2020 Legislative Items Being Watched


2020 FRPA Legislative Priorities

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2020 Senate Bills

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2020 House Bills

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CHILD CARE TRANSPORTATION - ALARMS

SB 88 by Senators Stewart, Book, and Torres

HB 679 by Representative Antone

Child Care Facilities; Citing this act at the "Child Safety Alarm Act"; requiring that, by a specified date, vehicles used by child care facilities and large family child care homes to transport children be equipped with a reliable alarm system that prompts the driver to inspect the vehicle for children before exiting the vehicle; requiring the Department of Children and Families to adopt by rule minimum safety standards for such systems and to maintain a list of approved alarm manufacturers and alarm systems, etc.

For those agencies with licensed before/after school programs, this bill requires alarms to exist in vehicles used to transport children.

Status of SB 88

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Status of HB 679

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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CHILD CARE TRANSPORTATION – VIDEO CAMERAS

HB 111 by Representative Williams

Child Care Facility Licensing Standards; Requires child care facility or large family child care home to install video camera in each vehicle used by such facility or home to transport children; requires facility or home to ensure video camera is continuously recording inside vehicle while transporting children; requires DCF to adopt by rule minimum standards & maintain list of approved video cameras on its website.

Status of HB 111

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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DRINKING WATER

CS/SB 168 by Senators Cruz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Pizzo ; Berman ; Gibson ; Book ; Stewart ; Rader ; Rouson ; Taddeo ; Torres ; Farmer ; Rodriguez

HB 139 by Representatives Jenne ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ausley ; Eskamani ; Polo ; Polsky ; Webb

Drinking Water in Public Schools; Subject to legislative appropriation, requiring district boards to coordinate with district school boards to identify certain schools and to provide funding to such schools; requiring certain school districts to install filters that meet certain specifications on drinking water sources; authorizing district boards to request additional funding to compensate school district staff for the installation or replacement of filters, etc. APPROPRIATION: $3,000,000

ACTION:  Watching this bill for any expansion into public drinking fountains which may then have impact of parks and recreation.

Status of CS/SB 168

  • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government Committee

Status of HB 139

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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LAND ACQUISITION TRUST FUND – FLORIDA FOREVER ANNUAL APPROPRIATION

SB 332 by Senator Stewart

HB 849 by by Representative Altman

Land Acquisition Trust Fund; Requiring a specified annual appropriation to the Florida Forever Trust Fund; prohibiting moneys from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund from being used for specified costs, etc.

Status of SB 332

  • Died in Appropriations Committee

Status of HB 849

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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SMOKING AREAS – PUBLIC PARKS

SB 630 by Senator Mayfield

HB 457 by Representatives LaMarca, Cortes

expands to beaches and state parks

SB 670 by Senators Gruters, Mayfield

expands to beaches and state parks

Regulation of Smoking; Authorizing municipalities and counties to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of certain public parks, etc.  Allows municipalities and counties to restrict smoking within the boundaries of certain public parks.

Status of SB 630

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Status of HB 457

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Status of SB 670

  • Died in Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee
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LICENSING OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

CS/SB 668 by Senator Book

HB 83 by Representatives Duran, Eskamani

Government-sponsored Recreation Programs; Revising the definition of the term “child care facility” to exclude government-sponsored recreation programs; defining the term “government-sponsored recreation program”, etc.

Status of CS/SB 668

  • Died in Rules

Status of HB 83

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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CHILD CARE FACILITIES – IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

SB 674 by Senator Book

Immunization Standards for Child Care Facilities; Requiring the Department of Children and Families to include in licensure standards for child care facilities a minimum percentage of children enrolled in a facility who must have received immunizations, etc.

Status of SB 674

  • Died in Health Policy
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OFFICE OF RESILIENCE – SEA LEVEL RISE TASK FORCE 

SB 7016 by Infrastructure and Security Committee

HB 1073 by Representative Stevenson

Statewide Office of Resiliency; Establishing the office within the Executive Office of the Governor; creating the Statewide Sea-Level Rise Task Force within the office; authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to contract for specified services, upon request of the task force; requiring the Environmental Regulation Commission to take certain action on the task force’s recommendations, etc. APPROPRIATION: $500,000

Status of SB 7016

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Status of HB 1073

  • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration