Florida Senator Manny Diaz [R]

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FLS1672IntroCreating the State University Free Seat Program; providing an exemption from tuition and fees, including lab fees, for one online course at a state university for certain resident students; prohibiting a state university from charging such students m...
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2021-04-14
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0518IntroExpanding the authorized uses of drones by a state agency or political subdivision to include the assessment of damage due to natural disasters, etc.
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2021-04-13
[Hearing: Apr 16 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Rules Committee
FLS0964IntroRedefining the term "environmental compliance costs" to include costs or expenses prudently incurred by an electric utility in complying with specified reclaimed water reuse requirements, etc.
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2021-04-13
[Hearing: Apr 16 @ 9:00 am]

On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/16/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
FLS0280IntroProviding that school districts are encouraged to provide basic training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, in specified grades; requiring school districts to provide basic training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscit...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0894IntroDeleting a limitation on the number of physician assistants a physician may supervise at one time; deleting a requirement that a physician assistant inform his or her patients that they have the right to see a physician before the physician assistant...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS1966IntroRequiring that certain reports relating to the transportation or possession of cigarettes be filed with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco through the division's electronic data submission system; requiring that certain entities file rep...
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2021-04-12
[Hearing: Apr 15 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0366IntroRevising the general duties of the Department of Education with regard to apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs; revising the membership of the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council; providing that apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program ...
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2021-04-12
[Hearing: Apr 15 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS1028IntroProviding that a hope operator that has not been notified that a financial audit for a fiscal year will be performed by the Auditor General must retain an independent certified public accountant to complete, within 9 months after the end of its fisca...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS2010IntroRequiring any state agency or political subdivision to disclose certain gifts or grants received from any foreign source to the Department of Financial Services within a specified timeframe; requiring any entity that applies for a certain grant or pr...
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2021-04-12
[Hearing: Apr 15 @ 9:00 am]

On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/15/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
FLS1864IntroRequiring the Department of Education to maintain a disqualification list that includes the identities of certain persons; requiring district school boards to investigate certain complaints and report certain results of such investigations to the dep...
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2021-04-12
[Hearing: Apr 15 @ 9:00 am]
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0342IntroAuthorizing tax collectors to determine service charges collected by privately owned license plate agents for motor vehicle titles; requiring that additional service charges be itemized and disclosed to the person paying them; requiring a license pla...
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2021-04-09
Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/21
FLS0522IntroRequiring advertising platforms to collect and remit taxes for certain transactions; revising an exemption to the prohibition against certain local regulation of vacation rentals; preempting the regulation of advertising platforms to the state; requi...
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2021-04-09
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 9:00 am]

On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/14/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
FLS0904IntroDeleting an obsolete provision; removing the scheduled repeal of certain provisions regulating the use of containers in exit access corridors, etc.
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2021-04-09
Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/21
FLS1826IntroProviding the circumstances under which certain communications are confidential; creating a human trafficking victim advocate-victim privilege; providing training requirements for human trafficking victim advocates and trained volunteers; prohibiting...
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2021-04-09
Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/21
FLS1798IntroRequiring a state university to waive the tuition and fees for certain courses in which certain resident students are enrolled; prohibiting the reporting of tuition and fees waived for state funding purposes; providing that a state university is inel...
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2021-04-09
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0754IntroRequiring tax collectors, third parties contracted with tax collectors, and license tag agents to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and make certain determinations regarding registration...
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2021-04-08
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS1892IntroCreating the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund within the Executive Office of the Governor; providing for the deposit and use of funds; providing for future review and termination of the fund, etc.
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2021-04-07
CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time
FLS0588IntroDesignating the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area as the Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area; directing the Department of Environmental Protection to erect suitable markers, etc.
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2021-04-07
Laid on Table, refer to HB 217
FLS1924IntroSpecifying that a political subdivision has the burden of proving the proper exercise of its police power in the issuance of certain emergency orders; authorizing the Governor or the Legislature to invalidate emergency measures issued by a political ...
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2021-04-06
To Senate Rules Committee
FLS1592IntroCiting this act as the "Florida Broadband Deployment Act of 2021"; exempting the purchase or lease of certain equipment by a provider of communications services or a provider of Internet access services in this state from the sales and use tax; requi...
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2021-04-02
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS1108IntroAuthorizing the Department of Education to hold patents, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks; requiring certain students to take a specified assessment relating to civic literacy; requiring certain postsecondary students to complete a civic lit...
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2021-03-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS2008IntroDeleting a provision requiring an extraordinary vote of a governing board for a county or subcounty special taxing district to increase its tourist development taxes; authorizing a county to impose a tourist development tax to finance flood mitigatio...
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2021-03-30
To Senate Community Affairs Committee
FLS0344IntroCiting this act as the "Occupational Regulation Review Act"; establishing a schedule for the systematic review of occupational regulatory programs, etc.
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2021-03-19
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0758IntroProviding a directive to the Division of Law Revision to create part IX of ch. 112, F.S.; establishing standards for the fiduciary duty of care for appointed public officials and executive officers of specified governmental entities; requiring traini...
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2021-03-18
CS by Community Affairs read 1st time
FLS1484IntroExpanding eligibility for the program to full-time degree-seeking students accepted at a competency-based nonprofit virtual postsecondary institution that meets specified criteria, etc.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Appropriations Committee
FLS0340IntroProposing the creation of Section 22 of Article III of the State Constitution to provide that a single-payor health care system may not be enacted by the legislature except through legislation approved by two-thirds of the membership of each house of...
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2021-03-12
To Senate Rules Committee
FLS0048IntroRequiring the Auditor General to conduct certain audits at least every 3 years instead of annually; adding certain students to those to whom district school boards must provide preferential treatment in the controlled open enrollment process; establi...
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2021-03-10
CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time
FLS0876IntroRevising the member composition requirements for the Board of Optometry; revising circumstances under which a certified optometrist may administer or prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; requiring the board to adopt a negative formulary of ocular ...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
FLS1676IntroDeleting a requirement that chiropractic continuing education be completed in a classroom setting; authorizing the Board of Chiropractic Medicine to rescind approval for continuing education courses and impose disciplinary action, if appropriate; pro...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Health Policy Committee
FLS1678IntroIncreasing the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state and its agencies and subdivisions; specifying that the limitations in effect on the date a final judgment is entered apply to that claim; requiring that the limitations on...
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2021-03-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
FLS0034IntroProviding for the relief of Jamiyah Mitchell, Latricia Mitchell, and Jerald Mitchell by the South Broward Hospital District; providing an appropriation to compensate them for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of the South B...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
FLS0156IntroProposing amendments to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit increases in the assessed value of homestead property, for school district levy purposes, if the legal or equitable title to the property is held...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Community Affairs Committee
FLS0154IntroExpanding the scope of a 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 fiscal...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Community Affairs Committee
FLS0158IntroProviding a homestead assessment limitation for the purpose of school district levies for certain persons age 65 years or older; specifying who may apply for and receive the limitation; specifying who may apply for and receive the limitation in circu...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Community Affairs Committee
FLS0150IntroDenouncing democratic socialism in favor of the true American values of individual liberty and democracy, etc.
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2021-03-02
CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time
FLS0152IntroEstablishing the Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council within the Executive Office of the Governor; requiring an agency adopting a rule to submit a rule replacement request to the Administrative Procedures Committee; requiring the committee to examine ...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee
FLS0128IntroRequiring the council, by a specified date, to submit to specified entities a report that includes recommendations on the feasibility of establishing and implementing the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program or a similar ...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Education Committee
FLS0292IntroDirecting the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop an Inter Miami CF specialty license plate; providing for distribution and use of fees collected from the sale of the plate, etc.
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2021-03-02
To Senate Transportation Committee
FLS0660IntroDeleting a prohibition on prescribing controlled substances through telehealth, etc.
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2021-03-02
To Senate Health Policy Committee
FLS0962IntroSpecifying a ground vibration limit for construction materials mining activities in Miami-Dade County; authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to modify the standards, limits, and regulations for the use of explosives in connection with construction ...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Banking and Insurance Committee
FLS1110IntroRemoving the Florida-China Institute from the list of authorized Florida linkage institutes; prohibiting the creation or funding of linkage institutes based on agreements between the Board of Governors or the State Board of Education and a counterpar...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Education Committee
FLS1228IntroRequiring school districts to provide for live remote operation of all public schools as free schools for a term of 180 days or the equivalent on an hourly basis as specified by rules of the State Board of Education; providing that the number of stud...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Education Committee
FLS0940IntroDirecting the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop a Disease Prevention & Early Detection specialty license plate; providing for distribution and use of fees collected from the sale of the plate, etc.
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2021-03-02
To Senate Transportation Committee
FLS1300IntroRevising requirements for the annual reports that charter school sponsors are required to submit to the Department of Education; requiring the Charter School Commission, formerly the Charter School Appeal Commission, to recommend denial of a charter ...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Education Committee
FLS1430IntroRevising prohibitions on applicants or licensees that are manufacturers, distributors, or importers of motor vehicles; authorizing a common entity to engage in the manufacture, distribution, or issuance in this state of motor vehicles, motor vehicle ...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
FLS1468IntroRevising requirements for the charter school application process; revising provisions relating to the opening of additional high-performing charter schools; authorizing a virtual charter school to provide part-time virtual instruction and be an appro...
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2021-03-02
To Senate Education Committee
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