Florida Representative Christopher Benjamin [D]

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FLH0045PassProvides that disabled veterans receiving certain federal educational assistance benefits are eligible to receive waiver for tuition & fees at certain institutions; provides calculation for waiver amount; requires amount awarded by state to be contin...
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2022-06-10
Chapter No. 2022-187
FLH0357Enroll

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Revises entities conducting pharmacy audits to which certain requirements & restrictions apply; authorizes audited pharmacies to appeal certain findings; provides that health insurers & HMOs that transfer certain payment obligation to pharmacy benefi...
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2022-06-09
Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
FLH0749PassRequires that electronic credentialing system display certain vehicle information, provide notification, & allow drivers to update information; requires DHSMV to provide Legislature with recommendations for compliance verification with financial resp...
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2022-06-03
Chapter No. 2022-169
FLH4533VetoProvides an appropriation for the Florida Memorial University -- Cyber Innovation Hub.
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2022-06-02
Vetoed by Governor; See HB 5001 (line item 56)
FLH4531VetoProvides an appropriation for the Florida Memorial University -- Legal Scholars Pipeline Project.
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2022-06-02
Vetoed by Governor; See HB 5001 (line item 56)
FLH4521VetoProvides an appropriation for the Dade Institute Coding Certification Program.
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2022-06-02
Vetoed by Governor; See HB 5001 (line item 122)
FLH0265VetoRevises upward value of motor vehicles owned by certain natural persons that is exempt from certain legal processes;
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2022-05-24
Veto Message received (2022D Special Session)
FLH0197PassProvides exemption from public records requirements for nonjudicial record of arrest of minor who has successfully completed diversion program; provides for retroactive application; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provid...
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2022-05-12
Chapter No. 2022-112
FLH0273PassRevises provisions related to violations of money services business activities & penalties for such violations; revises provisions related to certain prohibited activities without license; revises requirements for money transmitter or payment instrum...
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2022-05-12
Chapter No. 2022-113
FLH0195PassRequires FDLE to expunge nonjudicial arrest record of minors who successfully complete diversion program for specified felony offenses, rather than only for misdemeanor offenses; authorizes minor who successfully completes diversion program & is gran...
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2022-05-12
Chapter No. 2022-111
FLH0459PassRevises circumstances under which step-therapy protocols may not be required; requires health insurers & HMOs to publish on their websites & provide to their insureds & subscribers specified information; provides requirements for procedures for reque...
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2022-04-08
Chapter No. 2022-47
FLH0855PassRequires managed care plans to collect & report specified measures beginning with certain data reporting period; requires plans to stratify reported measures by specified categories beginning with certain data reporting period; requires plan's pe...
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2022-04-08
Chapter No. 2022-54
FLH0893PassAuthorizes DCF to place children in its custody in therapeutic group homes for residential mental health treatment without prior court approval; defines "therapeutic group home"; provides that DCF, rather than AHCA, shall appoint qualified evaluators...
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2022-04-08
Chapter No. 2022-55
FLH1577PassRevises & provides provisions relating to specified homeless youth, including ability to receive documents at no charge, aid in achieving postsecondary education success, assistance in acquiring motor vehicle insurance & driver licenses, certificatio...
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2022-04-08
Chapter No. 2022-65
FLH0173PassRequires school to provide epilepsy or seizure disorder care to student; provides for creation & implementation of individualized seizure action plan for students with epilepsy or seizure disorders to receive health care at school; provides requireme...
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2022-03-28
Chapter No. 2022-19
FLH0001PassProposes amendment to State Constitution to authorize Legislature, for all levies other than school district levies, to grant additional homestead property tax exemption on $50,000 of assessed value of homestead property owned by classroom teachers, ...
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2022-03-23
Signed by Officers and filed with Secretary of State
FLH0285Intro

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Authorizes specified persons to visit county & municipal detention facilities.
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0019FailRequires certain orders affecting person's ability to purchase firearm be entered into a specified database within specified period; prohibits attempted violations of provisions of firearms risk protection order.
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0027FailExtends Medicaid eligibility to specified adults.
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2022-03-14
Died in Finance & Facilities Subcommittee
FLH0205FailProhibits individuals from using nonviolent sexual advance or specified perceptions or beliefs about another individual as defense to criminal offense, to excuse or justify conduct of individual who commits criminal offense, or to mitigate severity o...
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0093FailRevises definition of term "developmental disability" to include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; defines term "fetal alcohol spectrum disorders"; requires APD to allow certain individuals diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to receive h...
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2022-03-14
Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
FLH0091Intro

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Authorizes DHSMV to conduct pilot program to evaluate designs, concepts, & technologies for digital license plates; authorizes DHSMV to investigate feasibility & use thereof; authorizes DHSMV to contract with digital license plate providers; requires...
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0013FailIncreases property tax exemption for residents who are widows, widowers, blind persons, or persons totally & permanently disabled.
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2022-03-14
Died in Ways & Means Committee
FLH0039FailProposes creation of Section 28 of Article I of State Constitution to prohibit slavery & involuntary servitude.
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0199FailProhibits sale, transfer, or possession of assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; requires certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity magazines lawfully possessed before specified date; limits sales or transfers of assault w...
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0079Intro

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Requires individual health insurance policies & individual HMOs to provide coverage for hearing aids for children 18 years of age or younger; specifies coverage requirements; provides insured & subscriber are responsible for certain costs that exceed...
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0229FailRequires students & parents be informed of certain acceleration, academic, & career planning options; requires personalized academic & career plan be developed in consultation with certified school counselor for certain students; requires certain inf...
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2022-03-14
Died in Rules
FLH0361FailRequires members of instructional staff of public schools to provide instruction on social media literacy; defines "social media"; requires district school boards to make social media literacy instructional material available online.
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2022-03-14
Died in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
FLH0409FailProvides exemption from public records requirements for records containing personal identifying information of someone who is seeking assistance through the Compulsive and Addictive Gambling Prevention Program.
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2022-03-14
Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
FLH0283FailProvides exception from assessment of homestead property at just value upon transfer of property if property is transferred to child or grandchild of deceased owner; specifies procedures for effectuating such transfer.
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2022-03-14
Died in Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
FLH0257FailRemoves juveniles from numerous provisions relating to court fees; provides that fees & court-ordered costs previously ordered to be paid are unenforceable & uncollectable; provides for reinstatement of driver licenses suspended for failure to make s...
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0073FailRemoves provisions stating persons who use or threaten to use force, other than deadly force, do not have duty to retreat before using or threatening to use such force; prohibits use of deadly force by person who knows that he or she can avoid using ...
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0201FailProvides sales tax exemption for certain ENERGY STAR & WaterSense products during specified timeframe.
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2022-03-14
Died in Commerce Committee
FLH6061FailRepeals provisions providing for death penalty for capital felonies and associated provisions.
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0217FailCreates Targeted High Wage Production Program within DEO; provides rebate eligibility requirements & application procedures; requires Commissioner of Film & Entertainment to review applications & take certain actions; requires annual report to Govern...
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2022-03-14
Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
FLH0333FailAuthorizes qualified physicians to perform patient examinations & evaluations through telehealth for renewals of physician certifications for medical use of marijuana.
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2022-03-14
Died in Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
FLH0087FailProvides period of time when conviction, or any other adjudication, for crime may not be grounds for denial of licensure as barber or cosmetologist; requires applicable board to approve educational program credits offered to inmates in certain instit...
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2022-03-14
Died in Commerce Committee
FLH0251Intro

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Provides that participation in Senior Management Service Class of FRS is compulsory for assistant regional counsel supervisors, beginning on a specified date; provides appropriation.
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0155Intro

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Provides students who have been awarded certificate of completion are eligible to enroll in certain programs; requires identification of such programs by charter technical career centers; & requires students who will be awarded certificate of complet...
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0175FailDefines "menstrual hygiene products"; requires school districts to make menstrual hygiene products available, at no charge, in each school nurse's office or other physical school facility for health services.
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2022-03-14
Died in Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee
FLH0405FailEstablishes Compulsive & Addictive Gambling Prevention Program within Florida Gaming Control Commission; provides duties of program; requires commission to contract for services, ensure participation by gaming facilities; authorizes commission to all...
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2022-03-14
Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
FLH0477FailRequires DCF to approve third-party credentialing entities to certify persons who serve central abuse hotline & provide adult protective services; requires DCF to approve entities that meet certain requirements; requires certain personnel to be certi...
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2022-03-14
Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
FLH0365FailProvides requirements for computer science instruction in K-12 public schools; provides for professional development & training in computer science for instructional personnel & for bonuses for certain instructional personnel.
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2022-03-14
Died in Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
FLH6011FailAuthorizes parents of adult children to recover damages for mental pain and suffering in medical negligence suits.
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2022-03-14
Died in Rules
FLH0131Intro

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Requires Florida Is For Veterans, Inc., to assist certain veterans with accessing training, education, & employment in certain professions.
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0071FailSpecifies conditions under which persons whose residential dwellings are rendered uninhabitable may receive abatement of taxes; specifies formula for determining tax abatement; provides directives to property appraisers in issuing written statements ...
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2022-03-14
Died in Ways & Means Committee
FLH0077FailProposes amendments to the State Constitution to provide for election of Commissioner of Education & his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet & the State Board of Education.
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2022-03-14
Died in Education & Employment Committee
FLH0363FailDesignates act "Ava's Law"; requires that every female arrested & not released on bond within 72 hours after arrest be administered pregnancy test within specified timeframe, upon her request; requires that, if pregnant woman is convicted of crim...
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2022-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
FLH0577Intro

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Revises what constitutes reasonable notice for repairs of dwelling units; requires operator of apartments to provide tenant or prospective tenant with certain background screening information; requires operator to provide tenant with list of employee...
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2022-03-14
Died on Second Reading Calendar
FLH0049FailRevises definition of "first responder" to include 911 public safety telecommunicators for purposes of eligibility for workers' compensation benefits for first responders; requires employing agency to provide educational training annually; requir...
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2022-03-14
Died in Insurance & Banking Subcommittee
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