LEGISLATIVE BILL SUMMARIES

Florida League of Cities

The 2023 regular Legislative Session commences on March 7 and will adjourn on May 5. Below are summaries of all the bills with municipal impact that have been filed to date.


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BUILDING CODE/CONSTRUCTION

Building Construction (Monitor)

HB 89 (Maggard) would prohibit a local government from making substantive changes to building plans after a permit has been issued. If substantive changes are made after a permit is issued, the local government must identify the specific plan features that do not comply with the Florida Fire Prevention Code or Life Safety or local amendments, identify the specific code ...

HB 89 (Maggard) would prohibit a local government from making substantive changes to building plans after a permit has been issued. If substantive changes are made after a permit is issued, the local government must identify the specific plan features that do not comply with the Florida Fire Prevention Code or Life Safety or local amendments, identify the specific code chapters and sections upon which the finding is based and provide this information to the permitholder. A local fire inspector who fails to comply is subject to disciplinary action. (Branch)

Fire Sprinkler System Projects (Monitor)

HB 327 (Bell) and SB 408 (Perry) define a fire sprinkler system project as an alteration of a total of 20 or fewer fire sprinklers or the installation or replacement of an equivalent fire sprinkler system component in an existing building. A local government may require a contractor as a condition of obtaining a permit for a fire sprinkler system project, but may not require a contractor to submit plans or specifications as a condition of obtaining the permit. All documents for a fire sprinkler system project must be available to the inspector at each inspection. (Branch) ...

HB 327 (Bell) and SB 408 (Perry) define a fire sprinkler system project as an alteration of a total of 20 or fewer fire sprinklers or the installation or replacement of an equivalent fire sprinkler system component in an existing building. A local government may require a contractor as a condition of obtaining a permit for a fire sprinkler system project, but may not require a contractor to submit plans or specifications as a condition of obtaining the permit. All documents for a fire sprinkler system project must be available to the inspector at each inspection. (Branch)

CYBERSECURITY

ETHICS & ELECTIONS

Conflicting Employment or Contractual Relationships for Public Officers or Employees (Monitor)

HB 199 (Hunschofsky) and HB 241 (Daley) would remove a current law exemption in the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees for officers of certain special taxing districts created by general or special law relating to conflicting employment and contractual relationships. The effect of the revision would make such officers subject to the prohibition against holding conflicting employment or contractual relationships. In addition, HB 241 would require ethics training for elected local officers of independent special districts. (O’Hara) ...

HB 199 (Hunschofsky) and HB 241 (Daley) would remove a current law exemption in the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees for officers of certain special taxing districts created by general or special law relating to conflicting employment and contractual relationships. The effect of the revision would make such officers subject to the prohibition against holding conflicting employment or contractual relationships. In addition, HB 241 would require ethics training for elected local officers of independent special districts. (O’Hara)

Financial Disclosures for Elected Local Officers (Oppose)

HB 37 (Roach) requires all municipal mayors, city commissioners, elected members of a municipal governing body, and all municipal and county managers to file an annual Full Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 6) with the Florida Commission on Ethics. These individuals are currently required to file only a Limited Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 1). (O’Hara) ...

HB 37 (Roach) requires all municipal mayors, city commissioners, elected members of a municipal governing body, and all municipal and county managers to file an annual Full Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 6) with the Florida Commission on Ethics. These individuals are currently required to file only a Limited Disclosure of Financial Interests (Form 1). (O’Hara)

Prohibition on Open Primaries and Nonpartisan Elections (Oppose)

HB 405 (Tramont) proposes an amendment to the Florida Constitution that would prohibit nonpartisan municipal elections. The proposal also provides that only qualified electors in a municipal election with the same party affiliation as a candidate for office may vote in the primary election for such office (even if a candidate has no opponent with a different party affiliation). The same prohibitions and limitations are imposed on all other state, county and local primary elections, including school boards. In addition, the proposal specifies that a candidate for office may not be prohibited from disclosing his or her party ...

HB 405 (Tramont) proposes an amendment to the Florida Constitution that would prohibit nonpartisan municipal elections. The proposal also provides that only qualified electors in a municipal election with the same party affiliation as a candidate for office may vote in the primary election for such office (even if a candidate has no opponent with a different party affiliation). The same prohibitions and limitations are imposed on all other state, county and local primary elections, including school boards. In addition, the proposal specifies that a candidate for office may not be prohibited from disclosing his or her party affiliation to the electors and may not be prohibited from campaigning or qualifying for office based on party affiliation. (O’Hara)

FINANCE & TAXATION

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Homes for the Aged (Monitor)

HB 127 (Smith) expands the current ad valorem tax exemption for not-for-profit homes for the aged to also allow a home for the aged owned by a separate entity that is owned by a not-for-profit corporation to also receive the exemption. (Cruz) ...

HB 127 (Smith) expands the current ad valorem tax exemption for not-for-profit homes for the aged to also allow a home for the aged owned by a separate entity that is owned by a not-for-profit corporation to also receive the exemption. (Cruz)

Constitutional Amendment: Homestead Tax Exemption for Certain Senior, Low-income, Long-term Residents (Monitor)

SJR 126 (Avila) and HJR 159 (Borrero) propose an amendment to the Florida Constitution to increase the just value of a home that may be eligible to receive an additional homestead exemption for homes owned by seniors 65 years or older from $250,000 to $300,000. Under current law, a county or city may authorize an additional homestead exemption for seniors over the age of 65 if the value of the home is $250,000 or less, has been a permanent residence for at least 25 years, and certain income limitations are met. The legislation would simply increase the just ...

SJR 126 (Avila) and HJR 159 (Borrero) propose an amendment to the Florida Constitution to increase the just value of a home that may be eligible to receive an additional homestead exemption for homes owned by seniors 65 years or older from $250,000 to $300,000. Under current law, a county or city may authorize an additional homestead exemption for seniors over the age of 65 if the value of the home is $250,000 or less, has been a permanent residence for at least 25 years, and certain income limitations are met. The legislation would simply increase the just value limit of real estate eligible for the homestead tax exemption from $250,000 to $300,000. (Cruz)

Implementing Bill: Homestead Exemptions for Persons Age 65 and Older (Monitor)

SB 124 (Avila) and HB 161 (Borrero) would increase the just value limit of real estate eligible for the homestead tax exemption that may be adopted by counties or municipalities for certain persons age 65 and older if SJR 126, HJR 159 or a similar constitutional amendment is approved by the voters at the next general election. (Cruz) ...

SB 124 (Avila) and HB 161 (Borrero) would increase the just value limit of real estate eligible for the homestead tax exemption that may be adopted by counties or municipalities for certain persons age 65 and older if SJR 126, HJR 159 or a similar constitutional amendment is approved by the voters at the next general election. (Cruz)

Constitutional Amendment: Revised Limitation on Increases of Homestead Property Tax Assessments (Oppose)

SJR 122 (Avila) and HJR 469 (Fernandez-Barquin) would reduce the limitation on annual increases of homestead property tax assessments from 3% to 2%. In 1994, the State of Florida established a 3% Save Our Homes (SOH) Cap assessment limit on all residential properties that receive a homestead exemption. The 3% SOH Cap limits any increase to the assessed value of a homestead exempt property for tax purposes to a maximum of 3% each year. SB 120 would reduce the assessment limit to a maximum of 2% each year. SJR 122 and HJR 469 are constitutional amendments and would ...

SJR 122 (Avila) and HJR 469 (Fernandez-Barquin) would reduce the limitation on annual increases of homestead property tax assessments from 3% to 2%. In 1994, the State of Florida established a 3% Save Our Homes (SOH) Cap assessment limit on all residential properties that receive a homestead exemption. The 3% SOH Cap limits any increase to the assessed value of a homestead exempt property for tax purposes to a maximum of 3% each year. SB 120 would reduce the assessment limit to a maximum of 2% each year. SJR 122 and HJR 469 are constitutional amendments and would require the approval of the Florida Legislature and the voters of Florida. (Chapman)

Implementing Bill: Homestead Assessments (Oppose)

SB 120 (Avila) and HB 471 (Fernandez-Barquin) would reduce the limitation on annual increases of homestead property tax assessments from 3% to 2% if SJR 122 or a similar constitutional amendment is approved by the voters at the next general election. (Chapman) ...

SB 120 (Avila) and HB 471 (Fernandez-Barquin) would reduce the limitation on annual increases of homestead property tax assessments from 3% to 2% if SJR 122 or a similar constitutional amendment is approved by the voters at the next general election. (Chapman)

Florida Main Steet Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credit (Monitor)

SB 288 (DiCeglie) and HB 499 (Stark) create the Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act, which provides a tax credit against corporate income taxes and insurance premium taxes for qualified expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. The tax credit may not exceed 20% of qualified expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure that has been approved by the National Park Service to receive the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit or 30% of the total qualified expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure that has been approved by ...

SB 288 (DiCeglie) and HB 499 (Stark) create the Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act, which provides a tax credit against corporate income taxes and insurance premium taxes for qualified expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. The tax credit may not exceed 20% of qualified expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure that has been approved by the National Park Service to receive the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit or 30% of the total qualified expenses incurred in the rehabilitation of a certified historic structure that has been approved by the National Park Service to receive the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit that is located within a local program area of an Accredited Main Street Program. (Chapman)

Homestead Exemption for First Responders (Monitor)

HB 101 (Woodson) and SB 184 (Polsky) expand the current homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of a first responder who dies in the line of duty to include first responders who die in the line of duty while employed by the United States Government. (Cruz) ...

HB 101 (Woodson) and SB 184 (Polsky) expand the current homestead exemption for the surviving spouse of a first responder who dies in the line of duty to include first responders who die in the line of duty while employed by the United States Government. (Cruz)

Property Tax Administration (Monitor)

SB 474 (Garcia) revises the timeframe under which certain appeals of value adjustment board decisions must be filed by a property appraiser under certain circumstances. It specifies when erroneous assessment of homestead property must be corrected as in the year the error is discovered and removes duplicative language from the sections pertaining to correcting the error when present in subsequent years. The bill authorizes a taxpayer to appeal the amount of a homestead assessment limitation difference with the value adjustment board. It also includes adding appeals for which a value adjustment board must meet to hear taxpayer claims ...

SB 474 (Garcia) revises the timeframe under which certain appeals of value adjustment board decisions must be filed by a property appraiser under certain circumstances. It specifies when erroneous assessment of homestead property must be corrected as in the year the error is discovered and removes duplicative language from the sections pertaining to correcting the error when present in subsequent years. The bill authorizes a taxpayer to appeal the amount of a homestead assessment limitation difference with the value adjustment board. It also includes adding appeals for which a value adjustment board must meet to hear taxpayer claims for adjustments. (Chapman)

Taxation of Affordable Housing (Support)

HB 229 (Cross) and SB 220 (Rodriguez) authorize local governments to adopt ordinances to grant partial ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used to provide affordable housing. (Cruz) ...

HB 229 (Cross) and SB 220 (Rodriguez) authorize local governments to adopt ordinances to grant partial ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used to provide affordable housing. (Cruz)

Tourist Development Taxes (Monitor)

HB 309 (Shoaf) allows for a fiscally constrained county bordering either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean to utilize up to 10% of the tourist development tax revenues received to reimburse for expenses incurred in providing public safety services needed to address impacts related to increased tourism and visitors to the area. However, the revenues may not be used by a county or municipality to supplant the normal operating expenditures for public safety operations related to tourism or special events. (Chapman) ...

HB 309 (Shoaf) allows for a fiscally constrained county bordering either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean to utilize up to 10% of the tourist development tax revenues received to reimburse for expenses incurred in providing public safety services needed to address impacts related to increased tourism and visitors to the area. However, the revenues may not be used by a county or municipality to supplant the normal operating expenditures for public safety operations related to tourism or special events. (Chapman)

Other Bills of Interest

HB 29 (Eskamani) and SB 114 (Book) – Tax Exemption for Diapers and Incontinence Products ...

HB 29 (Eskamani) and SB 114 (Book) – Tax Exemption for Diapers and Incontinence Products HB 103 (F. Robinson) and SB 182 (Rodriguez) – Taxpayer Delinquencies HB 253 (Barnaby) and SB 180 (Gruters) – Securities Transactions HB 205 (Gossett-Seidman) and SB 116 (Rodriguez) – Tax Exemption for Charges for Private Investigations

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Local Ordinances 

SB 170 (Trumbull) imposes new requirements on municipalities for adopting and enforcing ordinances. First, the bill requires a municipality to prepare a business impact estimate before adopting an ordinance and specifies the minimum content that must be included in the statement. The bill exempts various ordinances from this requirement. The business impact estimate must be posted on the municipality’s website no later than the date of publication of notice of the proposed ordinance. Second, the bill requires a municipality to suspend enforcement of an ordinance that is the subject of a civil action challenging the ordinance’s validity on ...

SB 170 (Trumbull) imposes new requirements on municipalities for adopting and enforcing ordinances. First, the bill requires a municipality to prepare a business impact estimate before adopting an ordinance and specifies the minimum content that must be included in the statement. The bill exempts various ordinances from this requirement. The business impact estimate must be posted on the municipality’s website no later than the date of publication of notice of the proposed ordinance. Second, the bill requires a municipality to suspend enforcement of an ordinance that is the subject of a civil action challenging the ordinance’s validity on the grounds that it is arbitrary or unreasonable or expressly preempted by state law. This requirement applies only if: the action was filed within 90 days of the ordinance’s effective date; suspension of the ordinance was requested in the complaint; and the municipality was served with a copy of the complaint. If the municipality prevails in the civil action, the municipality may enforce the ordinance unless the plaintiff appeals the decision and obtains a stay of enforcement from the court. Third, the bill authorizes the award of attorney fees, costs and damages to a prevailing plaintiff in a civil action commenced after October 1, 2023, in which an ordinance is alleged to be arbitrary or unreasonable. Attorney fees, costs and damages are capped at $50,000. The bill authorizes a court to impose sanctions upon a party for filing a paper, pleading or motion for an improper purpose (such as to harass or delay). The bill requires courts to prioritize and expedite the disposition of cases in which enforcement of an ordinance is suspended. The bills exempt various ordinances from the stay of enforcement provision. (O’Hara)

LAND USE & COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING

Alternative Mobility Funding Systems (Monitor)

HB 235 (Robinson, W.) and SB 350 (Brodeur) provide clarity to local government adoption of a mobility plan and a mobility fee system. A mobility plan identifies various multimodal projects necessary to permit redevelopment, infill projects, and development. A mobility fee is a one-time fee paid by a developer to a local government to cover the costs of the improvements necessary to fully mitigate the development’s impact on the transportation system. The bill would prohibit a transportation impact fee or fee that is not a mobility-based fee from being imposed within the area that is within a mobility ...

HB 235 (Robinson, W.) and SB 350 (Brodeur) provide clarity to local government adoption of a mobility plan and a mobility fee system. A mobility plan identifies various multimodal projects necessary to permit redevelopment, infill projects, and development. A mobility fee is a one-time fee paid by a developer to a local government to cover the costs of the improvements necessary to fully mitigate the development’s impact on the transportation system. The bill would prohibit a transportation impact fee or fee that is not a mobility-based fee from being imposed within the area that is within a mobility plan. The bills would require mobility fees to be updated every five years once adopted or updated. The bills outline the comprehensive requirements a local government must follow in implementing the mobility plan and mobility fee system. In addition, the bills make a revision to the impact fee statute that was substantially amended during the 2021 Legislative Session. Current law now limits the amount impact fees can be increased by, and it requires a phase-in period depending on the amount an impact fee is increased by. However, current law also provides an exception to the impact fee increase process by allowing for increases to be greater than the requirements if the governmental entity establishes the need for the increased fee pursuant to the rational nexus test, uses a study (completed within the 12 months preceding the increase) showing that extraordinary circumstances require the additional increase, holds at least two publicly noticed workshops, and adopts the increase by a 2/3 vote. The bills will eliminate this exception to impact fee increases. Therefore, all impact fee increases will have to comply with the increase limits and phase-in requirements provided for in the current law, with no exception. (Cruz)

Land Development Initiative and Referendum Processes (Monitor)

HB 41 (Garcia) would prohibit an initiative or referendum process for any amendment to local land development regulations. Under current law, the initiative or referendum process is prohibited for any development order and, under certain circumstances, local comprehensive plan or map amendments. The bill would now also prohibit the use of initiatives or referendums for any amendment to land development regulations. The bill is drafted to be remedial in nature and would render null and void any referenda or initiative actions pertaining to land development regulations commenced after June 11, 2011. (Chapman)  ...

HB 41 (Garcia) would prohibit an initiative or referendum process for any amendment to local land development regulations. Under current law, the initiative or referendum process is prohibited for any development order and, under certain circumstances, local comprehensive plan or map amendments. The bill would now also prohibit the use of initiatives or referendums for any amendment to land development regulations. The bill is drafted to be remedial in nature and would render null and void any referenda or initiative actions pertaining to land development regulations commenced after June 11, 2011. (Chapman)

Land Use and Development Regulations (Oppose)

HB 439 (McClain) revises and amends a variety of elements impacting local government comprehensive planning as well as methodologies in data usage and planning period timeframes. The bill specifies that local governments must comply with Special Magistrate decisions where land use decisions were challenged by petitioners who were previously denied. Several key terms are redefined, such as density, intensity, urban service area and urban sprawl. It includes a mandate to use the state Office of Economics and Demographic Research as the sole source of data for comprehensive planning. Removes the consideration of Levels of Service as a basis ...

HB 439 (McClain) revises and amends a variety of elements impacting local government comprehensive planning as well as methodologies in data usage and planning period timeframes. The bill specifies that local governments must comply with Special Magistrate decisions where land use decisions were challenged by petitioners who were previously denied. Several key terms are redefined, such as density, intensity, urban service area and urban sprawl. It includes a mandate to use the state Office of Economics and Demographic Research as the sole source of data for comprehensive planning. Removes the consideration of Levels of Service as a basis for denying a petition. Planned Unit Developments are removed from this section of Florida Statutes. The bill also prohibits the formation of new Design Review Boards unless established before January 1, 2020. The bill has a retroactive application to January 1, 2022. (Chapman)

Local Government Comprehensive Plans (Monitor)

HB 359 (Duggan) would allow for the Capital Improvement Element of Local Comprehensive Plans to have the option to modified administratively if all the projects have been adopted by the project’s appropriate board. Additionally, the bill amends language to allow for the prevailing party in a challenge to recover attorney fees and costs in challenging or defending a plan or plan amendment, including reasonable appellate attorney fees and costs. (Chapman) ...

HB 359 (Duggan) would allow for the Capital Improvement Element of Local Comprehensive Plans to have the option to modified administratively if all the projects have been adopted by the project’s appropriate board. Additionally, the bill amends language to allow for the prevailing party in a challenge to recover attorney fees and costs in challenging or defending a plan or plan amendment, including reasonable appellate attorney fees and costs. (Chapman)

OTHER

Actions Against Public-use Airports (Monitor)

HB 347 (Bankson) specifies that a person who owns, operates or uses a public-use airport is not subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution as it relates to noise or nuisances that result from operation or use. The bill does not prohibit a local government from regulating the location and construction of a public-use airport after July 1, 2023. (Branch) ...

HB 347 (Bankson) specifies that a person who owns, operates or uses a public-use airport is not subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution as it relates to noise or nuisances that result from operation or use. The bill does not prohibit a local government from regulating the location and construction of a public-use airport after July 1, 2023. (Branch)

Applications on Government Devices (Monitor)

HB 563 (Amesty) would prohibit the use of TikTok, or other applications developed or provided by ByteDance Limited, on a government-issued device. (Taggart) ...

HB 563 (Amesty) would prohibit the use of TikTok, or other applications developed or provided by ByteDance Limited, on a government-issued device. (Taggart)

Licensed Counseling for First Responders (Oppose)

HB 169 (Lopez) and SB 314 (Rodriguez) require employers of first responders to pay for up to 12 hours of licensed counseling following a work-related traumatic event. This benefit would be in addition to any potential workers’ compensation claim or counseling services covered by health insurance. Covered first responders include firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers, including those working on a volunteer basis. The bills also hold the employing agency responsible for paying for up to an additional 24 hours of treatment if a mental health specialist finds that the first responder requires more hours ...

HB 169 (Lopez) and SB 314 (Rodriguez) require employers of first responders to pay for up to 12 hours of licensed counseling following a work-related traumatic event. This benefit would be in addition to any potential workers’ compensation claim or counseling services covered by health insurance. Covered first responders include firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers, including those working on a volunteer basis. The bills also hold the employing agency responsible for paying for up to an additional 24 hours of treatment if a mental health specialist finds that the first responder requires more hours of counseling. (Cruz)

Preemption of the Regulation of Tobacco and Nicotine Products (Support)

HB 519 (Edmonds) would repeal the preemption of the regulation of tobacco and nicotine products. (Taggart)  ...

HB 519 (Edmonds) would repeal the preemption of the regulation of tobacco and nicotine products. (Taggart)

Public Meetings (Support)

HB 397 (Tuck) would allow local governments to meet in private with legal counsel, during the 90-day notice period, to discuss claims concerning the Bert Harris Act and private property rights. Transcripts of these private meetings will be made a part of the public record upon settlement of a claim or when the statute of limitation has expired if there is no litigation or settlement. (Cruz) ...

HB 397 (Tuck) would allow local governments to meet in private with legal counsel, during the 90-day notice period, to discuss claims concerning the Bert Harris Act and private property rights. Transcripts of these private meetings will be made a part of the public record upon settlement of a claim or when the statute of limitation has expired if there is no litigation or settlement. (Cruz)

Resale of Tickets (Monitor)

HB 317 (McFarland) and SB 388 (Bradley), of concern to municipalities, would preempt the regulation of sales or resale of tickets to the state. (Taggart)  ...

HB 317 (McFarland) and SB 388 (Bradley), of concern to municipalities, would preempt the regulation of sales or resale of tickets to the state. (Taggart)

Substance Abuse Providers (Monitor)

HB 295 (Caruso) and SB 210 (Harrell) close a loophole in current law. The bills require day or night community housing addiction treatment centers to be certified by the Florida Association of Recovery Residences. The bills also prohibit the use of marijuana on the premises of the residences in order to obtain licensure. The bills also clarify that anyone discharged from a recovery residence who refuses to leave may be charged with trespassing in lieu of an eviction proceeding. (Taggart) ...

HB 295 (Caruso) and SB 210 (Harrell) close a loophole in current law. The bills require day or night community housing addiction treatment centers to be certified by the Florida Association of Recovery Residences. The bills also prohibit the use of marijuana on the premises of the residences in order to obtain licensure. The bills also clarify that anyone discharged from a recovery residence who refuses to leave may be charged with trespassing in lieu of an eviction proceeding. (Taggart)

Summer Youth Service Learning Program (Support)

HB 107 (Edmonds) would create the summer youth learning program within the Department of Economic Opportunity. This program would match students from low-moderate income families who have outstanding academic records or trade skills with appropriate summer employment opportunities with state agencies, school districts, local governments and participating private businesses in order to prepare such students to enter the workforce as adults. Participation in the program would be optional for local governments and funded by the Department of Economic Opportunity. (Taggart) ...

HB 107 (Edmonds) would create the summer youth learning program within the Department of Economic Opportunity. This program would match students from low-moderate income families who have outstanding academic records or trade skills with appropriate summer employment opportunities with state agencies, school districts, local governments and participating private businesses in order to prepare such students to enter the workforce as adults. Participation in the program would be optional for local governments and funded by the Department of Economic Opportunity. (Taggart)

Temporary Commercial Kitchens (Monitor)

HB 415 (Porras) defines a temporary commercial kitchen as a food preparation and cooking ...

HB 415 (Porras) defines a temporary commercial kitchen as a food preparation and cooking facility set up for the preparation of takeout or delivery-only meals housed in portable structures that are movable from place to place. The bill authorizes the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to adopt operational requirements for temporary commercial kitchens. (Taggart)

Workers' Compensation Benefits for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Oppose)

HB 337 (McFarland) and SB 352 (Burgess) provide that 911 public safety telecommunicators and crime scene investigators are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder, which is currently provided to first responders. The bills specify that the time for notice of an injury or death in a compensable post-traumatic stress disorder claim must be properly noticed within 52 weeks after the qualifying event or the diagnosis of the disorder, whichever is later. (Cruz) ...

HB 337 (McFarland) and SB 352 (Burgess) provide that 911 public safety telecommunicators and crime scene investigators are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder, which is currently provided to first responders. The bills specify that the time for notice of an injury or death in a compensable post-traumatic stress disorder claim must be properly noticed within 52 weeks after the qualifying event or the diagnosis of the disorder, whichever is later. (Cruz)

Other Bills of Interest 

HB 27 (Benjamin) – Judgement Liens ...

HB 27 (Benjamin) – Judgement Liens SB 46 (Wright) – Health Insurance Cost Sharing HJR 129 (Roth) – Requiring Broader Public Support for Constitutional Amendments or Revisions HJR 131 (Rudman) and HB 209 (Rudman) – Recall of County Commissioners HB 137 (Nixon) – Department of Labor HB 237 (Altman) and SB 286 (Powell) – Legal Instruments HB 331 (Overdorf) – Liens and Bonds SB 304 (Boyd) – United States-produced Iron and Steel in Public Works Projects HB 49 (Driskell) and SB 430 (Driskell) – Abandoned and Historical Cemeteries HB 119 (Benjamin) – Visiting County and Municipal Detention Facilities HB 217 (Rayner-Goolsby) – Rights of Children HB 275 (Daley) – Pari-mutual Wagering HB 269 (Caruso) – Public Nuisances HB 493 (Antone) – Applicants for Licensure as a medical Marijuana Treatment Center

PARKS & RECREATION

PERSONNEL

Cost-of-living Adjustment of Retirement Benefits (Monitor)

HB 181 (Lopez) specifies the minimum factor used to calculate the cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Florida Retirement System. (Cruz) ...

HB 181 (Lopez) specifies the minimum factor used to calculate the cost-of-living adjustment for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Florida Retirement System. (Cruz)

Rights of Law Enforcement Officers and Correctional Officers (Monitor)

HB 95 (Duggan) will amend the “law enforcement officer bill of rights” to prohibit a law enforcement officer or correctional officer from being discharged, suspended, demoted or otherwise disciplined solely as a result of that officer being included on the Brady Giglio list. The Brady Giglio list is a database that contains information about police misconduct, public complaints, use-of-force reports, etc. (Cruz) ...

HB 95 (Duggan) will amend the “law enforcement officer bill of rights” to prohibit a law enforcement officer or correctional officer from being discharged, suspended, demoted or otherwise disciplined solely as a result of that officer being included on the Brady Giglio list. The Brady Giglio list is a database that contains information about police misconduct, public complaints, use-of-force reports, etc. (Cruz)

Other Bills of Interest

HB 239 (Bussatta Cabrera) and SB 224 (Hooper) – Special Risk Class Retirement Date ...

HB 239 (Bussatta Cabrera) and SB 224 (Hooper) – Special Risk Class Retirement Date HB 291 (Holcomb) and SB 436 (Rodriguez) – 911 Public Safety Telecommunicators

PUBLIC RECORDS & PUBLIC MEETINGS

Federal Law Enforcement Agency Record (Monitor)

HB 279 (Jacques) and SB 310 (Collins) would require federal law enforcement agencies that are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act and have a physical office in Florida to comply with the state's public records requirements. (Taggart) ...

HB 279 (Jacques) and SB 310 (Collins) would require federal law enforcement agencies that are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act and have a physical office in Florida to comply with the state's public records requirements. (Taggart)

OGSR/Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (Support)

HB 7001 (Yarkosky) saves from repeal the public record exemption for information related to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. (Taggart)  ...

HB 7001 (Yarkosky) saves from repeal the public record exemption for information related to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. (Taggart)

Public Meetings/Commission on Public Safety in Urban and Inner-City Communities (Monitor)

HB 495 (Antone) creates the Commission on Public Safety in Urban and Inner-City Communities within the Department of Law Enforcement. The purpose of the commission is to investigate system failures and the causes and reasons for high crime and gun violence incidents in urban and inner-city neighborhoods and communities and to develop recommendations for system improvements. Linked to HB 495, HB 497 (Antone) creates a public meeting exemption for the Commission on Public Safety in Urban and Inner-City Communities when exempt or confidential information is discussed. This provision is set to sunset in 2028. (Taggart) ...

HB 495 (Antone) creates the Commission on Public Safety in Urban and Inner-City Communities within the Department of Law Enforcement. The purpose of the commission is to investigate system failures and the causes and reasons for high crime and gun violence incidents in urban and inner-city neighborhoods and communities and to develop recommendations for system improvements. Linked to HB 495, HB 497 (Antone) creates a public meeting exemption for the Commission on Public Safety in Urban and Inner-City Communities when exempt or confidential information is discussed. This provision is set to sunset in 2028. (Taggart)

Public Records/Current and Former County and City Attorneys (Support)

SB 216 (Burgess) and HB 525 (Arrington) create a public records exemption for the personal identifying and location information of current and former county and city attorneys and assistant/deputy county and city attorneys, as well as information regarding the spouses and children of those attorneys. (Taggart) ...

SB 216 (Burgess) and HB 525 (Arrington) create a public records exemption for the personal identifying and location information of current and former county and city attorneys and assistant/deputy county and city attorneys, as well as information regarding the spouses and children of those attorneys. (Taggart)

Public Records Exemption for Animal Foster or Adoption (Monitor)

HB 157 (Holcomb) provides a public records exemption for the personal information of individuals who foster or adopt an animal from an animal shelter or animal control agency operated by a local government. (Taggart) ...

HB 157 (Holcomb) provides a public records exemption for the personal information of individuals who foster or adopt an animal from an animal shelter or animal control agency operated by a local government. (Taggart)

Other Bills of Interest

HB 313 (Rudman) – Pub. Rec./Active Duty Servicemembers and Families ...

HB 313 (Rudman) – Pub. Rec./Active Duty Servicemembers and Families

PUBLIC SAFETY

Bereavement Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers (Monitor)

HB 364 (Avila) and HB 535 (Botana) allow a law enforcement agency to grant administrative leave, up to eight hours, to a law enforcement officer in order to attend a funeral of an officer killed in the line of duty. The bills specify that expenses incurred with bereavement travel are to be reimbursed by the agency. The bills also increase the amount to be paid toward funeral and burial expenses of an officer from $1,000 to $10,000. (Taggart)  ...

HB 364 (Avila) and HB 535 (Botana) allow a law enforcement agency to grant administrative leave, up to eight hours, to a law enforcement officer in order to attend a funeral of an officer killed in the line of duty. The bills specify that expenses incurred with bereavement travel are to be reimbursed by the agency. The bills also increase the amount to be paid toward funeral and burial expenses of an officer from $1,000 to $10,000. (Taggart)

911 Public Safety Telecommunicators Certificates (Monitor) 

HB 341 (Amesty) revises the time period that a 911 public safety telecommunicator certificate may remain inactive or be reactivated from 180 days to 6 years. (Taggart) ...

HB 341 (Amesty) revises the time period that a 911 public safety telecommunicator certificate may remain inactive or be reactivated from 180 days to 6 years. (Taggart)

Possession or Use of a Firearm in a Sensitive Location (Monitor)

HB 215 (Rayner-Goolsby) and HB 456 (Berman) prohibit the possession or use of a firearm in “sensitive locations.” The bills define a sensitive location as numerous public facilities including but not limited to buildings or facilities owned, leased or operated by government entities, including public transportation. (Taggart) ...

HB 215 (Rayner-Goolsby) and HB 456 (Berman) prohibit the possession or use of a firearm in “sensitive locations.” The bills define a sensitive location as numerous public facilities including but not limited to buildings or facilities owned, leased or operated by government entities, including public transportation. (Taggart)

Other Bills of Interest

HB 25 (Benjamin) – Citizen's Arrest ...

HB 25 (Benjamin) – Citizen's Arrest HB 45 (Skidmore) and SB 66 (Berman) – Risk Protection Orders HB 151 (Daley) and SB 146 (Polsky) – Sale or Transfer of Ammunition HB 153 (Daley) and SB 148 (Polsky) – Pub. Rec./Sales of Ammunition HB 187 (Waldron) and SB 208 (Polsky) – Sale, Transfer, or Storage of Firearms HB 165 (Hunschofsky) and SB 164 (Polsky) – Controlled Substance Testing SB 214 (Burgess) and HB 221 (Snyder) – Sales of Firearms and Ammunition HB 571 (Hinson) – Storage of Firearms in Private Conveyances and Vessels HB 353 (Skidmore) and SB 318 (Polsky) – Conditions of Pretrial Release HB 335 (Amesty) – School Safety Training SB 368 (Osgood) – Machine Guns SB 428 (Rouson) and HB 403 (Basabe) – Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program SB 462 (Berman) and HB 579 (Eskamani) – Assault Weapons and Large-capacity Magazines

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TRANSPORTATION

Vertiports (Monitor)

HB 349 (Bankson) promotes the development of a network of vertiports that will provide residents in Florida with equitable access to advanced air mobility operations for passenger and cargo services. For vertiports to operate in the state, the owner must comply with the Federal Aviation Administration's regulations and guidance relating to vertiport design and performance standards as well as submit a layout plan to the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill specifies that a local government may not exercise its zoning and land use authority to give an exclusive right to one or more vertiport owners ...

HB 349 (Bankson) promotes the development of a network of vertiports that will provide residents in Florida with equitable access to advanced air mobility operations for passenger and cargo services. For vertiports to operate in the state, the owner must comply with the Federal Aviation Administration's regulations and guidance relating to vertiport design and performance standards as well as submit a layout plan to the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill specifies that a local government may not exercise its zoning and land use authority to give an exclusive right to one or more vertiport owners or operators. (Branch)

Other Bills of Interest

SB 64 (Hooper) – Department of Transportation ...

SB 64 (Hooper) – Department of Transportation HB 155 (Holcomb) and SB 198 (DiCeglie) – Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

UTILITIES & NATURAL RESOURCES

Construction Materials Mining Activities (Monitor)

HB 77 (Fabricio) and SB 186 (Avila) provide that beginning July 2023, the ground vibration limit for construction materials mining activities within one mile of residentially zoned areas may not exceed .15 inches per second. The bills authorize the Chief Financial Officer to direct the State Fire Marshal to modify the standards for the use of explosives in connection with construction materials mining activities within one mile of residentially zoned areas. (O’Hara) ...

HB 77 (Fabricio) and SB 186 (Avila) provide that beginning July 2023, the ground vibration limit for construction materials mining activities within one mile of residentially zoned areas may not exceed .15 inches per second. The bills authorize the Chief Financial Officer to direct the State Fire Marshal to modify the standards for the use of explosives in connection with construction materials mining activities within one mile of residentially zoned areas. (O’Hara)

Energy Transition Task Force (Monitor)

HB 293 (Hinson) would create the Energy Transition Task Force within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide recommendations for fostering a fair and equitable transition of the state’s energy infrastructure to renewable energy technologies within minority, underserved, rural and low-income communities. It directs the Task Force to submit a report with its recommendations to the Governor and Legislature by September 2024. (O’Hara) ...

HB 293 (Hinson) would create the Energy Transition Task Force within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide recommendations for fostering a fair and equitable transition of the state’s energy infrastructure to renewable energy technologies within minority, underserved, rural and low-income communities. It directs the Task Force to submit a report with its recommendations to the Governor and Legislature by September 2024. (O’Hara)

Everglades Protection Area/Comprehensive Plan Amendments (Monitor)

HB 175 (Busatta Cabrera) and SB 192 (Avila) require comprehensive plans and plan amendments that apply to any land within, or within two miles of, the Everglades Protection Area (EPA) to follow the state coordinated review process for state agency compliance review under Part II, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, and requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to coordinate with the affected local governments on mitigation measures for plans or plan amendments that would impact Everglades restoration. The EPA consists of the three state-designated Water Conservations Areas (WCA-1, WCA-2 and WCA-3) as well as Everglades National Park. If ...

HB 175 (Busatta Cabrera) and SB 192 (Avila) require comprehensive plans and plan amendments that apply to any land within, or within two miles of, the Everglades Protection Area (EPA) to follow the state coordinated review process for state agency compliance review under Part II, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, and requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to coordinate with the affected local governments on mitigation measures for plans or plan amendments that would impact Everglades restoration. The EPA consists of the three state-designated Water Conservations Areas (WCA-1, WCA-2 and WCA-3) as well as Everglades National Park. If DEP determines that any portion of a proposed plan or proposed amendment will adversely impact the EPA or Everglades restoration objectives, the local government must modify the plan or plan amendment to mitigate such impacts before adoption of the plan or amendment, or that portion of the plan or amendment may not be adopted. Plan amendments that apply to any land within, or within two miles of, the EPA must be transmitted to DEP within 10 days of the second public hearing on the amendment. Finally, the bills require a county whose boundaries include any portion of the EPA, and the municipalities within the county (any municipality within Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade County), to transmit a copy of any small-scale plan amendment to the Department of Economic Opportunity within 10 days after adoption. (O’Hara)

Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network (Support)

SB 106 (Brodeur) authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a program to recognize local communities located along or in proximity to one or more long-distance nonmotorized recreational trails as “trail towns.” The bill revises provisions relating to the Florida Greenways and Trails Program. It authorizes the Greenways and Trails Council to recommend priorities for regionally significant trails for inclusion by the Florida Department of Transportation in the Florida Shared Use Nonmotorized Trail Network. The bill revises the responsibilities of the Division of Tourism Marketing to include promotion of the Florida Greenways and Trails System and the ...

SB 106 (Brodeur) authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection to establish a program to recognize local communities located along or in proximity to one or more long-distance nonmotorized recreational trails as “trail towns.” The bill revises provisions relating to the Florida Greenways and Trails Program. It authorizes the Greenways and Trails Council to recommend priorities for regionally significant trails for inclusion by the Florida Department of Transportation in the Florida Shared Use Nonmotorized Trail Network. The bill revises the responsibilities of the Division of Tourism Marketing to include promotion of the Florida Greenways and Trails System and the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network and to coordinate with the Office of Greenways and Trails to promote and assist local communities to maximize use of nearby trails as economic assets. It directs the Department of Transportation to give funding priority to specified trails and to ensure that local support exists for projects and trail segments. The bill authorizes state agencies and local governments to obtain sponsorships from nonprofit or commercial entities and to use the sponsorship revenue for maintenance, signage, and amenities. (O’Hara)

Implementation of the Recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force (Monitor)

HB 423 (Cross) requires septic tank owners to have the system inspected every five years and directs the Department of Environmental Protection to implement the inspection program. It requires basin management action plans to include estimated pollutant load reductions that meet or exceed the amount of load reductions needed to meet the total maximum daily load requirements under the plan. The bill requires the allocation of pollutant load reductions in a basin management action plan to consider projected increases in pollutant loading due to growth in population or agricultural activity and requires the plan to provide strategies for ...

HB 423 (Cross) requires septic tank owners to have the system inspected every five years and directs the Department of Environmental Protection to implement the inspection program. It requires basin management action plans to include estimated pollutant load reductions that meet or exceed the amount of load reductions needed to meet the total maximum daily load requirements under the plan. The bill requires the allocation of pollutant load reductions in a basin management action plan to consider projected increases in pollutant loading due to growth in population or agricultural activity and requires the plan to provide strategies for mitigating or eliminating pollutant load increases for the life of the plan. It requires the Department of Environmental Protection to conduct assessments of projects included in a plan to determine whether the project is working as intended. (O’Hara)

Land Acquisition Trust Fund – Florida Forever (Support)

HB 559 (Roth) extends the retirement date of bond issues to fund the Florida Forever Act. It revises distributions for various programs funded by the Land Acquisition Trust Fund and specifies that the lesser of 40% or $350 million shall be appropriated annually to the Florida Forever Trust Fund. It prohibits moneys distributed from the Trust Fund from being used for executive direction and support services by state agencies. (O’Hara) ...

HB 559 (Roth) extends the retirement date of bond issues to fund the Florida Forever Act. It revises distributions for various programs funded by the Land Acquisition Trust Fund and specifies that the lesser of 40% or $350 million shall be appropriated annually to the Florida Forever Trust Fund. It prohibits moneys distributed from the Trust Fund from being used for executive direction and support services by state agencies. (O’Hara)

Management and Storage of Surface Waters (Monitor)

HB 371 (Killebrew) provides an exemption from surface water management and storage regulations for implementing certain projects for environmental habitat creation, restoration and enhancement activities, and water quality improvements on agricultural lands and government-owned lands. It removes current law requirements for the Department of Environmental Protection and water management districts to be notified of such projects. (O’Hara) ...

HB 371 (Killebrew) provides an exemption from surface water management and storage regulations for implementing certain projects for environmental habitat creation, restoration and enhancement activities, and water quality improvements on agricultural lands and government-owned lands. It removes current law requirements for the Department of Environmental Protection and water management districts to be notified of such projects. (O’Hara)

Municipal Water and Sewer Utility Rates (Monitor)

HB 361 (Robinson, F.) requires a municipality that operates a water or sewer utility providing services to customers in another recipient municipality using a facility or plant located in the recipient municipality to charge customers in the recipient municipality the same rates, fees, and charges it imposes on customers within its own municipal boundaries. (O’Hara) ...

HB 361 (Robinson, F.) requires a municipality that operates a water or sewer utility providing services to customers in another recipient municipality using a facility or plant located in the recipient municipality to charge customers in the recipient municipality the same rates, fees, and charges it imposes on customers within its own municipal boundaries. (O’Hara)

Public Financing of Potentially At-Risk Structures and Infrastructure (Monitor)

HB 111 (Hunschofsky) revises current law provisions that require certain public-financed projects and infrastructure undergo a Sea Level Impact Projection Study prior to construction. The bill expands the types of projects and infrastructure subject to the requirement by including “potentially at-risk” projects within an area that is “at-risk due to sea-level rise.” The bill defines “at-risk due to sea-level rise” and “potentially at-risk structure or infrastructure.” The bill also adds a requirement that a public-financed constructor provide a list of flood mitigation strategies evaluated as part of the design of the potentially at-risk structure or infrastructure and identify ...

HB 111 (Hunschofsky) revises current law provisions that require certain public-financed projects and infrastructure undergo a Sea Level Impact Projection Study prior to construction. The bill expands the types of projects and infrastructure subject to the requirement by including “potentially at-risk” projects within an area that is “at-risk due to sea-level rise.” The bill defines “at-risk due to sea-level rise” and “potentially at-risk structure or infrastructure.” The bill also adds a requirement that a public-financed constructor provide a list of flood mitigation strategies evaluated as part of the design of the potentially at-risk structure or infrastructure and identify the flood mitigation strategies that have been implemented or are being considered as part of the structure or infrastructure design. (O’Hara)

Regulation of Single-Use Plastics (Support)

SB 336 (Rodriguez) and HB 363 (Mooney) require the Department of Environmental Protection to submit updated reports analyzing the need for regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings or disposable plastic bags to the Legislature. The bills also authorize specified coastal communities to establish pilot programs to regulate single-use plastic products. (O’Hara) ...

SB 336 (Rodriguez) and HB 363 (Mooney) require the Department of Environmental Protection to submit updated reports analyzing the need for regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings or disposable plastic bags to the Legislature. The bills also authorize specified coastal communities to establish pilot programs to regulate single-use plastic products. (O’Hara)

Safe Waterways Act (Monitor)

HB 177 (Gossett-Seldman) and SB 172 (Berman) require the Department of Health to adopt and enforce certain rules and issue health advisories for beach waters and public bathing places if the results of bacteriological water sampling at the site fail to meet health standards. The bills also expand the current law preemption of the issuance of health advisories related to bacteriological sampling of beach waters to include public bathing places. The bills specify that beach waters and public bathing places must close if closure is necessary to protect health and safety and must remain closed until the water ...

HB 177 (Gossett-Seldman) and SB 172 (Berman) require the Department of Health to adopt and enforce certain rules and issue health advisories for beach waters and public bathing places if the results of bacteriological water sampling at the site fail to meet health standards. The bills also expand the current law preemption of the issuance of health advisories related to bacteriological sampling of beach waters to include public bathing places. The bills specify that beach waters and public bathing places must close if closure is necessary to protect health and safety and must remain closed until the water quality is restored in accordance with the Department’s standards. The bills require the Department to adopt by rule specifications for signage that must be used when it issues a health advisory against swimming in affected beach waters or public bathing places due to elevated levels of specified bacteria and require such signage to be placed at beach access points and access points to public bathing places until the health advisory is removed. The bills specify that municipalities and counties are responsible for posting and maintaining the signage around beaches and public bathing places they own. Finally, the bills require the Department to develop an interagency database for reporting fecal indicator bacteria data and specify that fecal indicator bacteria relating to sampled beach waters and public bathing places must be published in the database within five business days after receipt of the data. (O’Hara)

Wastewater Grant Program (Support)

SB 458 (Rodriguez) authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection to provide wastewater grant program grants to projects directed at or focused on a water body that is included in the Department’s verified list of impaired waters. (O’Hara) ...

SB 458 (Rodriguez) authorizes the Department of Environmental Protection to provide wastewater grant program grants to projects directed at or focused on a water body that is included in the Department’s verified list of impaired waters. (O’Hara)

Water and Wastewater Facility Operators (Support)

HB 23 (Bell) and SB 162 (Collins) state that water and wastewater facility operators are essential first responders. The bills require the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a license by reciprocity to any applicant who: (1) is a water treatment plant operator, water distribution system operator or domestic wastewater treatment plant operator and who holds an active and valid license from another state, the federal government or tribal government, for which the licensure requirements are comparable to or exceed Florida’s licensure requirements; (2) has passed a licensure examination comparable to the Department’s licensure examination, subject to approval ...

HB 23 (Bell) and SB 162 (Collins) state that water and wastewater facility operators are essential first responders. The bills require the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a license by reciprocity to any applicant who: (1) is a water treatment plant operator, water distribution system operator or domestic wastewater treatment plant operator and who holds an active and valid license from another state, the federal government or tribal government, for which the licensure requirements are comparable to or exceed Florida’s licensure requirements; (2) has passed a licensure examination comparable to the Department’s licensure examination, subject to approval of the Department; (3) is not the subject of a disciplinary or enforcement action outside of Florida at the time of application; (4) submits a completed application for reciprocal licensure; and (5) remits the application fee. The bills further direct the Department to issue a license by reciprocity to any applicant who: (1) has performed comparable duties while serving in the U.S. armed forces, for which the requirements for performing the duties are comparable to or exceed the Department’s licensure requirements; (2) has passed a skills assessment or competency examination comparable to the Department’s licensure exam, subject to approval by the Department; (3) is not the subject of any disciplinary or enforcement action at the time of application; (4) submits a completed application to the Department; and (5) remits the application fee. Lastly, the bills authorize the Department, during a declared state of emergency, to issue a temporary operator license by reciprocity under specified conditions and to waive the application fee for such temporary operator license. (O’Hara)

Other Bills of Interest

SB 100 (Garcia) and HB 561 (Mooney, Jr.) – Mangrove Replanting & Restoration ...

SB 100 (Garcia) and HB 561 (Mooney, Jr.) – Mangrove Replanting & Restoration HB 55 (Garcia) and SB 108 (Rodriguez) – Trees and Other Vegetation within Rights-of-Way SB 54 (Rodriguez) and HB 135 (Mooney) – Land Acquisition Trust Fund (Keys) HB 125 (McClain) and SB 194 (Hooper) – Utility System Rate Base Values HB 207 (Edmonds) – Notice of Contaminated Water Systems HB 325 (Valdes) – Flood Disclosures for Residential and Commercial Property Sales HB 527 (Skidmore) – Office of the Blue Economy HB 407 (Shoaf) – Apalachicola Bay Area of Critical State Concern SB 320 (Harrell) and HB 547 (Sirois) – Land Acquisition Trust Fund (Indian River Lagoon) HB 325 (Valdes) – Flood Disclosures for Residential and Commercial Property Sales HB 207 (Edmonds) – Notice of Contaminated Water Systems HB 557 (Bell) – Land Acquisition Trust Fund (Heartland Headwaters) SB 322 (Gruters) and HB 529 (Mooney) – Natural Gas Fuel Tax

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