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2023 Legislative Issues

HB 41: Land Development Initiative and Referendum Processes

GENERAL BILL by Garcia

Land Development Initiative and Referendum Processes; Revises restrictions on initiative and referendum processes.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 12/23/2022 House - Now in Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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HB 85: Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Snyder

Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property; Revises time in which action founded on design, planning, or construction of improvement to real property must be commenced; revises date on which statute of limitations period begins; provides for calculation of statute of limitations period for multi-dwelling buildings; defines "material violation."

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 12/29/2022 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 88: Task Force on Workforce Housing for Teachers and Expansion of Schools

GENERAL BILL by Jones

Task Force on Workforce Housing for Teachers and Expansion of Schools; Creating the task force adjunct to the Department of Economic Opportunity; defining the term “workforce housing”; requiring state agencies to assist and cooperate with the task force; encouraging local governments to assist and cooperate with the task force, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 12/15/2022 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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HB 89: Building Construction

GENERAL BILL by Maggard

Building Construction; Revises definition of term "class A air-conditioning contractor"; prohibits certain persons or entities from making substantive changes to building plans after permit has been issued; provides exceptions; requires certain persons to provide certain information to certain persons or entities; provides that certain persons are subject to disciplinary action under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/10/2023 House - Now in Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

SB 102: Housing

GENERAL BILL by Calatayud

Housing; Citing this act as the "Live Local Act"; deleting the authority of local governments to adopt or maintain laws, ordinances, rules, or other measures that would have the effect of imposing controls on rents; providing an exemption from ad valorem taxation for land that meets certain criteria; authorizing local governments to adopt ordinances to provide an ad valorem tax exemption for portions of property used to provide affordable housing meeting certain requirements; suspending, for a specified period, the General Revenue Fund service charge on documentary stamp tax collections; authorizing the Governor, under the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, to approve state or local public infrastructure projects to facilitate the development or construction of affordable housing, etc. APPROPRIATION: $811,000,000
Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2023
Last Action: 1/26/2023 Senate - Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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HB 111: 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: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/4/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 170: Local Ordinances

GENERAL BILL by Trumbull

Local Ordinances; Authorizing courts to assess and award reasonable attorney fees and costs and damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requiring a board of county commissioners to prepare or cause to be prepared a business impact estimate before the enactment of a proposed ordinance; requiring a county to suspend enforcement of an ordinance that is the subject of a certain legal action if certain conditions are met; requiring a governing body of a municipality to prepare or cause to be prepared a business impact estimate before the enactment of a proposed ordinance, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2023
Last Action: 1/30/2023 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 02/08/23, 9:30 am, 401 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 178: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

GENERAL BILL by Berman

Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters; Exempting costs not exceeding a specified sum associated with certain upgrades to education facilities from being included in certain cost per student station calculations; specifying eligible upgrades; requiring costs associated with certain upgrades to be consistent with prevailing market costs in the area in which the education facility is located, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/12/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 195: Upgrades to Education Facilities as Emergency Shelters

GENERAL BILL by Casello

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

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/12/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 220: Taxation of Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Taxation of Affordable Housing; Authorizing counties and municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used to provide affordable housing; specifying limits on the amount of such exemptions; specifying requirements for ordinances granting such exemptions; specifying duties of boards of county commissioners and municipal governing bodies adopting ordinances granting such exemptions or repealing such ordinances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/18/2023 Senate - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 229: Taxation of Affordable Housing

GENERAL BILL by Cross

Taxation of Affordable Housing; Authorizes counties & municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant partial ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used to provide affordable housing; specifies duties of boards of county commissioners & municipal governing bodies adopting ordinances granting such exemptions; requires owners of property that is improperly granted such exemptions to pay owed taxes, penalties, & interest.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/25/2023 House - Now in Ways & Means Committee
Bill Text: PDF

SB 288: Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Florida Main Street Program and Historic Preservation Tax Credits; Citing this act as the "Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act"; providing a credit against the state corporate income tax and the insurance premium tax for qualified expenses in rehabilitating certain historic structures; specifying eligibility requirements for the tax credit; specifying requirements for the Division of Historical Resources of the Department of State for evaluating and certifying applications for tax credits; specifying the order in which the credit is applied against the corporate income tax or franchise tax, 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 January 1, 2024
Last Action: 1/19/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 321: Movable Tiny Homes

GENERAL BILL by Stevenson

Movable Tiny Homes; Provides for taxation of movable tiny home according to classification; provides classification requirements; includes movable tiny homes in provisions relating to mobile home registration, renewal registration, license plates, validation stickers, & revalidation stickers; license taxes; inspection of records of DHSMV; & dealers, manufacturers, distributors, & brokers; establishes uniform standards for manufacturing, inspection, & certification of movable tiny homes; limits alterations or modifications to movable tiny homes.

Effective Date: July 1, 2023, but only if HB 323 or similar legislation takes effect
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 323: Fees/Movable Tiny Homes

GENERAL BILL by Stevenson

Fees/Movable Tiny Homes; Imposes annual license tax to be collected upon registration or renewal of registration of movable tiny home; provides for payment & disposition of fees relating to licensure as movable tiny home dealer.

Effective Date: on the same date that HB 321 or similar legislation takes effect
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 327: Fire Sprinkler System Projects

GENERAL BILL by Bell

Fire Sprinkler System Projects; Provides requirements for simplified permitting process for certain fire sprinkler system projects; revises definition of term "contractor" as it relates to fire sprinkler systems.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 331: Liens and Bonds

GENERAL BILL by Overdorf

Liens and Bonds; Revises liens & bonds laws, including provisions relating to when notices must be served; notarizing forms; alternative forms of security; direct contracts; computation of time; extent of certain 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: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

SB 346: Public Construction

GENERAL BILL by DiCeglie

Public Construction; Providing that applications for approval of a development permit or development order which are under review by a municipality are deemed approved after a specified timeframe; requiring a certain list to include a dollar valuation using reasonable market rates of the estimated cost to complete items on the list; revising the timeframe within which proceedings must commence to resolve disputes between vendors and local governmental entities; revising the conditions that require a public entity to pay or release amounts subject to certain disputes or claims, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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SB 360: Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property

GENERAL BILL by Hutson

Causes of Action Based on Improvements to Real Property; Revising the time in which an action founded on the design, planning, or construction of an improvement to real property must be commenced; revising the date on which the statute of limitations period begins; providing for the calculation of the statute of limitations period for multi-dwelling buildings, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 1/24/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 383: Public Construction

GENERAL BILL by Griffitts

Public Construction; Provides that certain permit applications shall be deemed approved; revises provisions relating to payments for purchases of construction services by local governmental entities & public entities; revises time periods within which certain proceedings must be commenced & concluded; provides dates by which undisputed portion of certain payment requests must be paid.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 395: Hurricane Protection for Condominium Associations

GENERAL BILL by Tuck

Hurricane Protection for Condominium Associations; Revises provisions relating to installation, maintenance, repair, replacement & removal of hurricane protection; provides requirements for certificate attesting to unit owners' vote for hurricane protection; revises when cost of installation of hurricane protection is common expense; authorizes expenses be charged to unit owners, which become assessments; requires unit owners to be excused from assessments or to receive credit for hurricane protection that has been installed; provides amount of credit.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/23/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

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SB 408: Fire Sprinkler System Project Permitting

GENERAL BILL by Perry

Fire Sprinkler System Project Permitting; Defining terms; requiring replacement fire sprinkler system components to meet certain criteria; requiring local enforcement agencies to perform at least one inspection for a fire sprinkler system project; requiring contractors to keep certain documentation available at a worksite for a fire sprinkler system project and make such documentation available for inspection, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/26/2023 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 419: Home Repairs and Solicitation Sales

GENERAL BILL by Temple

Home Repairs and Solicitation Sales; Requires unlicensed vendors to take certain actions within specified timeframe after receiving initial payment; provides conditions under which such vendors do not have just cause; provides criminal penalties & guidelines for prosecuting violations; revises exemption from permitting requirements for certain solicitors, salespersons, & agents.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 439: Land Use and Development Regulations

GENERAL BILL by McClain

Land Use and Development Regulations; Revises effect of special magistrate's recommendation; revises local governmental entity notification requirements; revises types of data that comprehensive plans & plan amendments must be based on; requires local government to submit affidavit for specified purposes; requires that EDR be sole publisher of specified estimates; revises elements that must be included in comprehensive plan; revises frequency at which local government must evaluate its comprehensive plan; prohibits local government from adopting plan amendments when it fails to meet certain requirements; revises exceptions to applicability of land development regulations relating to single-family or two-family dwelling building design elements; requires AG to audit county transportation trust fund.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 457: Construction of Educational Plant Space

GENERAL BILL by Abbott

Construction of Educational Plant Space; Provides certain school district construction projects are exempt from cost per student station requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 505: Insurance

GENERAL BILL by Berfield

Insurance; Revises requirements for residential property insurance rate filings; authorizes designee of Director of Emergency Management to be member of Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology; authorizes insurers to file with OIR personal lines residential property insurance rating plans relating to windstorm mitigation construction standards; revises timeframe for notices from insurers to insureds of automatic bank withdrawal increases; revises requirements for notice of certain automobile policies.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 1/24/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 627: Housing

GENERAL BILL by Busatta Cabrera

Housing; Removes authority of local governments to adopt or maintain laws, ordinances, or rules that have effect of imposing controls on rents; provides exemption from ad valorem taxation for land that meets certain criteria; authorizes local governments to adopt ordinances to provide an ad valorem tax exemption for portions of property used to provide affordable housing meeting certain requirements; suspends, for a specified period, General Revenue Fund service charge on documentary stamp tax collections; authorizes Governor, under the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, to approve state or local public infrastructure projects to facilitate the development or construction of affordable housing, etc. APPROPRIATION: $711,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/6/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

HB 611: Bonds of Contractors Constructing Public Buildings

GENERAL BILL by López, J.

Bonds of Contractors Constructing Public Buildings; Exempts certain contractors from executing payment & performance bonds when certain criteria are met.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 2/6/2023 House - Filed
Bill Text: PDF

 

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