House and Senate Bills Introduced for the 2007 Legislature

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Bill Description
H243
Limited Liability Companies/Name; prohibits use of immoral, scandalous,
or deceptive matter in name of limited liability company; requires said
company name to be distinguishable on databases maintained by
Corporations Div. of Department of State; provides exception; deletes
name-recording requirement for department; requires name of limited
liability company in company's articles of organization to satisfy
certain requirements. Amends 608.406,.407. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/19/07 HOUSE  Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Tourism & Trade (EEI);
                YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -HJ 00227; Now in Economic Expansion &
                Infrastructure Council -HJ 00227
03/27/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Economic Expansion & Infrastructure
                Council, 03/29/07, 9:00 am, 404-H
03/29/07 HOUSE CS by Economic Expansion & Infrastructure Council; YEAS 13
                NAYS 0
04/02/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/02/07 -HJ 00316; CS filed; Now in
                Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00322
05/04/07 HOUSE Died in Policy & Budget Council

H349
Fla. Residential Mortgage Fraud Act; provides legislative findings &
declarations; specifies criteria for committing offense of said fraud;
provides exception; provides for venue of committed offense; authorizes
certain investigative agencies to investigate & prosecute cases of said
fraud; provides for civil forfeiture of property under certain
circumstances; reenacts specified provision re definition of
"racketeering activity," Creates 817.545; reenacts FS. EFFECTIVE DATE:
10/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/13/07 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Financial Institutions (JE), 03/15/07,
                9:15 am, 306-H
03/15/07 HOUSE Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Financial Institutions (JE);
                YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -HJ 00217; Now in Jobs & Entrepreneurship
                Council -HJ 00217
05/04/07 HOUSE Died in Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council

H405
Vacation & Timeshare Plans [EPCC]; revises formula for funding reserve
accounts for conversions; authorizes seller to offer timeshare interests
in timeshare plan located outside of this state without filing public
offering statement for such out-of-state plan; revises info. required to
be contained in filed public offering statements for certain timeshare
plans; revises provisions re advertising & oral statements to include
those made by resale service providers, etc. Amends FS. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/24/07
04/19/07 HOUSE  Placed on Special Order Calendar -HJ 00510; Read 2nd time
                -HJ 00538; Amendment(s) adopted -HJ 00538
04/24/07 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 00591; CS passed as amended; YEAS 108
                NAYS 1 -HJ 00592
04/24/07 SENATE In Messages
04/26/07 SENATE Received, referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary;
                General Government Appropriations -SJ 00622
04/30/07 SENATE Withdrawn from Regulated Industries; Judiciary; General
                Government Appropriations -SJ 00709; Substituted for CS/CS/SB
                1374 -SJ 00710; Read 2nd time -SJ 00710
05/01/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00741; CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00742
05/01/07 HOUSE Ordered enrolled -HJ 00945
05/17/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
05/24/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-75

H433
Community Associations; provides for revival of certain covenants that
have lapsed; prohibits local governments from limiting access of certain
persons to beaches adjacent to or adjoining condominium property;
requires association to provide certain information to prospective
purchasers or lienholders; provides for architectural control covenants
& parcel owner improvements; revises provisions re dispute resolution,
etc. Amends FS. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007 except as otherwise
provided.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/07
03/07/07 HOUSE  Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Courts (SS); YEAS  5
                NAYS 0 -HJ 00177; Now in Safety & Security Council -HJ 00177
03/26/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 03/28/07, 9:00
                am, Reed Hall
03/28/07 HOUSE CS by Safety & Security Council; YEAS 14 NAYS 1
04/05/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/05/07 -HJ 00337; CS filed
04/10/07 HOUSE Now in Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00395
04/24/07 HOUSE Withdrawn from Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00615; Placed on
                Calendar
05/02/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted CS/CS/SB 902;
                Laid on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to
                CS/CS/SB 902 -HJ 00996

H647
Landlord/Possession of Dwelling Unit; provides additional circumstances
under which landlord may recover possession of unit; provides
exceptions; provides for recovery of possession of dwelling unit due to
death of tenant. Amends 83.59,.67. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/07
03/26/07 HOUSE  On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 03/28/07, 9:00
                am, Reed Hall
03/28/07 HOUSE CS by- Safety & Security Council; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 00305
03/29/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 03/29/07 -HJ 00302; CS filed
03/30/07 HOUSE Placed on Calendar
05/02/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted CS/SB 400; Laid
                  on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to CS/SB 400
                  -HJ 00991

H671
Condo & Homeowners' Associations; prohibits such associations from
requiring prospective purchaser of certain properties to make monetary
deposit or show evidence of financial status. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/06/07 HOUSE  Introduced, referred to Safety & Security Council -HJ 00052
05/04/07 HOUSE Died in Safety & Security Council

H711
Auctioneering/Licensure; provides fingerprint requirement to qualify for
auctioneer & auctioneer business licensures; revises application
requirements for licensure as auction business; provides for
ineligibility of certain persons & auction businesses to reapply for
licensure; requires Florida Board of Auctioneers to adopt rules re
auction business financial responsibility. Amends 468.385. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/22/07 HOUSE  Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Business Regulation (JE);
                YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -HJ 00264
03/23/07 HOUSE Now in Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council -HJ 00264
03/27/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council,
                03/29/07, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
03/29/07 HOUSE CS by Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council; YEAS 13 NAYS 0
04/02/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/02/07 -HJ 00318; CS filed; Now in
                Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00322
04/19/07 HOUSE Withdrawn from Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00556; Placed on
                Calendar
04/27/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time
04/30/07 HOUSE Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 00883
05/01/07 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 00642; CS passed; YEAS 119 NAYS 0
                -HJ 00642
05/01/07 SENATE In Messages
05/04/07 SENATE Died in Messages

H1125
Mortgage Brokering & Lending; authorizes Financial Regulation Office to
impose fines; authorizes office to take certain adverse actions on
permits of certain mortgage business schools; specifies requirements for
electronically transmitted & distance education courses; provides
additional disclosure requirements for mortgage brokerage businesses;
provides additional requirements for renewals of mortgage lender's
licenses, etc. Amends Ch. 494. EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 04/30/07
03/13/07 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Financial Institutions (JE), 03/15/07,
                9:15 am, 306-H
03/15/07 HOUSE Favorable by Financial Institutions (JE); YEAS 6 NAYS 0
                -HJ 00216; Now in Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council -HJ 00216
04/10/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council,
                04/12/07, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
04/12/07 HOUSE CS by Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
04/19/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/19/07 -HJ 00558; CS filed; Now in
                Policy & Budget Council; On Council agenda-- Policy & Budget
                Council, 04/20/07, 1:00 pm, 212-K
04/20/07 HOUSE CS/CS by- Policy & Budget Council; YEAS 22 NAYS 0
04/23/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/23/07 -HJ 00578; CS filed
04/24/07 HOUSE Placed on Calendar -HJ 00640
04/26/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00759
04/30/07 HOUSE Substituted CS/CS/SB 1824; Laid on Table,
                Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to CS/CS/SB 1824
                -HJ 00869

H1277
Residential Tenancies; allows landlord to terminate rental agreement &
recover liquidated damages or charge tenant early termination fee for
breach of agreement, or both, under certain circumstances; requires
tenant to indicate acceptance of early termination fee or
liquidated-damages provision in rental agreement in order for provision
to take effect; provides limit on combined total of damages & fees, etc.
Amends 83.43,.595. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 05/24/07
03/19/07 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Constitution & Civil Law (SS),
                03/21/07, 9:00 am, 12-H
03/21/07 HOUSE Favorable with 4 amendment(s) by Constitution & Civil Law
                (SS); YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -HJ 00246; Now in Safety & Security
                Council -HJ 00246
04/16/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 04/18/07, 9:30
                am, Reed Hall
04/18/07 HOUSE CS by- Safety & Security Council; YEAS 13 NAYS 0
04/23/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/23/07 -HJ 00579; CS filed
04/27/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar -HJ 00775; Read 2nd time;
                Amendment(s) adopted
05/01/07 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 00909; CS passed as amended; YEAS 101
                NAYS 14 -HJ 00909
05/01/07 SENATE In Messages; Received, referred to Regulated Industries;
                Judiciary -SJ 00781; Withdrawn from Regulated Industries;
                Judiciary -SJ 00738; Substituted for CS/SB 2730 -SJ 00739;
                Read 2nd and 3rd times -SJ 00739; CS passed; YEAS 36
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00739
05/01/07 HOUSE Ordered enrolled -HJ 00945
05/17/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
05/24/07   Vetoed by Governor

H1285
Construction Liens; requires performance bond for certain contracts with
private entities for specified public works projects; defines term
"final furnishing"; requires that certain notices, demands, or requests
be in writing; provides for owner & contractor to agree to furnishing of
payment bond; requires that notices of commencement include tax folio
number, etc. Amends Ch. 713, 255.05; repeals 713.36. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/26/07
03/19/07 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Courts (SS), 03/21/07, 8:00 am, 216-C
03/21/07 HOUSE Favorable with 2 amendment(s) by Courts (SS); YEAS 6
                NAYS 0 -HJ 00246; Now in Safety & Security Council -HJ 00246
04/16/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 04/18/07, 9:30
                am, Reed Hall
04/18/07 HOUSE CS by- Safety & Security Council; YEAS 15 NAYS 0
04/20/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/20/07; CS filed; Placed on Calendar
04/24/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
04/24/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00624;
                Read 3rd time -HJ 00624; CS passed; YEAS 111 NAYS 0
                -HJ 00624
04/24/07 SENATE In Messages
05/02/07 SENATE Received, referred to Regulated Industries -SJ 00871;
                Withdrawn from Regulated Industries -SJ 00841; Substituted
                for CS/SB 2768 -SJ 00841; Read 2nd time -SJ 00841
05/03/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00900; CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00900
05/03/07 HOUSE Ordered enrolled -HJ 01342
06/11/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/26/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-221

H1373
Community Associations; provides disclosure requirements for certain
contracts for initial sale of parcel of real property & each contract
for initial sale of residential unit; requires notice of proposed
amendments to be provided to unit owners; authorizes board to install
hurricane protection that complies with applicable building code;
revises powers & duties of homeowners' associations, etc. Amends FS.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/20/07 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Business Regulation (JE), 03/22/07,
                9:15 am, Reed Hall
03/22/07 HOUSE Favorable with 4 amendment(s) by Business Regulation (JE);
                YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -HJ 00264
03/23/07 HOUSE Now in Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council -HJ 00264
04/10/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council,
                04/12/07, 8:00 am, Morris Hall --Not considered
04/19/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council,
                04/20/07, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
04/20/07 HOUSE CS by Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council; YEAS 11 NAYS 0
04/23/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/23/07 -HJ 00580; CS filed
04/25/07 HOUSE Now in Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00704
05/04/07 HOUSE Died in Policy & Budget Council
H1399
Regulation of Building Inspection Professionals; creates parts XV, XVI,
& XVII, of Miscellaneous Professions & Occupations law, re regulation of
home inspectors, mold remediators & mold assessors, & wind-mitigation
assessors; authorizes DBPR to establish fees; provides for certification
of partnerships & corporations offering home inspection services;
provides content requirements for home inspection reports, etc. Creates
468.83-.855. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/07
03/29/07 HOUSE  Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Business Regulation (JE);
                YEAS 9 NAYS 0
03/30/07 HOUSE Now in Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council
04/10/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council,
                04/12/07, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
04/12/07 HOUSE CS by Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
                -HJ 00516
04/18/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/18/07 -HJ 00515; CS filed
04/20/07 HOUSE Now in Policy & Budget Council
04/24/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Policy & Budget Council, 04/25/07, 9:00
                am, 212-K
04/25/07 HOUSE CS/CS by- Policy & Budget Council; YEAS 28 NAYS 0
                -HJ 00706; CS read 1st time on 04/25/07 -HJ 00703; CS filed
05/02/07 HOUSE Placed on Calendar -HJ 01029; Substituted CS/CS/CS/SB 2234;
                Laid on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to
                CS/CS/CS/SB 2234 -HJ 01017

H1465
Homeowner's Assn./Overdue Fees; requires that property owners be
notified by certified or registered mail of liens against property which
arise from debts owned to homeowner's association, cooperative
association, or condominium association; provides for payment within
specified period with interest for attorney's fees that result from
liens against property. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/07
03/19/07 HOUSE  On Committee agenda-- Courts (SS), 03/21/07, 8:00 am, 216-C
03/21/07 HOUSE Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Courts (SS); YEAS 6
                NAYS 0 -HJ 00246; Now in Safety & Security Council -HJ 00246
04/09/07 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 04/11/07, 8:00
                am, Reed Hall
04/11/07 HOUSE CS by- Safety & Security Council; YEAS 13 NAYS 0
04/16/07 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/16/07 -HJ 00460; CS filed
04/20/07 HOUSE Placed on Calendar
04/24/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
04/26/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00761;
                  Amendment(s) adopted -HJ 00762, -HJ 00763
05/02/07 HOUSE Substituted CS/SB 1844; Laid on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare
                passed, refer to CS/SB 1844 -HJ 00999

H7031
Community Associations [EPCC]; specifies that requirements re
acquisition & maintenance of adequate insurance apply to all residential
condominiums; provides that common expenses include costs of certain
insurance or self-insurance; requires notice of special assessments for
certain insurance; requires additional disclosures in contracts for sale
or lease of residential units; revises certain requirements for reserve
accounts, etc. Amends Ch. 718, 719, 720. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming
law.
Last Action Taken: 05/24/07
03/21/07 HOUSE  Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00237
03/22/07 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 00252; Passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 00252
03/28/07 SENATE In Messages; Received, referred to Regulated Industries;
                Judiciary -SJ 00271
03/29/07 SENATE Withdrawn from Regulated Industries; Judiciary -SJ 00276;
                Substituted for CS/CS/SB 396 -SJ 00276; Read 2nd time
                -SJ 00276; Amendment(s) adopted (892510) -SJ 00276; Read 3rd
                time -SJ 00277; Passed as amended (892510); YEAS 36 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00277
04/11/07 SENATE Reconsidered -SJ 00325; Amendment(s) reconsidered, adopted
                -SJ 00325; Passed as amended (892510, 285088); YEAS 37
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00326
04/12/07 HOUSE In returning messages
05/03/07 HOUSE Refused to concur, requested Senate to recede -HJ 01068; Was
                taken up -HJ 01335; Reconsidered motion to refuse to concur
                -HJ 01336; Concurred -HJ 01336; Passed as amended; YEAS 117
                NAYS 0 -HJ 01336; Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 01336
05/17/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
05/24/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-80

H7163
 Department of Business & Professional Regulation [EPCC]; authorizes DBPR
to contract with certain vendors or enter into interagency agreements to
collect electronic fingerprints if fingerprints are required for
purposes of certification & licensure; authorizes DBPR to revoke or
refuse to issue or renew person's certificate of registration as farm
labor contractor if person has been convicted of certain felonies within
any period, etc. Amends 450.31, 455.213,.2178, 475.182,.6175, 489.115.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 05/24/07
04/13/07 HOUSE  Filed; Introduced -HJ 00449
04/16/07 HOUSE Referred to Calendar -HJ 00492
04/19/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00546
04/24/07 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 00598; Passed; YEAS 113 NAYS 0 -HJ 00598
04/24/07 SENATE In Messages
04/25/07 SENATE Received, referred to Regulated Industries; Governmental
                Operations; General Government Appropriations -SJ 00570;
                Withdrawn from Regulated Industries; Governmental Operations;
                General Government Appropriations -SJ 00527; Substituted for
                CS/SB 2398 -SJ 00527; Read 2nd time -SJ 00527; Read 3rd time
                -SJ 00527; Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 00527
04/26/07 HOUSE Ordered enrolled -HJ 00789
05/17/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
05/24/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-86

H7203
Comprehensive Planning [RPCC]; redefines terms "urban redevelopment" &
"financial feasibility" for purposes of Local Government Comprehensive
Planning & Land Development Regulation Act; provides for application of
requirements for financial feasibility re elements of comprehensive
plan; provides exception from concurrency requirements for certain
airport facilities; provides for creation of transportation concurrency
backlog authorities, etc. Amends FS. APPROPRIATION: $326,620.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/19/07
05/02/07 SENATE Received, referred to Community Affairs -SJ 00874; Withdrawn
                from Community Affairs -SJ 00801; Substituted for CS/SB 800
                -SJ 00801; Read 2nd time -SJ 00802; Amendment(s) adopted
                (943812, 880568, 810406, 663638, 575562, 553796, 431456,
                305036, 210308, 113368, 052600) -SJ 00802, -SJ 00812
05/04/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 01267; Amendment(s) reconsidered, adopted,
                as amended -SJ 01267; Passed as amended (635780, 552686,
                375324, 113368, 091480, 084130, 054662, 051068); YEAS 34
                NAYS 5 -SJ 01270
05/04/07 HOUSE In returning messages; Concurred -HJ 01401; Passed as
                amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 01410; Ordered engrossed,
                then enrolled -HJ 01410
06/05/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/19/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-204; See also CS/CS/HB
                  985 (Ch. 2007-196), CS/HB 1375 (Ch. 2007-198)
S314
Condominiums [EPCC]; substantially revises provisions re termination of
condominium form of ownership of property; provides grounds for
termination; waives certain notice requirements following natural
disasters; provides requirements for plan of termination; provides
procedure for contesting plan of termination; provides rules for
distribution of property & sale proceeds; allows creation of another
condominium by trustee, etc. Amends 718.117. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/27/07
04/27/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00640; CS passed; YEAS  37  NAYS  0
                -SJ 00640; Immediately certified -SJ 00640
04/27/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/02/07 HOUSE Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 01012; Placed on Special
                Order Calendar -HJ 01012; Substituted for CS/HB 407
                -HJ 01014; Read 2nd and 3rd times -HJ 01014; CS passed;
                YEAS 117 NAYS 1 -HJ 01014
05/02/07 SENATE Ordered enrolled -SJ 00875
06/13/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/27/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-226

S348
Condo & Homeowners' Associations [EPCC]; prohibits such associations
from requiring prospective purchaser of certain properties to make
monetary deposit or show evidence of financial status. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/06/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary
                -SJ 00025
05/04/07 SENATE Died in Committee on Regulated Industries

S352

Fla. Residential Mortgage Fraud Act [EPCC]; (THIS BILL COMBINES S352 &
240) provides legislative findings & declarations; specifies criteria
for committing offense of real property fraud; provides that such
offense is third-degree felony; provides for venue re committed offense;
provides penalties. Creates 817.545. EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/13/07 SENATE CS combines this bill with SB 240 -SJ 00134; Combined CS
                additional reference(s): Commerce; CS by Banking and
                Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 00134; CS read 1st time on
                03/15/07 -SJ 00161; Remaining combined CS references:
                Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Commerce
03/14/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
03/16/07 SENATE Remaining references corrected to Criminal Justice; Judiciary
                -SJ 00207; Now in Criminal Justice
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/10/07, 9:00 am,
                401-S
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 04/10/07, 9:00 am,
                401-S
04/10/07 SENATE Favorable by Criminal Justice; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 00328
04/11/07 SENATE Now in Judiciary -SJ 00328
04/12/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/17/07, 2:00 pm, 110-S
04/17/07 SENATE CS/CS by- Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 00491; CS read 1st
                time on 04/19/07 -SJ 00491
04/19/07 SENATE Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2)
04/20/07 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
04/26/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00581
04/27/07 SENATE Read 3rd time; CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0; Immediately
                certified
04/27/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/04/07 HOUSE Died in Messages
S396
Community Associations [EPCC]; specifies that requirements re
acquisition & maintenance of adequate insurance apply to all residential
condominiums; provides that common expenses include costs of certain
insurance or self-insurance; requires notice of special assessments for
certain insurance; requires additional disclosures in contracts for sale
or lease of residential units; revises certain requirements for reserve
accounts, etc. Amends FS. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 03/29/07
03/08/07 SENATE CS/CS by- Judiciary; YEAS  10  NAYS  0 -SJ 00135; CS read 1st
                time on 03/15/07 -SJ 00161
03/12/07 SENATE Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) -SJ 00135
03/13/07 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
03/28/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00254;
                Amendment(s) adopted (122132) -SJ 00254; Ordered engrossed
                -SJ 00254
03/29/07 SENATE Substituted HB 7031 -SJ 00276; Laid on Table, refer to HB
                7031

S400
Landlord/Possession of Dwelling Unit [LPCC]; provides additional
circumstances under which landlord may recover possession of unit;
provides for recovery of possession of dwelling unit due to death of
tenant. Amends 83.59,.67. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 06/15/07
03/06/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Judiciary -SJ 00028; On Committee
                agenda-- Judiciary, 02/20/07, 9:30 am, 110-S; CS by-
                Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 00097; CS read 1st time on
                03/06/07 -SJ 00093; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
                -SJ 00097; Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time
                -SJ 00008; Amendment(s) adopted (263112) -SJ 00008; Ordered
                engrossed -SJ 00008
03/07/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00108; CS passed as amended; YEAS 40
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00108; Immediately certified -SJ 00108
03/07/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/01/07 HOUSE Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 00947
05/02/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted for CS/HB 647
                -HJ 00991; Read 2nd and 3rd times -HJ 00991; CS passed;
                YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 00991
05/02/07 SENATE Ordered enrolled -SJ 00875
06/04/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/15/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-136
S902
Community Associations [EPCC]; provides for revival of certain covenants
that have lapsed; prohibits local governments from limiting access of
certain persons to beaches adjacent to or adjoining condominium
property; requires association to provide certain information to
prospective purchasers or lienholders; provides for architectural
control covenants & parcel owner improvements; revises provisions re
dispute resolution, etc. Amends FS. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007 except
as otherwise provided.
Last Action Taken: 06/19/07
03/07/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS  10  NAYS  0 -SJ 00134; CS
                read 1st time on 03/15/07 -SJ 00163
03/09/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) -SJ 00134
03/12/07 SENATE Now in Community Affairs; On Committee agenda-- Community
                Affairs, 03/14/07, 1:30 pm, 412-K
03/14/07 SENATE Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 00173
03/15/07 SENATE Now in Judiciary -SJ 00173
04/12/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/17/07, 2:00 pm, 110-S
04/17/07 SENATE CS/CS by- Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 00440; CS read 1st
                time on 04/18/07 -SJ 00443
04/18/07 SENATE Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2); Placed on
                Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 00440
04/26/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 05833
04/27/07 SENATE Read 3rd time; CS passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 1; Immediately
                certified
04/27/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/01/07 HOUSE Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 00948
05/02/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted for CS/HB 433
                -HJ 00996; Read 2nd and 3rd times -HJ 00996; CS passed;
                YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 00996
05/02/07 SENATE Ordered enrolled -SJ 00875
06/04/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/19/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-173

S978
Court-ordered Nonbinding Arbitration [LPCC]; revises provisions re
presentation of testimony & evidence in said arbitration proceedings;
revises provisions re award of specified costs in trial de novo
following arbitration against party requesting trial when trial judgment
differs from arbitration award by certain amount. Amends 44.103.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/20/07
04/26/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00578; Passed as amended; YEAS  39  NAYS  0
                -SJ 00578
04/27/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/04/07 HOUSE Received -HJ 01444; Substituted for CS/HB 1351 -HJ 01444;
                Read 2nd and 3rd times -HJ 01444; Passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 1
                -HJ 01444
05/04/07 SENATE Ordered enrolled -SJ 01295
06/13/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/20/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-206

S1786
Auctioneering/Licensure [EPCC]; provides fingerprint requirement to
qualify for auctioneer & auctioneer business licensures; revises
application requirements for licensure as auction business; provides for
ineligibility of certain persons & auction businesses to reapply for
licensure; requires Florida Board of Auctioneers to adopt rules re
auction business financial responsibility. Amends 468.385. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/20/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS  10  NAYS  0 -SJ 00216; CS
                read 1st time on 03/21/07 -SJ 00217
03/21/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
03/22/07 SENATE Now in Commerce -SJ 00216
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Commerce, 04/09/07, 1:15 pm, 401-S
04/09/07 SENATE Favorable by Commerce; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 00328
04/10/07 SENATE Now in General Government Appropriations -SJ 00328
05/04/07 SENATE Died in Committee on General Government Appropriations
S1824
Mortgage Brokering & Lending [EPCC]; authorizes Financial Regulation
Office to impose fines; authorizes office to take certain adverse
actions on permits of certain mortgage business schools; specifies
requirements for electronically transmitted & distance education
courses; revises mortgage broker license applicant requirements;
provides additional disclosure requirements for mortgage brokerage
businesses; authorizes Financial Services Commission to adopt rules,
etc. Amends Ch. 494. EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/19/07
03/20/07 SENATE CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS  9  NAYS  0 -SJ 00216; CS
                read 1st time on 03/21/07 -SJ 00217
03/21/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
03/22/07 SENATE Now in Commerce -SJ 00216
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Commerce, 04/09/07, 1:15 pm, 401-S
04/09/07 SENATE CS/CS by Commerce; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00329; CS read 1st
                time on 04/11/07 -SJ 00336
04/10/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/12/07 SENATE Now in General Government Appropriations -SJ 00329; On
                Committee agenda-- General Government Appropriations,
                04/17/07, 9:00 am, 401-S
04/17/07 SENATE Favorable by- General Government Appropriations; YEAS 6
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00438
04/18/07 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 00439
04/20/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time
04/25/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00525; Amendment(s) adopted (392138)
                -SJ 00525; CS passed as amended (392138); YEAS 39 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00525
04/26/07 HOUSE In Messages
04/30/07 HOUSE Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 00858; Substituted for
                CS/CS/SB 1125 -HJ 00869; Read 2nd time -HJ 00869;
                Amendment(s) adopted -HJ 00870; Read 3rd time -HJ 00870; CS
                passed as amended; YEAS 119 NAYS 0 -HJ 00370
04/30/07 SENATE In returning messages
05/01/07 SENATE Concurred (654819) -SJ 00773; CS passed as amended (654819);
                YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 00774; Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
                -SJ 00774
06/04/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/19/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-182

S1844
 Homeowner's Assn./Overdue Fees [EPCC]; provides for attorney's fees that
result from liens against property which arises from debts owed to
homeowner's association, cooperative association, or condominium
association to be paid over 90 days with interest; requires that
property owners be notified of liens against property by certified or
registered mail. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/19/07
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/09/07, 1:15
                pm, 110-S
04/09/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00330; CS
                read 1st time on 04/11/07 -SJ 00336
04/11/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/13/07 SENATE Original reference(s) removed: Judiciary; Placed on Calendar,
                on 2nd reading
04/26/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00590;
                Amendment(s) adopted (934576, 550318) -SJ 00590; Ordered
                engrossed -SJ 00591
04/27/07 SENATE Read 3rd time; CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 1;
                Immediately certified
04/27/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/01/07 HOUSE Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 00951
05/02/07 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted for CS/HB 1465
                -HJ 00999; Read 2nd and 3rd times -HJ 00999; CS passed;
                YEAS 113 NAYS 0 -HJ 00999
05/02/07 SENATE Ordered enrolled -SJ 00875
06/04/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/19/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-183

S2148
Limited Liability Companies/Name [EPCC]; eliminates authorization to use
the words "limited company," abbreviation "L.C.," or designation "L.C."
as company name; requires limited liability company name to be
distinguishable on databases maintained by Corporations Div. of
Department of State; provides exception; requires name of limited
liability company in company's articles of organization to satisfy
certain requirements. Amends 608.406,.407. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/27/07 SENATE CS by Commerce; YEAS  9  NAYS  0 -SJ 00285; CS read 1st time
                on 03/29/07 -SJ 00295
03/29/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/02/07 SENATE Now in Judiciary
04/18/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/23/07, 1:30 pm, 110-S
                  --Not considered
04/30/07 SENATE Withdrawn from Judiciary -SJ 00702; Placed on Calendar, on
                2nd reading
05/02/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00843
05/03/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00902; CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00902
05/03/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/04/07 HOUSE Died in Messages
S2234
Regulation of Building Inspection Professionals [EPCC]; creates parts
XV, XVI, & XVII, of Miscellaneous Professions & Occupations law, re
regulation of home inspectors, mold remediators & mold assessors, &
wind-mitigation assessors; authorizes DBPR to establish fees for license
application, examination, renewal, & other purposes; provides for
certification of partnerships & corporations offering home inspection
services, etc. Creates 468.83-.855. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 06/27/07
03/15/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Criminal
                Justice; General Government Appropriations -SJ 00148
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/09/07, 1:15
                pm, 110-S
04/09/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00329; CS
                read 1st time on 04/11/07 -SJ 00339
04/11/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/12/07 SENATE Now in Criminal Justice -SJ 00329; On Committee agenda--
                Criminal Justice, 04/17/07, 2:00 pm, 401-S
04/17/07 SENATE CS/CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00439; CS
                read 1st time on 04/18/07 -SJ 00451
04/18/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2); Now in General
                Government Appropriations -SJ 00439
04/19/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- General Government Appropriations,
                04/24/07, 8:15 am, 401-S
04/24/07 SENATE CS/CS/CS by- General Government Appropriations; YEAS 6
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00545; CS read 1st time on 04/25/07 -SJ 00558
04/25/07 SENATE Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2); Placed on
                Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 00545
04/27/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time; Amendment(s)
                adopted (675356, 650378, 190872); Ordered engrossed
04/30/07 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00704; Amendment(s) adopted (782500,
                283756) -SJ 00704; CS passed as amended (782500, 283756);
                YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 00704
04/30/07 HOUSE In Messages
05/02/07 HOUSE Received, referred to Calendar -HJ 01013; Placed on Special
                Order Calendar -HJ 01013; Substituted for CS/CS/HB 1399
                -HJ 01017; Read 2nd time -HJ 01017; Amendment(s) adopted
                -HJ 01017; Read 3rd time -HJ 01017; CS passed as amended;
                YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 01017
05/02/07 SENATE In returning messages
05/03/07 SENATE Concurred -SJ 01240; CS passed as amended (748563); YEAS 38
                NAYS 0 -SJ 01241; Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 01241
06/15/07   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/27/07   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2007-235

S2398
Department of Business & Professional Regulation [EPCC]; authorizes
dept. to revoke or refuse to issue or renew person's certificate of
registration as farm labor contractor if person has been convicted of
certain felonies within any period; authorizes dept. to contract with
certain vendors or enter into interagency agreements to collect
electronic fingerprints of fingerprints are required for purposes of
certification or licensure, etc. Amends FS. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon
becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 04/25/07
03/27/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS  10  NAYS  0 -SJ 00284; CS
                read 1st time on 03/29/07 -SJ 00296
03/29/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2); Now in
                Governmental Operations -SJ 00284
04/09/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Governmental Operations, 04/12/07, 2:30
                pm, 110-S
04/12/07 SENATE Favorable by Governmental Operations; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
04/13/07 SENATE Now in General Government Appropriations
04/18/07 SENATE Withdrawn from General Government Appropriations -SJ 00437;
                Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
04/20/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time
04/25/07 SENATE Substituted HB 7163 -SJ 00527; Laid on Table, refer to HB
                7163 -SJ 00527

S2730
Residential Tenancies [EPCC]; allows landlord to terminate rental
agreement & recover liquidated damages or charge tenant early
termination fee for breach of agreement, or both, under certain
circumstances; requires tenant to indicate acceptance of early
termination fee or liquidated-damages provision in rental agreement in
order for provision to take effect; provides limit on combined total of
damages & fees, etc. Amends 83.43,.595. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming
law.
Last Action Taken: 05/01/07
03/20/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary
                -SJ 00192
04/04/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/09/07, 1:15
                pm, 110-S
04/09/07 SENATE CS combines this bill with SB 1596; CS by Regulated
                Industries; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00330; CS read 1st time on
                04/11/07 -SJ 00341; Remaining combined CS references:
                Judiciary
04/11/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/12/07 SENATE Now in Judiciary -SJ 00330; On Committee agenda-- Judiciary,
                04/17/07, 2:00 pm, 110-S
04/17/07 SENATE Favorable by- Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 00438
04/18/07 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 00439
04/20/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time
05/01/07 SENATE Substituted CS/HB 1277 -SJ 00739; Laid on Table,
                Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to CS/HB 1277 -SJ 00739
S2768
Construction Liens [EPCC]; requires performance bond for certain
contracts with private entities for specified public works projects;
defines term "final furnishing"; requires that certain notices, demands,
or requests be in writing; provides for owner & contractor to agree to
furnishing of payment bond; requires that notices of commencement
include tax folio number, etc. Amends Ch. 713, 255.05. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/07 
03/20/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Judiciary
                -SJ 00194
04/11/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/16/07, 1:30
                pm, 110-S
04/16/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00439; CS
                read 1st time on 04/18/07 -SJ 00453
04/18/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2); Now in Judiciary
                -SJ 00439
04/30/07 SENATE Withdrawn from Judiciary -SJ 00702; Placed on Calendar, on
                2nd reading
05/02/07 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted CS/HB 1285
                -SJ 00841; Laid on Table, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer
                to CS/HB 1285 -SJ 00841
S2816
Community Associations [EPCC]; provides disclosure requirements for
certain contracts for initial sale of parcel of real property & each
contract for initial sale of residential unit; requires notice of
proposed amendments to be provided to unit owners; authorizes board to
install hurricane protection that complies with applicable building
code; revises powers & duties of homeowners' associations, etc. Amends
FS. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2007.
Last Action Taken: 05/04/07
03/20/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Community
                Affairs; Judiciary; General Government Appropriations
                -SJ 00196
04/11/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 04/16/07, 1:30
                pm, 110-S
04/16/07 SENATE CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 7 NAYS 2 -SJ 00439; CS
                read 1st time on 04/18/07 -SJ 00453
04/18/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2); Now in Community
                Affairs -SJ 00439
04/19/07 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 04/24/07, 1:45 pm,
                412-K
04/24/07 SENATE CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 00545; CS
                read 1st time on 04/25/07 -SJ 00563
04/25/07 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/26/07 SENATE Now in Judiciary -SJ 00545
04/30/07 SENATE Withdrawn from Judiciary -SJ 00702; Now in General Government
                Appropriations; Withdrawn from General Government
                Appropriations -SJ 00732; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
05/04/07 SENATE Died on Calendar




 
 
 
 
 

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