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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

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

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

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

 

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