations Committee
PCB APC 18-08 — Public Records
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Educa Guns
Gun Safety Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
 Health Care
SB 108 Florida Kidcare Program Campbell
Florida Kidcare Program; Establishing the Kidcare Operational Efficiency and Health Care Improvement Workgroup as a task force administratively housed in the Department of Health to maximize the return on investment and enhance the operational efficiencies of the Florida Kidcare program, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 293 Florida Kidcare Program (Duran)
01/16/2018 HOUSE Now in Health & Human Services Committee
Assigned Folder(s) Healt
Health Care Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceneutral position
HB 293 Florida Kidcare Program Duran
Florida Kidcare Program: Establishes Kidcare Operational Efficiency & Health Care Improvement Workgroup as task force administratively housed in DOH to maximize return on investment & enhance operational efficiencies of program. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Health & Human Services Committee
Similar
SB 108 Florida Kidcare Program (Campbell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Healt
Health Care Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceneutral position
SB 302 Federal Waivers for Health Insurance Rodriguez (J)
Federal Waivers for Health Insurance; Prohibiting public entities, unless specifically authorized by the Legislature, from applying for a waiver under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which would waive requirements for, or authorize the exclusion or limitation of, coverage of any essential health benefit by nongrandfathered health plans, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Banking and Insurance
Assigned Folder(s) Healt
Health Care Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
 Home Rule and Preemption
SB 194 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board Steube
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, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: Education
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1031 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board (Fischer)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa HmRul
Home Rule and Preemption Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
HB 317 Local Tax Referenda Ingoglia
Local Tax Referenda: Provides that a referendum to adopt or amend a local discretionary sales surtax must be held at a general election. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 272 Local Tax Referenda (Brandes)
03/05/2018 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) Elect HmRul
Home Rule and Preemption Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 1031 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board Fischer
Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board: Proposes amendment to Section 4 of Article IX & creation of new section in Article XII of State Constitution to limit terms of office for member of district school board; provides applicability. Effective Date: Not Specified
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 194 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board (Steube)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Educa HmRul
Home Rule and Preemption Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1262 Election Dates for Municipal Office Hutson
Election Dates for Municipal Office; Requiring the governing body of a municipality to determine the dates on which initial and runoff elections for municipal office are held and providing options therefor; requiring counties that have established certain dates for the election of municipal officers through a special act to conduct municipal elections on specified dates; requiring municipal recall elections to be held concurrently with municipal elections under certain conditions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/6/2018 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/18
3/8/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7037; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7037
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HB 7037 Election Dates for Municipal Office (Government Accountability Committee)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) HmRul
Home Rule and Preemption Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
HB 7037 Election Dates for Municipal Office Government Accountability Committee
Election Dates for Municipal Office: Requiring the governing body of a municipality to determine the dates on which an initial and runoff election for municipal office are held and providing options therefor; requiring counties that have established certain dates for the election of municipal officers through a special act to conduct municipal elections on specified dates; requiring municipal recall elections to be held concurrently with municipal elections under certain conditions, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/8/2018 SENATE Withdrawn from Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Rules; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 1262; Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (281426, 976690); Ordered Engrossed; Placed on Third Reading, 03/09/18
3/9/2018 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third Reading
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 1262 Election Dates for Municipal Office (Hutson)
03/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7037; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7037
Assigned Folder(s) HmRul
Home Rule and Preemption Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
 Immigration
HB 9 Federal Immigration Enforcement Metz
Federal Immigration Enforcement: Designates act “Rule of Law Adherence Act”; prohibits sanctuary policies; requires state & local governmental agencies to comply with & support enforcement of federal immigration law; provides requirements concerning immigration detainers & certain arrested persons; prohibits restrictions on transfer of certain information related to enforcement of immigration law; authorizes law enforcement agency to transport unauthorized alien; authorizes ordinances for recovery immigration detainer costs; provides whistle-blower protections for certain officials; requires AG to prescribe format for complaints; provides injunctive relief & civil penalties; prohibits expenditure of public funds for specified purposes; provides cause of action for personal injury or wrongful death attributed to sanctuary policy; prohibits discrimination on specified grounds; requires repeal of existing sanctuary policies. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 308 Federal Immigration Enforcement (Bean)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Immig
Immigration Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
SB 308 Federal Immigration Enforcement Bean
Federal Immigration Enforcement; Citing this act as the “Rule of Law Adherence Act”; creating provisions relating to federal immigration enforcement; prohibiting sanctuary policies; requiring state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcement agencies to comply with and support the enforcement of federal immigration law; authorizing a board of county commissioners to adopt an ordinance to recover costs for complying with an immigration detainer; authorizing local governmental entities and law enforcement agencies to petition the Federal Government for reimbursement of certain costs, etc. Effective Date: Except for sections 908.302 and 908.303, Florida Statutes, as created by this act, which shall take effect October 1, 2018, this act shall take effect July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 9 Federal Immigration Enforcement (Metz)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Immig
Immigration Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceoppose position
HB 475 Preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program Jacquet
Preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program: Urges Congress to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Current Committee of Reference: Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 882 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (Campbell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) Immig
Immigration Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importanceno position
 Juvenile Justice
HB 195 Data Collection on Direct Filing Slosberg
Data Collection on Direct Filing: Requires DJJ to collect specified information relating to children who qualify for prosecution as adults & for children who are transferred to adult court for criminal prosecution; requires DJJ & OPPAGA to make reports. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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HB 509 Juvenile Justice (Shaw)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 936 Juvenile Justice (Powell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 288 Data Collection on Direct Filing (Bracy)
09/29/2017 SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
Assigned Folder(s) JUVE
Juvenile Justice Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 288 Data Collection on Direct Filing Bracy
Data Collection on Direct Filing; Requiring the Department of Juvenile Justice to begin collecting on a certain date specified information relating to children who qualify for prosecution as adults and for children who are transferred to adult court for criminal prosecution, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
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HB 509 Juvenile Justice (Shaw)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 936 Juvenile Justice (Powell)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 195 Data Collection on Direct Filing (Slosberg)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) JUVE
Juvenile Justice Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 392 Juvenile Justice Bracy
Juvenile Justice; Increasing the age of a child at which a state attorney may, or is required to, request a court to transfer the child to adult court for criminal prosecution; increasing the age of a child at which a state attorney may, or is required to, file an information against the child for prosecution as an adult, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1552 Juvenile Justice (Bracy)
03/12/2018 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) JUVE
Juvenile Justice Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 644 Juvenile Civil Citation and Similar Diversion Programs Bracy
Juvenile Civil Citation and Similar Diversion Programs; Requiring the establishment of civil citation or similar diversion programs for juveniles; specifying program eligibility, participation, and implementation requirements, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1392 Prearrest Diversion Programs (Brandes)
03/09/2018 SENATE Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
Similar
HB 489 Juvenile Civil Citation and Similar Diversion Programs (Pritchett)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) JUVE
Juvenile Justice Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityno importancesupport position
 Natural Resources
HB 53 Coral Reefs Jacobs
Coral Reefs: Establishes Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Identical
SB 232 Coral Reefs (Book)
02/01/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0053; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0053
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 174 Coastal Management Hukill
Coastal Management; Revising the criteria to be considered by the Department of Environmental Protection in determining and assigning annual funding priorities for beach management and erosion control projects; requiring that certain projects be considered separate and apart from other specified projects; revising requirements for the comprehensive long-term management plan, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 7063 Natural Resources (Government Accountability Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 131 Coastal Management (Peters)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe Drop
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
HB 203 Environmental Regulation Commission Willhite
Environmental Regulation Commission: Requires Governor to make appointments to fill commission vacancies within certain time frame; requires that specified rules submitted to commission receive certain vote totals for approval or modification. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
SB 316 Environmental Regulation Commission (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 204 Land Acquisition Trust Fund Bradley
Land Acquisition Trust Fund; Revising the specified appropriation for spring restoration, protection, and management projects; requiring a specified appropriation for certain projects related to the St. Johns River and its tributaries or the Keystone Heights Lake Region, etc. APPROPRIATION: Indeterminate Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importanceneutral position
SB 232 Coral Reefs Book
Coral Reefs; Establishing the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
HB 53 Coral Reefs (Jacobs)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 316 Environmental Regulation Commission Stewart
Environmental Regulation Commission; Requiring the Governor to appoint a new member to the commission within a certain timeframe after the occurrence of a vacancy, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 203 Environmental Regulation Commission (Willhite)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
HB 319 Gulf of Mexico Range Complex Ponder
Gulf of Mexico Range Complex: Supports extension of current moratorium on drilling in Gulf of Mexico east of Military Mission Line.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
SB 550 Gulf of Mexico Range Complex (Broxson)
02/08/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Adopted
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 370 Land Acquisition Trust Fund Bradley
Land Acquisition Trust Fund; Requiring a specified annual appropriation to the Florida Forever Trust Fund; prohibiting moneys from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund from being used for specified costs, etc. APPROPRIATION: $100,000,000.00 Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 7063 Natural Resources (Government Accountability Committee)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1353 Land Acquisition Trust Fund (Beshears)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe Drop
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 384 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Brandes
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles; Requiring the Florida Transportation Commission to review all sources of revenue for transportation infrastructure and maintenance projects and prepare a report to the Governor and the Legislature when the commission determines that electric and hybrid vehicles make up a certain percentage or more of the total number of vehicles registered in this state; requiring a long-range transportation plan to consider infrastructure and technological improvements necessary to accommodate the increased use of autonomous technology and electric vehicles, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 852 Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program (Brandes)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 981 Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (Olszewski)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritymedium importancesupport position
SB 462 Advanced Well Stimulation Treatment Young
Advanced Well Stimulation Treatment; Prohibiting the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; clarifying that permits for drilling or operating a well do not authorize the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Appropriations
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
SB 834 Well Stimulation (Farmer)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 237 Advanced Well Stimulation Treatment (Peters)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe Drop
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 550 Gulf of Mexico Range Complex Broxson
Gulf of Mexico Range Complex; Supporting an extension of the current moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico east of the Military Mission Line, etc.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
Identical
HB 319 Gulf of Mexico Range Complex (Ponder)
01/31/2018 HOUSE Read Second Time; Adopted
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 1402 State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority Simmons
State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority; Defining the term “state assumed waters”; providing the Department of Environmental Protection with the power and authority to adopt rules to assume and implement the section 404 dredge and fill permitting program pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act; requiring the department to adopt rules to create an expedited permit review process, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/7/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7043; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7043
Identical
HB 7043 State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority (Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee)
03/08/2018 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 7043 State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee
State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority: Provides DEP, upon approval of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with power & authority to adopt rules to assume & implement permitting program pursuant to federal Clean Water Act for dredge & fill activities in certain state waters; provides applicability of state laws, exemptions, & administrative procedures; provides permit requirements; provides for delegation of certain activities. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/7/2018 SENATE Withdrawn from Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; Substituted for SB 1402; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/08/18
3/8/2018 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 35 Yeas / 1 Nays)
3/8/2018 HOUSE Ordered enrolled
3/8/2018 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Identical
SB 1402 State Assumption of Federal Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permitting Authority (Simmons)
03/07/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7043; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7043
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 7063 Natural Resources Government Accountability Committee
Natural Resources: Revises, creates, & repeals various provisions relating to acquisition, management, & disposition of conservation lands; beach management; greenways & trails; arthropod control; water supply facilities, public water systems, & domestic wastewater systems; water resource development & capital improvement projects; state park passes; distribution & use of funds from Florida Forever Trust Fund & Land Acquisition Trust Fund; rural-lands-protection easement programs; reservoir projects; basin management action plans; beneficial uses & management of stormwater; LAKEWATCH Program; provides statement of important state interest. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Compare
HB 131 Coastal Management (Peters)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 174 Coastal Management (Hukill)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 370 Land Acquisition Trust Fund (Bradley)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
SB 992 C-51 Reservoir Project (Book)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
HB 1149 Environmental Regulation (Payne)
03/09/2018 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
HB 1353 Land Acquisition Trust Fund (Beshears)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe Drop
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importancesupport position
GAC2 Natural Resources Government Accountability Committee
PCB GAC 18-02 — Natural Resources
Current Committee of Reference: Government Accountability Committee
Assigned Folder(s) NatRe
Natural Resources Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceneutral position
 Reproductive Health
HB 41 Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services Toledo
Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services: Requires DOH to contract with not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to provide pregnancy support & wellness services through subcontractors; provides duties of department; provides contract requirements; requires services to be provided in noncoercive manner & forbides inclusion of religious content. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/9/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Similar
SB 444 Pregnancy Support Services (Bean)
02/07/2018 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendments Failed (199626, 468406, 183484, 440400, 930580, 459178, 141520, 278352); Amendment Adopted (840114); Substituted for HB 0041; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0041
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 189 Access to Clinics Mercado
Access to Clinics: Prohibits person from committing certain acts against reproductive health services clients, providers, or assistants; prohibits person from damaging certain properties; provides penalties & requirements for departures from sentences & fines; provides civil remedies for those aggrieved by specified violations against reproductive health services clients, providers, or assistants or against certain properties; authorizes civil actions for such violations; requires court to take actions necessary to safeguard health, safety, or privacy of certain people & entities. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
SB 320 Access to Clinics (Stewart)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 320 Access to Clinics Stewart
Access to Clinics; Designating the “Clinic Protection Act”; prohibiting a person from committing certain acts against reproductive health services clients, providers, or assistants; providing civil remedies for those aggrieved by specified violations against reproductive health services clients, providers, or assistants or against certain properties; requiring a court to take actions necessary to safeguard the health, safety, or privacy of specified persons under certain circumstances, including granting restraining orders that may prohibit or restrict the photographing of such persons, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Identical
HB 189 Access to Clinics (Mercado)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
no priorityhigh importancesupport position
SB 444 Pregnancy Support Services Bean
Pregnancy Support Services; Requiring the Department of Health to contract with a not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to provide pregnancy support and wellness services through subcontractors; requiring the contractor to spend a specified percentage of funds on direct client services; specifying the entities eligible for a subcontract, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
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HB 41 Pregnancy Support and Wellness Services (Toledo)
03/09/2018 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/24/18)
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
HB 1273 Prescription Contraceptive Coverage Raschein
Prescription Contraceptive Coverage: Requires health insurance policies & health maintenance contracts to provide coverage for certain contraceptive drugs, devices, products, & procedures without imposing cost-sharing requirements; prohibits imposition of restrictions or delays on required coverage; provides exemption for religious employers; requires religious employers who are exempt to provide notice to employees & prospective employees; provides that eligible organizations may comply with coverage requirements via self-certification to issuers or specified notice to DOH; specifies requirements for issuers receiving self-certification or notice; prohibits issuers from imposing cost-sharing requirements on certain contraceptive items or services or imposing charges on certain entities; requires department to adopt rules. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Current Committee of Reference: Health Innovation Subcommittee
3/10/201 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1718 Prescription Contraceptive Coverage (Book)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
HB 1429 Dismemberment Abortion Grall
Dismemberment Abortion: Prohibits dismemberment abortion; provides exception; provides penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2018.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current Committee
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SB 1890 Dismemberment Abortion (Mayfield)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position
SB 1718 Prescription Contraceptive Coverage Book
Prescription Contraceptive Coverage; Requiring health insurance policies and health maintenance contracts, respectively, to provide coverage for certain contraceptive drugs, devices, products, and procedures without imposing cost-sharing requirements; prohibiting such policies and contracts from imposing restrictions or delays on the required coverage; requiring religious employers who are exempt to provide notice to their employees and prospective employees in a specified manner; providing that a policy or contract established or maintained by an eligible organization complies with coverage requirements if the organization provides a self-certification to issuers providing coverage or a specified notice to the Department of Health, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Current Committee of Reference: Banking and Insurance
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1273 Prescription Contraceptive Coverage (Raschein)
03/10/2018 HOUSE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
no prioritylow importancesupport position
SB 1890 Dismemberment Abortion Mayfield
Dismemberment Abortion; Prohibiting a physician from knowingly performing a dismemberment abortion; providing an exception; prohibiting a woman upon whom a dismemberment abortion is performed from being prosecuted for a conspiracy to violate specified provisions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2018.
Current Committee of Reference: Health Policy
3/10/201 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Similar
HB 1429 Dismemberment Abortion (Grall)
03/10/2018 SENATE Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Assigned Folder(s) REPRO
Reproductive Health Priority/Importance/Position
top priorityhigh importanceoppose position

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