FL H1217 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-2)
Status: Failed on March 14 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-14 - Died in Health Policy
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Authorizes hospitals, emergency medical services stations, & fire stations to use newborn safety devices to accept surrendered newborn infants under certain circumstances; requires such entities to visually check & test device within specified timeframes; adds locations under which prohibition on initiation of criminal investigations based solely on surrendering of newborn infant applies.

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Surrendered Newborn Infants


Roll Calls

2020-03-04 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#548 (Y: 117 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-03 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#516 (Y: 42 N: 68 NV: 10 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2020-03-14SenateDied in Health Policy
2020-03-14SenateIndefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
2020-03-05SenateReferred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
2020-03-04SenateIn Messages
2020-03-04HousePassed; YEAS 117 NAYS 2
2020-03-04HouseRead 3rd time
2020-03-03HousePlaced on 3rd reading
2020-03-03HouseAmendment(s) failed (325181)
2020-03-03HouseRead 2nd time
2020-02-27HousePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/20
2020-02-19HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-18HouseFavorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0
2020-02-14HouseOn Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/18/20, 3:00 pm, Morris Hall
2020-02-11HouseNow in Health and Human Services Committee
2020-02-11HouseFavorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 1
2020-02-07HouseOn Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/11/20, 1:30 pm, Reed Hall
2020-02-04HouseNow in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
2020-02-04HouseFavorable by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0
2020-01-31HouseOn Committee agenda-- Health Market Reform Subcommittee, 02/04/20, 8:00 am, Mashburn Hall
2020-01-17HouseReferred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee

Same As/Similar To

S864 (Similar To) 2020-03-14 - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
38350Amended CodeSee Bill Text
630423Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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Bill Comments