House and Senate Bills Introduced for the 2008 Legislature

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Bill Description
H601
Department of Business and Professional Regulation; Changes name of
Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums, & Mobile Homes to Division
of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes; establishes
Division of Service Operations & provides it is responsible for certain
examination-related requirements; repeals most of ch. 498, F.S., but
transfers some provisions to or incorporates some provisions in ch. 718,
F.S., etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008.
Last Action Taken: 06/18/08
 03/04/08 HOUSE  Introduced, referred to Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council;
                 Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00048; Referred to Business
                 Regulation (JE) by Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council -HJ 00133
03/18/08 HOUSE On Committee agenda-- Business Regulation (JE), 03/20/08,
                 8:30 am, 306-H
03/20/08 HOUSE Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Business Regulation (JE);
                 YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 00313; Now in Jobs & Entrepreneurship
                 Council -HJ 00313
03/28/08 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council,
                 04/01/08, 4:00 pm, Morris Hall
04/01/08 HOUSE CS by Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council; YEAS 14 NAYS 0
                 -HJ 00423
04/07/08 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/07/08 -HJ 00421; CS filed
04/08/08 HOUSE Now in Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00429
04/11/08 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Policy & Budget Council, 04/15/08, 9:00
                 am, 212-K
04/15/08 HOUSE CS/CS by- Policy & Budget Council; YEAS 33 NAYS 0
                 -HJ 00614
04/17/08 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/17/08 -HJ 00605; CS filed
04/18/08 HOUSE Placed on Calendar -HJ 00681
04/22/08 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
04/23/08 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
04/25/08 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 00878; Amendment(s) adopted -HJ 00880; CS
                 passed as amended; YEAS 110 NAYS 0 -HJ 00880
04/25/08 SENATE In Messages
05/01/08 SENATE Received, referred to Regulated Industries; Banking and
                 Insurance; Judiciary -SJ 01258
05/02/08 SENATE Withdrawn from Regulated Industries; Banking and Insurance;
                 Judiciary; Substituted for CS/CS/SB 2086, SB 2498; Read 2nd
                 time; Amendment(s) adopted (465352, 227610, 040578); Read 3rd
                 time; CS passed as amended (465352, 227610, 040578); YEAS 40
                 NAYS 0
05/02/08 HOUSE In returning messages; Concurred; CS passed as amended;
                 YEAS 117 NAYS 0; Ordered engrossed, then enrolled
06/18/08   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/30/08   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2008-240; See also CS/HB
                  697 (Ch. 2008-191), CS/HB 995 (Ch. 2008-28)

H823
Access to Dwelling Units; Provides recordkeeping requirements for
landlords relating to access to dwelling units by employees; defines
term "employee"; provides exemption from application for homes of aged.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
03/04/08 HOUSE  Introduced, referred to Safety & Security Council; Policy &
                Budget Council -HJ 00066; Referred to Constitution & Civil
                Law (SS) by Safety & Security Council -HJ 00135
03/10/08 HOUSE On Committee agenda-- Constitution & Civil Law (SS),
                03/12/08, 9:00 am, 24-H --Temporarily deferred
03/17/08 HOUSE On Committee agenda-- Constitution & Civil Law (SS),
                03/19/08, 8:00 am, 24-H
03/19/08 HOUSE Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Constitution & Civil Law
                (SS); YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -HJ 00312; Now in Safety & Security
                Council -HJ 00312
03/24/08 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 03/26/08, 9:45
                am, Reed Hall --Not considered
03/28/08 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Safety & Security Council, 04/01/08,
                10:15 am, Reed Hall
04/01/08 HOUSE CS by Safety & Security Council; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 00410
04/03/08 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 04/03/08 -HJ 00408; CS filed
04/04/08 HOUSE Referred to- Calendar -HJ 00422
04/24/08 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00802
04/30/08 HOUSE Read 3rd time -HJ 01251; CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0
                -HJ 01251
04/30/08 SENATE In Messages
05/02/08 SENATE Died in Messages

H679
Residential Properties [EPCC]; Provides for regulation & exemption from
regulation for homeowners' association swimming pools; provides
requirements for location of annual unit owner meetings; requires that
directors who are delinquent in certain payments owed in excess of
certain periods of time be suspended from office or deemed to have
abandoned their offices; creates "Home Court Advantage Dispute
Resolution Act," etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008 except as otherwise
provided.
Last Action Taken: 06/18/08
04/23/08 SENATE In Messages
05/01/08 SENATE Received, referred to Regulated Industries -SJ 01258
05/02/08 SENATE Withdrawn from Regulated Industries -SJ 01642; Substituted
                for CS/SB 2504 -SJ 01642; Read 2nd time -SJ 01642;
                Amendment(s) adopted (317014, 281852, 195742, 118292)
                -SJ 01653; Read 3rd time -SJ 01653; CS passed as amended
                (317014, 281852, 195742, 118292, 074374); YEAS 38 NAYS 0
                -SJ 01653
05/02/08 HOUSE In returning messages; Concurred -HJ 01929, -HJ 01930; CS
                passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 01942; Ordered
                engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 01942
06/18/08   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/30/08   Vetoed by Governor, Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to
                  CS/HB 995 (Ch. 2008-28)

H1427
Beach Management; Provides requirements for quality & quantity of
dredged sand placed on certain beaches; requires estimation of requisite
quantity of beach-quality sand by DEP; applies requirements for
dredging; provides requirements for certain inlet management projects &
activities; requires DEP to establish funding priorities for certain
inlet management projects & activities, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008.
Last Action Taken: 06/18/08
03/04/08 HOUSE  Introduced -HJ 00116
03/07/08 HOUSE Referred to Environment & Natural Resources Council; Policy &
                Budget Council -HJ 00220
03/08/08 HOUSE Referred to Environmental Protection (ENR) by Environment &
                Natural Resources Council -HJ 00223
03/10/08 HOUSE On Committee agenda-- Environmental Protection (ENR),
                03/12/08, 3:45 pm, 404-H
03/12/08 HOUSE Favorable with 2 amendment(s) by Environmental Protection
                (ENR); YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -HJ 00290; Now in Environment &
                Natural Resources Council -HJ 00290
03/17/08 HOUSE On Council agenda-- Environment & Natural Resources Council,
                03/19/08, 1:00 pm, 404-H
03/19/08 HOUSE CS by Environment & Natural Resources Council; YEAS 14
                NAYS 0 -HJ 00320
03/21/08 HOUSE CS read 1st time on 03/21/08 -HJ 00318; CS filed; Now in
                Policy & Budget Council -HJ 00318; On Council agenda-- Policy
                & Budget Council, 03/25/08, 1:00 pm, 212-K
03/25/08 HOUSE Favorable by- Policy & Budget Council; YEAS 30 NAYS 0
                -HJ 00345; Placed on Calendar -HJ 00345
04/24/08 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -HJ 00799;
                Amendment(s) adopted -HJ 00799
04/28/08 HOUSE Read 3rd time; CS passed as amended; YEAS 117 NAYS 0
04/28/08 SENATE In Messages; Received, referred to Environmental Preservation
                and Conservation; Community Affairs; Withdrawn from
                Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Community
                Affairs; Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1672; Read 2nd time
04/29/08 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00938; CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00938
04/29/08 HOUSE Ordered enrolled -HJ 01186
06/18/08   Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
06/30/08   Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2008-242

S674
Just Valuation of Real Property/Highest & Best Use [RPCC]; Deletes
requirements for property appraisers to consider the highest and best
use of property in determining just valuation. Provides that such
provision shall apply to assessments for tax years beginning January 1,
2009, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
01/09/08 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Education
                Pre-K - 12 Appropriations
03/04/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax;
                Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations -SJ 00043
05/02/08 SENATE Died in Committee on Community Affairs

S678
Ad Valorem Tax Assessments [RPCC]; Eliminates the automatic presumption
of correctness accorded to the property appraiser. Requires that the
property appraiser has the burden of proving that the assessment value
was obtained by using established standards of professional appraisal
practice. Requires that the taxpayer has the burden of proving that the
assessment is in excess of the just value or that it is based on
appraisal practices the are different, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon
becoming law.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
01/09/08 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Finance and Tax;
                Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations
03/04/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to Community Affairs; Judiciary; Finance
                and Tax; Education Pre-K - 12 Appropriations -SJ 00043
05/02/08 SENATE Died in Committee on Community Affairs

S1452
Building Inspection Professionals [EPCC]; Requires a corporation or
partnership that offers home inspection services to have a home
inspector of record for the corporation or partnership on file with the
Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Revises provisions
restricting a home inspector from performing repairs on a home following
an inspection. Revises the grandfather clause relating to the licensure
of a person as a home inspector, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
03/04/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Commerce;
                General Government Appropriations -SJ 00089
03/06/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/11/08, 9:00
                am, 110-S
03/11/08 SENATE Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00247; Now in Commerce -SJ 00247
05/02/08 SENATE Died in Committee on Commerce

S1544
Energy Conservation [RPCC]; Requires a court to conduct a hearing and
issue a final judgment on a petition for a taking within specified times
after a utility's request for such hearing. Revises provisions
prohibiting restrictions on the use of energy devices based on renewable
resources. Authorizes the Executive Office of the Governor to include in
the state comprehensive plan goals, objectives, and policies related to
energy and global climate change, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008
except as otherwise provided.
Last Action Taken: 04/30/08
02/21/08 SENATE Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
                Communications and Public Utilities; Governmental Operations;
                General Government Appropriations
03/03/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and
                Conservation, 03/06/08, 3:15 pm, 401-S --Workshop
03/04/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to Environmental Preservation and
                Conservation; Communications and Public Utilities;
                Governmental Operations; General Government Appropriations
                -SJ 00095; On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation
                and Conservation, 03/06/08, 3:15 pm, 401-S
                --Workshop-Discussed
03/10/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and
                Conservation, 03/13/08, 10:15 am, 401-S --Temporarily
                postponed
03/14/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and
                Conservation, 03/19/08, 1:00 pm, 401-S
03/19/08 SENATE CS by Environmental Preservation and Conservation; YEAS 6
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00345; CS read 1st time on 03/26/08 -SJ 00350
03/24/08 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
03/25/08 SENATE Remaining references corrected to Communications and Public
                Utilities; General Government Appropriations -SJ 00357; Now
                in Communications and Public Utilities -SJ 00357, -SJ 00345;
                On Committee agenda-- Communications and Public Utilities,
                03/27/08, 1:15 pm, 301-S
03/27/08 SENATE CS/CS by Communications and Public Utilities; YEAS 7
                NAYS 1 -SJ 00391; CS read 1st time on 04/02/08 -SJ 00399
03/31/08 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/01/08 SENATE Now in General Government Appropriations -SJ 00391
04/09/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- General Government Appropriations,
                04/10/08, 2:30 pm, 401-S
04/10/08 SENATE CS/CS/CS by- General Government Appropriations; YEAS 5
                NAYS 0
4/16/08 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00611;
               Amendment(s) adopted (583242, 446144, 389250, 166848, 146394)
               -SJ 00613; Amendment pending -SJ 00616
04/17/08 SENATE Was taken up -SJ 00652; Amendment(s) adopted (856282, 835148,
                820960, 675048, 553502, 533368, 526482, 488630, 473718,
                460762, 396144, 293438, 182018, 140528, 113594) -SJ 00654;
                Ordered engrossed -SJ 00678
04/30/08 SENATE Read 3rd time -SJ 00981; Amendment(s) adopted (903066,
                856316, 849498, 832500, 746532, 705786, 687322, 663556,
                538002, 469850, 464752, 394682, 306282, 251802, 250992,
                212736, 177142, 152886) -SJ 00984; Was taken up -SJ 00993;
                Substituted HB 7135 -SJ 00995; Laid on Table,
                Link/Iden/Sim/Compare passed, refer to HB 7135 -SJ 00995

S1672
Beach Management [RPCC]; Provides requirements concerning the quality
and quantity of dredged sand placed on certain beaches adjacent to
inlets. Requires an estimation of the requisite quantity of
beach-quality sand by the Department of Environmental Protection and its
consultants. Requires the protection of shorebirds and marine turtles.
Provides criteria governing the department's ranking of inlet management
projects and activities, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008.
Last Action Taken: 04/28/08
03/04/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to Environmental Preservation and
                Conservation; Community Affairs; General Government
                Appropriations -SJ 00102
03/10/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and
                Conservation, 03/13/08, 10:15 am, 401-S
03/13/08 SENATE CS by Environmental Preservation and Conservation; YEAS 6
                NAYS 0 -SJ 00288; CS read 1st time on 03/20/08 -SJ 00323
03/17/08 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2); Now in Community
                Affairs -SJ 00288
03/31/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 04/03/08, 9:00 am,
                412-K
04/03/08 SENATE CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 00479; CS
                read 1st time on 04/09/08 -SJ 00487
04/04/08 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/07/08 SENATE Now in General Government Appropriations -SJ 00479
04/24/08 SENATE Withdrawn from General Government Appropriations -SJ 00802;
                Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
04/28/08 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Substituted CS/HB 1427;
                Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 1427

S1820
Department of Business and Professional Regulation [FPCC]; Authorizes
the department to set by rule the fees paid annually by professions
regulated by the department. Requires the department to waive or reduce
fees under certain conditions for all professions subject to fees.
Requires the department to reduce condominium association fees to a
certain amount for a specified time. Requires the department to reduce
cooperative association fees to a certain amount for a specified time,
etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
03/04/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to General Government Appropriations
                -SJ 00110
03/28/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- General Government Appropriations,
                04/02/08, 8:30 am, 401-S
04/02/08 SENATE CS by- General Government Appropriations; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00426; CS read 1st time on 04/03/08 -SJ 00437
04/03/08 SENATE Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2); Placed on
                Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 00426
04/09/08 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time -SJ 00471;
                Read 3rd time -SJ 00472; Amendment(s) adopted (469296,
                306006) -SJ 00471; CS passed as amended (469296, 306006);
                YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 00472
05/02/08 SENATE Died in Senate

S2086
Department of Business and Professional Regulation [EPCC]; (THIS BILL
COMBINES S2086 & S2498) Requires that hazard insurance be based upon the
replacement cost of the property to be insured as determined by an
independent insurance appraisal or update of a prior appraisal. Provides
for coverage by developer-controlled associations. Changes the name of
the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums, and Mobile Homes to
the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes, etc.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008 except as otherwise provided.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
03/11/08 SENATE Introduced -SJ 00173
03/20/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/25/08, 9:30
                am, 110-S
03/25/08 SENATE CS combines this bill with SB 2498 -SJ 00372; Combined CS
                additional reference(s): Governmental Operations; General
                Government Appropriations -SJ 00372; CS by Regulated
                Industries; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 00372; CS read 1st time on
                03/27/08 -SJ 00375; Remaining combined CS references: Banking
                and Insurance; Judiciary; Governmental Operations; General
                Government Appropriations -SJ 00372
03/27/08 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2); Now in Banking
                and Insurance -SJ 00372
04/03/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 04/08/08, 9:15
                am, 412-K
04/08/08 SENATE Favorable with 2 amendment(s) by Banking and Insurance;
                YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 00478
04/09/08 SENATE Now in Judiciary -SJ 00478
04/11/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/16/08, 3:00 pm, 110-S
04/16/08 SENATE CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 7 NAYS 3
04/18/08 SENATE Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2)
04/21/08 SENATE Now in Governmental Operations
04/28/08 SENATE Withdrawn from Governmental Operations; Now in General
                Government Appropriations
04/30/08 SENATE Withdrawn from General Government Appropriations -SJ 01088;
                Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
05/02/08 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar; Read 2nd time; Amendment(s)
                adopted (604486, 596330, 158432, 086482); Substituted
                CS/CS/HB 601; Laid on Table

S2332
Auctioneering [EPCC]; Provides a fingerprint requirement to qualify for
auctioneer and auctioneer business licensures. Revises application
requirements for licensure as an auction business. Provides for
ineligibility of certain persons and auction businesses to reapply for
licensure, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2008.
Last Action Taken: 05/02/08
03/13/08 SENATE Introduced, referred to Regulated Industries; Commerce;
                General Government Appropriations -SJ 00267
03/20/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/25/08, 9:30
                am, 110-S
03/25/08 SENATE Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
                -SJ 00344; Now in Commerce -SJ 00344
04/03/08 SENATE On Committee agenda-- Commerce, 04/08/08, 9:00 am, 401-S
04/08/08 SENATE Favorable by Commerce; YEAS 7 NAYS 1 -SJ 00478; Now in
                General Government Appropriations -SJ 00478
05/02/08 SENATE Died in Committee on General Government Appropriations




 
 
 
 
 

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