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.
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Status of SB 176 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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Status of SB 320 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Status of HB 6063 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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Status of SB 316 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
Status of HB 6025 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
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
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
||Referred to Community Affairs; Environment and Natural Resources; Rules
||Favorable by Community Affairs
||CS by Environment and Natural Resources
||CS by Environment and Natural Resources read 1st time
||Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
CS/CS by Rules read 1st time
||Placed on Special Order Calendar
||Retained on Calendar
||Placed on Special Order Calendar
||Read 2nd time; Substituted CS/HB 105; Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 105
Status of HB 105
||Referred to Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee; and Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
||Favorable by Professions & Public Health Subcommittee
||Favorable by Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
||Favorable with CS by Health and Human Services Committee - CS Filed
||Read 2nd time; Placed on 3rd reading; Added to 3rd reading calendar
||Read 3rd time; CS passed as amended. In Messages. Referred to Rules Committee
||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
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
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