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2022 Legislative Issues

HB 87: Criminal History in Professional Licensing Applications

GENERAL BILL by Chambliss

Criminal History in Professional Licensing Applications; Revises period of time when conviction, or any other adjudication, for crime may not be grounds for denial of licensure in specified professions; provides exception; removes provision requiring good moral character for licensure in such professions; requires applicable board to approve certain educational program credits offered to inmates in certain institutions or facilities for purposes of satisfying training requirements for licensure in specified professions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 9/13/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 233: Acceptance of Cash Payments by Businesses

GENERAL BILL by Willhite

Acceptance of Cash Payments by Businesses; Requires certain businesses to accept cash payments for services; prohibits fees or conditions for such transactions; provides exceptions, penalties, & rulemaking authority.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/6/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 247: Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits

GENERAL BILL by Salzman

Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits; Specifies eligibility requirements for receiving specified tax credits for taxpayers that rehabilitate certified historic structures; specifies amount of tax credits; authorizes carryforward, sale, & transfer of tax credits; provides DOR audit & examination powers; requires return of forfeited tax credits; requires DOR to provide annual reports to Legislature.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/11/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 259: Photovoltaic Solar Installations

GENERAL BILL by Roth

Photovoltaic Solar Installations; Prohibits counties & cities from preventing construction or placement of photovoltaic solar installation on existing permitted structures from being considered accessory uses to those structures; requires brokers to provide written disclosures regarding photovoltaic solar installations before selling residential real estate; revises provisions addressing photovoltaic solar installations; provides additional disclosures that must be provided in each photovoltaic solar installation sale or lease agreement; requires closing agent to retain loan or lease payoff funds in escrow under certain conditions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/22/2021 House - Now in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

SB 274: Condominium Fraud Investigation Pilot Program

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Condominium Fraud Investigation Pilot Program; Creating the Condominium Fraud Investigation Pilot Program within the Department of Legal Affairs in the Office of the Attorney General; authorizing the department to contract with a private entity to achieve the purpose of the program; requiring that the pilot program be funded from the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes Trust Fund; providing for future repeal of the program unless reviewed and saved from repeal by the Legislature, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2022
Last Action: 9/21/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 345: Liens and Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Overdorf

Liens and Bonds; Revises liens and bonds laws, including provisions relating to when notices must be served; notarizing forms; alternative forms of security; direct contracts; computation of time; priority of liens; requirements for notice of commencement, notice of termination, & notice of contest of lien; transferring lien to security; service of documents; immunity to issuing authority; release of liens; & authorizes attorney fees in certain actions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/19/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 375: Professional Structural Engineers

GENERAL BILL by Toledo

Professional Structural Engineers; Prohibits specified persons from using specified name or title; prohibits person who is not licensed professional structural engineer from using specified names & titles or practicing professional structural engineering; authorizes Board of Professional Engineers to refuse to certify applicant for professional structural engineer license for certain reasons; exempts certain applicants who apply for licensure from having to pass certain national examination; specifies acts that constitute grounds for disciplinary action, including civil penalties, against professional structural engineer.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/20/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 394: Residential Associations

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Residential Associations; Revising certification and education requirements for board directors of residential condominium associations, cooperative associations, and homeowners’ associations, respectively, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/1/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 423: Building Inspection Services

GENERAL BILL by LaMarca

Building Inspection Services; Revises eligibility requirements for building code inspector or plans examiner; revises special conditions that may be imposed on provisional certificates; authorizes partial completion of internship program to be transferred between jurisdictions & private entities; limits administrative fee that local jurisdiction can charge; provides certificate of occupancy or completion is automatically granted & issued; requires local building official to provide written certificate of occupancy or completion within specified time.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/27/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 468: Insurance

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Insurance; Redefining the term “covered policy” under the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund in relation to certain collateral protection insurance policies; authorizing any association, trust, or pool created for the purpose of forming a risk management mechanism or providing self-insurance for a public entity to establish a quorum and conduct public business through communications media technology; authorizing insurers to file certain insurance rating plans based on certain windstorm mitigation construction standards, if certain requirements are met; authorizing insurers to file certain insurance rating plans based on certain windstorm mitigation construction standards, if certain requirements are met, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2022
Last Action: 10/13/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 491: Energy

GENERAL BILL by Skidmore

Energy; Revises & creates various provisions relating to farm renewable energy production tax credit, statewide emergency shelter plan, lease of manmade stormwater management systems for floating solar energy systems, energy efficiency of state buildings, statewide policy for renewable energy resource & efficiency, Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades Program, greenhouse gas reduction, registry, & inventory, Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Program, Farm Renewable & Efficiency Demonstrations Program, & solar consumer protections. APPROPRIATION: $250,000

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/3/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 548: Energy

GENERAL BILL by Polsky

Energy; Establishing a tax credit for electricity produced from a renewable energy source located on an operational farm in this state; authorizing the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to lease manmade stormwater management systems for floating solar energy systems; requiring the Public Service Commission, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of Environmental Protection, to adopt rules for a renewable and energy efficiency portfolio standard; establishing the Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades Program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for a specified purpose, etc. APPROPRIATION: $250,000

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law
Last Action: 10/19/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 559: Occupational Licensure of Military Spouses

GENERAL BILL by Hunschofsky

Occupational Licensure of Military Spouses; Requires DBPR or applicable board to expedite professional license applications submitted by spouses of active duty members of Armed Forces; requires DPBR to issue temporary professional licenses under certain circumstances; requires DOH or applicable board to issue professional license to spouses of active duty members of Armed Forces if certain requirements are met.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/9/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 562: Military Occupational Licensure

GENERAL BILL by Cruz

Military Occupational Licensure; Requiring the Department of Business and Professional Regulation or the applicable board or program to expedite professional license applications submitted by spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States; requiring the department to issue temporary professional licenses under certain circumstances; requiring the Department of Health or the applicable board to issue a professional license to spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States if certain requirements are met, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/19/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

CS/CS/CS/HB 583: Construction Defect Claims

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Regulatory Reform Subcommittee ; Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee ; Yarborough

Construction Defect Claims; Revises time period to bring certain actions; removes chapter 558, F.S., relating to construction defects; provides certain design professionals are not individually liable for certain damages.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 2/25/2022 House - Added to Second Reading Calendar
Bill Text:
PDF

HB 589: Sales Tax Exemptions For Public Works

GENERAL BILL by Harding

Sales Tax Exemptions For Public Works; Revises provisions specifying instances when sales to contractors are not exempt from sales & use tax; prohibits certain nonprofit entities that used sales tax exemption illegally from transferring liability; requires Department of Revenue to adopt rules prohibiting certain parties who receive sales tax exemption from assigning responsibility related to tangible personal property to other parties; requires department to establish by rule process to suspend public entity's ability to use tax exemption if certain conditions are met; revises provision specifying when taxes that are imposed are considered state funds.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/15/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 599: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

GENERAL BILL by Casello

Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempts certain costs associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; specifies eligible updates that may be made; provides requirements for specified renewable energy source devices; requires costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in area where education facility is located.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/15/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 600: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

GENERAL BILL by Berman

Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempting costs of less than $2 million associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; prohibiting renewable energy source devices located on the property of an education facility from generating more than a specified amount of energy; requiring costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in the area where the education facility is located, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/21/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 612: Apprenticeship Contracts

GENERAL BILL by Hutson

Apprenticeship Contracts; Authorizing an apprentice to enter into a contract with a business organization for a specified duration; requiring such contracts to be signed by specified individuals, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/25/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 626: Standards for Buildings and Firesafety

GENERAL BILL by Wright

Standards for Buildings and Firesafety; Providing for a contingent effective date of updates to the Florida Building Code; providing for a contingent effective date of updates to the Florida Fire Prevention Code, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/25/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 635: Building Plan Changes

GENERAL BILL by Maggard

Building Plan Changes; Prohibits local building code administrators or inspectors & firesafety marshals or inspectors from making changes to certain building plans under specified circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/6/2021 House - Now in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

SB 644: Building Inspection Services

GENERAL BILL by Brodeur

Building Inspection Services; Revising eligibility requirements for a person applying to become certified as a building code inspector or plans examiner; revising the special conditions or requirements that the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board may impose on provisional certificates; requiring the board to authorize, by rule, the transfer of a partial completion of an internship program between private entities; requiring the local jurisdiction to provide access to certain documents to a private provider, contractor, and owner; providing that a certificate of occupancy or certificate of completion is automatically granted and issued, and the permit application closed, under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 10/26/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 690: Resilience-related Advisory Committees

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Resilience-related Advisory Committees; Authorizing specified resilience-related advisory committees to conduct public meetings and workshops by means of communications media technology; providing that use of such technology by a committee member constitutes that member’s presence at such meeting or workshop; requiring that such technology allow the public to audibly communicate, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 10/27/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 719: Swim-up Bars

GENERAL BILL by Smith, D.

Swim-up Bars; Requires Florida Building Commission to adopt requirements & procedures within Florida Building Code for approval of swim-up bars at commercial & public swimming pool locations; requires commission to work with swimming pool industry representatives when developing such requirements & procedures.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/23/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

CS/CS/CS/SB 736: Construction Defect and Building Code Violation Claims

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Community Affairs ; Judiciary ; Hutson

Construction Defect and Building Code Violation Claims; Revising the limitations period for certain actions founded on the design, planning, or construction of an improvement to real property; revising the circumstances under which a person has a cause of action for a violation of the Florida Building Code; requiring a notice of claim to include an inspection report that is verified by the person conducting the inspection; requiring the court to stay an action if a claimant initiates an action without first accepting or rejecting a supplemental offer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 2/17/2022 House - In Messages
Bill Text:
Web Page | PDF

HB 771: Powers of the Florida Building Commission

GENERAL BILL by Andrade

Powers of the Florida Building Commission; Requires Florida Building Commission to develop certain uniform standards for existing building structures or facilities; provides requirements for such standards; authorizes commission to adopt certain rules that deviate from statewide standards.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/30/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 863: Sales Tax Refunds for Building Mitigation Retrofit Improvements

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Sales Tax Refunds for Building Mitigation Retrofit Improvements; Exempts materials used for building mitigation retrofit improvements from sales & use tax; requires owner of qualified building to electronically file documents with DOR to receive refund; prohibits owner from applying for refund more than one time annually; prohibits authorized mitigation inspector from committing misconduct; authorizes licensing board to take actions against authorized mitigation inspectors.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/7/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 940: Professional Structural Engineers

GENERAL BILL by Baxley

Professional Structural Engineers; Prohibiting a person who is not licensed as an engineer from using a specified name or title; authorizing the Board of Professional Engineers to refuse to certify an applicant for a professional structural engineer license for certain reasons; providing licensure and application requirements for a professional structural engineer license; specifying acts that constitute grounds for disciplinary action, including civil penalties, against a professional structural engineer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/16/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1015: Architect Education Minority Assistance Program

GENERAL BILL by Learned

Architect Education Minority Assistance Program; Creates program within DBPR; requires Architect Education Minority Assistance Advisory Council to assist Board of Architecture & Interior Design with administering program; provides funding requirements for scholarships provided under program; caps amount of funds DBPR may spend annually on program; prohibits person from knowingly filing documents with board which contain false information or material misstatements of fact.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/27/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1024: Net Metering

GENERAL BILL by Bradley

Net Metering; Revising and providing legislative findings relating to the redesign of net metering to avoid cross-subsidization of electric service costs between classes of ratepayers; requiring the Public Service Commission to propose new net metering rules that comply with specified criteria by a certain date; authorizing certain customers who own or lease renewable generation before a specified date to remain under the existing net metering rules for a specified time, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/11/2022 Senate - CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 6 NAYS 2
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1057: Evidence of Vendor Financial Stability

GENERAL BILL by Andrade

Evidence of Vendor Financial Stability; Provides that agency that requires vendor to demonstrate financial stability during competitive solicitation process must accept certain evidence.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 12/28/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1077: Public Financing of Potentially At-risk Structures and Infrastructure

GENERAL BILL by Hunschofsky

Public Financing of Potentially At-risk Structures and Infrastructure; Provides certain areas are at risk due to sea level rise & structures & infrastructure within those areas are potentially at risk.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/29/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1079: Fiscal Accountability for Nongovernmental Entities

GENERAL BILL by Persons-Mulicka

Fiscal Accountability for Nongovernmental Entities; Revises required contents of agency agreements that provide state or federal financial assistance to certain entities; requires nonstate entities that receive federal or state financial assistance funds to comply with specified audit requirements; requires report to DMS; provides limitation on amount of state-appropriated funds nongovernmental entity may expend on administrative expenses; requires nongovernmental entity to use private entity funds before using state-appropriated funds.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/29/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1081: Office of the Blue Economy

GENERAL BILL by Skidmore

Office of the Blue Economy; Establishes Office of the Blue Economy within DEO; provides duties of office; requires EDR to conduct biennial evaluation of blue economy for inclusion in certain assessment.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/3/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1089: Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Woodson

Affordable Housing; Provides tax credit against corporate income taxes to landlords who lease or sell dwelling units under specified conditions to college students & recent college graduates; specifies maximum amount of tax credit available in any one year; prohibits landlords from transferring tax credits except under specified conditions; authorizes DOR to adopt rules & coordinate with Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing; requires Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing to determine certain affordable housing rental needs for certain purposes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/3/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1094: Architect Education Minority Assistance Program

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Jones

Architect Education Minority Assistance Program; Creating the program within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; requiring the Architect Education Minority Assistance Advisory Council to assist the Board of Architecture and Interior Design with administering the program; providing funding requirements for scholarships provided under the program; capping the amount of funds that the department may spend annually on the program; prohibiting a person or his or her agent from knowingly filing documents with the board which contain false information or material misstatements of fact, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 2/22/2022 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1238: Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability Assessments

GENERAL BILL by Polsky

Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability Assessments; Requiring coastal counties to conduct vulnerability assessments analyzing the effects of saltwater intrusion on their water supplies and their preparedness to respond to threats, by a specified date; requiring each coastal county to provide copies of its assessment to the Department of Environmental Protection and the respective water management districts; requiring the water management districts, in collaboration with the coastal counties, to submit certain projects to the department based on the assessments by a specified date; requiring the department to provide cost-share funding up to a specified amount for certain coastal counties, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 12/13/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1276: Legislative Review of Proposed Regulation of Unregulated Functions

GENERAL BILL by Diaz

Legislative Review of Proposed Regulation of Unregulated Functions; Providing that certain requirements must be met before adopting the regulation of an unregulated profession or occupation or the substantial expansion of regulation of a regulated profession or occupation; requiring the proponents of legislation that proposes such regulation to provide certain information to the state agency that would have jurisdiction over the proposed regulation and to the Legislature by a certain date; requiring such state agency to provide certain information to the Legislature within a specified timeframe; providing an exception, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/15/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1281: Building Construction Policies

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Building Construction Policies; Prohibits state, county, municipality, or another political subdivision from requiring participation in paid subscription service to access details of certain solicitations of competitive bids or proposals for construction projects; prohibits local enforcing agency from making or requiring substantive change to certain plans & specifications; provides exception.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/7/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1310: Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits; Citing this act as the "Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act"; specifying eligibility requirements for receiving specified tax credits for taxpayers that rehabilitate certified historic structures; authorizing the carryforward, sale, and transfer of tax credits; providing the Department of Revenue audit and examination powers for specified purposes related to certified rehabilitation expenses; requiring the return of forfeited tax credits under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/13/2022 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 01/18/22, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1391: Community Associations' Building Inspections

GENERAL BILL by Geller

Community Associations' Building Inspections; Requires certain buildings to be inspected upon building reaching 30 years of age & every 5 years thereafter; requires inspection be completed by specified architect or engineer; requires boards of such community associations to convene within specified time after receipt of inspection report for specified purpose; requires associations to provide copy of inspection report to local authority having jurisdiction & make report available to its members within specified time; requires copy of inspection report be maintained in associations' official records; requires developer to provide specified inspection report upon transition of association control under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/8/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1393: Condominium and Cooperative Associations

GENERAL BILL by Geller

Condominium and Cooperative Associations; Revises & provides bylaw provisions for condominium & cooperative associations relating to waiving or reducing amount of reserve funds, reserve fund study requirements, annual structural inspections of buildings, structural & electrical recertification inspections, recertification reports, completion reports of remedial action, penalties for failing to submit certain reports, & mandatory evacuations; revises documents that must be delivered to prospective buyer or lessee of residential unit; revises contract clauses for resale of residential unit; requires construction & renovation of residential condominium & cooperative buildings to comply with Florida Building Code; provides requirements for waterproofing measures of certain elements of community associations in Florida Building Code.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/8/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 1397: Condominium Associations

GENERAL BILL by Geller

Condominium Associations; Authorizes person or entity completing financial report for association to rely on specified inspection report; restricting association from waiving financial report for more than specified period; requires association to provide candidate's certification form to unit owners for specified purposes; requires board to have certain condominium buildings inspected every 5 years by architect or engineer; requires architect or engineer to provide certain report back to board.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/8/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1434: Public Financing of Potentially At-risk Structures and Infrastructure

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Public Financing of Potentially At-risk Structures and Infrastructure; Providing that certain areas are at risk due to sea-level rise and structures and infrastructure within those areas are potentially at risk; providing an additional requirement for the standard for conducting a SLIP study, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/4/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1495: Immokalee Water and Sewer District, Collier County

LOCAL BILL by Melo

Immokalee Water and Sewer District, Collier County; Codifies, amends, repeals, & reenacts special acts relating to district.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/10/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1520: Acquisition of Professional Services

GENERAL BILL by Gruters

Acquisition of Professional Services; Removing language requiring that an agency, when determining whether a firm is qualified to perform certain services, operate with the object of effecting an equitable distribution of contracts among qualified firms, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/5/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1530: State Contracting

GENERAL BILL by Jones

State Contracting; Requiring an agency subject to ch. 287, F.S., to require any vendor awarded a competitively solicited contract for commodities or contractual services to use certified minority, woman-owned, or veteran-owned business enterprises as subcontractors or subvendors for at least a specified minimum percentage of the contract value; requiring the Office of Supplier Diversity to commission a disparity study to review and evaluate the use of minority, woman-owned, and veteran-owned business enterprises within this state by a specified date, etc. APPROPRIATION: $500,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/5/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 1553: State Housing Assistance Programs

GENERAL BILL by Plakon

State Housing Assistance Programs; Revises distribution of proceeds from sale of seized migrant property; removes State Apartment Incentive Loan Program & provides for continuation of existing loans; renames State Housing Initiatives Partnership the Program State Housing Initiatives Partnership Block Grant Program; removes municipalities from eligibility under program; provides that FHFC shall distribute moneys appropriated by Legislature; authorizes counties to make subgrants to municipalities according to interlocal agreements; revises counties' authorized uses of local housing distributions relating to rent subsidies; revises eligible counties & distribution calculations under program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/11/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 1604: Powers of the Florida Building Commission

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Powers of the Florida Building Commission; Requiring the commission to develop certain uniform standards for existing building structures and facilities; providing requirements for such standards; authorizing the commission to adopt certain rules for programs that deviate from the statewide standards, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/6/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

CS/CS/SB 1702: Building Safety

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Regulated Industries ; Bradley ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez ; Garcia

Building Safety; Defining the term “milestone inspection”; specifying that the purpose of a milestone inspection is not to determine compliance with the Florida Building Code or the firesafety code; requiring certain associations to periodically have a study conducted relating to required reserves after a specified date; requiring associations to provide for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of condominium property; authorizing boards to adopt a special assessment or borrow money for certain reasons without unit owner approval; revising certification and education requirements for directors of association boards, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/3/2022 Senate - Retained on Special Order Calendar
Bill Text:
Web Page | PDF

SB 1774: Condominium Associations

GENERAL BILL by Pizzo

Condominium Associations; Authorizing the person or entity preparing the financial report for an association to rely on a specified inspection report; requiring an association to provide a board candidate’s certification form to unit owners for specified purposes; requiring a board to have certain condominium buildings inspected every 5 years by an architect or engineer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/7/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1940: Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience

GENERAL BILL by Brodeur

Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience; Establishing the Statewide Office of Resiliency within the Executive Office of the Governor; providing for the appointment of a Chief Resilience Officer, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/10/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1952: Evidence of Vendor Financial Stability

GENERAL BILL by Albritton

Evidence of Vendor Financial Stability; Providing that an agency that requires a vendor to demonstrate financial stability during a competitive solicitation process must accept certain evidence, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 1/10/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 4171: Miami Dade College - Freedom Tower Restoration

APPROPRIATIONS PROJECT by Avila

Miami Dade College - Freedom Tower Restoration; Provides an appropriation for the Miami Dade College - Freedom Tower Restoration. APPROPRIATION: $25,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 11/30/2021 House - Now in Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

HB 6091: Acquisition of Professional Services

GENERAL BILL by Gregory

Acquisition of Professional Services; Removes language requiring that agency, when determining whether firm is qualified to perform certain services, operate with object of effecting equitable distribution of contracts among qualified firms.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 12/1/2021 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 7069: Condominium and Cooperative Associations

GENERAL BILL by Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee ; Perez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Byrd ; Fabricio

Condominium and Cooperative Associations; Revises & provides laws for condominium & cooperative associations relating to disciplinary action, official records, reserve accounts & studies, recertification & phase 2 inspections, written recertification & phase 2 inspection reports, transfer of control of association, information that must be provided to potential buyers, & information included in prospectus or offering circular.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 2/15/2022 House - Added to Appropriations Committee agenda
Bill Text: PDF

 

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