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

  • 8/2/2019         Filed
  • 8/16/2019       Referred to Children, Families and Elder Affairs; Infrastructure and Security; and Rules Committees
  • 11/05/2019     Favorable by Children, Families and Elder Affairs
  • 01/21/2020     On Committee agenda-- Infrastructure and Security, 4:30 pm, 110 Senate Building

Status of HB 679

  • 11/18/2019     Filed
  • 12/03/2019     Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; and Health and Human Services Committee

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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

  • 9/4/2019         Filed
  • 9/23/2019       Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee
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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

  • 8/21/2019       Filed
  • 9/19/2019       Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
  • 11/5/2019       On Committee agenda-- Education, 11/12/19, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
  • 11/12/2019     CS by Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 11/13/2019     Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
  • 11/18/2019     Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
  • 01/14/2020     CS by Children, Families and Elder Affairs read first time

Status of HB 139

  • 9/10/2019       Filed
  • 9/23/2019       Referred to PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee

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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

  • 9/17/2019       Filed
  • 10/15/2019     Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations
  • 11/4/2019       Favorable by Environment and Natural Resources; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
  • 11/5/2019       Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government

Status of HB 849

  • 12/3/2019       Filed
  • 12/16/2019     Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Appropriations Committee
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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

  • 10/23/2019     Filed
  • 11/6/2019       Referred to Community Affairs; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules
  • 1/13/2020       Favorable by Community Affairs Committee

Status of HB 457

  • 10/24/2019     Filed
  • 11/7/2019       Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee

Status of SB 670

  • 10/25/2019     Filed
  • 11/6/2019       Referred to Community Affairs; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules
  • 12/9/2019       CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
  • 12/11/2019     Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
  • 12/13/2019     Now in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
  • 01/14/2020     CS by Community Affairs read 1st time
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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

  • 10/25/2019     Filed
  • 11/6/2019       Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
  • 12/10/2019     CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
  • 12/13/2019     Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability 

Status of HB 83

  • 8/22/2019       Filed
  • 9/23/2019       Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee

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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

  • 10/25/2019     Filed
  • 11/6/2019       Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
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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

  • 12/2/2019       Submitted for consideration by Infrastructure and Security
  • 12/9/2019       Submitted as Committee Bill and Reported Favorably by Infrastructure and Security
  • 12/10/2019     Filed
  • 12/18/2019     Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations
  • 1/13/2020       Favorable by Environment and Natural Resources

Status of HB 1073

  • 01/03/2020     Filed
  • 01/13/2020     Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee
  • 01/21/2020     On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 12:30 pm, 12 HOB