Florida Representative John Cortes [D]

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FLH0023IntroRequires each public school to implement panic button system; provides requirements for such system; provides appropriation; provides DOE requirements for such appropriation.
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2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 9:00 am]

On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 02/26/20, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
FLH0175IntroRemoves housing discrimination as cause of action for relief & damages stemming from violations of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992; revises timeframe & conditions under which aggrieved person may commence civil action to enforce specified rights; au...
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2020-02-24
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 8:00 am]
To House Judiciary Committee
FLH0253IntroAuthorizes state attorney, or his or her designee, to initiate elder abuse fatality review team in his or her judicial circuit to review deaths of elderly persons; provides for membership, operations, meetings, & duties of review teams; provides repo...
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2020-02-21
Placed on Calendar
FLH0037IntroRevises civil penalties for certain violations relating to stopping for school bus.
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2020-02-20
CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0
FLH0551EngrossRequires community transportation coordinators to increase & support programs that enhance cross-county mobility for specified purposes for transportation disadvantaged; requires coordinating boards to evaluate multicounty or regional transportation ...
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2020-02-20
To Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee
FLH0043IntroRequires certain entities to provide training for specified purposes; establishes communication between law enforcement agencies & DCF related to certain individuals involved in child welfare system; provides requirements for law enforcement officers...
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2020-02-20
CS passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0
FLH0491IntroProhibits candidate from donating surplus campaign funds to charitable organization that employs candidate; provides candidate may give funds that have not been spent or obligated to state or political subdivision.
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2020-02-20
CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0
FLH0171IntroRequires BOG & SBE to create uniform process for award of postsecondary credit & clock hours to certain servicemembers & veterans; provides process for award of postsecondary credit & clock hours for military experience & credentials; requires specif...
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2020-02-20
Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/26/20
FLH0163IntroProvides requirements for continuum of care catchment areas & lead agencies; requires continuums of care to create continuum of care plans; revises requirements for certain grants; establishes grant-in-aid program to help continuums of care prevent &...
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2020-02-14
Placed on Calendar
FLH0593IntroAllows members receiving care at federal Veterans' Health Administration facilities to use certification by specified number of physicians working at such facilities as proof of total & permanent disability.
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2020-02-13
Placed on Calendar
FLH0199IntroDesignates act "Donna's Law"; creates exception to general time limitations allowing prosecution to be commenced at any time for specified sexual battery offenses against victims younger than a certain age.
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2020-02-12
Placed on Calendar
FLH0589IntroProvides enhanced penalties for certain offenses committed against firefighters engaged in performance of their lawful duties.
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2020-02-12
Placed on Calendar
FLH0057IntroAuthorizes hospitals to dispense limited supply of medicinal drugs to patient of emergency department of hospital or patient discharged from hospital; provides drug supply requirements for prescribing or dispensing of such drugs in specified areas; a...
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2020-02-10
Placed on Calendar
FLH0241IntroAuthorizes court to take certain actions regarding care, possession, or control of animal in domestic violence actions.
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2020-02-10
Placed on Calendar
FLH0615IntroRemoves requirement that limits diversion program expunction to programs for misdemeanor offenses.
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2020-02-07
Placed on Calendar
FLH0185IntroRevises requirements for individual seeking concurrent custody; requires petition for temporary or concurrent custody to include provisions relating to best interest of child; authorizes court to include provisions relating to best interest of child ...
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2020-02-07
CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time
FLH0421IntroProhibits holding child being prosecuted as adult in jail or other facility intended or used for detention of adults; provides exception; requires court to consider specified factors in making certain determination; removes provisions under which cou...
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2020-02-06
To House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0201IntroCreates Urban Core Gun Violence Task Force; provides for membership, staff support, duties & powers, annual reports, & repeal of task force; creates Florida Firearm Violence Reduction Pilot Program; provides eligibility & application requirements; au...
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2020-02-06
To House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0307IntroProvides that community associations may not prohibit law enforcement officer from parking his or her assigned law enforcement vehicle in certain areas.
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2020-02-05
Laid on Table, refer to CS/SB 476
FLH0565IntroExpands exception to eligibility requirement for expunction of criminal history record to allow prior expunction of criminal history record granted for offense committed when person was minor; provides exception.
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2020-02-05
To House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0315IntroAuthorizes district school boards & charter school governing boards to allow specified number of mental health days as excused absences for students.
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2020-02-04
To House Prek-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0569IntroRequires governing body of each public airport that meets certain criteria to create diesel exhaust fluid safety mitigation & exclusion plan for submission to DOT; provides plan requirements; requires annual certification of compliance.
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2020-02-03
To House State Affairs Committee
FLH0487IntroCreates Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program for certain purposes; requires Division of State Fire Marshal to administer program & annually award grants to qualifying fire departments; requires State Fire Marshal to adopt rules ...
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2020-01-30
Placed on Calendar
FLH0211IntroSpecifies certain exemptions from court-related fees & charges apply to certain entities; requires court to waive court costs or filing fees for certain proceedings involving public guardians; authorizes physician assistant or advanced practice regis...
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2020-01-24
Placed on Calendar
FLH4629IntroProvides an appropriation for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society - Kissimmee Wastewater.
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2020-01-23
To House Appropriations Committee
FLH4627IntroProvides an appropriation for the Kissimmee Hill Street Drainage Project.
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2020-01-17
To House Appropriations Committee
FLH1359IntroRevises requirements for award of annual contract to instructional personnel; provides for award of retention contract.
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2020-01-17
To House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
FLH0137IntroRevises process for recalling director of homeowners' association; requires specified percentage of certain parcel owners to initiate recall petition or special meeting to recall director; requires board of directors to duly notice & hold referen...
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2020-01-14
To House Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0135IntroRequires community development districts to obtain a just valuation of property before acquiring any property that includes land or is permanently affixed to land.
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2020-01-14
To House Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
FLH0235IntroRequires certain fees to be paid to DBPR; provides for prevailing party in nonbinding arbitration to recover certain costs & fees.
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2020-01-14
To House Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0233IntroRequires nonbinding arbitration in certain homeowners' association disputes; authorizes parties to initiate judicial proceeding; provides procedures for certain homeowners' association disputes which do not require nonbinding arbitration.
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2020-01-14
To House Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0041IntroProhibits specified licensees & practitioners from practicing or performing conversion therapy on individual who is younger than specified age; provides that such licensee or practitioner is subject to disciplinary proceedings by DOH & appropriate bo...
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2020-01-14
To House Health Quality Subcommittee
FLH0161IntroProhibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity in public lodging establishments & public food service establishments; revises provisions of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 & Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation & ge...
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2020-01-14
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee
FLH0493IntroAuthorizes certain entities to petition court to dissolve community development district with outstanding financial obligations or operating or maintenance responsibilities; provides procedures to be used by court in appointing receivers; specifies c...
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2020-01-14
To House Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
FLH0045IntroRevises private school eligibility requirements for state school choice scholarship program.
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2020-01-14
To House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
FLH0531IntroRequires DOC rules include certain inmate rights; provides requirements for disciplinary confinement of inmates; specifies basic rights; creates presumption that inmates meeting specified conditions are permanently incapacitated for purposes of consi...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0557IntroRequires DOC to compile certain data concerning youthful offenders; requires annual report & recommendations.
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2020-01-14
Withdrawn prior to introduction
FLH0509IntroProhibits animal shelters from euthanizing animals under certain conditions; requires animal shelters to release animals to rescue organizations; provides exceptions.
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2020-01-14
To House Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0497IntroCreates Film, Television, & Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program within DEO; provides eligibility requirements & application procedures; requires Commissioner of Film & Entertainment to review applications & take certain actions; requires annual rep...
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2020-01-14
To House Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee
FLH0419IntroCreates Citizens Oversight Council within DOC; provides for membership & terms; specifies duties & responsibilities concerning correctional & juvenile facilities; prohibits interference with day-to-day operations of facilities; prohibits discussion o...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0621IntroRequires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty in certain circumstances; requires certain persons to report suspected animal cruelty to veterinarian; provides immunity; prohibits alteration or destruction of certain records; specifies that...
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2020-01-14
To House Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0541IntroRevises statute of limitations periods for prosecution of certain sexual offenses; specifies that period for prosecution of certain sexual offenses may not begin until results of specified testing have been received; requires FDLE to create & maintai...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0499IntroRevises prohibition on sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing firearm or ammunition; requires persons convic...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0275IntroRequires placement of bleeding control kits in state buildings & schools; requires school districts to provide instruction for all students in first aid for severe bleeding; requires DOE to develop list of approved first aid for severe bleeding instr...
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2020-01-14
To House Health Quality Subcommittee
FLH0457IntroAuthorizes counties to restrict smoking within boundaries of certain public beaches & public parks; prohibits smoking within boundaries of state park.
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture And Natural Resources Subcommittee
FLH0513IntroRequires certain employers to provide drinking water, shade, & annual training to employees & supervisors; requires DACS & DOH to adopt specified rules.
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2020-01-14
To House Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee
FLH0285IntroRemoves references to state attorney's discretion to direct file juvenile; revises discretionary direct file criteria; provides for opportunity for hearing to reverse direct file; revises provisions concerning housing of children held in detentio...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0299IntroRequires state attorney of each judicial circuit to establish conviction integrity review unit & an independent review panel within state attorney's office; specifies membership; authorizes an incarcerated person to submit petition requesting tha...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0425IntroProvides specified cost-of-living adjustment factor for members of Special Risk Class of Florida Retirement System.
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2020-01-14
To House Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
FLH0427IntroProvides that donation of human tissue by person who is knowingly infected with HIV to person who is not HIV-infected is felony; expands scope of unlawful acts by person infected with sexually transmissible disease; provides certain actions are not s...
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2020-01-14
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
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