Florida Senator Gary Farmer [D]

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FLS0972IntroLimiting the amount of a specified examination fee; authorizing the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to review and approve examinations that it has certified as meeting generally accepted testing standards and specified requirements...
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2017-11-17
Filed
FLS0718IntroAuthorizing the Department of Transportation to install directional signs for specified facilities operated and maintained by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.
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2017-11-15
To Senate Transportation Committee
FLS0726IntroRedefining terms to authorize the production, processing, transportation, sale, possession, and administration of marijuana in a form for smoking for medical use, etc.
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2017-11-15
To Senate Health Policy Committee
FLS0896IntroRequiring the Florida Public Service Commission to ensure that public utilities effectively prioritize the restoration of services to certain health care facilities in the event of emergencies; establishing an Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombud...
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2017-11-14
Filed
FLS0830IntroRequiring a nursing home facility to provide current and updated contact information to a resident and the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; providing notice requirements regarding relocation or termination of residency from an assisted living ...
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2017-11-09
Filed
FLS0834IntroCiting this act as the "Stop Fracking Act"; prohibiting persons from engaging in extreme well stimulation; prohibiting the Department of Environmental Protection from issuing permits that authorize extreme well stimulation; prohibiting the department...
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2017-11-09
Filed
FLS0828IntroProposing an amendment to the State Constitution to establish public policy against certain types of well stimulation in order to protect the state's water resources and to prohibit extreme well stimulation, etc.
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2017-11-09
Filed
FLS0832IntroRemoving a provision prohibiting state funds for the operation of postsecondary workforce programs from being used for the education of state or federal inmates, etc.
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2017-11-09
Filed
FLS0838IntroRequiring that the parties, if neither party to a sale, lease, or transfer of a firearm is a licensed dealer, complete the sale, lease, or transfer through a licensed dealer; applying the mandatory 3-day waiting period to private sales of handguns fa...
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2017-11-09
Filed
FLS0836IntroTransferring the duties of the Department of Management Services concerning private correctional facilities to the Department of Corrections, etc.
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2017-11-09
Filed
FLS0088IntroRevising the requirements for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to include financial literacy; revising the required credits for a standard high school diploma to include one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and mo...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0700IntroCreating the Florida Strategic Fuel Reserve Task Force within the Division of Emergency Management to develop a recommended strategic fuel reserve for natural emergencies and major disasters; requiring the task force to submit a recommended plan to t...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee
FLS0702IntroProhibiting a public employer from inquiring into or considering an applicant's criminal history on an initial employment application unless required to do so by law; prohibiting public postsecondary educational institutions from inquiring into or co...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
FLS0704IntroProviding that driver license or identification card applications, driver license or identification card renewal applications, and changes of address for existing driver licenses or identification cards submitted to the department serve as voter regi...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Ethics and Elections Committee
FLS0696IntroProhibiting a person who is licensed to provide professional counseling or a practitioner who is licensed under provisions regulating the practice of medicine, osteopathic medicine, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or me...
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2017-11-08
To Senate Health Policy Committee
FLS0646IntroEstablishing the Sunshine Scholarship Program for specified purposes; requiring the Department of Education to administer the program; providing for funding, etc.
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2017-11-08
To Senate Education Committee
FLS0232IntroEstablishing the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area, etc.
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2017-11-07
To Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee
FLS0410IntroProviding that the use of a United States Postal Service zip code or a combination of zip codes as a rating territory for motor vehicle insurance rates is deemed unfairly discriminatory, etc.
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2017-10-25
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
FLS0388IntroRevising the anchoring limitation areas within the state to include additional specified areas, etc.
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2017-10-25
To Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee
FLS0414IntroProhibiting insurers from requesting or using credit reports or credit scores of applicants or insureds for underwriting or rating purposes as to personal lines motor vehicle insurance; prohibiting insurers from making adverse decisions against such ...
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2017-10-25
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
FLS0486IntroCreating the "Child Safety Alarm Act"; requiring vehicles used by child care facilities and large family child care homes to be equipped with a reliable alarm system that prompts the driver to inspect the vehicle for children before exiting the vehic...
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2017-10-25
To Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee
FLS0262IntroProhibiting a law enforcement officer in this state from searching a person or his or her property without first informing the person of his or her lawful right to decline the search request by the law enforcement officer, etc.
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2017-10-09
To Senate Criminal Justice Committee
FLS0218IntroRevising the locations and circumstances in which a loaded firearm is required to be kept or secured with a trigger lock; deleting conditions that pertain to the crime of failing to safely store, leave, or secure a loaded firearm in a specified manne...
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2017-09-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
FLS0246IntroRequiring the Criminal Justice Information Program to establish, implement, and maintain a system for submitting an annual report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, etc.
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2017-09-22
To Senate Criminal Justice Committee
FLS0256IntroProhibiting certain attorney fees and costs paid by a property insurer from being included in such insurer's rate base and from being used to justify a rate increase or rate change; requiring insureds or assignees to provide a certain prelitigation n...
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2017-09-22
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
FLS0258IntroProhibiting attorney fees paid pursuant to specified provisions under the Workers' Compensation Law and the Florida Insurance Code from being included in an insurer's rate base or used to justify a rate or rate change, etc.
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2017-09-22
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
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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2017-09-22
To Senate Community Affairs Committee
FLS0130IntroRepealing provisions relating to marriages between persons of the same sex; removing a prohibition on the recognition of marriages entered into between persons of the same sex in this state, another state, or another jurisdiction, either domestic or ...
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2017-08-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
FLS0128IntroRequiring the Department of Professional Regulation and the Board of Cosmetology to prescribe by rule a 1-hour course on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness as a condition of license or registration renewal, etc.
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2017-08-28
To Senate Regulated Industries Committee
FLS0066IntroCreating the "Florida Competitive Workforce Act"; adding sexual orientation and gender identity as impermissible grounds for discrimination in public lodging establishments and public food service establishments; revising the purposes of the Florida ...
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2017-08-28
To Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
FLS0126IntroRevising the standard by which a mental or nervous injury must be demonstrated for purposes of determining eligibility for benefits for employment-related accidents and injuries; removing the limitation that only medical benefits are payable for a me...
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2017-08-28
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
FLS0010IntroRequiring the parties, if neither party to a sale, lease, or transfer of a firearm is a licensed dealer, to complete the sale, lease, or transfer through a licensed dealer; deleting provisions authorizing a licensee to complete the sale or transfer o...
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2017-06-09
Died, not introduced
FLS0012IntroIncreasing the millage school boards are authorized to levy for school purposes upon a specified vote; providing requirements for the distribution of such funds to charter schools; conforming a provision to changes made by the act; providing for cons...
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2017-06-09
Died, not introduced
FLS0014IntroRevising provisions relating to school improvement plans; revising the required timeline for the implementation of a district-managed turnaround plan; creating the Florida Best and Brightest Teacher and Principal Scholar Award Program to be administe...
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2017-06-09
Died, not introduced
FLS0098FailCiting this act as the "Stop Fracking Act"; prohibiting persons from engaging in extreme well stimulation, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
FLS0108FailProposing the creation of Section 30 of Article X of the State Constitution to establish public policy against certain types of well stimulation in order to protect the state's water resources, and to prohibit extreme well stimulation, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
FLS0142FailRevising the locations and circumstances in which a loaded firearm is required to be kept or secured with a trigger lock; deleting provisions relating to conditions for committing the crime of failing to safely store, leave, or secure a loaded firear...
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2017-05-05
Died in Judiciary
FLS0254FailProhibiting the sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine; prohibiting possession of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; requiring certificates of possession for assault weapons or large capacity ammunition...
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2017-05-05
Died in Judiciary
FLS0078FailRequiring each district school board to provide students in certain grades with a minimum number of minutes of free-play recess per week and with a minimum number of consecutive minutes of free-play recess per day, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7069 (Ch. 2017-116)
FLS0442FailProhibiting the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; clarifying that permits for drilling or operating a well do not authorize the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources
FLS0648FailIncreasing the penalties for a person who exhibits a weapon in a certain way in the presence of one or more persons on or near a school or school activity; creating criminal penalties for the discharge of a firearm obtained by the minor if a person v...
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2017-05-05
Died in Criminal Justice
FLS0522FailRevising the maximum limit on interest, fees, and charges that a deferred presentment provider may charge, collect, or receive in a deferred presentment transaction, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Banking and Insurance
FLS0666FailCiting this act as the "Florida Competitive Workforce Act;"adding sexual orientation and gender identity as impermissible grounds for discrimination in public lodging establishments and public food service establishments; defining the terms "gender i...
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2017-05-05
Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
FLS1010FailEstablishing an annual use fee for the Dan Marino Foundation license plate; requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to create a Dan Marino Foundation license plate, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
FLS0988FailRevising the amounts and applicability of the cigarette surcharge and tax, respectively, which are levied upon the sale, receipt, purchase, possession, consumption, handling, distribution, and use of cigarettes; deleting provisions that authorize the...
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2017-05-05
Died in Regulated Industries
FLS1026FailRequiring students to earn one-half credit in health education, independent of the physical education credit requirements, for high school graduation; authorizing a waiver for students who request to take and successfully complete a health education ...
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2017-05-05
Died in Education
FLS1128FailAuthorizing a parent to request and be granted permission for a student's absence from school for treatment of autism spectrum disorder by a licensed health care practitioner; requiring each district school board to adopt an attendance policy authori...
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2017-05-05
Died in Education, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7069 (Ch. 2017-116)
FLS1152FailRequiring a 1-hour course on domestic violence and sexual assault awareness as a condition of license or registration renewal, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Regulated Industries
FLS1154FailCreating the Student Loan Forgiveness Program; providing that a payment under the program is not taxable income, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Education
FLS0286FailRevising the required health education in public schools to include information regarding the dangers and signs of human trafficking, etc.
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2017-05-05
Died in Education
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