2021 Legislative Items Being Watched


2021 FRPA Legislative Priorities

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2021 Senate Bills

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2021 House Bills

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Updated 4/9/2021

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ADVALOREM TAXES ON LAND CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

SB 1730 by Senator Stewart

HB 779 by Representative Altman

Revising requirements for the use of land for conservation purposes to be exempt from ad valorem taxation; authorizing conservation easement agreements to include provisions that allow recreational activities; deleting a provision requiring that activities authorized under a conservation easement agreement be a current or historic use of the land placed under easement, etc

Status of SB 1730

  • Filed
  • Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Tax; Appropriations Committees

Status of HB 779

  • Filed
  • Referred to Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; Ways & Means Committee; State Affairs Committe
  • Read first time

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BACKGROUND SCREENING OF COACHES

SB 956 by Senator Baxley

HB 1141 by Representative Truenow, Hunschofsky

Providing that an athletic coach and an independent sanctioning authority are deemed to satisfy certain background screening requirements if the coach and the independent sanctioning authority are in compliance with national industry background check standards required by specified organizations, etc.

Status of SB 956

  • Filed
  • Referred to Education; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
  • Introduced
  • Favorable by Education Committee

Status of HB 1141

  • Filed
  • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee; Regulatory Reform Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
  • Read first time
  • Favorable by Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

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DRONES

SB 518 by Senator Diaz

HB 433 by Representatives Andrade and Grieco
HB 1049 by Representative Giallombardo

Expanding the authorized uses of drones by a state agency or political subdivision to include the assessment of damage due to natural disasters, etc.

Status of SB 518

  • Filed
  • Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Community Affairs; Rules Committees
  • Favorable by Military and Veterans Affairs, Space and Domestic Security Committee
  • Favorable by Community Affairs Committee

Status of HB 433

  • Filed
  • Referred to Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee; Judiciary Committee; Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee
  • Favorable by Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee
  • Read 1st time
Status of HB 1049
  • Filed
  • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee; Referred to State Affairs Committee; Referred to Judiciary Committee
  • Read 1st time
  • Favorable by Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
  • Favorable by State Affairs Committee

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IMMUNIZATION AT CHILD CARE FACILITIES

SB 1022 by Senator Book

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 1022

  • Filed
  • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules Committees
  • Introduced

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LIABILITY OF PERSONS PROVIDING AREAS FOR PUBLIC OUTDOOR RECREATION

SB 920 by Senate Environmental and Natural Resources and Bradley

HB 287 by Representative Shoaf

Expanding the applicability of the limitation of liability for persons who provide areas to the public for outdoor recreational purposes without charge, etc.

Status of SB 920

  • In messages to the House
  • Bill referred to House Calendar, added to Special Order Calendar, Amendment filed, 1st reading

Status of HB 287

  • Filed
  • Referred to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; and Judiciary Committees
  • Read first time
  • Favorable by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
  • Favorable by Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
  • Favorable by Judiciary Committee
  • Added to Special Order Calendar 4/13/21

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PREEMPTION OF TREE PRUNING, TRIMMING AND REMOVAL

SB 596 by Senators  Stewart, Cruz

SB 1396 by Senator Gruters

HB 6023 by Representative Eskamani

HB 1167 by Representative Snyder

Repealing a provision relating to tree pruning, trimming, or removal on residential property, etc.

Status of SB 596

  • Filed
  • Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules
  • Introduced

Status of SB 1396

  • Filed
  • Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Rules
  • Introduced
Status of HB 6023

  • Filed
  • Referred to Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee; State Affairs Committee
  • Introduced

Status of HB 1167
  • Filed
  • Referred to Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
  • Introduced
  • Favorable by Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee

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PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS

SB 1076 by Senator Brodeur

HB 53 by Government Operations Subcommittee and Representative DiCeglie

Revising a prohibition relating to any solicitation for construction services paid for with state or locally appropriated funds, or any combination thereof; revising the definition of the term “public works project”; prohibiting the state or any political subdivision that contracts for a public works project from taking specified action against certain persons that are engaged in a public works project or have submitted a bid for such a project, etc.

Status of SB 1076

  • Filed
  • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Rules Committees
  • Introduced
  • CS Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability
  • CS Read 1st time

Status of HB 53
  • Filed
  • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Public Integrity and Elections Committee; State Affairs Committee
  • Favorable with CS by Government Operations Subcommittee
  • CS read first time
  • Favorable with CS by Public Integrity and Elections Committee
  • Laid on table
  • CS Filed
  • 1st Reading (CS 2)

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SCREENING OF SUMMER CAMP PERSONNEL

SB 1096 by Senator Book

HB 307 by Representatives Trabulsy, Grieco, Tant

Providing applicability of certain requirements to summer day camps and summer 24-hour camps; providing an exception; requiring such camps to meet specified minimum requirements relating to health, sanitation, and safety and specified child care personnel screening requirements; providing that failure of a camp to comply with such requirements results in the loss of the camp’s ability to operate; authorizing the Department of Children and Families or local licensing agency to perform specified enforcement actions, etc.

Status of SB 1096

  • Filed
  • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
  • Introduced
  • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee


Status of HB 307

  • Filed
  • Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
  • Read 1st time

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SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES

SB 334 by Senators Gruters, Hutson, Perry and Harrell

HB 239 by Representative Altman, Goff-Marcil and Tant

Regulation of Smoking in Public Places; Revising a short title; 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.

Status of SB 334

  • Filed
  • Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules Committees
  • Favorable by Community Affairs
  • Introduced
  • CS by Environmental and Natural Resources Committee


Status of HB 239

  • Filed
  • Referred to Professions and Public Health Subcommittee; Environment, Agriculture and Flooding Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee
  • Read 1st time
  • Favorable by Professions and Public Health Subcommittee

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