FL H1159 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Passed on June 27 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-06-27 - Chapter No. 2019-155
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Prohibits local governments from requiring notices, applications, approvals, permits, fees, or mitigation for pruning, trimming, or removal of trees on residential property if property owner obtains specified documentation; prohibits local governments from requiring property owners to replant such trees; provides exception for mangrove protection actions; deletes provision that authorizes electric utilities to perform certain right-of-way tree maintenance only if property owner has received local government approval; creates Property Owner Bill of Rights; requires county property appraisers to provide specified information on their websites.

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Private Property Rights


Roll Calls

2019-04-26 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#42 (Y: 22 N: 16 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-25 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#252 (Y: 77 N: 36 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-06-27 Chapter No. 2019-155
2019-06-26 Approved by Governor
2019-06-25 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
2019-04-26HouseOrdered enrolled
2019-04-26SenateCS passed; YEAS 22 NAYS 16
2019-04-26SenateRead 3rd time 578
2019-04-26SenateRead 2nd time
2019-04-26SenateSubstituted for CS/CS/SB 1400
2019-04-26SenatePlaced on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2019-04-26SenateWithdrawn from Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules
2019-04-25SenateReferred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules
2019-04-25SenateIn Messages
2019-04-25HouseCS passed; YEAS 77 NAYS 36
2019-04-25HouseRead 3rd time
2019-04-25HouseRead 2nd time
2019-04-22HousePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/19
2019-04-20HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-04-18HouseCS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time
2019-04-18HousePending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
2019-04-18HouseCS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 4
2019-04-16HouseOn Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 04/18/19, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
2019-04-04HouseNow in State Affairs Committee
2019-04-04HouseFavorable by Commerce Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 4
2019-04-02HouseOn Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 04/04/19, 8:00 am, Webster Hall
2019-03-19HouseNow in Commerce Committee
2019-03-19HouseFavorable by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 3
2019-03-15HouseOn Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 03/19/19, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
2019-03-04HouseReferred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; State Affairs Committee

Same As/Similar To

S1400 (Similar To) 2019-04-26 - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1159 (Ch. 2019-155)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
163045Amended CodeSee Bill Text
1633209Amended CodeSee Bill Text
70002Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Florida State Sources

Bill Comments