FL S1438 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on May 18 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-18 - Chapter No. 2023-94
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Prohibiting a governmental entity from issuing a permit or otherwise authorizing a person to conduct a performance in violation of specified provisions; providing criminal penalties; authorizing the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to fine, suspend, or revoke the license of any public lodging establishment or public food service establishment if the establishment admits a child to an adult live performance; specifying that the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is given full power and authority to revoke or suspend the license of any person issued under the Beverage Law when it is determined or found by the division upon sufficient cause appearing that he or she is maintaining a licensed premises that admits a child to an adult live performance; prohibiting a person from knowingly admitting a child to an adult live performance, etc.

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Protection of Children


Roll Calls

2023-04-19 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#134 (Y: 82 N: 32 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-18 - House - House: Third Reading RCS#123 (Y: 32 N: 82 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2023-04-11 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RCS#2 (Y: 28 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-30 - Senate - Senate Rules (Y: 16 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2023-03-21 - Senate - Senate Judiciary (Y: 8 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-05-18 Chapter No. 2023-94
2023-05-17 Approved by Governor
2023-05-16 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
2023-04-19SenateOrdered enrolled
2023-04-19HousePassed; YEAS 82, NAYS 32
2023-04-19HouseRead 3rd time
2023-04-18HouseAdded to Third Reading Calendar
2023-04-18HousePlaced on 3rd reading
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 079711 Failed
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 826249 Failed
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 270127 Failed
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 110699 Failed
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 197071 Failed
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 192001 Failed
2023-04-18HouseAmendment 962611 Failed
2023-04-18HouseRead 2nd time
2023-04-18HouseSubstituted for CS/HB 1423
2023-04-13House1st Reading (Engrossed 1)
2023-04-13HouseBill added to Special Order Calendar (4/18/2023)
2023-04-13HouseBill referred to House Calendar
2023-04-12HouseIn Messages
2023-04-11SenatePassed as amended; YEAS 28 NAYS 12
2023-04-11SenateRead 3rd time
2023-04-04SenatePlaced on 3rd reading
2023-04-04SenateOrdered engrossed
2023-04-04SenateAmendment(s) adopted (533606, 534260)
2023-04-04SenateRead 2nd time
2023-03-30SenatePlaced on Special Order Calendar, 04/04/23
2023-03-30SenatePlaced on Calendar, on 2nd reading
2023-03-30SenateFavorable by- Rules; YEAS 16 NAYS 3
2023-03-27SenateOn Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/30/23, 8:30 am, 412 Knott Building
2023-03-22SenateNow in Rules
2023-03-21SenateFavorable by Judiciary; YEAS 8 NAYS 3
2023-03-16SenateOn Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/21/23, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2023-03-09SenateReferred to Judiciary; Rules

Same As/Similar To

H1423 (Same As) 2023-04-18 - Laid on Table; companion bill(s) passed, see SB 1438 (Ch. 2023-94)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
25570Amended CodeSee Bill Text
509261Amended CodeSee Bill Text
56129Amended CodeSee Bill Text
82711Amended CodeSee Bill Text

Florida State Sources

Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/1438/Vote/2023-03-21%200230PM~S01438%20Vote%20Record.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/1438/Vote/2023-03-30%200830AM~S01438%20Vote%20Record.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/1438/Vote/SenateVote_s01438e1002.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/1438/Vote/HouseVote_s01438e1123.PDF
Roll Callhttps://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2023/1438/Vote/HouseVote_s01438e1134.PDF

Bill Comments