Tracked Bills

The following bills are being tracked by the City of Largo during the 2022 session of the Florida Legislature. To quickly find bills on specific topics, please use the keyword search feature.

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Bill Number Bill Title Bill Sponsor Summary
SB280 An Act Relating to Local Ordinances Hutson Authorizing courts to assess and award attorney fees and costs and damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requiring a board of county commissioners to prepare a business impact statement before the adoption of a proposed ordinance; requiring a governing body of a municipality to prepare a business impact statement before the adoption of a proposed ordinance, etc. Effective Date: 10/01/2022
SB286 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Garcia Providing that local laws, ordinances, or regulations requiring vacation rental owners or operators to provide the local government with certain contact information are not prohibited or preempted to the state, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6033 An Act Relating To The Preemption of Vacation Rentals Grieco Repeals provisions preempting regulation of vacation rentals to the state. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB105 An Act Relating To The Regulation Of Smoking By Municipalities Fine Authorizes counties & municipalities to further restrict smoking within boundaries of public beaches & public parks under certain circumstances. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB320 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of Recyclable And Polystyrene Materials Stewart Removing the preemption of local laws regarding the regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags; removing the preemption of local laws regarding the use or sale of polystyrene products to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB224 An Act Relating To Smoking In Public Places Gruters Authorizing counties and municipalities to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of public beaches and public parks under certain circumstances; prohibiting smoking within the boundaries of a state park, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6019 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of Over-The-Counter Drugs And Cosmetics Eskamani Deletes provision preempting the regulation of over-the-counter proprietary drugs and cosmetics to the state. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB228 An Act Relating To Resiliency Energy Environment Florida Programs Rodriguez Providing that a property owner may apply to a Resiliency Energy Environment Florida (REEF) program for funding to finance a qualifying improvement and may enter into an assessment financing agreement with a local government; authorizing local governments to enter into agreements with program administrators to administer REEF programs; specifying underwriting, financing estimate, disclosure, and confirmation requirements for program administrators relating to residential real property, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB101 An Act Relating To The Resiliency Energy Environment  Florida Program Fine Authorizes certain notices of lien to be recorded in public records of specified counties; provides that certain liens are not enforceable; revises types of items which local government or program administrator must reasonably determine before entering into assessment financing agreements with residential & nonresidential real property owners; provides additional requirements to be met by program administrators when administering REEF program for qualifying improvements on residential real properties; Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB410 An Act Relating To Enforcement Of School Zone Speed Limits Rodriguez Photographic Enforcement of School Zone Speed Limits; Authorizing counties and municipalities to enforce school speed zones through the use of speed detection systems; authorizing counties and municipalities to install, or contract with a vendor to install, speed detection systems; requiring counties and municipalities that install speed detection systems to provide certain notification to the public; authorizing counties and municipalities to authorize traffic infraction enforcement officers to issue certain traffic citations, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB259 An Act Relating To Photovoltaic Solar Installations Roth 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: July 1, 2022
HB6025 An Act Relating To Preemption Of Tree Pruning, Trimming, And Removal Eskamani Repeals provisions relating to tree pruning, trimming, & removal on residential property. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB316 An Act Relating To Preemption Of Tree Pruning, Trimming, And Removal Stewart Repealing a provision relating to tree pruning, trimming, or removal on residential property, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB6043 An Act Relating To Local Government Communications Services Eskamani Removes provisions requiring counties, municipalities, & entities of local government to pay certain taxes on the provision or use of certain telecommunications facilities; removes provisions that identify procedures which must be followed by governmental entities before providing communications services; removes provisions relating to using revenues to issue bonds to finance communications services; removes provisions providing procedures if revenues do not exceed operating costs.  Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB512 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Burgess Requiring advertising platforms to collect and remit taxes for certain transactions; revising the regulated activities of public lodging establishments and public food service establishments preempted to the state to include licensing; expanding the authority of local laws, ordinances, or regulations to include requiring vacation rentals to register with local vacation rental registration programs; authorizing local governments to adopt vacation rental registration programs and impose fines for failure to register. Effective Date: Upon Becoming Law
SB514 An Act Relating To Workforce Education Requirements Burgess Workforce Education Requirements; Authorizing state governmental employing agencies to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment if certain conditions are met; requiring a county, municipality, or special district, respectively, that elects to substitute equivalent work experience in lieu of a postsecondary education requirement for a position of employment to include a certain notice in job advertisements for the position, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB325 An Act Relating To Vacation Rentals Fischer Requires advertising platforms to collect & remit taxes for certain transactions; revises regulated activities of public lodging establishments & public food service establishments preempted to state; expands authority of local laws, ordinances, or regulations to include requiring vacation rentals to register with local vacation rental registration programs; preempting regulation of advertising platforms to state.  Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB6057 An Act Relating To Repeal Of Developer Incentive Requirements Eskamani Removes provisions requiring counties & municipalities to provide incentives to fully offset costs of certain affordable housing contributions or linkage fees. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB6063 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of Recyclable And Polystyrene Materials Grieco Removes prohibition of local regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, & disposable plastic bags; repeals preemption of use or sale of polystyrene products to DACS. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB592 An Act Relating To Face Covering Mandates Perry Prohibiting counties and municipalities from requiring that a citizen of the United States wear a face covering; prohibiting district school boards from adopting, implementing, or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a district school superintendent from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering; prohibiting a school principal from implementing or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
HB403 An Act Relating To Local Ordinances Giallombardo Authorizes courts to assess & award attorney fees & costs & damages in certain civil actions filed against local governments; requires local governments to prepare business impact statement before adoption of proposed ordinances; specifies requirements for posting & content of statement; requires counties & municipalities to suspend enforcement of certain ordinances subject of certain legal actions; requires courts to give priority to certain cases; specifies factors court must consider in determining whether ordinance is arbitrary or unreasonable provides declaration of important state interest. Effective Date: October 1, 2022
SB608 An Act Relating To Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspection Programs Brodeur Defining the term "continuous monolithic pipe system"; authorizing counties and municipalities, respectively, to access sanitary sewer laterals within their jurisdiction for specified purposes; requiring counties and municipalities to notify private property owners within a specified timeframe if the county or municipality intends to access the owner's sanitary sewer lateral; authorizing a program established by a county or a municipality to evaluate and rehabilitate sanitary sewer laterals on residential and commercial properties to use state or local funds allocated for environmental preservation or the protection of water quality, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB303 An Act Relating to Sanitary Sewer Local Inspection Programs Truenow Authorizes counties & municipalities to access sanitary sewer laterals within their jurisdiction for specified purposes; requires counties & municipalities to notify private property owners within specified timeframe if county or municipality intends to access owner's sanitary sewer lateral; provides that counties & municipalities that establish programs are legally & financially responsible for all work done; requires counties & municipalities that establish programs to consider economical methods for counties & municipalities; Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB620 An Act Relating To Local Government Hutson Authorizing certain businesses to claim business damages from a county or municipality if the county or municipality enacts or amends certain ordinances or charter provisions; authorizing businesses to recover costs and fees in a specified manner and if certain requirements are met; requiring courts to consider certain factors and follow specified guidance when assessing costs; specifying requirements for the courts in determining and awarding attorney fees; requiring attorneys and businesses to submit certain documentation relating to attorney fees, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB674 An Act Related To Public Meetings During Declared States Of Emergency Cruz Providing for the suspension of certain statutory provisions during declared states of emergency for a specified timeframe; authorizing governing bodies to use communications media technology to conduct meetings during declared states of emergency; providing that certain remote participation by a governing body member in a meeting constitutes that individual's presence at such meeting and counts toward a quorum during a declared state of emergency; authorizing members of a governing body to attend certain meetings in person or through communications media technology, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB518 An Act Relating To Residential Home Protection Brodeur Revising conditions under which a local government may not require a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on a residential property; specifying when a tree poses an unacceptable risk, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB515 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates Robinson Requires municipality to charge customers receiving its utility services in another municipality same rates, fees, & charges as it charges consumers within its municipal boundaries. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB501 An Act Relating To Prohibition Of Public Funds For Lobbying Gregory Prohibits local governments and not-for-profit organizations from using public funds to retain lobbyists; provides exceptions for local government full-time employees; provides sanctions for violations; authorizes people to file complaints with the Commission on Ethics; requires commission to provide a report to specified entities; specifies procedures for disciplining violators. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB495 An Act Relating To Tax Exemption For Affordable Housing Rodriguez Authorizes counties & municipalities to adopt ordinances to grant ad valorem tax exemptions to property owners whose properties are used for governmental or public purpose of providing affordable housing; provides conditions for such exemptions; specifies procedures that apply if property is transferred to a person for other purposes; specifies exemption improperly granted by property appraiser will not be assessed penalty or interest. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB0874 An Act Relating To Arrests Pizzo Authorizing warrantless arrests when a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that a person younger than 18 years of age has violated a specified provision related to possession of a firearm by a minor younger than 18 years of age, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022
HB283 An Act Relating To Homestead Assessments Following A Change In Ownership Duran Homestead Assessments Following a Change in Ownership: Provides exception from assessment of homestead property at just value upon transfer of property if property is transferred to child or grandchild of deceased owner; specifies procedures for effectuating such transfer. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB460 An Act Relating To Homestead Assessments Following A Change In Ownership Rodriguez Homestead Assessments Following a Change in Ownership; Providing that the transfer of property to a child or grandchild under certain conditions is not considered a change of ownership; specifying procedures for establishing qualification for a homestead exemption under such conditions; providing applicability, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
SB886 An Act Relating To Municipal Water & Sewer Rates 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: 7/1/2022
HB569 An Act Relating To Business Damages Caused By Local Governments McClure Authorizes certain businesses to claim business damages from county or municipality if county or municipality enacts or amends certain ordinances or charter provisions; provides exceptions; requires presuit procedures; authorizes recovery of costs & fees; specifies that certain evidence relating to mediations & negotiations is inadmissible; requires courts to consider certain factors & follow specified guidance. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB253 An Act Relating To The Retail Sale Of Domestic Dogs And Cats Killebrew Prohibits pet stores from selling or offering for sale domestic dogs & cats; provides penalties. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB3121 An Act Relating To The Appropriations Project Titled McGough Nature Park Boardwalk Replacement Latvala Largo McGough Nature Park Boardwalk Replacement: Provides an appropriation for the Largo McGough Nature Park Boardwalk Replacement. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SJR152 A Joint Resolution Proposing The Creation Of Section 4 In Article III And A New Section In Article XII Of The State Constitution Farmer Supermajority Vote for Legislative Preemption; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to require a supermajority vote of each house to approve a general law preempting a subject of legislation to the state, etc.
HB621 An Act Relating To Infrastructure Project Funding Fine Prohibits administering agency from disbursing funds from any category of General Appropriations Act for infrastructure projects under certain conditions; requires grantee to use revenues for infrastructure projects for certain activities only; prohibits water management districts from disbursing funds to grantees for water-related projects unless certain conditions are met; prohibits potential grantees from seeking funds for water-related projects under certain conditions. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB6081 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of The Regulation Of Tobacco & Nicotine Products Hunschofsky Preemption of the Regulation of Tobacco and Nicotine Products: Repeals provisions relating to regulation of tobacco & nicotine products. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB0673 An Act Relating To Tourist Development Taxes Schoaf Tourist Development Taxes: Authorizes certain coastal counties to be reimbursed for use of tourist development tax revenues for tourism training; revises percent of tourist development tax revenues that may used to reimburse for expenses incurred in providing public safety services; authorizes certain rural counties to be reimbursed for use of tourist development tax revenues for certain purposes regardless of whether certain other requirements are met. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
SB1022 An Act Relating To The Preemption Of The Regulation Of Tobacco & Nicotine Products Ausley Preemption of the Regulation of Tobacco and Nicotine Products; Repealing provisions relating to preemption of the regulation of tobacco and nicotine products, respectively, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022
HB681 An Act Relating To Impact Fee Credits Rodriguez Impact Fee Credits: Revises area within which impact fee credits are assignable & transferable. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB689 An Act Relating To Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders Giallombardo Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders: Provides that time for specified notice in certain cases is measured from time of qualifying event or diagnosis of disorder, rather than manifestation of disorder, whichever is later. Effective Date: July 1, 2022
HB0739 An Act Relating To Local Government Land Development Actions Borrero Specifies deficiencies county or municipality may provide comments on regarding applications for development permits or development orders; requires local governments to adopt residential infill development standards; provides guidelines for local governments in developing residential infill development standards; requires local governments to adopt regulations to be used by applicants seeking designations as residential infill development; prohibits local government from denying applications if applicant has generally complied with regulations; requires local governments to amend their development regulations & comprehensive plans