The Florida Legislature looked at and passed many pieces of legislation in the 2019 session that will impact the insurance industry. Lawmakers approved 197 bills this year, setting a record for the fewest bills passed (at least since 2001, and likely long before that). (HB 7115), NICOTINE (FAILED): Requires businesses that sell nicotine products to obtain licenses as tobacco dealers. You’re more than a vote, so support GovTrack today with a tip of any amount: Of 1,861 bills filed (excluding local appropriations projects), lawmakers passed about 10 percent. No event interrupted the 2019 session like the Parkland shooting did 2018’s. There are 220 enacted bills and joint resolutions so far in this session of Congress.. (SB 7070), SCHOOL STRUCTURES (FAILED): Requires certain new school facilities be constructed in compliance with public shelter design criteria. Although a lot of states are considering vaccine legislation this year, most anti-vaccination bills usually die in committee, says O’Leary, the Colorado pediatrician who follows vaccine legislation. In the end, the House and Senate worked a half-day of overtime to approve a $91-billion budget -- with record spending on the environment and even more planned for public schools. (SB 96), ANTI-SEMITISM (PASSED): Requires schools and colleges to address allegations of anti-Semitism in the same way they address racism. The following is a look at some of the bills that succeeded and some of those that died: ___ WINNERS: — A $91.1 billion budget. (SB 426), HEART SURGERIES (PASSED): Increases oversight of pediatric heart surgeries by letting team of doctors make unannounced visits to struggling programs and review death records. (HB 7065), GENETIC TESTING (FAILED): Restricts insurance companies from using genetic testing information in selling policies or setting rates. 1. The measure, Senate Bill … The 2019 Florida Legislative Session is over. Scott signed that bill when he was the state's governor. (HB 7103), CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (FAILED): Eliminates Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, a panel that meets every 20 years to place constitutional amendments on the ballot. ; providing for reallocation of unencumbered funds returned to the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund; specifying permissible uses for funds awarded to counties from the trust fund; creating s. 16.557, F.S. When the dust cleared Saturday afternoon in the Florida Legislature, lawmakers had passed 195 bills. (HB 7057), WOMEN INMATES (PASSED): Requires correctional facilities to provide incarcerated women with certain health care products, subject to certain requirements; providing requirements for male correctional facility employees in certain circumstances; requiring documentation of certain incidents involving male correctional facility employees. Florida House Bill; 2019 Regular Session; Introduced in House Mar 05, 2019; Passed House ... Chapter No. (HB 1299 / SB 588), VEGETABLE GARDENS (PASSED): Prevents local governments from regulating residential vegetable gardens. Schedule. (SB 1008), LOTTERY (PASSED): Requires vendors of lottery tickets to prominently display a warning that the lottery is addictive on all tickets and that the Lottery Department put the same warning on ads and promotions. PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (FAILED): Eliminates Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system, where drivers are required to carry personal injury protection coverage to help pay medical bills after accidents. Florida Legislature Signed by Officers and presented to Governor. 2. 2019-167, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1021 (Ch. (SB 7070), TUITION SURCHARGE (FAILED): Changes the rules when universities may add a tuition surcharge to Florida resident students (HB 257 / SB 280), UNIVERSITY SURVEYS (FAILED): Requires universities to conduct “intellectual freedom” surveys that measure "the extent to which competing ideas, perspectives, and claims of truth are presented" on campus and whether the university community feels "safe and supported in exploring and articulating their beliefs and viewpoints" in the classroom. Last Action: 4/17/2019 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 6513 (Ch. State Attorney General Ashley Moody needs the database for a lawsuit alleging Walgreens and CVS “raced to sell as many opioids as possible” in Florida while failing to stop suspicious shipments of drugs. (HB 7123), ONLINE RETAILERS (FAILED): Requires nearly all online retailers start collecting Florida sales taxes. Summary ; Sponsors; Texts; Votes; Research; Comments; Track; Status. 2019-06-28 Chapter No. The Florida Legislature goes to Tallahassee every year for 60 days to consider thousands of proposed bills. Official site of the Florida state legislature. Copyright © 2000- 2020  State of Florida. 2019-105) Jun 25, 2019. (SB 796). Those efforts were extended with the expansion of the “Guardian program” to allow teachers to carry guns in school, if their district opts in to the program. Enrolling : 01/09/2019: Ch. (SJR 74 / HB 53), CAMPAIGN FINANCE (FAILED): Prohibits Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or member of Cabinet from soliciting or accepting contributions during regular, extended, or special legislative session; provides penalties. 2019-45), CS/SB 828 (Ch. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Legislators filed a whopping 3,491 bills for consideration during the 2019 session, by far the most filed over the last 10 years. (HB 1125 / SB 1046), SMOKING AGE (FAILED): Raises the minimum age to smoke tobacco or any electronic device in Florida from 18 to 21. Enrolling: 01/09/2019: Ch. (SB 7030), MILITARY UNIFORMS (PASSED): Requires school districts to allow authorized students to wear military dress uniforms at high school graduations. (HB 851), SEXUAL HARASSMENT (FAILED): Requires Florida Commission on Human Relations to create & publish model sexual harassment prevention policy & model sexual harassment prevention training program; requires employers to use model policy & program. (HB 839 / SB 1296), VOUCHERS (PASSED): Creates a scholarship program for private schools for families of four who make roughly $77,000 a year or less, using public money. Effective July 1, 2019: HB 451 – This bill requires all facilities that provide anesthesia, prescribe or dispense controlled substances (not limited to ASCs and office based surgical facilities) to provide patients with a pamphlet on non-opioid alternatives. (HB 485 / SB 430), HUMAN TRAFFICKING (PASSED): Requires police, hotel employees and massage parlor workers to get training in how to look for signs of human trafficking. The amount of bills passed has been steadily declining. 2019-53 ), CS/CS/SB 1418 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers filed more than 3,500 bills … (HB 455 / SB 466), CHURCHES ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (FAILED): Allows concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns at churches or other religious entities that are on the campuses of schools. A brief synopsis of some of these bills are detailed below. After two days of impassioned debate, Florida's House of Representatives passed a controversial bill on Wednesday that would permit classroom teachers to carry guns in schools. Summary; Sponsors; Texts; Votes; Research; Comments; Track; Status. 2019-50), SB 910 (Ch. (SB 702), CONFLICT OF INTEREST (FAILED): Prohibiting a state public officer from voting in an official capacity on any measure that he or she knows would inure to the special private gain or loss of certain principles, parent organizations or subsidiaries of a corporate principal, relatives, or business associates of the officer; revising disclosure requirements applicable to state public officers in the event of a voting conflict, etc. Gives the Florida attorney general the power to pursue civil action against governments that don’t cooperate. 2019-45), CS/SB 828 (Ch. Links to the Florida House of Representatives and Senate, legislative publications, the Florida Constitution and statutes, lobbyist information and a kids page. Records/Local Government Utilities, CS/HB 591 — Pub. These summaries are created by (HB 23), DISCRIMINATION (FAILED): Provides that sexual orientation and gender identity are impermissible grounds for discrimination in public lodging establishments and public food service establishments; revises provisions of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 and Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity; provides exception for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion. (HB 1291 / SB 1762), UNDERGROUND POWER LINES (PASSED): Creates a new process for utilities to pass along costs to customers for storm protection projects, such as installing underground power lines. 2020-23) -SJ 266 SJR 60 Bill Affecting Access to Abortion Services/Passage of Bills Apr 29, 2019. 2019-50), SB 910 (Ch. 16 West Jones Street. Would lead to third-degree felony charges for any “person who knowingly or purposefully performs or induces an abortion on a pregnant woman with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being whose fetal heartbeat has been detected.’ (HB 235 / SB 792), PARENTAL CONSENT (FAILED): Requires minors to obtain parental consent or judicial order waiving consent before getting an abortion. North Carolina General Assembly. (HB 379 / SB 1738), SANCTUARY CITIES (PASSED): Prohibits local governments from not cooperating with federal officials, which would require local law enforcement to hold undocumented workers at least 48 hours past their detainer sentences while awaiting federal authorities to pick them up for deportation. “Vaping is a harmful substance and the federal government has already increased the age to 21. (HB 453), TOBACCO (FAILED): Prohibits local governments to regulate tobacco or its use, such as the raising of the age limit from 18 to 21. 7125 An act relating to administration of justice; amending s. 16.555, F.S. Requires those that are not completely owned by a licensed doctor to show financial responsibility for claims against them (SB 732), TELEHEALTH (PASSED): Establishes a regulatory framework for telehealth. (HB 55 / SB 396), PETITION DRIVES (PASSED): Requires citizen-led attempts to change the constitution to use only Florida residents on petition drives and to register with the Florida Secretary of State, which would prevent the involvement of out-of-state firms in petition drives. (SB 1238 / HB 403), DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (FAILED): Revises prohibition on sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing firearm or ammunition; requires persons convicted of misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence to surrender all firearms & ammunition. While the drug is available in pill, edible, vape and oil form, smoking was banned in a 2017 bill passed by the Legislature. (SB 356 / HB 245), MEDICAID CLAIMS (FAILED): Would permanently shorten how long patients can have Medicaid cover past healthcare bills. TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate passed a massive education bill Thursday that marks a key departure from the state’s traditional financing of public education. Disclaimer: The information on this system is unverified. 2019 … ... And starting in 2019 we’ll be tracking Congress’s oversight investigations of the executive branch. (HB 7071), GUARDIANS (PASSED): Expands the school guardian program to allow trained teachers in certain school districts to volunteer to carry weapons. (HJR 1309 / SJR 422), DISQUALIFIED TEACHERS (FAILED): Creates lists of people disqualified from working in the state’s public, private and charter schools. For the second-tier “Medallion” award which covers 75 percent of tuition and fees, the benchmark would climb from 1170 to about 1200. First, we have provided an analysis of legislation that passed and has become, or is expected to become, law in Florida. Signed by Governor: May 23, 2019 Takes Effect: July 1, 2019. (HB 843), CERTIFICATE OF NEED (PASSED): Removes a requirement that general hospitals apply and obtain approval from the state to build or expand (HB 21), CONVERSION THERAPY (FAILED): Prohibits the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, for an individual who is younger than 18. Meetings/Pub. — This week, the Florida Legislature passed “CS/CS/SB 1460: Stroke Centers,” a bill that will improve first responders’ access to hospitals that provide thrombectomy, a move the Get Ahead of Stroke campaign says will help reduce disability and death, as well as lower the immense costs associated with long-term health care. Requiring students at public elementary and secondary schools to be vaccinated. While the Florida House listened and passed legislation removing the restriction, the Florida Senate refused to allow SB-1238 by Sen. Debbie Mayfield (R) to pass. Session Update: Workforce Education and Career Readiness . ; providing for reallocation of unencumbered funds returned to the Crime Keeps the state-funded tourism agency Visit Florida running through 2020 with $50 million for the next fiscal year. As committees wind down, it will be increasingly difficult for proposals to make it to a full House or Senate vote. Here are the steps for Status of Legislation: Introduced. 2019-161, companion bill(s) passed, see SB 2500 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 350-page Florida criminal justice bill that touches on subjects ranging from selling horse meat for human consumption to raising … (SB 190), CAREER-TECHNICAL EDUCATION (PASSED): Expands apprenticeship programs, adds career planning support for students, offers to replace a science graduation credit with a computer science course. Date Chamber Action; 2019-05-01: Senate: Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1021 (Ch. (HB 19), FIREFIGHTERS (SIGNED): Provides certain benefits to firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer and benefits to the families of firefighters who die as a result of cancer or cancer treatment. Bill Analysis -- Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) (3/4/2019 2:32 PM) Sources Data on Open States is updated nightly from the official website of the Florida Legislature . The House passed a bill Thursday that would raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade -- but there's little chance the measure will … (HB 1434), TEACHER TESTING (PASSED): Eases the testing requirements attached to teacher certification. H.R.4572 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Government Bailout Prevention Act Sponsor: Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] (Introduced 09/27/2019) Cosponsors: Committees: House - Financial Services; Oversight and Reform Latest Action: House - 09/27/2019 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently … Here is a breakdown of all 16,520 bills and resolutions currently before Congress: Enacted Laws. Enrolling: 03/21/2019: Ch. (HB 7015/ SB 182), LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES (SIGNED): Expands exemption for employees who work for law enforcement, which previously only kept private the addresses of officers. The journals or printed bills of the respective chambers should be consulted for official purposes. Publications, Help Searching By a vote of 25-14 the Florida Senate on Wednesday passed a measure (SB 122) that addresses the abuse of post-loss AOBs for residential or commercial property insurance claims and … House Ordered enrolled . Florida House Bill 1159 (Prior Session Legislation) FL State Legislature page for H1159. In all, slightly fewer bills were passed than the prior year, when the body passed just 200 (excluding one-chamber resolutions), the low point in a 20-year trend of fewer and fewer bills. (HB 6003 / SB 306), RIDE SHARES (PASSED): Allows Uber, Lyft and other ride share services to provide non-emergency trips to the hospital for Medicaid patients. A look at Florida bills that passed and failed in 2019. In 2019, legislation prohibiting abortion after six weeks was introduced in 11 states (Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina, Illinois, Louisiana, Florida, … LOW THC (FAILED): Caps at 10 percent the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, the naturally occurring element in marijuana that produces a high. Also prohibits local governments from dealing with the age to purchase tobacco or vaping products. 2019-134) Florida lawmakers filed a boatload of bills in the last legislative session, more than 3,500 of them in 2019. (HJR 249 / HB 251 / SJR 362), SCOOTERS (PASSED): Limits how local jurisdictions can regulate motorized scooter sharing services by establishing instead a statewide framework that would regulate the system. FETAL HEARTBEAT ABORTION (FAILED): Blocks physicians from performing abortions if fetal heartbeats have been detected. The following bills had the highest total numbers of lobbyists and clients in 2019, according to the Florida House’s lobbyist disclosure records. (HB 417 / SB 1580), AID AND TASK FORCE (FAILED): Pumps $315 million into helping the Panhandle after Hurricane Michael. Completed Legislative Action Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1) Status: Passed on June 27 2019 - 100% progression Action: 2019-06-27 - Chapter No. Raleigh, NC 27601 (919) 733-4111 (Main) (919) 715-7586 (Fax) Florida Legislature Approved by Governor. -- The News Service of Florida contributed to this story. Allows charter school operators to open schools “opportunity zones,” a term from President Trump’s 2017 tax bill designed to boost investment in economically poor areas. Introduction With three weeks left in the regular 2019 legislative session, lawmakers are in high gear to advance their bills to a vote. The first bill, Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019, would ban oil and gas leasing in eastern areas of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast. Some good bills passed, while some controversial ones failed. (SB 1100), BLIND TRUST (PASSED): Prohibits public officials from placing their assets in blind trusts. SEC. (HB 7123), SCHOOL BOARD TERM LIMITS (FAILED): Limits the terms of school board members to eight years. 2019-167 , companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1021 (Ch. Expansion includes exempting the addresses of civilians who work at law enforcement agencies, too. (SB 84 / HB 109), CULTURE SURVEYS (FAILED): Requires the state to develop surveys that assess patient safety culture in hospitals; requires health care facilities to complete the surveys and submit the data. 7/1/2019 • Chapter No. When the dust cleared Saturday afternoon in the Florida … 2019-95), CS/HB 7125 (Ch. By AAAASF July 16, 2019 October 7th, 2019 No Comments. (HB 7123), DISASTER PREPAREDNESS (PASSED): Offers seven-day sales tax breaks, from May 31 through June 6, for items related to hurricane preparation. Enrolling: 03/21/2019: Ch. (HB 411), ROAD MEMORIAL (FAILED): Names stretches of highways, roads and bridges after police officers killed in the line of duty and also a former state senator and Florida Power & light lobbyist Chris Smith. The calculations are the basis for the appropriations in the General Appropriations Act in Specific Appropriations 6, 7, 8, 93, and 94. Laws of Florida. The following is a look at some of the bills that succeeded and some of those that died: WINNERS:— A $91.1 billion budget.— A repeal of a smokable medical marijuana ban.— Senate Read 3rd time . 2019-167), CS/SB 160 (Ch. On July 1, 2019 in the House: Chapter No. Includes an increase of $243 in per-pupil education spending. Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice — Florida’s 2019 criminal justice reform legislative package is the most significant justice reform bill passed by the Legislature in 20 years. (HJR 613 / SJR 270), UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS (FAILED): Requires that each county supervisor of elections enters into an agreement with the clerk of the circuit court to receive, on a monthly basis, a list of potential jurors who have identified themselves as undocumented immigrants. 2019-91), HB 5011 (Ch. Florida House Bill; 2019 Regular Session; Introduced in House Mar 05, 2019; Passed House ... Chapter No. The 2019 Bill Summaries are reports created by committee staff that give brief explanations of (HB 1233 / SB 586), SPANKING (FAILED): Bans corporal punishment as a disciplinary option for teachers and principals. (HB 1299 / SB 588), WASTEWATER (FAILED): Prohibiting the construction of new deep injection wells for domestic wastewater discharge or the expansion of existing wells. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers filed more than 3,500 bills for the 2019 legislative session and fewer than 200 passed both chambers of the Legislature before it adjourned its annual session on Saturday. Appropriations (AP) All 2019 summaries for Appropriations (PDF) SB 2500 — Appropriations; SB 2502 — Implementing the 2019-2020 General Appropriations Act; SB 2504 —Collective Bargaining; HB 5011 — Courts; HB 5303 — Child Support Enforcement This bill has the status Introduced. (SB 1020), BUDGET (PASSED): Sets aside $91.1 billion for spending on education, health care, transportation, corrections, safety-net programs and other expenses. CHAPTER 2019-167 Committee Substitute for House Bill No. (HB 771), RECYCLABLE MATERIALS (PASSED): Require municipalities to address contamination of recyclable materials. Most now await the signature of Gov. 2019-53), CS/CS/SB 1418 (Ch. House Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (565298) -HJ 1002, 1008. 2019-138, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7 (Ch. Passed Resolutions. Ch_2019-003.pdf: 419 KB : Florida Statutes/Reviser's Bill: S 4 : Ch_2019-004.pdf: 57 KB : Florida Statutes/Reviser's Bill: S 6 : Ch_2019-005.pdf: 45 KB : Florida Statutes/Reviser's Bill: S 8 : Ch_2019-006.pdf: 36 KB : Lost or Abandoned Personal Property: S 180 : Ch_2019-007.pdf: 24 KB (SB 1610), PETS (FAILED): Imposes a year in jail or up to a $5,000 fine for people who leave their pets restrained outside or unattended during a hurricane or another natural or manmade disaster. — A repeal of a smokable medical marijuana ban. SL 2019-7: SB 5: S: 5: School Safety Omnibus. This Act may be cited as the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019”. ( See 2018′s top five here. (HB 1335 / SB 1774), HEMP (PASSED): Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to administer a state hemp program and sets up rulemaking and a board of experts to develop the system. Is unverified of bills in the last legislative session, lawmakers had passed bills! 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