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Bill Number Bill Title Latest Action Sponsor & Summary
SB280 An Act Relating to Local Ordinances Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules. Favorable with CS by Community Affairs. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed. Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (349788); Read Third Time. Died in Messages. Hutson - Authorizing courts to assess and award attorney fees and costs and damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requiring a board of county commissioners to prepare a business impact statement before the adoption of a proposed ordinance; requiring a governing body of a municipality to prepare a business impact statement before the adoption of a proposed ordinance, etc. Effective Date: 10/01/2022
HB6033 An Act Relating To The Preemption of Vacation Rentals Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee. Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee. Greico - Repeals provisions preempting regulation of vacation rentals to the state. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB105 An Act Relating To The Regulation Of Smoking By Municipalities Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee.  1/25/22 Favorable by Professions & Public Health Subcommittee. 2/03/22 Favorable by Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee.   2/17/22 Favorable with CS by Health & Human Services Committee.  2/24/22 Passed by full House 105 Yeas / 10 Nays Fine - Authorizes counties & municipalities to further restrict smoking within boundaries of public beaches & public parks under certain circumstances. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB320 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of Recyclable And Polystyrene Materials Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; Rules. Died in Environment and Natural Resources. Stewart - Removing the preemption of local laws regarding the regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags; removing the preemption of local laws regarding the use or sale of polystyrene products to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB224 An Act Relating To Smoking In Public Places Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules. 11/3/21 Favorable by Community Affairs. 02/07/22 Favorable with CS by Environment and Natural Resources. 2/15/22 Favorable with CS by Rules.  3/2/22 Substituted by HB 105. Passed full Senate 30 Yeas / 7 Nays. Gruters - Authorizing counties and municipalities to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of public beaches and public parks under certain circumstances; prohibiting smoking within the boundaries of a state park, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6019 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of Over-The-Counter Drugs And Cosmetics Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee. Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee Eskamani - Deletes provision preempting the regulation of over-the-counter proprietary drugs and cosmetics to the state. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB228 An Act Relating To Resiliency Energy Environment Florida Programs Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations. Favorable by Community Affairs 11/3/21 . Favorable with CS by Finance and Tax 1/14/22. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed 01/19/22. Reference to Appropriations removed; Reference to Rules added; Remaining Reference. Now in Rules. Died on Calendar. Rodriguez - Providing that a property owner may apply to a Resiliency Energy Environment Florida (REEF) program for funding to finance a qualifying improvement and may enter into an assessment financing agreement with a local government; authorizing local governments to enter into agreements with program administrators to administer REEF programs; specifying underwriting, financing estimate, disclosure, and confirmation requirements for program administrators relating to residential real property, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB101 An Act Relating To The Resiliency Energy Environment  Florida Program Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee. Favorable with CS by Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee 1/27/22. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed.  Died in Commerce Committee. Fine - Authorizes certain notices of lien to be recorded in public records of specified counties; provides that certain liens are not enforceable; revises types of items which local government or program administrator must reasonably determine before entering into assessment financing agreements with residential & nonresidential real property owners; provides additional requirements to be met by program administrators when administering REEF program for qualifying improvements on residential real properties; Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB410 An Act Relating To Enforcement Of School Zone Speed Limits Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations 11/30/21 Favorable by Education. Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development. Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development 1/26/22. Died on Calendar. Rodriguez - Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits; Authorizing counties and municipalities to enforce school speed zones through the use of speed detection systems; authorizing counties and municipalities to install, or contract with a vendor to install, speed detection systems; requiring counties and municipalities that install speed detection systems to provide certain notification to the public; authorizing counties and municipalities to authorize traffic infraction enforcement officers to issue certain traffic citations, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB6025 An Act Relating To Preemption Of Tree Pruning, Trimming, And Removal Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; State Affairs Committee. Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Eskamani - Repeals provisions relating to tree pruning, trimming, & removal on residential property. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB316 An Act Relating To Preemption Of Tree Pruning, Trimming, And Removal Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules. Died in Community Affairs. Stewart - Repealing a provision relating to tree pruning, trimming, or removal on residential property, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6043 An Act Relating To Local Government Communications Services Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee. Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee. Eskamani - Removes provisions requiring counties, municipalities, & entities of local government to pay certain taxes on the provision or use of certain telecommunications facilities; removes provisions that identify procedures which must be followed by governmental entities before providing communications services; removes provisions relating to using revenues to issue bonds to finance communications services; removes provisions providing procedures if revenues do not exceed operating costs.   Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB512 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Rules. Favorable by Regulated Industries 1/12/22. Now in Community Affairs. Died in Appropriations. Burgess - Requiring advertising platforms to collect and remit taxes for certain transactions; revising the regulated activities of public lodging establishments and public food service establishments preempted to the state to include licensing; expanding the authority of local laws, ordinances, or regulations to include requiring vacation rentals to register with local vacation rental registration programs; authorizing local governments to adopt vacation rental registration programs and impose fines for failure to register. Effective Date: Upon Becoming Law
SB514 An Act Relating To Workforce Education Requirements Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Rules. 2/2/22 Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability. 2/8/22 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs. 2/15/22 Favorable by Rules.  2/23/22 Passed full Senate  38 Yeas / 0 Nays. 3/4/22 Passed full House 112 Yeas / 0 Nays. Burgess - Workforce Education Requirements; Authorizing state governmental employing agencies to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment if certain conditions are met; requiring a county, municipality, or special district, respectively, that elects to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment to include a certain notice in job advertisements for the position, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB325 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee. Died in Ways & Means Committee. Fischer - Requires advertising platforms to collect & remit taxes for certain transactions; revises regulated activities of public lodging establishments & public food service establishments preempted to state; expands authority of local laws, ordinances, or regulations to include requiring vacation rentals to register with local vacation rental registration programs; preempting regulation of advertising platforms to state.  Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB6057 An Act Relating To Repeal Of Developer Incentive Requirements Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; State Affairs Committee.  Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Eskamani - Removes provisions requiring counties & municipalities to provide incentives to fully offset costs of certain affordable housing contributions or linkage fees. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6063 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of Recyclable And Polystyrene Materials Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee. Grieco - Removes prohibition of local regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, & disposable plastic bags; repeals preemption of use or sale of polystyrene products to DACS. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB592 An Act Relating To Face Covering Mandates Referred to Judiciary; Education; Rules.  Died in Judiciary. Perry - Prohibiting counties and municipalities from requiring that a citizen of the United States wear a face covering; prohibiting district school boards from adopting, implementing, or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a district school superintendent from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a school principal from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB403 An Act Relating To Local Ordinances Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee;  12/01/21 Favorable by Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. 2/16/22 Favorable with CS by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee. Died on Second Reading Calendar. Giallombardo - Authorizes courts to assess & award attorney fees & costs & damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requires local governments to prepare business impact statement before adoption of proposed ordinances; specifies requirements for posting & content of statement; requires counties & municipalities to suspend enforcement of certain ordinances subject of certain legal actions; requires courts to give priority to certain cases; specifies factors court must consider in determining whether ordinance is arbitrary or unreasonable provides declaration of important state interest. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
SB608 An Act Relating To Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspection Programs Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; Appropriations; 11/30/21  Favorable with CS by Environment and Natural Resources; Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed 12/06/21 Now in Community Affairs. Died in Appropriations. Brodeur - Defining the term "continuous monolithic pipe system"; authorizing counties and municipalities, respectively, to access sanitary sewer laterals within their jurisdiction for specified purposes; requiring counties and municipalities to notify private property owners within a specified timeframe if the county or municipality intends to access the owner's sanitary sewer lateral; authorizing a program established by a county or a municipality to evaluate and rehabilitate sanitary sewer laterals on residential and commercial properties to use state or local funds allocated for environmental preservation or the protection of water quality, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB303 An Act Relating to Sanitary Sewer Local Inspection Programs Referred to Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee.  Died in Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee. Truenow - Authorizes counties & municipalities to access sanitary sewer laterals within their jurisdiction for specified purposes; requires counties & municipalities to notify private property owners within specified timeframe if county or municipality intends to access owner's sanitary sewer lateral; provides that counties & municipalities that establish programs are legally & financially responsible for all work done; requires counties & municipalities that establish programs to consider economical methods for counties & municipalities; Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB620 An Act Relating To Local Government Referred to Judiciary; Rules; Appropriations 11/22/21 Favorable by Judiciary; 1/20/2022 Favorable with CS by Appropriations. Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (834272, 507868); Amendment Adopted as Amended (609228); 3/9/22 Passed full House 69 Yeas / 45 Nays. Hutson - Authorizing certain businesses to claim business damages from a county or municipality if the county or municipality enacts or amends certain ordinances or charter provisions; authorizing businesses to recover costs and fees in a specified manner and if certain requirements are met; requiring courts to consider certain factors and follow specified guidance when assessing costs; specifying requirements for the courts in determining and awarding attorney fees; requiring attorneys and businesses to submit certain documentation relating to attorney fees, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB674 An Act Related To Public Meetings During Declared States Of Emergency Referred to Community Affairs; Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Rules. Died in Community Affairs. Cruz - Providing for the suspension of certain statutory provisions during declared states of emergency for a specified timeframe; authorizing governing bodies to use communications media technology to conduct meetings during declared states of emergency; providing that certain remote participation by a governing body member in a meeting constitutes that individual's presence at such meeting and counts toward a quorum during a declared state of emergency; authorizing members of a governing body to attend certain meetings in person or through communications media technology, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB518 An Act Relating To Residential Home Protection Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules. Favorable with CS by Community Affairs 1/20/22. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed.  2/10/22 Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability.  2/23/22 Favorable by Rules.  3/1/22 Passed full Senate 38 Yeas / 0 Nays.  3/8/22 Passed full House 116 Yeas / 1 Nay. Brodeur - Revising conditions under which a local government may not require a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on a residential property; specifying when a tree poses an unacceptable risk, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB515 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee. Robinson - Requires municipality to charge customers receiving its utility services in another municipality same rates, fees, & charges as it charges consumers within its municipal boundaries. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB495 An Act Relating To Tax Exemption For Affordable Housing Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee. Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Rodriguez - Authorizes counties & municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used for governmental or public purpose of providing affordable housing; provides conditions for such exemptions; specifies procedures that apply if property is transferred to a person for other purposes; specifies exemption improperly granted by property appraiser will not be assessed penalty or interest. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB0874 An Act Relating To Arrests Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules.  Died in Judiciary. Pizzo - Authorizing warrantless arrests when a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a person younger than 18 years of age has violated a specified provision related to possession of a firearm by a minor younger than 18 years of age, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
HB283 An Act Relating To Homestead Assessments Following A Change In Ownership Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee. Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Duran - Homestead Assessments Following a Change in Ownership: Provides exception from assessment of homestead property at just value upon transfer of property if property is transferred to child or grandchild of deceased owner; specifies procedures for effectuating such transfer. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB460 An Act Relating To Homestead Assessments Following A Change In Ownership Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations.  Died in Community Affairs. Rodriguez - Homestead Assessments Following a Change in Ownership; Providing that the transfer of property to a child or grandchild under certain conditions is not considered a change of ownership; specifying procedures for establishing qualification for a homestead exemption under such conditions; providing applicability, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB886 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates Referred to Community Affairs; Regulated Industries; Rules. Died in Community Affairs. Jones - Municipal Water and Sewer Utility Rates; Requiring a municipality to charge customers receiving its utility services in another municipality the same rates, fees, and charges as it charges consumers within its municipal boundaries under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB569 An Act Relating To Business Damages Caused By Local Governments  Referred to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee. 1/14/22 Favorable with CS by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee . Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed 01/18/22. 2/2/22 Favorable by Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. 2/23/22 Favorable by Judiciary Committee. 3/8/22 Laid on Table. McClure - Authorizes certain businesses to claim business damages from county or municipality if county or municipality enacts or amends certain ordinances or charter provisions; provides exceptions; requires pursuit procedures; authorizes recovery of costs & fees; specifies that certain evidence relating to mediations & negotiations is inadmissible; requires courts to consider certain factors & follow specified guidance. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB253 An Act Relating To The Retail Sale Of Domestic Dogs And Cats Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee. Killebrew - Prohibits pet stores from selling or offering for sale domestic dogs & cats; provides penalties. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB3121 An Act Relating To The Appropriations Project Titled McGough Nature Park Boardwalk Replacement Referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee. Favorable by Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. Now in Appropriations Committee. Died in Appropriations. Latvala - Largo McGough Nature Park Boardwalk Replacement: Provides an appropriation for the Largo McGough Nature Park Boardwalk Replacement. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SJR152 A Joint Resolution Proposing The Creation Of Section 4 In Article III And A New Section In Article XII Of The State Constitution Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules. Died in Community Affairs. Farmer - Supermajority Vote for Legislative Preemption; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to require a supermajority vote of each house to approve a general law preempting a subject of legislation to the state, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2024
HB621 An Act Relating To Infrastructure Project Funding Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Commerce Committee. Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee. Fine - Prohibits administering agency from disbursing funds from any category of General Appropriations Act for infrastructure projects under certain conditions; requires grantee to use revenues for infrastructure projects for certain activities only; prohibits water management districts from disbursing funds to grantees for water-related projects unless certain conditions are met; prohibits potential grantees from seeking funds for water-related projects under certain conditions. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6081 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of The Regulation Of Tobacco & Nicotine Products Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee. Hunschofsky - Preemption of the Regulation of Tobacco and Nicotine Products: Repeals provisions relating to regulation of tobacco & nicotine products. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB0673 An Act Relating To Tourist Development Taxes Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee. Died in Commerce Committee. Schoaf - Tourist Development Taxes: Authorizes certain coastal counties to be reimbursed for use of tourist development tax revenues for tourism training; revises percent of tourist development tax revenues that may used to reimburse for expenses incurred in providing public safety services; authorizes certain rural counties to be reimbursed for use of tourist development tax revenues for certain purposes regardless of whether certain other requirements are met. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB1022 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of The Regulation Of Tobacco & Nicotine Products Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Rules. Died in Regulated Industries. Ausley - Preemption of the Regulation of Tobacco and Nicotine Products; Repealing provisions relating to preemption of the regulation of tobacco and nicotine products, respectively, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB681 An Act Relating To Impact Fee Credits Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee. Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Rodriguez - Impact Fee Credits: Revises area within which impact fee credits are assignable & transferable. Effective Date:  7/1/2022
HB689 An Act Relating To Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee. 1/27/22 Favorable by Insurance & Banking Subcommittee. 2/08/22 Favorable by State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee. 2/23/22 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee. 3/2/22 Passed full House 115 Yeas / 0 Nays.  3/8/22 Passed full Senate 39 Yeas / 0 Nays. Giallombardo - Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders: Provides that time for specified notice in certain cases is measured from time of qualifying event or diagnosis of disorder, rather than manifestation of disorder, whichever is later. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB0739 An Act Relating To Local Government Land Development Actions Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; State Affairs Committee. Died in Commerce Committee. Borrero - Specifies deficiencies county or municipality may provide comments on regarding applications for development permits or development orders; requires local governments to adopt residential infill development standards; provides guidelines for local governments in developing residential infill development standards; requires local governments to adopt regulations to be used by applicants seeking designations as residential infill development; prohibits local government from denying applications if applicant has generally complied with regulations; requires local governments to amend their development regulations & comprehensive plans. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB777 An Act Relating To Local Tax Referenda Requirements Referred to Public Integrity & Elections Committee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee.  1/12/22 Favorable with CS by Public Integrity & Elections Committee. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed 01/14/22. 1/24/22 Favorable by Ways & Means Committee. 2/17/22 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee.  2/24/22 Passed full House  111 Yeas / 2 Nays.  3/2/22 Passed full Senate 39 Yeas / 0 Nays. Robinson - Local Tax Referenda Requirements: Requires referenda elections related to tourist development taxes, tourist impact taxes, children's services & independent special district property taxes, increases in county & municipal ad valorem tax millages, ninth-cent fuel tax, local option fuel taxes, & certain school district millage elections to be held on day of general elections. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB1124 An Act Relating To Preemption Of Local Government Wage Mandates Referred to Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules. Died in Commerce and Tourism. Gruters - Preemption of Local Government Wage Mandates; Creating the "Wage Mandate Preemption Act"; revising prohibitions relating to political subdivisions enacting, maintaining, or enforcing wage mandates in an amount greater than the state minimum wage rate, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
SB1150 An Act Relating To The Tax Exemption For Affordable Housing Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations. 1/20/22 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed. 1/27/22 Favorable by Finance and Tax. Died in Appropriations. Rodriguez - Tax Exemption for Affordable Housing; Authorizing counties and municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant ad valorem tax exemptions to certain property owners whose properties are used for the governmental or public purpose of providing affordable housing to certain persons or families; providing conditions for such exemptions; specifying procedures that apply to persons if property is transferred for other purposes; specifying that an exemption improperly granted by a property appraiser to a person will not be assessed a penalty or interest, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB1162 An Act Relating To Infrastructure Project Funding Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations.  Died in Environment and Natural Resources. Broxson - Infrastructure Project Funding; Prohibiting an administering agency from disbursing funds from any category of the General Appropriations Act for infrastructure projects under certain conditions; requiring a grantee to use the revenues for infrastructure projects for certain activities; prohibiting water management districts from appropriating or disbursing funds to grantees for water-related projects unless certain conditions are met; prohibiting certain entities from applying for water project grant funding, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB1170 An Act Relating To State Housing Assistance Programs Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations; Rules. Died in Community Affairs. Brandes - Removing powers of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to develop and administer the State Apartment Incentive Loan Program; renaming the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program as the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Block Grant Program; removing municipalities from eligibility under the program; providing that the corporation shall distribute moneys appropriated by the Legislature for the program, rather than distribute moneys in the Local Government Housing Trust Fund; revising eligible counties and distribution calculations under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Block Grant Program. Effective Date 7/1/2022
SB1248 An Act Relating To Local Government Land Development Actions Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules. Died in Community Affairs. Gruters - Local Government Land Development Actions; Specifying the authority of a county or municipality, respectively, to make additional comments on an application for approval of a development permit or development order; requiring local governments to adopt residential infill development standards by a specified date; specifying guidelines local governments must use in developing residential infill development standards; prohibiting a local government from approving applications with many deficiencies;  Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SJR1266 A Joint Resolution Proposing An Amendment To Section 6 Of Article VII And The Creation Of A New Section In  Article XII Of The State Constitution Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations. Died in Community Affairs. Brandes - Homestead Property Exemption; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to provide for the periodic increase of the twenty-five thousand dollar exemption on a homestead property's assessed value that is greater than fifty thousand dollars, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2023
HJR923 A Joint Resolution Proposing An Amendment To Section 6 of Article VII Of The State Constitution Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee. Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Died in Ways & Means Committee. Fischer - Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Proposing amendment to State Constitution to authorize periodic increase of twenty-five thousand dollar exemption on homestead property's assessed value that is greater than fifty thousand dollars. Effective Date: 1/1/2023
HB985 An Act Relating to Sovereign Immunity Referred to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee. 1/20/2022 Favorable with CS by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee. Favorable by Appropriations Committee 1/31/22. Died on Second Reading Calendar. Beltran - Sovereign Immunity: Revises statutory limits on liability for tort claims against state & its agencies & subdivisions; revises requirements for state or agency or subdivision of state to agree to settle claim or judgment; prohibits insurance policy from conditioning payment of benefits on enactment of claim bill; specifies that limitations in effect on date final judgment is entered apply to that claim; requires DFS to adjust limitations on tort liability every year after specified date; revises exceptions relating to instituting actions on claims against state or one of its agencies & to statute of limitations for such claims. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB1089 An Act Relating to Affordable Housing Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee. Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.  Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Woodson -  Provides tax credit against corporate income taxes to landlords who lease or sell dwelling units under specified conditions to college students & recent college graduates; specifies maximum amount of tax credit available in any one year; prohibits landlords from transferring tax credits except under specified conditions; authorizes DOR to adopt rules & coordinate with Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing; requires Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing to determine certain affordable housing rental needs for certain purposes. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB788 An Act Relating To The Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations. Died in Appropriations. Hooper - Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program; Creating the Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program; providing the purpose of the program; specifying requirements for loans under the program; authorizing the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to underwrite and make such loans to specified borrowers; specifying ineligible employees, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
SB1024 An Act Relating To Net Metering Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Rules. 3/4/22 Laid on the Table. Refer to HB0741. Bradley - Net Metering; Revising and providing legislative findings relating to the redesign of net metering to avoid cross-subsidization of electric service costs between classes of ratepayers; requiring the Public Service Commission to propose new net metering rules that comply with specified criteria by a certain date; authorizing certain customers who own or lease renewable generation before a specified date to remain under the existing net metering rules for a specified time, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB741 An Act Relating To Net Metering Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee; State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. 2/3/22 Favorable with CS by Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee.  2/21/22 Favorable by State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee.2/23/22 Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee.  3/2/22 Passed full House 83 Yeas / 31 Nays.  3/7/22 passed full Senate 24 Yeas / 15 Nays. McClure - Net Metering: Revises & provides legislative findings relating to redesign of net metering to avoid cross-subsidization of electric service costs between classes of ratepayers; requires PSC to propose new net metering that complies with specified; authorizes customers who own or lease renewable generation before specified date to remain under existing net metering for specified time; requires public utilities to provide specified report to PSC. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB1754 An Act Relating To Local Government Communications Services Referred to Regulated Industries; Finance and Tax; Appropriations. Died in Regulated Industries. Torres Jr. - Removing provisions which require counties and entities of local government to pay ad valorem taxes or fees under specified conditions on certain telecommunications facilities; removing provisions which require municipalities and entities of local government to pay ad valorem taxes or fees under specified conditions on certain telecommunications facilities
SB1900 An Act Relating To Preemption To The State Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations.  Died in Community Affairs. Torres Jr. - Removing provisions which preempt counties, municipalities, and other local governmental entities from enacting or adopting any limitation or restriction involving certain contributions and expenditures, or establishing contribution limits different than those established in the Florida Election Code; removing provisions which require counties and entities of local government to pay ad valorem taxes or fees under specified conditions on certain telecommunications facilities; removing provisions which require municipalities and other entities of local government to pay ad valorem taxes or fees under specified conditions on certain telecommunications facilities, etc
SB1924 An Act Relating to Affordable Housing Referred to Finance and Tax; Appropriations; Rules. Died in Finance and Tax. Rodriguez (A) - Providing a tax credit against corporate income taxes to landlords who lease dwelling units under specified conditions to college students and recent college graduates; providing additional tax credits if landlords keep the monthly rental rates at specified levels as determined by the Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing; providing additional tax credits to landlords who include specified statements in lease agreements that grant college students and recent college graduates the right to purchase the rental dwelling units at specified rates. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB9437 An Act Relating To The Appropriations Project Titled Largo Central Park Restrooms Referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee. Now in Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. Died in Appropriations. Diamond - Largo Central Park Restrooms: Provides an appropriation for the Largo Central Park Restrooms. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB1553 An Act Relating To State Housing Assistance Programs Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee. Now in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. Plakon - State Housing Assistance Programs: Revises distribution of proceeds from sale of seized migrant property; removes State Apartment Incentive Loan Program & provides for continuation of existing loans; renames State Housing Initiatives Partnership the Program State Housing Initiatives Partnership Block Grant Program; removes municipalities from eligibility under program; provides that FHFC shall distribute moneys appropriated by Legislature; authorizes counties to make subgrants to municipalities according to interlocal agreements; Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB981 An Act Relating To Mixed-Use Development Projects For Affordable Housing Referred to Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. 1/25/22 Favorable with CS by Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Committee. Substitute Text (C1) Filed 1/26/22. 2/1/22 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee. Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed. 3/3/22 Laid on Table: Refer to SB962. Payne - Mixed-use Residential Development Projects for Affordable Housing: Authorizes counties & municipalities to approve certain mixed-use residential developments using specified approval process; provides that approval for affordable housing development or mixed-use residential development is self-executing. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB962 An Act Relating To Mixed-Use Development Projects For Affordable Housing Referred to Community Affairs; Transportation; 1/12/22 Favorable by Community Affairs. 1/26/22 Favorable with CS by Transportation. Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed 1/27/22. 2/3/22 Favorable with CS by Rules. 2/10/22 Passed full Senate 39 Yeas / 0 Nays.  3/4/22 Passed full House 112 Yeas / 0 Nays. Bradley - Mixed-use Residential Development Projects for Affordable Housing; Authorizing counties and municipalities, respectively, to approve certain mixed-use residential development projects subject to certain conditions; providing that approval for an affordable housing development or a mixed-use residential development project is self-executing, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
SB974 An Act Relating To Sovereign Immunity Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Appropriations. Favorable with CS by Judiciary 1/31/22. 02/08/22. Favorable with CS by Community Affairs 2/8/22. Died in Appropriations Committee. Gruters - Sovereign Immunity; Revising the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state and its agencies and subdivisions; revising requirements for the state or an agency or a subdivision of the state to agree to settle a claim or judgment; prohibiting an insurance policy from conditioning the payment of benefits on the enactment of a claim bill; requiring the Department of Financial Services to adjust the limitations on tort liability every year after a specified date, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022