Tracked Bills

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Bill Number Bill Title Latest Action Sponsor & Summary
SB472 An Act Relating to Sovereign Immunity Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules. 1/29/24 Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 5 Yeas, 1 Nay Brodeur - Sovereign Immunity; Increasing the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state and its agencies and subdivisions; prohibiting an insurance policy from conditioning payment of benefits on the enactment of a claim bill; specifying that the limitations in effect on the date a final judgment is entered apply to that claim, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB569 An Act Relating To Suits Against The Government Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee. 1/11/24 Favorable with CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; 17 Yeas, 1 Nay. 1/31/24 Favorable with CS by Appropriations Committee; 27 Yeas, 0 Nays McFarland -  Revises exceptions relating to instituting actions on tort claims against state or one of its agencies or subdivisions; revises period after which failure of certain entities to make final disposition of claim shall be deemed final denial of claim; revises limit on certain attorney fees; revises statute of limitations for tort claims against state or one of its agencies or subdivisions & exceptions thereto. Effective Date: October 1, 2024
HB267 An Act Relating To Residential Building Permits Referred to Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. 12/13/23 Favorable with CS by Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; 9 Yeas, 6 Nays. 1/31/24 Favorable with CS by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 4 Nays.  2/15/24 Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee; 16 Yeas, 2 Nays Esposito - Residential Building Permits: Requires governing bodies to create program to expedite process for issuing residential building permits; provides requirements for governing bodies & applicants; authorizes applicants to use private provider for certain reviews; authorizes governing body to issue temporary parcel identification numbers; revises provisions relating to acquiring building permits for residential dwellings; revises timeframes for approving or denying building permits; reduces permit fees; provides certain permits are valid indefinitely. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
HB665 An Act Related To Expedited Approval Of Residential Building Permits Referred to Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. 1/17/24 Favorable with CS by Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; 11 Yeas, 2 Nays.  1/31/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 5 Nays. 2/8/24 Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee; 12 Yeas, 5 Nays. McClain - Expedited Approval of Residential Building Permits: Requires governing bodies to create program to expedite process for issuing residential building permits; authorizes governing body to issue temporary parcel identification numbers; requires governing body to issue specified number or percentage of building permits; provides applicant has vested rights when conditions are met; requires specified persons to mail signed, certified letter with information to DBPR & DOC after governing body creates program. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
HB47 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates Referred to Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. 1/10/24 Favorable with CS by Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 3 Nays.  1/31/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays.  2/15/24 Favorable by Commerce Committee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays. Robinson (F)- Municipal Water and Sewer Utility Rates: Requires municipality to charge customers receiving its utility services in another municipality same rates, fees, & charges as it charges consumers within its own municipal boundaries. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB104 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Rules. 1/29/24 Favorable by Regulated Industries; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays. 2/6/24 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays. Jones - Municipal Water and Sewer Utility Rates; Requiring a municipality to charge customers receiving its utility services in another municipality the same rates, fees, and charges as it charges consumers within its municipal boundaries under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB527 An Act Related To Land And Water Management Referred to Water Quality, Supply & Treatment Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Infrastructure Strategies Committee Maggard - Land and Water Management: Requires certain buffer zones for land or water delineations established by county or municipality to be acquired by county or municipality through eminent domain; preempts regulation of specified dredge & fill activities to state; repeals land management review teams. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB664 An Act Related To Land And Water Management Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Fiscal Policy Similar Bills Burgess - Land and Water Management; Requiring certain buffer zones for land or water delineations established by a county or municipality to be purchased by the county or municipality; preempting regulation of specified dredge and fill activities to the Department of Environmental Protection; repealing provisions relating to land management review teams, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB157 An Act Relating To Governing Body Meetings Referred to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Ethics, Elections & Open Government Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee Caruso - Governing Body Meetings: Authorizes governing bodies of municipalities to convene meetings & conduct official business via teleconferencing or other technological means if certain conditions are met; provides limitations on such meetings; provides limitations placed on such meetings may be suspended upon state of emergency. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB658 An Act Relating To Cybersecurity Incident Liability Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules. 1/29/24 Favorable by Judiciary; 7 Yeas, 2 Nays.  2/6/24 Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 5 Yeas, 1 Nay. 2/14/24 Favorable by Rules; 11 Yeas, 5 Nays. DiCeglie - Cybersecurity Incident Liability; Providing that a county, municipality, commercial entity, or third-party agent that complies with certain requirements is not liable in connection with a cybersecurity incident; requiring certain entities to adopt certain revised frameworks or standards within a specified time period; specifying that the defendant in certain actions has a certain burden of proof, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB473 An Act Relating To Cybersecurity Incident Liability Referred to Commerce Committee; State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee. 1/23/24 Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays. 2/6/24 Favorable by State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; 9 Yeas, 4 Nays. 2/21/24 Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee; 18 Yeas, 3 Nays. Giallombardo - Cybersecurity Incident Liability: Provides that county, municipality, commercial entity, or third-party agent that complies with certain requirements is not liable in connection with cybersecurity incident. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
SB280 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Referred to Regulated Industries; Fiscal Policy. 12/13/23 Favorable by Regulated Industries; 4 Yeas, 0 Nays. 1/18/24  Favorable with CS by Fiscal Policy; 12 Yeas, 5 Nays. 2/1/24 Passed by full Senate 27 Yeas / 13 Nays. DiCeglie - Vacation Rentals; Requiring advertising platforms to collect and remit specified taxes for certain vacation rental transactions; defining the term "advertising platform"; adding licensing to the regulated activities of public lodging establishments and public food service establishments which are preempted to the state; requiring advertising platforms to require that persons placing advertisements or listings for vacation rentals include certain information in the advertisements or listings and attest to certain information; authorizing the division to revoke, refuse to issue or renew, or suspend vacation rental licenses under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date:
SB684 An Act Relating To Residential Building Permits Referred to Community Affairs; Regulated Industries; Rules. 2/6/24 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 5 Yeas, 3 Nays. DiCeglie - Residential Building Permits; Requiring certain governing bodies, by a date certain, to create a program to expedite the process for issuing residential building permits before a final plat is recorded; requiring a governing body to issue a certain number or percentage of building permits requested in an application when certain conditions are met; requiring local jurisdictions to reduce permit fees by a certain percentage under certain circumstances; revising the timeframes for approving or denying certain building permits, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB7013 An Act Relating To Special Districts Referred to Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committee. 1/17/24 Favorable with CS by Ways & Means Committee; 21 Yeas, 1 Nay.  1/23/24 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee; 21 Yeas, 0 Nays.  2/1/24 Passed by full House 114 Yays, 0 Nays. Persons-Mulicka - Special Districts: Revises criteria for creation, reauthorization, dissolution, and performance reviews for community redevelopment agencies, neighborhood improvement districts, special districts, & mosquito control districts. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB894 An Act Relating To Governing Body Meetings Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules. 1/16/24 Favorable by Community Affairs; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays.  2/6/24 Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays. Bradley - Governing Body Meetings; Authorizing governing bodies of municipalities to convene meetings and conduct official business via teleconferencing or other technological means if certain conditions are met; providing limitations on such meetings; providing that the limitations placed on such meetings may be suspended upon a declared state of emergency, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB609 An Act Relating To Local Business Taxes Referred to Ways & Means Committee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee. 1/31/24 Favorable with CS by Ways & Means Committee; 16 Yeas, 7 Nays. 2/14/24 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee; 12 Yeas, 7 Nays. Botana - Local Business Taxes: Repeals chapter 205, F.S., relating to local business taxes. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB742 An Act Relating To Public Works Projects Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules. 1/22/24 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 6 Yeas, 2 Nays. 2/6/24 Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 4 Yeas, 2 Nays.  2/21/24 Favorable by Rules; 11 Yeas, 5 Nays. Grall - Public Works Projects; Revising the definition of the term "public works project" to include activities paid for with local funds; revising applicability of a provision that prohibits the state or a political subdivision that contracts for a public works project from taking certain actions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB705 An Act Relating To Public Works Projects Referred to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee. 1/19/24 Favorable with CS by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 5 Nays.  1/30/24 Favorable by State Affairs Committee; 14 Yeas, 6 Nays. Shoaf - Public Works Projects: Revises definition of term "public works project" to include activities paid for with local funds; revises applicability of provision that prohibits state or political subdivision that contracts for public works project from taking certain actions. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB506 An Act Relating To Code Enforcement Officers Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy Wright - Code Enforcement Officers; Requiring the reclassification of certain offenses committed against code enforcement officers while engaged in the performance of their duties, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
SB1088 An Act Relating To Municipal Water or Sewer Utility Rates, Fees, and Charges Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Rules Martin - Municipal Water or Sewer Utility Rates, Fees, and Charges; Removing a provision that authorizes certain municipalities serving consumers outside their boundaries to add specific surcharges to the rates, fees, and charges; removing a provision that does not require a public hearing for adding specific surcharges; requiring certain municipalities to conduct rate studies at certain times, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB777 An Act Relating To Municipal Water or Sewer Utility Rates, Fees, and Charges Referred to Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Commerce Committee. 1/10/24 Favorable with CS by Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 3 Nays Brackett - Municipal Water or Sewer Utility Rates, Fees, and Charges: Removes provision authorizing municipalities serving consumers outside their boundaries to add specific surcharges to rates, fees, & charges; removes provision which do not require public hearing for adding specific surcharges; requires municipalities to conduct rate studies by specified dates. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB1110 An Act Relating To Land Development Referred to Community Affairs; Transportation; Rules DiCeglie - Land Development; Revising the scope of power and responsibility of municipalities and counties under the Community Planning Act; revising exceptions from provisions governing credits against local impact fees; revising procedures regarding local government review of changes to previously approved developments of regional impact; authorizing changes to multimodal pathways, or the substitution of such pathways, in previously approved developments of regional impact if certain conditions are met, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
SB1144 An Act Relating To Local Business Taxes Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations DiCeglie - Local Business Taxes; Repealing provisions relating to local business taxes, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
SB1150 An Act Relating To Development Permits and Orders Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules. 1/22/24 Favorable by Community Affairs; 7 Yeas, 1 Nay. Perry - Development Permits and Orders; Requiring counties and municipalities, respectively, to meet specified requirements regarding the minimum information necessary for certain zoning applications; revising required duties that a county or municipality, respectively, must perform upon receipt of an application for approval of a development permit; revising timeframes for processing certain applications for approvals of development permits or development orders, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2024
HB791 An Act Relating To Development Permits and Orders Referred to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; State Affairs Committee. 1/25/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays.  2/8/24 Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays.  2/14/24 Favorable by State Affairs Committee; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays. Esposito - Development Permits and Orders: Requires counties & municipalities to meet specified requirements regarding minimum information necessary for certain zoning applications; revises timeframes for processing applications for approvals of development permits or development orders; provides refund parameters in situations where county or municipality fails to meet certain timeframes; defines term "substantive change." Effective Date: October 1, 2024
HB1195 An Act Relating To Millage Rates Referred to Ways & Means Committee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee. 1/22/24 Favorable with CS by Ways & Means Committee; 15 Yeas, 7 Nays.  1/31/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 4 Nays. 2/7/24 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee; 13 Yeas, 4 Nays. Garrison - Millage Rates: Prohibits any increase in the millage rate from going into effect until it has been approved by specified vote. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB1322 An Act Relating To Millage Rates Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations. 1/22/24 Favorable by Community Affairs; 5 Yeas, 3 Nays.  2/8/24 Favorable with CS by Finance and Tax; 4 Yeas, 2 Nays. Ingoglia - Millage Rates; Prohibiting any increase in the millage rate from going into effect until it has been approved by a specified vote, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2024
HB1277 An Act Relating To Municipal Utilities Referred to Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Commerce Committee.  1/19/24 Favorable with CS by Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; 13 Yeas, 2 Nays.  1/31/24 Favorable with CS by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 11 Yeas, 4 Nays. 2/15/24 avorable by Commerce Committee; 15 Yeas, 2 Nays. Busata Cabrera - Municipal Utilities: Authorizes municipality to fund or finance general government functions with portion of revenues from utility operations; establishes limits on utility revenue transfers for municipal utilities; modifying provisions relating to permissible rates, fees, & charges imposed by municipal water & sewer utilities on customers located outside municipal boundaries, Effective Date: July 1, 2025
SB1510 An Act Relating To Municipal Utilities Referred to Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; Appropriations Brodeur - Municipal Utilities; Authorizing a municipality to fund or finance general government functions with a portion of revenues from utility operations; establishing limits on utility revenue transfers for municipal utilities; modifying provisions relating to permissible rates, fees, and charges imposed by municipal water and sewer utilities on consumers located outside the municipal boundaries, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2025
SB1628 An Act Relating To Local Government Actions Referred to Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy. 2/6/24 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 5 Yeas, 3 Nays. Collins - Local Government Actions; Revising applicability provisions for the enactment or adoption of and legal challenges to county and municipal ordinances, respectively; requiring local governments to seek to minimize or eliminate the potential negative impacts of a local government action; authorizing affected entities to submit written requests to the appropriate departments for impact reviews under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2024
SB1537 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Referred to Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee. 2/1/24 Favorable with CS by Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; 10 Yeas, 4 Nays. Griffits - Vacation Rentals: Requires advertising platforms to collect & remit specified taxes for certain vacation rental transactions; preempts regulation of advertising platforms to state; authorizes adoption of local laws, ordinances, or regulations that require registration of vacation rentals; authorizes local governments to take certain actions regarding vacation rentals; requires advertising platforms to require that persons placing advertisements or listings for vacation rentals include certain information in advertisements or listings & attest to certain information. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
HB47 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates 1/10/24 Favorable with CS by Energy, Communications & Cybersecurity Subcommittee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays. 1/31/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays. 2/15/24 Favorable by Commerce Committee; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays. Robinson (F) - Municipal Water and Sewer Utility Rates: Requires municipality to charge consumers receiving its utility services in another municipality same rates, fees, & charges as it charges consumers within its own municipal boundaries under certain circumstances. Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB328 An Act Relating To Development Referred to Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy. 1/9/24 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays. 1/31/24 Favorable with CS by Fiscal Policy; 19 Yeas, 0 Nays. 2/7/24 Passed by full Senate, 40 Yays, 0 Nays. Calatayud - Affordable Housing; Prohibiting counties and municipalities, respectively, from restricting the floor area ratio of certain proposed developments under certain circumstances; authorizing counties and municipalities, respectively, to restrict the height of proposed developments under certain circumstances; requiring counties and municipalities, respectively, to consider reducing parking requirements under certain circumstances; revising conditions for when multifamily projects are considered property used for a charitable purpose and are eligible to receive an ad valorem property tax exemption, etc. APPROPRIATION: $100,000,000 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB479 An Act Relating To Alternative Mobility Funding Systems Referred to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; Commerce Committee1/10/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays.  1/17/24 Favorable by Ways & Means Committee; 21 Yeas, 0 Nays.  1/30/24 Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee; 18 Yeas, 3 Nays. Robinson (W) - Alternative Mobility Funding Systems: Authorizes local governments to adopt alternative mobility plan & fee system; provides requirements for application of adopted alternative system; prohibits alternative system from imposing responsibility for funding existing transportation deficiency upon new development; prohibits local governments that do not issue building permits from charging for transportation impacts associated with development; requires local governments that issue building permits to collect for extrajurisdictional impacts; Effective Date: July 1, 2024
SB812 An Act Relating To Expedited Approval Of Residential Building Permits Referred to Community Affairs; Regulated Industries; Rules. 1/22/24 Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays. 2/5/24 Favorable with CS by Regulated Industries; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays. 2/14/24 Favorable with CS by Rules; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays. Ingoglia - Expedited Approval of Residential Building Permits; Requiring certain governing bodies, by a date certain, to create a program to expedite the process for issuing residential building permits before a final plat is recorded; requiring a governing body to issue a specified number or percentage of building permits requested in an application when certain conditions are met; prohibiting a governing body from making substantive changes to a preliminary plat without written consent, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB1239 An Act Relating To Affordable Housing Referred to State Affairs Committee; Appropriations Committee. 2/7/24 Favorable with CS by State Affairs Committee; 18 Yeas, 1 Nay. 2/20/24 Favorable with CS by Appropriations Committee; 28 Yeas, 1 Nay. Lopez (V) - Prohibits counties & municipalities from restricting floor area ratio of proposed developments; authorizes counties & municipalities to restrict height of proposed developments; prohibits administrative approval by counties & municipalities of proposed development within specified proximity to military installation; revises conditions for when multifamily projects are considered property used for charitable purpose & are eligible for ad valorem property tax exemption; revises condition of eligibility for vacant residential units to qualify for certain ad valorem property tax exemption; Effective date: Upon becoming a law.
SB1530 A Bill Relating To Unauthorized Camping & Sleeping Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules. 1/29/24 Favorable by Community Affairs; 4 Yeas, 3 Nays.  2/5/24 Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 8 Yeas, 1 Nay. Martin - Unauthorized Public Camping and Public Sleeping; Defining the terms "public camping" and "public sleeping"; prohibiting counties and municipalities, respectively, from authorizing or otherwise permitting public sleeping or public camping on public property without a specified permit; authorizing counties and municipalities to designate certain public property for such purpose for a specified time period; requiring the Department of Children and Families to conduct inspections of such property at specified intervals and to produce a report; providing an exemption from certain requirements for a fiscally constrained county or municipality, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2024
HB1365 An Act Relating To Unauthorized Camping & Sleeping Referred to Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Health & Human Services Committee. 1/25/24 Favorable by Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays.  2/7/24 Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee; 16 Yeas, 6 Nays. Garrison - Unauthorized Public Camping and Public Sleeping: Defines "public camping" & "public sleeping"; prohibits counties & municipalities from authorizing or otherwise permitting public sleeping or public camping on public property without specified permit; authorizes counties & municipalities to designate certain public property for such uses for specified time period; requires counties & municipalities to establish specified standards & procedures relating to such property; requires DCF to conduct inspections; provides exception during specified emergencies. Effective Date: October 1, 2024