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2018 Legislative Issues

HB 15: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Beshears

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations; Removes regulations on specified DBPR professions, including labor organizations, hair braiders, hair wrappers & body wrappers, & boxing timekeepers & announcers; revises certain requirements for barbers, nail specialists, business organizations that provide architecture services and interior design, landscape architects, & geologists.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 9/15/2017 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 89: Actions Against Contractors Without Required Insurance Coverage

GENERAL BILL by Spano

Actions Against Contractors Without Required Insurance Coverage; Provides that contractor who fails to carry required insurance may be personally liable for damages that would have been covered by such insurance.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 8/23/2017 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 111: Department of Management Services

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Department of Management Services; Creates task force to evaluate procurement laws & policies & make specified recommendations; specifies membership of task force; provides meeting requirements; provides for administrative & technical support of task force; requires task force to submit report to Governor & Legislature by certain date; provides for termination of task force.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 8/29/2017 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 299: Florida Building Commission

GENERAL BILL by McClain

Florida Building Commission; Revises membership of the commission; revises membership qualifications.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 10/18/2017 House - On Committee agenda-- Careers and Competition Subcommittee, 10/25/17, 4:00 pm, Webster Hall
Bill Text: PDF

HB 437: Building Standards for Health Care Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Lee

Building Standards for Health Care Facilities; Provides that Florida Building Code must require public & private health care facilities to have operational emergency power source.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 10/25/2017 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 526: Deregulation of Professions and Occupations

GENERAL BILL by Brandes

Deregulation of Professions and Occupations; Repealing provisions relating to licensure and permit requirements for business agents; prohibiting a business organization from engaging in certain practices until it is qualified by a qualifying agent; authorizing the executive director or the chair of the board to authorize a temporary qualifying agent for a specified timeframe under certain circumstances; requiring the board to allow an applicant to qualify one or more business organizations or to operate using a fictitious name under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 10/13/2017 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 536: Limitations of Actions Other Than for the Recovery of Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Passidomo

Limitations of Actions Other Than for the Recovery of Real Property; Authorizing the commencement, within a specified timeframe, of counterclaims, cross-claims, and third-party claims that arise out of the same transaction or occurrence and are the basis for an action previously brought, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 10/17/2017 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 551: Pub. Rec./Health Care Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Burton

Pub. Rec./Health Care Facilities; Provides exemption from public records requirements for building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, & diagrams of certain health care facilities; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/7/2017 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 604: Actions against Contractors without Required Insurance Coverage

GENERAL BILL by Steube

Actions against Contractors without Required Insurance Coverage; Providing that a contractor who fails to carry required insurance may be personally liable for damages that would have been covered by such insurance, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 10/23/2017 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 906: Public Records/Health Care Facilities

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Young

Public Records/Health Care Facilities; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for building plans, blueprints, schematic drawings, and diagrams held by an agency which depict the internal layout or structural elements of certain health care facilities; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/15/2017 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 908: Construction Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Steube

Construction Bonds; Requiring a notice of nonpayment to be verified; providing that a provision relating to attorney fees applies to certain suits brought by contractors; requiring a lienor to serve a verified notice of nonpayment to specified entities during a certain period of time; providing that a contractor may record a notice identifying a project bond as a conditional payment bond before project commencement to make the duty of a surety to pay lienors coextensive with the contractor’s duty to pay, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 11/15/2017 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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