2022 Legislative Items Being Watched


2022 Legislative Priorities

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2022 Senate Bills

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2022 House Bills

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Updated 3/14/2022


BUDGET UPDATE

As the 2022 Florida legislative sessions comes to a close today, we are still watching the state spending plan to assure it continues to have funding allocations which fully fund the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program at $10,721.968 which is the full eligible projects list, as well as funding of Florida Forever, and an estimated $29 million in special park projects.  Of-course once the budget is passed, there remains one more hurdle as it will move to the Governor to sign or veto.   We will continue to keep you updated.

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    CLOTHING OPTIONAL BEACHES

    SB 176 by Senator Pizzo

    Clothing-optional Locations; Specifying that an exception to the commission of the offense of unlawful exposure of sexual organs includes clothing-optional beaches; requiring the Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of Environmental Protection to amend a specified rule to comply with this act, etc.

    Status of SB 176 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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    PREEMPTION OF RECYCLABLE AND POLYSTYRENE MATERIALS

    SB 320 by Senator Stewart 

    HB 6063 by Representatives Grieco; Eskamani; Gottlieb

    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.

    Status of SB 320 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

    Status of HB 6063 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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    PREEMPTION OF TREE PRUNING, TRIMMING AND REMOVAL

    SB 316 by Senator Stewart

    HB 6025 by Representatives Eskamani

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

    Status of SB 316 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

    Status of HB 6025 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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    PUBLIC BATHING PLACES

    SB 604 by Senator Berman

    HB 393 by Representative Hiskin and Eskamani

    Revises definition of term "public bathing place"; requires, rather than authorizes, DOH to adopt & enforce certain rules & to issue health advisories under certain circumstances; requires DOH to notify municipality or county if health advisory is issued against swimming in public bathing places; requires certain signage to be posted around public bathing places under certain circumstances; requires DOH to monitor affected public bathing places; authorizes DOH to coordinate with DEP & FWCC to implement signage requirements.

    Status of SB 604 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

    Status of HB 393 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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    SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES

    SB 224 by Senator Gruters, Bradley, Farmer, Berman

    HB 105 by Representatives Fine; Altman; Benjamin; Duran; Eskamani; Goff-Marcil; Grieco; Killebrew; LsMarca; and Tant

    Regulation of Smoking in Public Places; 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 224

    9/15/2021 Filed
    9/21/2021 Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules 
    11/3/2021 Favorable by Community Affairs
    2/7/2022 CS by Environment and Natural Resources
    2/9/2022 CS by Environment and Natural Resources read 1st time
    2/16/2022 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    CS/CS by Rules read 1st time
    2/17/2022 Placed on Special Order Calendar
    2/23/2022 Retained on Calendar
    02/28/2022 Placed on Special Order Calendar
    03/02/2022 Read 2nd time; Substituted CS/HB 105; Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 105

     

    Status of HB 105

    9/15/2021 Filed
    9/22/2021 Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee; and Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
    1/11/2022 First Reading
    01/25/2022 Favorable by Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
    02/03/2022 Favorable by Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee 
    02/17/2022 Favorable with CS by Health and Human Services Committee - CS Filed
    02/22/2022 Read 2nd time; Placed on 3rd reading; Added to 3rd reading calendar
    02/24/2022 Read 3rd time; CS passed as amended.  In Messages.  Referred to Rules Committee
    03/02/2022 Withdrawn from Rules; Placed on Calendar on 2nd reading; Substituted for CS/CS/SB 224; Read 2nd time; Read 3rd time; CS passed.  In Messages; Ordered Enrolled


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    STATE PARK ENTRANCE FEES WAIVED FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS

    SB 232 by Senator Harrell

    HB 115 by Representative Casello

    State Park Fee Discounts; Providing certain entrance passes for specified military members and veterans at no charge, etc.

    Status of SB 232 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

    Status of HB 115 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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    SURPLUS OF STATE OWNED LANDS

    SB 290 by Senator Ausley

    Authorizing the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to dispose of surplus non-conservation lands at specified values under certain circumstances; authorizing the board to donate such lands to fiscally constrained counties under certain circumstances; authorizing the board of trustees to sell or lease surplus non-conservation lands located in fiscally constrained counties to private entities under certain circumstances, etc.

    Status of SB 290 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration