Bills Pending Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee

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FLS1026IntroRequiring counties to develop a plan for implementing a text-to-911 system and have a system to receive E911 text messages by a specified date, etc.
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2018-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm]
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FLS1348IntroAuthorizing adjacent lands located within the county or municipality which a petitioner anticipates adding to the boundaries of a new community development district to also be identified in a petition to establish the new district under certain circu...
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2018-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm]
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FLS0858IntroExempting the State of Florida and its political subdivisions from daylight saving time; requiring that the state and all of its political subdivisions observe standard time, etc.
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2018-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm]
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FLS1244IntroRevising the statewide guidelines and standards for developments of regional impact; specifying that amendments to a development order for an approved development may not alter the dates before which a development would be subject to downzoning, unit...
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2018-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm]
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FLS1456IntroAuthorizing a political subdivision, under specified circumstances, to add vendors to a contract or enter into a second contract for debris removal services after a declared state of emergency; providing an exception to competitive bidding and procur...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1716IntroAuthorizing a county or an eligible municipality participating in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program to establish through its local housing assistance plan a local government risk mitigation program; requiring the Florida Housing Finan...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1638IntroAuthorizing counties and municipalities to exempt from taxation homestead property of certain parent or parents of certain unmarried veterans who died from combat-related causes while on active duty as members of the United States Armed Forces; autho...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1722IntroRevising the definition of the term "enclave"; prohibiting an area from being annexed if more than a specified percent of the land in the area is owned by individuals, corporations, or legal entities, unless the owners of more than a specified percen...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1640IntroRequiring persons engaged in certain public lodging-related transactions to display a valid certificate of registration number in rental listings or advertisements; revising the inspection responsibilities of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants re...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1636IntroProposing amendments to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature by general law to allow counties and municipalities to grant by ordinance partial or full ad valorem tax relief on homestead property of a parent or parents of an unmarried v...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1406IntroAuthorizing property appraisers to contract for services to examine or audit homestead tax exemptions claimed on assessment rolls; specifying the sole source of, and a limit on, a contractor's compensation, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1686IntroRequiring community development districts to obtain a just valuation before acquiring property that includes land or is permanently affixed to land, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1600IntroProviding for certain property damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster in 2017 to receive an abatement of certain property taxes; providing duties of the tax collector relating to determining the amount of the disaster relief credit, etc.
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2018-01-17
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FLS1432IntroRequiring certain condominium or cooperative associations to post certain signs or symbols on buildings; revising provisions relating to evidence of condominium and cooperative association compliance with the fire and life safety code; revising unit ...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1632IntroExpanding the application of certain provisions related to ordinances and rules imposing price controls to include the towing or immobilization of vessels; prohibiting counties and municipalities from imposing charges, costs, expenses, fines, fees, o...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1426IntroExpanding the scope of the Legislative Auditing Committee review to include compliance with local government fiscal transparency requirements; creating the "Local Government Fiscal Transparency Act"; requiring local governments to post certain voting...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1480IntroRequiring the Department of State to create and maintain a centralized public database of county, municipal, and special district charters and amendments; requiring all counties, municipalities, and special districts to file, by specified dates, elec...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1380IntroProviding requirements for establishing a quorum for meetings of certain agencies and councils when a voting member appears via telephone, real-time videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or video communication; requiring notice of intent...
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2018-01-17
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FLS1386IntroProhibiting separate ad valorem taxes or non-ad valorem assessments against the land upon which a multiple parcel building is located; providing that easements for support of improvements that may be constructed above lands survive tax sales and deed...
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2018-01-17
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FLS0876IntroRevising requirements for alarm verification to include additional methods by which an alarm monitoring company may verify a residential or commercial intrusion/burglary alarm signal and to require that two attempts be made to verify an alarm signal,...
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2018-01-12
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FLS1504IntroRequiring certain tax certificateholders applying for a tax deed to pay certain costs required to bring the property to sale; requiring a clerk of the court, upon receiving the tax deed application file from the tax collector, to record a specified n...
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2018-01-12
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FLS1400IntroDesignating the "Florida Vacation Rental Act"; preempting regulation and control of vacation rentals to the state; specifying authority of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants over regulation of vacation rentals; requiring vacation rentals to obtai...
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2018-01-12
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FLS1812IntroAuthorizing political subdivisions to insure for certain amounts to pay certain claims or judgments; prohibiting payments in excess of such insurance limits from such political subdivisions; authorizing counties to purchase umbrella policies to insur...
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2018-01-12
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FLS1814IntroCreating the Safe Neighborhood Improvement District Revolving Loan Program; authorizing the Department of Legal Affairs to provide loans for specified projects within safe neighborhood improvement districts; authorizing a safe neighborhood improvemen...
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2018-01-12
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FLS1794IntroAuthorizing kiosks and pushcarts, including advertising displayed on such kiosks and pushcarts, to be installed within the right-of-way limits of any municipal, county, or state road, except a limited access highway, subject to certain requirements a...
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2018-01-12
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FLS1776IntroProhibiting local governments from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties except as otherwise provided by law, etc.
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2018-01-12
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FLS1312IntroProviding that the Florida Building Code must require state-subsidized developments to have an operational emergency power source, etc.
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2018-01-11
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FLS0804IntroAuthorizing a person with a superior right to possession of real property to recover possession by ejectment; providing that a person entitled to possession of real property has a cause of action to regain possession from another person who obtained ...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1356IntroProhibiting animal shelters from euthanizing animals under certain conditions; authorizing animal shelters to assess certain fees, etc.
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2018-01-11
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FLS1328IntroRevising the criteria that counties and municipalities must use when evaluating real property as part of their inventory for disposal of lands; prohibiting local governments from charging certain impact fees for a specified period; creating the Hurri...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1368IntroProhibiting a municipality or private company from charging for garbage pick-up services that are not rendered within a specified period; requiring a municipality or private company to issue a credit on a monthly bill or a refund within a specified t...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1284IntroRevising the definition of the term "first responder" to include law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, or paramedics whose injuries are certified by their employing organizations to be caused by...
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2018-01-11
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FLS1326IntroRevising the definition of "recovered materials" to include certain wood, asphalt, and concrete materials; requiring local governments to suspend exclusive contracts for the collection, hauling, staging, or disposal of storm-generated debris and soli...
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2018-01-11
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FLS0964IntroRevising the definition of the term "marksense ballots" for purposes of the Florida Election Code; providing applicability of specified ballot requirements to a voter interface device, etc.
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2018-01-10
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FLS0402IntroRevising the composition of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board; authorizing the board to regulate local licensure and discipline local contractors; subjecting the board to periodic audits; specifying the board is eligible for state fund...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0974IntroProposing amendments to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to exempt certain permanently installed standby generators from the tangible personal property tax and prohibit the consideration of such generators in deter...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0772IntroRequiring the Legislature to appropriate moneys, beginning in a specified fiscal year, to offset reductions in ad valorem tax revenue experienced by rural communities within a rural area of opportunity which result from a specified additional exempti...
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2018-01-09
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FLS1014IntroDeleting a preemption of local law relating to regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS1108IntroProviding that for sales of tangible personal property that will go into or become a part of public works owned by certain governmental entities, the governmental entity may authorize contractors or subcontractors to utilize the governmental entity's...
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2018-01-09
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FLS1174IntroRevising the definition of the term "eligible housing" to include housing for evacuees from a United States territory, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0678IntroRequiring a residential rental agreement to specify whether renters insurance is required; providing that failure to include a certain notice in a rental agreement does not create a private cause of action or nullify any part of the rental agreement,...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0574IntroPreempting to the state the regulation of the trimming, removal, or harvesting of trees and timber on private property; prohibiting local governments from prohibiting the burial of vegetative debris on certain properties, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0378IntroProhibiting a county, municipality, or other local governmental entity from adopting or maintaining in effect an ordinance or a rule which has the effect of prohibiting a driver from, or authorizing the issuance of a citation to a driver for, back-in...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0106IntroAuthorizing certain buildings to have specified balcony guard openings, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0084IntroAdding a minimum population standard as a criteria that must be met before qualified electors of an independent special district commence a certain municipal conversion proceeding, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0224IntroRemoving the designations of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis and Confederate Memorial Day as legal holidays, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0060IntroReducing the tax levied on rental or license fees charged for the use of real property, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0650IntroProviding that under certain circumstances, petitions to the value adjustment board may be late filed within a specified timeframe, subject to certain limitations, etc.
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2018-01-09
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FLS0720IntroCreating the Tampa Sulphur Springs Neighborhood of Promise Success Zone within the City of Tampa in Hillsborough County and the Overtown Children and Youth Coalition within the City of Miami in Miami-Dade County; providing for the projects to be mana...
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2018-01-09
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FLS0362IntroRequiring local governments to address the protection of private property rights in their comprehensive plans; requiring the comprehensive plan to include a private property rights element that sets forth principles, guidelines, standards, and strate...
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2018-01-09
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