Bills Pending Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee

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FLS0538IntroRequiring a county or municipality to report certain incidents to the State Watch Office within the Division of Emergency Management; requiring the division to annually provide the State Watch Office Reportable Incidents List to local emergency manag...
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2020-01-23
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FLS1302IntroDesignating the "Florida Fair Claims Act"; increasing the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state and its agencies and subdivisions; revising when a state and its agencies and subdivisions may agree to settle a claim or judgme...
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2020-01-23
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FLS0410IntroRequiring a comprehensive plan to include a property rights element; providing a statement of rights that a local government may use; requiring a local government to adopt a property rights element by a specified date; providing that a local governme...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1680IntroRepealing a provision relating to a governmental entity's establishment of recreational customary use on a portion of a beach above the mean high-water line on private property, etc.
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2020-01-22
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FLS1674IntroProposing amendments to the State Constitution to require a supermajority of each house to approve a general law preempting a subject of legislation to the state, etc.
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2020-01-22
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FLS1848IntroRemoving certain communications services lines as items over which certain governmental entities are authorized to prescribe and enforce reasonable rules and regulations; removing limitations on municipal and county authority to regulate and manage m...
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2020-01-22
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FLS1702IntroExpanding the scope of the Legislative Auditing Committee review to include compliance with local government fiscal transparency requirements; providing procedures for the Auditor General and local governments to comply with the local government fisc...
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2020-01-22
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FLS0772IntroProviding a timeframe for certain owners or transferees to apply for a permit; preempting to the Department of Health the regulatory authority for permitting standards; providing that evidence of a certain length of stay in a guest register creates a...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS0334IntroAuthorizing counties imposing the tax to use the tax revenues to promote or incentivize film or television productions in this state; requiring such counties to require certain productions to include a specified statement in the production's credits,...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1466IntroRevising the list of items required to be included on the websites of special districts, etc.
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1236IntroExempting land and real property improvements used exclusively for educational purposes from ad valorem taxes if an educational institution, under a ground lease or other contractual arrangement, meets certain criteria; providing that the educational...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1788IntroAuthorizing municipalities and counties to establish certain boating-restricted areas by ordinance for areas within a specified distance of any shoreline, etc.
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2020-01-22
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FLS0716IntroRevising county boundaries, etc.
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1662IntroProviding that the property tax exemption for certain veterans with a service-connected total and permanent disability may be applied to a tax year for homestead property acquired during that tax year if certain conditions are met; providing requirem...
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2020-01-22
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FLS0748IntroCiting this act as the "Florida Keys Property Rights Protection Act"; providing for the apportionment of awards of damages for takings claims within areas of critical state concern; providing that certain governmental entities are liable only for cer...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS0996IntroRevising the process for a local government to displace a private waste collection company in a county or municipality; requiring a local government to announce its intent to adopt an ordinance or a resolution for organized collection service through...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1722IntroRequiring the Department of Environmental Protection to review and update a specified report on the regulation of certain auxiliary containers, wrappings, and disposable plastic bags; requiring submittal of the report to the Legislature by a specifie...
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2020-01-22
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FLS1336IntroPreempting licensing of occupations to the state; prohibiting local governments from imposing additional licensing requirements or modifying licensing unless specified conditions are met; specifying that certain specialty contractors are not required...
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2020-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm]
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FLS1102IntroAuthorizing certain persons under the supervision of specified licensed contractors to perform certain specialty contracting services for commercial or residential swimming pools, hot tubs or spas, or interactive water features; providing that such s...
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2020-01-21
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FLS0906IntroProhibiting a person, party, firm, association, or corporation from keeping, possessing, importing, selling, bartering, trading, or breeding for personal use or sale for personal use green iguanas or black and white tegus, etc.
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2020-01-21
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FLS1136IntroExpanding requirements for annual reports required to be submitted by councils on children's services to the respective governing body of the county; revising financial reporting requirements for such councils, etc.
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2020-01-16
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FLS1254IntroRequiring district boards to authorize bonds by a two-thirds vote of the members, etc.
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2020-01-16
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FLS0888IntroRevising notice requirements for the filing of temporary injunctions relating to the enjoinment of certain nuisances; declaring that the use of a location by a criminal gang, criminal gang members, or criminal gang associates for criminal gang-relate...
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2020-01-15
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FLS0272IntroCreating an exception to state preemption to authorize local worksite regulation regarding hurricane preparedness, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS0296IntroRequiring the Department of Revenue to pay for aerial photographs and nonproperty ownership maps furnished to fiscally constrained counties; defining the term "fiscally constrained county", etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS0954IntroProviding that certain regulations relating to building design elements may not be applied to certain structures; defining the term "building design elements"; providing that an affected party may submit certain local government regulations to the Fl...
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2020-01-14
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FLS0910IntroDeleting a provision that required local government measures that imposed rent controls to expire unless they were extended or renewed in accordance with law, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1106IntroRequiring certain entities to install and maintain at least one universal changing place at specified locations; specifying requirements for a universal changing place, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1430IntroRequiring community development districts to obtain a just valuation before acquiring property that includes real property or that is permanently affixed to real property, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1072IntroProviding an exemption from specified appropriation requirements to certain hospital districts for a community redevelopment agency that extends, on or after a specified date, the time certain set forth in a redevelopment plan, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1016IntroRedefining the term "infrastructure," for purposes of the local government infrastructure surtax, to add authorized expenditures and revise criteria for surtax proceeds used for certain affordable residential housing; revising purposes for which a lo...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1520IntroRepealing a provision relating to restrictions on the establishment of minimum wage and employment benefits requirements by political subdivisions, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS0760IntroRequiring an independent special fire control district to have, and authorizing the board of such district to exercise, specified powers and duties, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS0856IntroProviding a reduction in certain property taxes to taxpayers building or renovating certain affordable, elderly, or workforce housing projects; specifying the calculation of property assessments over the reduction term; authorizing certain counties t...
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2020-01-14
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FLS0948IntroRevising when a person has a cause of action for a violation relating to the Florida Building Code; revising requirements relating to notices of claim; requiring a claimant to allow persons served with a notice of claim to inspect certain records; pr...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1518IntroProviding that the Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act may not be construed to prevent cooperative purchasing between governmental agencies if certain criteria are met, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS0770IntroAmending the definition of "qualifying improvement" to include sewage treatment, seawall improvements, and certain improvements to underground infrastructure, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1502IntroProposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require the Chief Financial Officer, as prescribed by general law, to annually provide information about counties and municipalities to residents in a manner that allows residents to compare economi...
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2020-01-14
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FLS0824IntroCreating the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Act; authorizing a property owner to apply to a local government or an approved PACE administrator to finance a qualifying improvement and enter into a PACE loan contract with such government or admi...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1434IntroAuthorizing certain entities to petition a court to dissolve a community development district with outstanding financial obligations or operating or maintenance responsibilities; providing procedures to be used by a court in appointing receivers; spe...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1512IntroDeleting an annual requirement for county budget officers and municipal budget officers, respectively, to report specified budget information to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research; requiring each county and municipality to annually repor...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1424IntroRevising the number of directors allowed on the boards of special neighborhood improvement districts; requiring local planning ordinances to specify the number of directors and provide for 4-year staggered terms; requiring that directors be landowner...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1280IntroProhibiting homeowners' associations from owning or operating an automated license plate recognition system, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1574IntroDefining the term "local or regional governmental entity"; prohibiting local and regional governmental entities from entering into contingency fee contracts above specified limits with private attorneys and law firms, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1522IntroRequiring the dissolution of a municipality after a referendum is held if specified conditions are met; providing the procedures for setting the date for a referendum to dissolve a municipality; providing notice requirements, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS0710IntroRequiring that the Florida Building Code require that the entire envelope of certain buildings being constructed or rebuilt be impact resistant and constructed with high wind-resistant construction materials; requiring that all parts or systems of a ...
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2020-01-14
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FLS0778IntroSpecifying conditions under which a business is considered a home-based business; authorizing a home-based business to operate in a residential zone under certain circumstances; preempting to the state the ability to regulate or license home-based bu...
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2020-01-14
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FLS0732IntroSpecifying that a person who takes certain actions relating to interior building envelope insulation products without having a certain test report is subject to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; requiring that the test report be p...
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2020-01-14
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FLS1278IntroProhibiting animal shelters from euthanizing animals under certain conditions; requiring animal shelters to release animals to rescue organizations under certain conditions, etc.
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2020-01-14
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FLS1330IntroRequiring that the establishment, merger, or abolishment of a municipal service taxing or benefit unit be approved by majority vote of certain qualified electors in an election that is called for such purpose by the governing body of the county on it...
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2020-01-14
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