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The Trust takes an active role in monitoring changes that may occur at the State and Federal governmental levels which could potentially affect the quality and/or quantity of your insurance coverages.

As an added service to the membership, legislative summaries of insurance related issues are available for review. The summaries are prepared by the Trust's legislative liaison, the Pennington Law Firm, located in Tallahassee, Florida

Insurance-related Legislation

As of March 14, 2016

Issue Topic Bill Number and Sponsor Status Description
Claims SB 14
Altman
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Favorable with 4 amendments by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 2/24/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; 2/25/16 - Now in Appropriations
Relief of the Estate of Dr. Sherrill Lynn Aversa by the Department of Transportation; Providing for the relief of the Estate of Dr. Sherrill Lynn Aversa; providing an appropriation to compensate the Estate of Dr. Sherrill Lynn Aversa for Dr. Aversa’s death as a result of the negligence of the Department of Transportation; requiring the Executive Office of the Governor to establish spending authority from unappropriated trust fund balances of the department for compensation to the Estate of Dr. Sherrill Lynn Aversa; providing attorney fees and costs and a limitation on such fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $697,500.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 16
Joyner
SENATE - 8/19/15 -Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/24/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 2/25/16 - Now in Appropriations
Relief of Dennis Darling, Sr., and Wendy Smith by the State of Florida ; Providing for the relief of Dennis Darling, Sr., and Wendy Smith, parents of Devaughn Darling, deceased; providing an appropriation from the General Revenue Fund to compensate the parents for the loss of their son, Devaughn Darling, whose death occurred while he was engaged in football preseason training on the Florida State University campus; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,800,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3513
Jones (M)
HOUSE - 11-16/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Wendy Smith, Dennis Darling, Sr./State of Florida: Provides appropriation from General Revenue Fund to compensate parents for loss of their son, Devaughn Darling, whose death occurred while he was engaged in football preseason training on Florida State University campus; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 18
Braynon
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
Relief of Brian Pitts by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of Brian Pitts; directing the Division of Administrative Hearings to appoint an administrative law judge or special master to determine a basis for equitable relief for the purpose of compensating Mr. Pitts for the wrongful acts or omissions of the State of Florida or officials thereof; providing an appropriation to compensate Mr. Pitts for injuries and damages sustained; specifying the limited circumstances under which Mr. Pitts may represent himself or others in judicial or administrative proceedings, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: Indeterminate. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 20
Diaz de la Portilla
SENATE - 8/19/15 -Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Unfavorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/16/16 - Favorable by Community Affairs; 2/24/16 - Favorable with CS by Fiscal Policy; 03/08/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 3517; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 3517
Relief of Zaldivar and Campos by Orange County; Providing for the relief of Rafael Zaldivar and Kyoko Zaldivar, parents of Alex Zaldivar, deceased, individually and as co-personal representatives of the Estate of Alex Zaldivar, and Brienna Campos and Remington Campos by Orange County; providing for an appropriation to compensate Rafael Zaldivar and Kyoko Zaldivar for the death of Alex Zaldivar and to compensate Brienna Campos and Remington Campos for the injuries and damages they sustained as a result of the negligence of Orange County; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $400,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3517
Bracy
HOUSE - 2/24/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/9/16 - Substituted for SB 0020; Passed HOUSE - 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Relief/Alex Zaldivar, Brienna Campos, & Remington Campos/Orange County: Provides for appropriation to compensate Estate of Alex Zaldivar for his death, & Brienna Campos & Remington Campos for their injuries & damages sustained as result of negligence by Orange County; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 22
Montford
SENATE - 08/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy; 1/21/16 - Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 01/26/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 02/09/16 - Favorable by Community Affairs; 2/17/16 - Favorable with CS by Fiscal Policy; 2/18/16 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
Relief of Angela Sanford by Leon County; Providing for the relief of Angela Sanford by Leon County; providing for an appropriation to compensate her for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of an employee of Leon County; providing that certain payments and the appropriation satisfy all present and future claims related to the negligent act; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM: $1,150,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3511
Beshears
HOUSE - 11/5/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Angela Sanford/Leon County: Provides for appropriation to Angela Sanford for injuries sustained as result of negligence of an employee of Leon County; provides that certain payments & appropriation satisfy claims related to negligent act; provides limitation on payment of compensation, fees, & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 24
Grimsley
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
Relief of Clinton Treadway by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of Clinton Treadway; providing an appropriation and certain benefits to compensate Clinton Treadway for being wrongfully incarcerated for 7 years and 25 days; requiring the Department of Legal Affairs and the Department of Law Enforcement to immediately expunge Clinton Treadway’s criminal record arising from his wrongful incarceration; providing that certain benefits and the appropriation satisfy all present and future claims related to the wrongful arrest, conviction, and incarceration of Clinton Treadway, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $350,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3507
Albritton
HOUSE - 9/24/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Clinton Treadway/State of Florida: Provides appropriation to compensate Clinton Treadway for wrongful incarceration; directs CFO to draw warrant for purchase of annuity; provides conditions for purchase of annuity; requires DLA & FDLE to immediately expunge Clinton Treadway's criminal record from his wrongful incarceration; provides that act does not waive certain defenses or increase state's liability; provides that certain benefits & appropriation satisfies all present & future claims related to wrongful incarceration; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs; provides that unused compensation provided under act shall be revoked upon future finding that he is not innocent of alleged crimes for which he was wrongfully incarcerated & provides for reversion of unused funds. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 26
Negron
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; 1/21/16 - Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 01/26/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/17/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Now in Appropriations
Relief of L.T. by the Department of Children and Families; Providing for the relief of L.T.; providing an appropriation to compensate L.T. for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of employees of the Department of Children and Families, formerly known as the Department of Children and Family Services; providing for a waiver of specified lien interests held by the state; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $800,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3531
Miller
HOUSE - 1/15/16 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee, Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/L.T./DCF: Provides appropriation to compensate L.T., a minor, for injuries & damages sustained as result of negligence of employees of DCF; provides for waiver of specified lien interests held by state; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 28
Diaz de la Portilla
SENATE - 8/19/15 -Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy
Relief of Thomas and Karen Brandi by Haines City; Providing for the relief of Thomas and Karen Brandi by Haines City; providing an appropriation to compensate them for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of an employee of Haines City; providing that the appropriation settles all present and future claims relating to the injuries and damages sustained by Thomas and Karen Brandi; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $825,094.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 30
Garcia
SENATE - 8/19/15 -Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 2/17/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Now in Appropriations
Relief of C.M.H. by the Department of Children and Families; Providing for the relief of C.M.H.; providing an appropriation to compensate C.M.H. for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of the Department of Children and Families, formerly known as the Department of Children and Family Services; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $5,076,543.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3503
Smith (J)
HOUSE - 9/10/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; 9/10/15 - Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/C.M.H./Department of Children and Families: Provides for relief of C.M.H.; provides appropriation to compensate C.M.H. for injuries & damages sustained as result of negligence of DCF, formerly known as Department of Children & Family Services; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 32
Flores
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations; 2/11/16 - Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 2/16/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/24/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; 2/25/16 - Now in Appropriations
Relief of O'Brien and Stephenson by Department of Transportation; Providing relief of Amie Draiemann O’Brien, individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Christian Darby Stephenson, deceased, and for the relief of Hailey Morgan Stephenson and Christian Darby Stephenson II, as surviving minor children of the decedent; providing an appropriation to compensate them for the wrongful death of Christian Darby Stephenson, which was due in part to the negligence of the Department of Transportation; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,116,940.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3527
Fant
HOUSE - 1/13/16 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Amie Draiemann O'Brien, Hailey Morgan Stephenson, & Christian Darby Stephenson II/DOT: Provides appropriation to compensate Amie Draiemann O'Brien, individually & as personal representative of Estate of Christian Darby Stephenson, & Hailey Morgan Stephenson & Christian Darby Stephenson II, as surviving minor children, for wrongful death of Christian Darby Stephenson due in part to negligence of DOT.
Claims SB 34
Diaz de la Portilla
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
Relief of Charles Pandrea by the North Broward Hospital District; Providing for the relief of Charles Pandrea by the North Broward Hospital District; providing for an appropriation to compensate Charles Pandrea, husband of Janet Pandrea, for the death of Janet Pandrea as a result of the negligence of the North Broward Hospital District; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM: $608,555.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3519
Santiago
HOUSE - 12/10/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Charles Pandrea/North Broward Hospital District: Provides for appropriation to compensate Charles Pandrea, husband of Janet Pandrea, for death of Janet Pandrea as result of negligence of North Broward Hospital District; provides limitation on payment of compensation, fees, & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 60
Simpson
SENATE - Substituted for HB 3543; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 3543
Relief of Roy Wright and Ashley Wright by the North Brevard County Hospital District; Providing for an appropriation to compensate Roy Wright and Ashley Wright, individually and as guardians of Tucker Wright, for injuries and damages sustained by Tucker Wright as a result of the negligence of an employee of Parrish Medical Center; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs; providing that certain payments and the appropriation satisfy all present and future claims related to the negligent act, etc. CLAIM: $395,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 36
Soto
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations; 1/21/16 - Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 01/26/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 1/27/16 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Relief of Donald Brown by the District School Board of Sumter County; Providing for the relief of Donald Brown by the District School Board of Sumter County; providing an appropriation to compensate Donald Brown for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of an employee of the District School Board of Sumter County; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs; providing that certain payments and the appropriation satisfy all present and future claims related to the negligent act, etc. CLAIM: $1,400,000.00 Upon becoming a lawg a law
Claims HB 3523
Jenne
HOUSE - 12/18/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Donald Brown/District School Board of Sumter County: Provides appropriation to compensate Donald Brown for injuries sustained as result of negligence of employee of District School Board of Sumter County; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs; provides that certain payments & appropriation satisfy all present & future claims related to negligent act. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 38
Soto
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/17/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Now in Appropriations
Relief of J.D.S. by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities; Providing for the relief of J.D.S.; providing an appropriation from the General Revenue Fund to compensate J.D.S. for injuries and damages sustained as a result of negligence by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, as successor agency of the Department of Children and Family Services; providing that certain payments and the appropriation satisfy all present and future claims related to the negligent act; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $950,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3521
Antone
HOUSE - 12/10/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/J.D.S./Agency for Persons with Disabilities: Provides appropriation from General Revenue Fund to compensate J.D.S. for injuries & damages sustained as result of negligence by APD; provides that certain payments & appropriation satisfy all present & future claims related to negligent act; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 40
Montford
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations
Relief of Shuler Limited Partnership by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Providing for the relief of Shuler Limited Partnership by the Florida Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, formerly known as the Division of Forestry, and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund; providing for an appropriation to compensate Shuler Limited Partnership for damages sustained to 835 acres of its timber as a result of the negligence, negligence per se, and gross negligence of employees of the Florida Forest Service, their violation of s. 590.13, Florida Statutes; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $670,493.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 42
Braynon
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy
Relief of Ramiro Companioni by the City of Tampa; Providing for the relief of Ramiro Companioni by the City of Tampa; providing for an appropriation to compensate Mr. Companioni for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of an employee of the City of Tampa; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $17,828,800.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3533
Rooney
HOUSE - 1/15/16 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Ramiro Companioni/City Of Tampa: Provides for appropriation to compensate Ramiro Companioni for injuries sustained as result of negligence of employee of City of Tampa; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 44
Garcia
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy; 1/21/16 - Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 01/26/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 02/09/16 - Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 2/17/16 - Favorable with CS by Fiscal Policy; HOUSE - 03/08/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 3509; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 3509
Relief of Susana Castillo by the City of Hialeah; Providing for the relief of Susana Castillo, as personal representative of the Estate of Andrea Castillo; providing for an appropriation to compensate the Estate of Andrea Castillo for her death as a result of the negligence of the City of Hialeah; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs; providing that the amounts awarded are intended to provide the sole compensation for all present and future claims related to the wrongful death of Andrea Castillo, etc. CLAIM: $455,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3509
Nunez
HOUSE - 2/24/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/8/16 - Substituted for SB 0044 HOUSE - 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Relief/Andrea Castillo/City of Hialeah; Provides for appropriation to compensate Estate of Andrea Castillo for her death as result of negligence of City of Hialeah; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs; provides that amounts awarded are intended to provide sole compensation for all present & future claims related to wrongful death of Andrea Castillo. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 46
Flores
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy; 1/21/16 - Favorable with 1 Amendment by Special Master on Claim Bills; 01/26/16 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 2/16/16 - Favorable by Community Affairs; 03/08/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 3525; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 3525
Relief of Melvin and Alma Colindres by the City of Miami; Providing for the relief of Melvin and Alma Colindres by the City of Miami; providing for an appropriation to compensate them for the wrongful death of their son, Kevin Colindres, which occurred as a result of the negligence of police officers of the City of Miami; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $2,550,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3525
Artiles
HOUSE - 2/24/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/9/16 - Substituted for SB 0046; Passed; HOUSE - 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Relief/Melvin & Alma Colindres/City of Miami: Provides for appropriation to compensate Melvin & Alma Colindres for wrongful death of their son, Kevin Colindres, which occurred as result of negligence of police officers of City of Miami; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 48
Flores
SENATE - 9/15/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 2/17/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Now in Appropriations
Relief of “Survivor” and the Estate of “Victim” by the Department of Children and Families; Providing for the relief of “Survivor” and the Estate of “Victim”; providing an appropriation to compensate Survivor and the Estate of Victim for injuries and damages sustained as result of the negligence of the Department of Children and Families, formerly known as the Department of Children and Family Services; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $3,750,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3529
Diaz (J)
HOUSE - 1/15/16 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/"Survivor" & Estate of "Victim"/DCF: Provides for relief of "Survivor" & Estate of "Victim"; provides appropriation to compensate Survivor & Estate of Victim for injuries & damages sustained as result of negligence of DCF; provides limitation on payment of compensation, fees, & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 50
Flores
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations; 1/21/16 - Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/08/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/24/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 2/25/16 - Now in Appropriations
Relief of Altavious Carter by the Palm Beach County School Board; Providing for the relief of Altavious Carter by the Palm Beach County School Board; providing for an appropriation to compensate Mr. Carter for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of a bus driver of the Palm Beach County School District; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $994,034.00Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3537
Diaz (J)
HOUSE - 1/25/16 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Altavious Carter/Palm Beach County School Board: Provides appropriation to compensate Altavious Carter for injuries sustained as result of negligence of employee of Palm Beach County School District; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs; provides that certain payments & appropriation satisfy all present & future claims related to negligent act. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 52
Grimsley
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
Relief of Marcus Button by the Pasco County School Board; Providing for the relief of Marcus Button by the Pasco County School Board; providing for an appropriation to compensate Marcus Button for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of an employee of the Pasco County School Board; providing for an appropriation to compensate Mark and Robin Button, as parents and natural guardians of Marcus Button, for injuries and damages sustained by Marcus Button; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $1,507,364.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3505
Artiles
HOUSE - 9/10/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Marcus Button/Pasco County School Board: Provides appropriation to compensate Marcus Button & Mark & Robin Button, as parents & natural guardians of Marcus Button, for injuries & damages sustained as result of negligence of employee of Pasco County School Board; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 54
Flores
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; 12/28/15 - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Relief of Ashaunti Seay by Miami-Dade County; Providing for the relief of Ashaunti Seay by the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County; providing for an appropriation to compensate her for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM: $10,000,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 56
Bullard
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations
Relief of Barney Brown by the State of Florida; Providing for the relief of Barney Brown, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 38 years; providing an appropriation to compensate him for his wrongful incarceration; providing that the act does not waive certain defenses or increase the state’s liability; providing that the appropriation satisfies all present and future claims related to the wrongful incarceration; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,900,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3501
Clarke- Reed
HOUSE - 8/27/15 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Barney Brown/State of Florida: Provides appropriation to compensate Barney Brown for his wrongful incarceration; provides that act does not waive certain defenses or increase state's liability; provides that appropriation satisfies all present & future claims related to wrongful incarceration; provides limitation on payment of compensation, fees, & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 58
Abruzzo
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations; 1/15/16 - Favorable with 1 amendment by Special Master on Claim Bills; 1/20/16 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 2/24/16 - Favorable with CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; 3/9/16 - Withdrawn from Appropriations; 3/10/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 3515; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 3515
Relief of Q.B. by the Palm Beach County School Board; Providing for the relief of Q.B. by the Palm Beach County School Board; providing for an appropriation to compensate Q.B. for injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of employees of the Palm Beach County School District; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs; providing that the appropriation settles all present and future claims related to the negligent act, etc. CLAIM: $1,677,950.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3515
Fitzen- hagen
HOUSE - 2/24/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/10/16 - Substituted for SB 0058; Passed HOUSE - 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Relief/Q.B./Palm Beach County School Board: Provides for appropriation to Q.B. for injuries sustained as result of negligence of employees of Palm Beach County School District; provides limitation on payment of certain fees & costs; provides that appropriation settles all present & future claims related to negligent act. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims SB 60
Abruzzo
SENATE - 10/27/15 - Withdrawn from Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations; Withdrawn prior to introduction
Relief of Champion by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; Providing for the relief of Robert Champion, Sr., and Pam Champion by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; providing an appropriation to compensate Robert Champion, Sr., and Pam Champion, individually and as personal representatives of the Estate of Robert Champion, Jr., for the wrongful death of their son, Robert Champion, Jr., due to the negligence of Florida A & M University; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs; providing that the appropriation settles all present and future claims related to the wrongful death of Robert Champion, Jr., etc. CLAIM: Indeterminate Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 62
Montford
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy; 2/4/16 - Recommendation: Favorable by Special Master on Claim Bills; 02/09/16 - Favorable by Judiciary; 2/10/16 - Now in Community Affairs
Relief of Jennifer Wohlgemuth by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; Providing for the relief of Jennifer Wohlgemuth by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; providing for an appropriation to compensate her for injuries and damages sustained as a result of the negligence of an employee of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; providing a limitation on the payment of fees and costs, etc. CLAIM: $8,624,754.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Claims SB 64
Negron
SENATE - 8/19/15 - Referred to Special Master on Claim Bills; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations; 2/11/16 - On Judiciary agenda for 02/16/16; Favorable with 1 amendment by Special Master on Claim Bills; 2/14/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; 2/25/16 - Now in Appropriations
Relief of the Estate of Danielle Maudsley by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; Providing for the relief of the Estate of Danielle Maudsley; providing for an appropriation to compensate the Estate of Danielle Maudsley for Ms. Maudsley’s death, sustained as a result of the negligence of Trooper Daniel Cole and the Florida Highway Patrol, a division of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; providing that certain payments and the appropriation satisfy all present and future claims related to the alleged acts; providing a limitation on the payment of compensation, fees, and costs, etc. CLAIM WITH APPROPRIATION: $1,750,000.00 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Medical Use of Cannabis HB 307
Gaetz (M), Edawrds, etal
HOUSE - 3/3/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 03/07/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 3/10/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/25/16 to act on this bill)
Revises requirements for physicians ordering low-THC cannabis; provides requirements for physicians ordering medical cannabis; provides penalties; provides that physicians who order low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis & receive related compensation from dispensing organizations are subject to disciplinary action; revises requirements relating to physician education; requires DOH to include legal representative information in its online compassionate use registry; revises requirements & standards for dispensing organizations; revises duties & responsibilities of DOH; authorizes independent testing laboratories to possess, test, transport, & lawfully dispose of low-THC cannabis or medical cannabis under certain circumstances; exempts approved dispensing organization & related persons from Florida Drug & Cosmetic Act; provides applicability; authorizes certain manufacturers to provide cannabis delivery devices to eligible patients; authorizes certain dispensing organizations to provide low-THC cannabis, medical cannabis, & cannabis delivery devices to eligible patients; provides dispensing organizations meeting specified criteria to be granted authorization to cultivate certain cannabis & operate as dispensing organizations. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Claims HB 3535
Murphy
HOUSE - 1/15/16 - Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Relief/Estate of Danielle Maudsley/DHSMV: Provides for appropriation to compensate Estate of Danielle Maudsley for her death, sustained as result of negligence of Trooper Daniel Cole & FHP; provides that certain payments & appropriation satisfy all present & future claims related to alleged acts; provides limitation on payment of compensation, fees, & costs. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Drug-Free Workplaces HB 771
Renner
HOUSE - 12/10/15 - Referred to Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee; Now in Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee
Revises contents of employer policy statement with respect to employee drug use; revises frequency of followup testing; revises specimen collection, verification, & documentation procedures; revises requirements for confirmation testing. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Drug-Free Workplaces SB 1154
Bradely
SENATE - 1/5/16 - Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Health Policy; Fiscal Policy
Revising the contents of an employer policy statement with respect to employee drug use; revising specimen collection, verification, and documentation procedures, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Controlled Substances HB 73
Jacobs
HOUSE - 9/10/15 - Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 2/3/16 - Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 02/08/16 - Favorable with CS by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; 2/11/16 - Now in Judiciary Committee
Schedules Mitragynine & 7-Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, in schedule of controlled substances provides an exception from scheduling for any drug product approved by USDA which contains Mitragynine or 7-Hydroxymitragynine; reenacts related provisions. Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Controlled Substances SB 1182
Latvala (J)
SENATE - 1/8/16 - Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations; 02/16/16 - Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice; 2/17/18 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
Scheduling Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, in a schedule of controlled substances; providing an exception from scheduling for any drug product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration which contains Mitragynine or 7-Hydroxymitragynine, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Ordering of Medication SB 152
Grimsley
SENATE - 9/9/15 - Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations; 10/20/15 - Favorable by Health Policy; 11/18/15 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; 2/25/16 - Favorable with CS by Appropriations; 3/316 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 1241; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 1241
Revising the authority of a licensed physician assistant to order medication under the direction of a supervisory physician for a specified patient; authorizing an advanced registered nurse practitioner to order medication for administration to a specified patient; authorizing a licensed practitioner to authorize a licensed physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner to order controlled substances for a specified patient under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Ordering of Medication HB 1241
Plasencia
HOUSE - 13/2/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/3/16 - Amendments Adopted (646650, 173452); 03/04/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 3/9/16 - Concurred with Amendments (646650, 173452); Passed; 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Revises authority of licensed physician assistant to order medication under direction of supervisory physician for specified patient; authorizes an advanced registered nurse practitioner to order medication for administration to specified patient; revises term "prescription" to exclude an order for drugs or medicinal supplies dispensed for administration; revises term "administer" to include term "administration"; revises term "prescription" to exclude an order for drugs or medicinal supplies dispensed for administration; authorizes licensed practitioner to authorize licensed physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner to order controlled substances for specified patient; reenacts provisions to incorporate amendments. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Special Districts HB 479
Metz
HOUSE - 01/27/16 - Passed SENATE - 02/23/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 3/1/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor; 03/08/16 - Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2016-22
Revises legislative intent with respect to Uniform Special District Accountability Act to include dependent special districts; specifies Legislature's authority to create dependent special districts by special act; provides for identification of dependent special district as dependent, & of independent special district as independent, in its charter; specifies that local general-purpose governments may review certain special districts. Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Special Districts SB 516
Ring, Gaetz
SENATE - 10/21/15 - Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Fiscal Policy; 11/17/15 - Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 11/19/15 - Reference to Governmental Oversight and Accountability added; 1/1/16 - Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 1/12/16 - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
Requiring each special district to operate an official website; requiring each special district’s official website to include specified budget information; requiring certain independent special districts to be subject to ch. 120, F.S., etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Special District Accountability HB 7001
Local Governmt. Affairs Subcomm. , Ray
HOUSE - 10/30/15 - Referred to Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee; Local & Federal Affairs Committee; 12/2/15 - Favorable by Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee; 2/25/15 - Favorable by Local & Federal Affairs Committee; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
Requires DEO to exclude inactive special districts from official list of special districts; requires DEO to remove special districts declared inactive from official list of special districts. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Special Districts HB 745
Nunez
HOUSE - 12/10/15 - Referred to Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; Government Operations Subcommittee; Local & Federal Affairs Committee; 1/13/16 - Favorable by Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; 1/14/16 - Now in Government Operations Subcommittee
Requires each special district to operate an official website; requires each special district's official website to include specified budget information. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Special Districts SB 956
Stargel
SENATE - 12/11/15 - Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Fiscal Policy; 11/19/16 - Favorable by Community Affairs; 01/28/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; 2/4/16 - Favorable by Fiscal Policy; 02/18/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0479; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0479
Revising legislative intent with respect to the Uniform Special District Accountability Act to include dependent special districts; specifying the period of time for which certain budget information must remain on the special district’s website; specifying the Legislature’s authority to create dependent special districts by special act; revising the criteria that must be documented before a special district may be declared inactive, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Public Records HB 273
Beshears, Kerner
HOUSE - 01/27/16 - Read Third Time; Passed; Immediately certified SENATE - Substituted for SB 0390; 02/02/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 3/1/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor; 03/08/16 - Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2016-20
Requires public agency contract for services to include statement providing contact information of public agency's custodian of public records; prescribes form of statement; revises required provisions in public agency contract for services regarding contractor's compliance with public records laws; requires public records request relating to records for public agency's contract for services to be made directly to public agency; requires contractor to provide requested records to public agency or allow inspection or copying of requested records; specifies circumstances under which court must assess & award reasonable costs of enforcement against contractor; specifies sufficient notice; provides that contractor who takes certain actions is not liable for reasonable costs of enforcement. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Public Records/Publi c Agency Contract for Services SB 390
Simpson
SENATE - 10/9/15 - Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy; 11/17/15 - Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 12/1/15 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 1/20/16 - Favorable by Fiscal Policy; 01/28/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0273; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0273
Requiring that a public agency contract for services include a statement providing the contact information of the public agency’s custodian of records; revising required provisions in a public agency contract for services regarding a contractor’s compliance with public records laws, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Award of Attorney Fees in Public Records Enforcement Actions HB 1021
Steube
HOUSE - 1/8/16 - Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee; 1/20/16 - Favorable by Government Operations Subcommittee; 2/2/16 - Favorable by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Now in State Affairs Committee
Revises conditions under which award of attorney fees is authorized in certain civil actions for enforcement of chapter 119, F.S.; provides that award of such attorney fees is within discretion of court. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Public Records SB 1220
Garcia
SENATE - 1/11/16 - Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy; 1/26/16 - Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 1/27/16 - Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed; 02/09/16 - Favorable with CS by Judiciary; 2/17/16 - Favorable with CS by Fiscal Policy; 03/02/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 3/2/16 - In Messages
Revising the circumstances under which a court may assess and award the reasonable costs of enforcement against an agency in a civil action to enforce ch. 119, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Fees for Records SB 628
Richter
SENATE - 2/11/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 03/07/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 1089; 3/8/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/8/16 - Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Adding the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to the list of specified state entities and vendors that pay a reduced fee per record for criminal history information for each name submitted, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Criminal History Information HB 1089
Rooney
HOUSE - 1/13/16 - Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee; Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 01/25/16 - Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 02/08/16 - Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; 03/07/16 - Substituted for SB 0628; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0628
Provides reduced fee for criminal history information provided to Agency for Persons with Disabilities under specified provisions. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Public Corruption SB 582
Gaetz
SENATE - 11/2/15 - Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Criminal Justice; Rules; 1/19/16 - Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 02/01/16 - Favorable by Criminal Justice; 2/10/16 - Favorable by Rules; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; 03/08/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7071; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7071
Deleting the definition of the term “corruptly” or “with corrupt intent”; redefining the term “bribery” to include knowing and intentional, rather than corrupt, acts; revising the prohibition against unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior to conform to changes made by the act; revising the prohibition against official misconduct to conform to changes made by the act; revising the prohibition against bid tampering to conform to changes made by the act, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Public Corruption HB 7071
Rules, Calendar & Ethics Committee , Workman
HOUSE - 1/15/16 - Filed (Formerly PCB RCEC5), 1/26/15 - Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (018123); 1/27/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/9/16 - Substituted for SB 0582; Passed HOUSE - 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Revises definition of term "bribery"; revises requirements for prosecution; revises prohibition against unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior to conform to changes made by act; revises prohibition against official misconduct to conform to changes made by act; revises applicability of offense to include public contractors; revises prohibition against bid tampering to conform to changes made by act; revises applicability of offense to include specified public contractors; authorizes award of attorney fees to public servants & public contractors under certain conditions; reenacts provisions relating to official misconduct; reenacts provisions relating to appointment, application, suspension, revocation, application fee, bond, & oath; reenacts provisions relating to criminal use of personal identification information; reenacts provisions relating to Criminal Punishment Code offense severity ranking chart. Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Government Accountability HB 593
Metz
HOUSE - 03/04/16 - Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (667255, 551743, 412737, 294685, 211739, 605449); Placed on Third Reading, 03/07/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/7/16 - Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Appropriations
Revises auditing protocols for certain agencies, councils, & state schools; revises responsibilities of certain state officials & employment or contractual relationships; revises provisions governing collection methods for certain unpaid automatic fines; revises entities subject to lobbyist registration and registration procedures; requires counties, municipalities, & special districts to maintain certain budget documents on entities' websites for specified period; revises certain compensation protocols; revises requirements for financial statements & audits of certain governmental entities. Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Government Accountability SB 686
Gaetz
SENATE - 11/18/15 - Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Appropriations; 1/12/16 - Favorable with CS by Ethics and Elections; 02/09/16 - Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 2/16/16 - Favorable by Community Affairs; Now in Appropriations; 3/3/16 - Not Considered by Appropriations
Citing this act as the "Florida Anti-Corruption Act of 2016"; specifying that the Governor, the Commissioner of Education, or the designee of the Governor or of the Commissioner of Education may notify the Legislative Auditing Committee of an entity’s failure to comply with certain auditing and financial reporting requirements; specifying the applicability of certain provisions of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees to officers and board members of corporate entities associated with the Department of Economic Opportunity, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Department of Financial Services HB 651
Beshears
HOUSE - 3/3/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/4/16 - Substituted for SB 0992; Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (411956, 481068, 145740, 690366); Amendments Withdrawn (232534, 134620); 03/07/16 - Called Up For Reconsideration; Amendment Reconsidered, Withdrawn (690366); Read Third Time; Amendments Withdrawn (964260, 246092); Passed HOUSE - 3/9/16 - Concurred with Amendments (411956, 481068, 145740); Passed; 3/11/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/26/16 to act on this bill)
Authorizes DFS to create Internet-based system for electronic transmission & acceptance of service of process documents; deletes requirement that EOG review & approve certain alternative retirement income security programs; revises responsibilities of CFO; revises requirements for approval of certain bonds; exempts certain entities from certain auditing requirements; revises membership requirements for governing body of Florida Inland Navigation District; revises provisions relating to service of legal process; adds fee for service of process to unauthorized insurer; revises requirements related to service of process upon insurer or person representing or aiding insurer; provides additional ground for disqualification of neutral evaluator; provides requirements related to sinkhole insurance; revises applicability of Life Safety Code; provides for expiration of firefighter & volunteer firefighter certificates of compliance & completion; authorizes, instead of requires, Division of State Fire Marshal to suspend or revoke firefighter's certification under certain conditions. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Department of Financial Services SB 992
Brandes
SENATE - 12/11/15 - Referred to Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations; 1/19/16 - Favorable with CS by Banking and Insurance; 2/11/16 - Favorable with CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; 2/18/16 - Favorable with CS by Appropriations; 03/04/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0651; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0651
Authorizing the Department of Financial Services to create an Internet-based transmission system to accept service of process; authorizing the Chief Financial Officer, with the approval of the State Board of Administration, to include specified employees other than state employees in a deferred compensation plan; revising certain standards for carbon monoxide detector devices in specified spaces or rooms of public lodging establishments; requiring an individual to pass a certain examination by a specified time as part of certain firefighter certifications, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Organization of the Department of Financial Services HB 879
Renner
HOUSE - 12/18/15 - Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee; 2/1/16 - Favorable with CS by Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; 2/16/16 - Favorable with CS by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; 2/25/16 - Favorable by Regulatory Affairs Committee; 2/26/16 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; 03/07/16 - Substituted for SB 0908; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0908
Authorizes CFO, rather than Division of Accounting & Auditing, to audit & adjust accounts of officers & those indebted to state; revises divisions & location of bureaus within & divisions; amends provisions relating to transfer of certain functions to Division of Investigative & Forensic Services; amends provisions relating to renaming of the Bureau of Unclaimed Property. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Organization of the Department of Financial Services SB 908
Lee (T)
SENATE - 3/4/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 03/07/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0879; Amendments Temporarily Postponed (704851, 273837, 054357); 3/8/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/8/16 - Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Authorizing the Chief Financial Officer, rather than the Division of Accounting and Auditing, to audit and adjust accounts of officers and those indebted to the state; revising the divisions and the location of bureaus within the divisions; amending provisions relating to the transfer of certain functions to the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services; amending provisions relating to the renaming of the Bureau of Unclaimed Property, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Firefighters and Paramedics HB 345
Fitzen-hagen
HOUSE - 10/30/15 - Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee; Now in Government Operations Subcommittee
Provides that death or disability due to cancer suffered by firefighter or paramedic employed by state or its political subdivisions is presumed accidental & suffered in line of duty under certain conditions; authorizes purchase of insurance by local governments; provides criteria for physical examinations for firefighters & paramedics; requires employing agency to keep records & notify firefighters & paramedics of reported exposure to known carcinogens; provides that firefighters & paramedics employed on effective date of act need not comply with physical examination requirements. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Firefighters SB 456
Latvala (J)
SENATE - 10/21/15 - Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; 11/17/15 - Favorable by Community Affairs; 2/16/16 - Favorable with CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 2/17/16 - Now in Appropriations
Establishing a presumption as to a firefighter’s condition or impairment of health caused by cancer while in the line of duty; prescribing requirements for the physical examination; authorizing specified governmental entities to negotiate policy contracts for life and disability insurance, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras SB 418
Smith (C.)
SENATE - 10/9/15 - Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy; 02/01/16 - Favorable by Criminal Justice; 2/16/16 - Favorable by Community Affairs; 2/24/16 - Favorable by Fiscal Policy; 03/04/16 - Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0093; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0093
Requiring a law enforcement agency that authorizes its law enforcement officers to wear body cameras to establish policies and procedures addressing the proper use, maintenance, and storage of body cameras and the data recorded by body cameras; requiring such policies and procedures to include specified information; requiring that data recorded by body cameras be retained in accordance with specified requirements, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras HB 93
Jones (S)
HOUSE - 03/04/16 - Read Third Time; Passed; SENATE - 03/07/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 3/9/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor has until 03/24/16 to act on this bill)
Requires law enforcement agency that permits its law enforcement officers to wear body cameras to establish policies & procedures addressing proper use, maintenance, & storage of cameras & data; requires such policies & procedures to include specified information; requires agency to ensure that specified personnel are trained; requires that data be retained in accordance with specified requirements; requires periodic review of agency body camera practices; exempts recordings from specified provisions relating to interception of wire, electronic, & oral communications. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Law Enforcement Officer Training SB 796
Thompson
SENATE - 11/19/15 - Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy
Expanding the instruction that the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission requires of a law enforcement officer to include interpersonal skills relating to racial minorities, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Insurance Guaranty Association Assessments SB 828
Bean
SENATE - 02/23/16 - Read Third Time; Passed HOUSE - 2/24/16 - In Messages; 03/07/16 - Substituted for HB 0467; 3/8/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/8/16 - Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Requiring the Office of Insurance Regulation to levy assessments for certain purposes; revising and providing requirements for the levy of assessments; requiring insurers and selfinsurance funds to report certain premiums; requiring insurers to collect policy surcharges and pay assessments to the association; revising requirements for reporting premium for assessment calculations; revising and providing requirements and limitations for remittance of assessments to the association, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Insurance Guaranty Association Assessments HB 467
Broxson
HOUSE - 11/5/15 - Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Finance & Tax Committee; Regulatory Affairs Committee; 11/18/15 - Favorable with CS by Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; 1/14/16 - Favorable with CS by Finance & Tax Committee; 2/4/16 - Favorable with CS by Regulatory Affairs Committee; 2/9/16 - Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading; 03/07/16 - Substituted for SB 0828; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0828
Requires OIR to levy assessments for certain purposes; revises & providing requirements for levy of assessments; requires insurers & self-insurance funds to report certain premiums; requires insurers to collect policy surcharges & pay assessments to association; revises requirements for reporting premium for assessment calculations; revises & providing requirements & limitations for remittance of assessments to association. Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Workers' Compensation System Administration HB 613
Sullivan
HOUSE - 3/3/16 - Read Third Time; Passed SENATE - 3/3/16 - Passed HOUSE - 3/3/16 - Signed by Officers and presented to Governor; 03/10/16 - Approved by Governor, Chapter No. 2016-56
Requires members of limited liability companies to submit specified notices; deletes required item to be listed on notice of election to be exempt; revises specified rules regarding maintenance of business records by an officer of corporation; provides and removes duties of DFS; prohibits application of specified credit unless employer provides specified documentation & proof of payment to department within specified period; revises penalty calculation for imputed weekly payroll for an employee; eliminates certification requirements when expert medical advisor is selected by judge of compensation claims; deletes requirement that employers notify department within 24 hours of any injury resulting in death; revises requirements for filing claim; deletes preferred worker program; deletes notification fees on certain filed claims which supplement Special Disability Trust Fund; deletes fee for certain registration of insurance carriers. Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Workers' Compensation System Administration SB 986
Simpson
SENATE - 12/11/15 - Referred to Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations; 02/01/16 - Favorable with CS by Banking and Insurance; 2/17/16 - Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; 2/25/16 - Favorable by Appropriations; 3/3/16 - Read Third Time; Substituted for HB 0613; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0613
Requiring members of limited liability companies to submit specified notices; requiring that the Department of Financial Services allow an employer who has not previously been issued an order of penalty assessment to receive a specified credit to be applied to the penalty; eliminating the certification requirements when an expert medical advisor is selected by a judge of compensation claims; deleting the requirement that employers notify the department within 24 hours of any injury resulting in death, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016