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Support Bills

Bill Title
0049 Relating to Tax-exempt
Income

Sponsor
Representative Moskowitz

0075 Relating to Department of


Economic Opportunity

Representative Combee

0107 Relating to Alcoholic


Beverages

Representative Steube

Summary
Tax-exempt Income: Increases amount
of income that is exempt from
corporate income tax; increases
amount of income that is exempt from
franchise tax imposed on banks &
savings associations; provides
applicability. Effective Date: January 1,
2016
Department of Economic Opportunity:
Requires DEO to create web page
accessible through its Internet website
that provides certain information;
provides purpose of web page;
requires DEO to collect all local
business information available to DEO;
requires DEO to request relevant local
government to provide any otherwise
unavailable information; requires local
governments to provide notice of
changes in information collected by
DEO; authorizes local government
entities to provide summary that
includes certain information for DEO's
web page. Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Alcoholic Beverages: Prohibits EBT
cards from being used or accepted to
purchase alcoholic beverages;
provides requirements for licensed
manufacturer of malt beverages to sell
beverages directly to consumers;
revises requirements for vendor's
licenses for manufacturers; provides
requirements for brewpubs, growlers,
tastings; revises restrictions on
transportation of alcoholic beverages;
provides exceptions & requirements for
minor to sell alcoholic beverages;
provides requirements for franchise
agreements; authorizes limited selfdistribution for specified manufacturers;
authorizes certain malt beverage
tastings; deletes restrictions on sale by
craft distillery; deletes package store
restrictions. Effective Date: July 1,
2015

0110 Relating to Taxes

Senator

Hukill

0138 Relating to Tax-exempt


Income

Senator

Hukill

0140 Relating to Tax On Sales,


Use, and Other
Transactions

Senator

Hukill

0163 Relating to Public


Records/Contractors

Representative Beshears

Taxes; Reducing the tax rate applied to


the sale of communications services;
reducing the tax rate applied to the
retail sale of direct-to-home satellite
services; revising the allocation of tax
revenue received from the
communications services tax; revising
the distributions of tax revenue
received from the sales and use tax,
communications services tax, and
gross receipts tax, etc. Effective Date:
Except as otherwise provided in this
act, this act shall take effect July 1,
2015
Tax-exempt Income; Increasing the
amount of income that is exempt from
the corporate income tax; increasing
the amount of income that is exempt
from the franchise tax imposed on
banks and savings associations, etc.
Effective Date: 1/1/2016
Tax On Sales, Use, and Other
Transactions; Reducing the tax levied
on rental or license fees charged for
the use of real property, etc. Effective
Date: 1/1/2016
Public Records/Contractors: Defines
term "acting on behalf of public
agency"; revises definition of term
"contractor"; requires that public
agency contract for services include
statement providing name & telephone
number of public agency's custodian of
records; prescribes form of statement;
revises contractual provisions in public
agency contract for services regarding
contractor's compliance with public
records laws; specifies circumstances
under which court may assess & award
reasonable costs of enforcement
against public agency or contractor.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law

0186 Relating to Malt Beverages Senator

Latvala (J)

0190 Relating to Hospices

Senator

Bean

0224 Relating to Public


Records/Public Agency
Contracts

Senator

Simpson

0232 Relating to Department of


Economic Opportunity

Senator

Hays

0245 Relating to Tax on


Representative Ahern
Commercial Real Property

0269 Relating to Experimental


Treatments for Terminal
Conditions

Representative Pilon

Malt Beverages; Authorizing the sale of


malt beverages packaged in individual
containers of certain sizes if they are
filled at the point of sale by certain
licenseholders; requiring each
container to be imprinted or labeled
with certain information, etc. Effective
Date: 7/1/2015
Hospices; Requiring the Agency for
Health Care Administration to assume
the need for an additional hospice
provider in certain hospice service
areas, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Public Records/Public Agency
Contracts; Defining the term acting on
behalf of a public agency; requiring that
a public agency contract for services
include a statement providing the name
and telephone number of the public
agency's custodian of records;
specifying circumstances under which
a court may assess and award
reasonable costs of enforcement
against a public agency or contractor,
etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a
law
Department of Economic Opportunity;
Requiring the department to create a
web page accessible through its
Internet website that provides certain
information; providing the purpose of
the web page, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Provides certain exemptions from tax
imposed on rental or license fees
charged for use of commercial real
property; provides for future repeal of
tax. Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Experimental Treatments for Terminal
Conditions: Designates "Right to Try
Act"; provides conditions for
manufacturer to provide investigational
drugs, products, or devices to patient;
specifies insurance coverage
requirements & exceptions; provides
conditions for provision of certain
services by hospital or health care
facility; provides immunity from liability.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015

0279 Relating to Pharmacy

Representative Pigman

0281 Relating to Prescription


Medication

Representative Pigman

0301 Relating to Malt Beverages Representative Sprowls

Pharmacy: Authorizes registered intern


under supervision of pharmacist to
administer specified vaccines to adult;
revises which vaccines may be
administered by pharmacist or
registered intern under supervision of
pharmacist; requires registered intern
seeking to administer vaccines to be
certified to administer such vaccines &
to complete minimum amount of
coursework. Effective Date: July 1,
2015
Prescription Medication: Authorizes
licensed physician assistant acting
under direction of supervisory
physician to order medication &
controlled substances for
administration to specified patients;
authorizes ARNP to order medication &
controlled substances for
administration to specified patients;
revises definition of term "prescription"
to exclude order dispensed for
administration to specified patient.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Malt Beverages: Authorizes sale of
malt beverages packaged in individual
containers of certain sizes if they are
filled at point of sale by certain
licenseholders; requires container to be
imprinted or labeled with certain
information; requires container to be
sealed or incapable of being
immediately consumed; provides
penalties. Effective Date: upon
becoming a law

0322 Relating to Medicaid


Reimbursement for
Hospital Providers

Senator

0335 Relating to Psychiatric


Nurses

Representative Plasencia

0468 Relating to Package Stores Senator

Stargel

Grimsley

Medicaid Reimbursement for Hospital


Providers; Requiring the Agency for
Health Care Administration to provide
written notice, pursuant to ch. 120,
F.S., to providers of hospital
reimbursement rates established by the
agency; providing that such notice
constitutes final agency action;
prohibiting the agency from being
compelled by an administrative body or
court to pay a monetary judgment
relating to the establishment of hospital
reimbursement rates beyond a
specified date, etc. Effective Date:
Upon becoming a law
Psychiatric Nurses: Requires
psychiatric nurses to hold national
advanced practice certification as
psychiatric-mental health advanced
practice nurse; authorizes such nurses
to approve release of individuals from
receiving facility after involuntary
examination. Effective Date: July 1,
2015
Package Stores; Relating to restrictions
on the sale by certain licensed
alcoholic beverage vendors of
merchandise other than specifically
authorized types of merchandise and to
restrictions on direct access to such
vendors places of business; prohibiting
electronic benefits transfer cards from
being used or accepted at locations
operated as package stores; providing
an exception to employment
restrictions on persons under the age
of 18 years who are employed by
specified vendors, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015

0477 Relating to Background


Screening

Representative Sprowls

Background Screening: Revises


requirement relating to background
screening of instructional personnel in
virtual instruction programs; provides
additional offenses that determine
ineligibility for educator certification or
employment; revises requirements for
submission, retention, search, &
reporting of fingerprints of educational
personnel & contractual personnel;
provides for FDLE participation in
national retained print arrest notification
program. Effective Date: July 1, 2015

0478 Relating to Telehealth

Senator

Telehealth; Providing certain practice


standards for telehealth providers;
authorizing telehealth providers to use
telehealth to prescribe controlled
substances, with an exception;
prohibiting the use of telehealth or
specified computer-controlled devices
to prescribe optical devices, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Package Stores: Repeals provisions
relating to restrictions on sale by
certain licensed alcoholic beverage
vendors of merchandise other than
specifically authorized types of
merchandise & restrictions on direct
access to such vendor's place of
business; prohibits EBT cards from
being used or accepted at locations
operated as package store; provides
exception to employment restrictions
on vendors licensed under Beverage
Law for persons under age of 18 years
who are employed by specified
vendors. Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Bean

0499 Relating to Package Stores Representative Wood

0532 Relating to Ordering of


Medication

Senator

Grimsley

0545 Relating to Telehealth

Representative Cummings

0547 Relating to Advanced


Representative Pigman
Practice Registered Nurses

Ordering Of Medication; Revising the


term prescription to exclude an order
for drugs or medicinal supplies by a
licensed practitioner that is dispensed
for certain administration; revising the
term administer to include the term
administration; 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: 7/1/2015
Telehealth: Definess "telehealth" &
"telehealth provider"; provides for
certain practice standards for telehealth
providers; authorizes telehealth
providers to use telehealth for
prescribing controlled substances, with
an exception; provides for maintenance
& confidentiality of medical records.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses:
Redesignates ARNPs as advanced
registered practice nurses (APRNs);
provides for independent APRNs
(IAPRNs) to practice advanced or
specialized nursing; exempts IAPRNs
from requirement that certain medical
acts be supervised by physician;
revises APRN certification
requirements; authorizes APRNs to
administer, dispense, & prescribe
medicinal drugs pursuant to protocol;
provides for registration of IAPRNs who
meet certain requirements; specifies
acts that IAPRNs are authorized to
perform without physician supervision
or protocol; provides for eligibility of
IAPRNs for clinical privileges; requires
IAPRNs to maintain medical
malpractice insurance or provide proof
of financial responsibility. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015

0549 Relating to Associations of Representative Diaz (M)


Government Officials

0574 Relating to Government


Procurement

Representative Montford

0595 Relating to Aviation Fuel


Tax

Representative Moraitis

0614 Relating to Drug


Senator
Prescription by Advanced
Registered Nurse
Practitioners and Physician
Assistants

Grimsley

Associations of Government Officials:


Requires associations of government
officials to annually report certain
information to Commission on Ethics;
provides that membership dues & other
funds received from state sources may
not be used by certain organizations to
fund litigation against state. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015
Government Procurement; Defining the
term reverse auction; requiring the
Department of Management Services
to maintain a program for reverse
auctions; authorizing the Department of
Education to use reverse auctions and
other online procurement programs in
assisting district school boards with
transportation services contracts;
authorizing the Board of Governors to
adopt regulations establishing
procedures governing a state
university's participation in reverse
auctions and other online procurement
programs, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Aviation Fuel Tax: Revises tax rate of
excise tax on certain aviation fuels;
deletes excise tax exemption for
certain aviation fuel delivered by
licensed wholesalers or terminal
suppliers that increase state's
workforce by certain amounts. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015
Drug Prescription by Advanced
Registered Nurse Practitioners and
Physician Assistants; Expanding the
categories of persons who may
prescribe brand drugs under the
prescription drug program when
medically necessary; requiring
advanced registered nurse
practitioners and physician assistants
who prescribe controlled substances
for certain pain to make a certain
designation, comply with registration
requirements, and follow specified
standards of practice; providing
applicability, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015

0615 Relating to Electronic


Auction Services

Representative Hutson

0692 Relating to Charter Schools Senator

Brandes

0705 Relating to Mental Health


Early Intervention

Representative Campbell

0722 Relating to Aviation Fuel


Tax

Senator

Flores

Electronic Auction Services: Defines


"electronic auction services;"
authorizes DMS to implement
procedures & adopt rules regarding
electronic auction services & collect
fees for use of such services;
authorizes DOE, school boards, &
BOG to implement use of electronic
auction services & other procurement
methods. Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Charter Schools; Providing an
exception to the prohibition on a highperforming charter school establishing
more than one charter school in this
state under specified circumstances;
authorizing certain out-of-state entities
to apply for designation as a highperforming charter school system;
requiring that charter schools
established by such entities receive a
reduction in certain administrative fees,
etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a
law
Mental Health Early Intervention:
Designates act as "Florida Mental
Health Early Intervention Act of 2015";
authorizes physician assistants &
ARNPs to initiate involuntary
examinations under Baker Act of
persons believed to have mental
illness; requires DCF, in consultation
with specified entities, to establish
standards for instruction of first
responders in mental health; provides
requirements for such training.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Aviation Fuel Tax; Revising the tax rate
of the excise tax on certain aviation
fuels; deleting an excise tax exemption
for certain aviation fuel delivered by
licensed wholesalers or terminal
suppliers that increase the states
workforce by certain amounts, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015

0735 Relating to Vacation


Rentals

Representative Moraitis

0767 Relating to Tour-Guide


Services

Representative Narain

0789 Relating to Regulatory


Minimum Prices

Representative Tobia

Regulatory Minimum Prices: Defines


term "regulatory minimum price";
provides that establishment of
regulatory minimum prices for lawful
goods or services, or creation of
service classifications that would apply
differently to certain individuals &
businesses is an unfair or deceptive
regulatory act; requires DACS to
identify instances of regulatory
minimum prices & notify noncompliant
agencies or entities; clarifies that act
does not apply to minimum wages &
regulatory fees of governmental entity;
provides relief for persons who are
adversely affected by certain regulatory
actions; requires courts to award
reasonable fees, costs, & damages;
provides limitation on damages;
requires certain interest on sums
awarded. Effective Date: July 1, 2015

0792 Relating to Pharmacy

Senator

Pharmacy; Authorizing a registered


intern under the supervision of a
pharmacist to administer specified
vaccines to an adult; revising which
vaccines may be administered by a
pharmacist or a registered intern under
the supervision of a pharmacist, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015

Bean

Vacation Rentals: Revises permitted


scope of local laws, ordinances, &
regulations with respect to vacation
rentals; provides exemption for
subsequent amendments of certain
provisions of existing local laws,
ordinances, & regulations adopted on
or before specified date. Effective Date:
July 1, 2015
Tour-Guide Services;Excludes tourguide services from certain regulatory
requirements; provides that term "seller
of travel" does not include provider of
tour-guide services; conforms related
provisions. Effective Date: July 1, 2015

0817 Relating to Transportation


Network Companies

Representative Gaetz (M)

0849 Relating to Legislative


Ratification/Department of
Environmental Protection

Representative Wood

0949 Relating to Regulation of


Representative Rodrigues (R)
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
from Fossil Fuel-Fired
Electric Generating Units

0951 Relating to Dietetics and


Nutrition

Representative Magar

Provides requirements for operating as


a transportation network company or
for employment as transportation
network company driver. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015
Legislative Ratification/Department of
Environmental Protection: Requires
DEP to submit for legislative ratification
state implementation plan relating to
standards of performance for existing
sources of air pollutants; exempts rules
implementing plan from legislative
ratification under certain conditions;
provides circumstances under which
state implementation plan is exempt
from legislative ratification; provides
that, if plan is exempt from legislative
ratification, rules implementing plan are
subject to ratification before respective
provisions of plan take effect. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015
Urges U.S. Congress to direct EPA to
revise its proposed regulations that
address carbon dioxide emissions from
existing fossil fuel-fired electric
generating units. Effective Date: Not
Specified
Dietetics and Nutrition: Provides that
certain certified individuals may use
specified titles & designations; prohibits
unlicensed practice of medical nutrition
therapy; revises provisions regarding
membership in Dietetics & Nutrition
Practice Board; requires board to waive
examination requirement for specified
applicants; revises requirements for
licensure by endorsement; provides
that licensed dietitian/ nutritionist
treating patient who is under active
care of licensed physician/chiropractor
is not precluded from ordering
therapeutic diet. Effective Date: July 1,
2015

0970 Relating to Background


Screening

Senator

Stargel

0990 Relating to Regulatory


Minimum Prices

Senator

Brandes

Background Screening;Revising the


requirement relating to background
screening of instructional personnel in
virtual instruction programs; providing
background screening requirements for
certain school district employees,
contractual personnel, and instructional
personnel in virtual instruction
programs; requiring the fingerprints of
certain noninstructional contractors to
be enrolled in the national retained
print arrest notification program;
revising provisions relating to
notification to education providers of
charges against school district
employees, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Regulatory Minimum Prices; Defining
the term regulatory minimum price;
providing that the establishment of
regulatory minimum prices for lawful
goods or services, or the creation of
service classifications that would apply
differently to certain individuals and
businesses, is an unfair or deceptive
regulatory act under the Florida
Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
Act; requiring the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services to
identify instances of regulatory
minimum prices and notify the agency
or entity that is noncompliant, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015

1052 Relating to Florida Right to Senator


Try Act

Brandes

1076 Relating to Legislative


Ratification

Gibson

Senator

Florida Right to Try Act; Citing this act


as the "Florida Right to Try Act";
authorizing a manufacturer of an
investigational drug, biological product,
or device to make such drug, product,
or device available to certain eligible
patients with a terminal illness without
charge or for a specified cost;
prohibiting a state regulatory board or
agency from taking action against the
licenses of certain health care
providers or against the licenses or
Medicare certifications of certain health
care institutions for specified actions
with respect to an eligible patients
access to, treatment with, or use of
investigational drugs, biological
products, or devices, etc. Effective
Date: 7/1/2015
Legislative Ratification; Requiring the
Department of Environmental
Protection to submit for legislative
ratification a state implementation plan
relating to standards of performance for
existing sources of air pollutants;
providing directives to the Department
of Environmental Protection with
respect to submitting the state
implementation plan to the United
States Environmental Protection
Agency; providing that, if the plan is not
ratified within a specified period, that
rules implementing the plan are subject
to ratification before the respective
provisions of the plan take effect, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015

1145 Relating to Parent and


Student Rights

Representative Sprowls

1196 Relating to Sellers Of


Travel

Senator

Margolis

1208 Relating to Dietetics And


Nutrition

Senator

Bean

Parent and Student Rights: Provides


right of parent to know average amount
of money expended for education of his
or her child; requires DOE to provide
each school district with such
information & requires school districts
to provide notification to parents;
authorizes information to be published
in student handbook or similar
publication; deletes definition of and
provisions relating to controlled open
enrollment; requires each school
district to instead establish a public
school parental choice policy that
allows students to attend any public
school that has not reached capacity in
their district; provides for student
placement; defines term "capacity" for
certain purposes; authorizes parent to
enroll his or her child in any public
school that has not reached capacity in
state; requires charter school with
space available to be open to any
student in state; requires each school
district board to establish classroom
teacher transfer process & post an
explanation of transfer process in
student Of
handbook;
& authorizes
certain
Sellers
Travel;Removing
references
to the terms tourist-related services
and tour-guide services from definitions
relating to sellers of travel; providing
that the regulation of sellers of travel by
the state does not apply to persons
engaged solely in the sale of tour-guide
services, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Dietetics and Nutrition; Revising the
purpose and intent of the Dietetics and
Nutrition Practice Act; prohibiting the
unlicensed practice of medical nutrition
therapy; renaming the Dietetics and
Nutrition Practice Council as the
Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Board,
etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015

1230 Relating to The Tax On


Senator
Commercial Real Property

Hays

1264 Relating to Digital


Classrooms

Senator

Legg

1326 Relating to Transportation


Network Companies

Senator

Brandes

1448 Relating to Student Choice Senator

Legg

Tax on Commercial Real Property;


Providing certain exemptions from the
tax imposed on rental or license fees
charged for the use of commercial real
property; providing for the future repeal
of provisions relating to the imposition
of a tax on the rental or license fees
charged for the use of commercial real
property, etc. Effective Date: Except as
otherwise expressly provided in this
act, this act shall take effect July 1,
2015
Digital Classrooms; Establishing
requirements for digital classrooms
technology infrastructure planning by
the Agency for State Technology or a
contracted organization; requiring the
Office of Technology and Information
Services of the Department of
Education to consult with the Agency
for State Technology in developing the
5-year strategic plan for Florida digital
classrooms; specifying conditions for a
school district to maintain eligibility for
Florida digital classrooms allocation
funds, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Transportation Network
Companies;Providing transportation
network company (TNC) and TNC
driver insurance requirements;
prohibiting a TNC from owning,
controlling, operating, or managing the
vehicles used by TNC drivers; requiring
a TNC driver to exclusively accept rides
booked through the TNC's digital
network or software application service,
etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Student Choice; Authorizing a parent to
enroll his or her child in and transport
his or her child to any public school that
has not reached capacity, including
charter schools, in any school district in
this state; clarifying requirements for
the creation of a virtual charter school;
revising conditions for termination of a
virtual instruction provider's contract;
establishing the Florida Charter School
Innovation Institute, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015

1458 Relating to Mental Health


Early Intervention

Senator

Braynon

1552 Relating to Parent and


Student Rights

Senator

Benacquisto

Oppose Bills
Bill Title
House/Senate Sponsor
0047 Relating to State Minimum Representative Stafford
Wage

Mental Health Early Intervention; Citing


this act as the "Florida Mental Health
Early Intervention Act of 2015";
authorizing physician assistants and
advanced registered nurse
practitioners to initiate involuntary
examinations under the Baker Act of
persons believed to have mental
illness; adding curriculum requirements
to the basic training programs for
certain first responders; requiring the
Department of Children and Families,
in consultation with specified entities, to
adopt standards for the training of
certain first responders in mental
health; providing requirements for such
training, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Parent and Student Rights; Providing
the right of a parent to know the
average amount of money expended
for the education of his or her child;
deleting the definition of and provisions
relating to controlled open enrollment;
requiring each school district to instead
establish a public school parental
choice policy that allows students to
attend any public school that has not
reached capacity in their district;
requiring each school district board to
establish a classroom teacher transfer
process for parents, approve or deny a
request within a certain timeframe, and
post an explanation of the transfer
process in the student handbook, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Summary
State Minimum Wage: Increases state
minimum wage; provides that an
employer may not pay employee at
rate less than state minimum wage;
deletes requirement that only
individuals entitled to receive federal
minimum wage are eligible to receive
state minimum wage. Effective Date:
January 1, 2016

0086 Relating to Medical Tourism Senator

Bean

0114 Relating to State Minimum Senator


Wage

Bullard

0119 Relating to Licensing of


Facilities that offer Health
and Human Services

Representative Berman

0166 Relating to Hydraulic


Fracturing

Senator

Soto

Medical Tourism; Requiring an analysis


of medical tourism in the Economic
Development Programs Evaluation;
requiring Enterprise Florida, Inc., to
collaborate with the Department of
Economic Opportunity to market this
state as a health care destination;
requiring the Division of Tourism
Marketing to include in its 4-year plan a
discussion of the promotion of medical
tourism; requiring a specified amount of
funds appropriated to the Florida
Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation
to be allocated for the medical tourism
marketing plan, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
State Minimum Wage; Increasing the
state minimum wage; prohibiting an
employer from paying an employee at
a rate less than the state minimum
wage; deleting the requirement that
only individuals entitled to receive the
federal minimum wage are eligible to
receive the state minimum wage, etc.
Effective Date: 1/1/2016
Licensing of Facilities that Offer Health
and Human Services: Requires family
day care home to conspicuously
display its license or registration in
common area of home, to provide proof
of written plan that identifies
designated substitute for operator, & to
provide proof of screening &
background checks for certain
individuals; requires large family child
care home to permanently post its
license in conspicuous location that is
visible by all parents & guardians &
DCF; prohibits certain persons from
advertising child care facility, family day
care home, or large family child care
home without including facility's or
home's license, registration, or
exemption number in such
advertisement. Effective Date: July 1,
2015
Hydraulic Fracturing; Prohibiting a
person from engaging in hydraulic
fracturing in this state, etc. Effective
Date: 7/1/2015

0169 Relating to Well Stimulation Representative Jenne


Treatments

0172 Relating to Local


Government Pension
Reform

Senator

Bradley

0196 Relating to Qualified


Television Revolving Loan
Fund

Senator

Bean

0210 Relating to Licensing of


Facilities that offer Health
and Human Services

Senator

Gibson

Well Stimulation Treatments: Prohibits


well stimulation treatments for
exploration or production of oil or
natural gas; defines term "well
stimulation treatment." Effective Date:
October 1, 2015
Local Government Pension Reform;
Requiring that firefighter and police
officer pension plans meet the
requirements of ch. 175 and 185, F.S.,
in order to receive certain insurance
premium tax revenues; revising the
method of creating and maintaining
firefighters' and police officers
retirement trust funds; providing that
the use of premium tax revenues may
deviate from the requirements of ch.
175 and ch. 185, F.S., under certain
circumstances, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Qualified Television Revolving Loan
Fund; Creating the qualified television
revolving loan fund; providing the
structure of the loans; providing
qualified television content criteria;
requiring an analysis of the qualified
television revolving loan fund in the
Economic Development Programs
Evaluation, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Licensing of Facilities that offer Health
and Human Services; Redefining the
term child care to include a person or
facility that does not receive
compensation; redefining the term child
care facility to include a child care
center or child care arrangement that
does not receive compensation and
provides child care for more than four,
rather than five, children unrelated to
the operator, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015

0237 Relating to Qualified


Television Revolving Loan
Fund

Representative Latvala (C)

0253 Relating to Small Business Representative Rogers


Participation in State
Contracting

0254 Relating to Charter Schools Senator

Clemens

Qualified Television Revolving Loan


Fund: Creates qualified television
revolving loan fund; requires DEO to
contract with fund administrator;
provides fund administrator
qualifications; provides for fund
administrator's compensation &
removal; specifies fund administrator's
powers & duties; provides structure of
loans; provides qualified television
content criteria; authorizes AG to
conduct operational audit of fund &
fund administrator; authorizes DEO to
adopt rules; provides for expiration of
loan program; provides emergency
rulemaking authority; provides for
expiration of emergency rulemaking
authority; requires analysis of qualified
television loan fund in Economic
Development Programs Evaluation.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Small Business Participation in State
Contracting; Directs agencies to avoid
contract bundling; requires agencies to
conduct market research & include
written summaries & analyses of such
research in solicitations for bundled
contracts; requires agencies to award
percentage of contracts to small
businesses; requires contractors to use
small businesses as subcontractors;
provides requirements for payment of
subcontractors; prohibits agencies &
contractors from requiring certain
sureties for certain contracts; requires
rules ombudsman in EOG to establish
system for reporting small business
participation in state contracting;
requires agencies to cooperate with
such reporting; requires specified
annual reports. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Charter Schools; Requiring a charter
school to demonstrate it meets certain
needs that the local school district does
not or is unable to provide to students
in that district in order to obtain
approval, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015

0278 Relating to Downtown


Development Districts

0317 Relating to Job Creation


through Business Tax
Reform

0319 Relating to Education


Funding Property Tax
Reform

0341 Relating to Local


Government Pension
Reform

Senator

Diaz de la Portilla Downtown Development Districts;


Authorizing the governing body of a
municipality that has created a
downtown development district to levy
an ad valorem tax on all real and
personal property in the district to
finance the districts operation;
limiting the tax to a specified
percentage; providing for limitation of
the districts millage, etc. Effective
Date: 7/1/2015
Representative Costello
Job Creation through Business Tax
Reform: Provides legislative intent;
replaces revenue from corporate
income tax, sales taxes on commercial
leases, & sales tax on industrial
machinery & equipment with revenue
from state sales surtax; revises
provisions of communications services
tax; provides directive to DOLRI.
Effective Date: January 1, 2016
Representative Costello
Education Funding Property Tax
Reform: Provides legislative intent;
replaces revenue from required local
effort school property tax & nonvoted
discretionary & capital outlay property
taxes with revenue from state sales
surtax & collection of sales tax on
Internet sales; creates exemption from
sales & use tax for certain used
tangible personal property; provides
directive to DOLRI. Effective Date:
January 1, 2016
Representative Cummings
Local Government Pension Reform:
Revises provisions addressing
firefighter pension trust funds; revises
provisions for distribution of insurance
premium tax revenues under certain
retirement plans; defines & revises
terms; revises calculation of retirement
income for firefighters & police officers;
revises provisions addressing police
officer retirement trust funds. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015

0392 Relating to Enterprise


Zones

Senator

0451 Relating to Entertainment


Industry Tax Credit
Program

Representative Miller

0508 Relating to Small Business Senator


Participation In State
Contracting

0833 Relating to Ad Valorem


Taxation

Clemens

Bullard

Representative Diaz (M)

Enterprise Zones; Revising the policy


and purpose of the Florida Enterprise
Zone Act; revising the conditions under
which a county or municipality, or a
county and one or more municipalities,
may apply for the designation of an
area as an enterprise zone; providing
that the municipality or county that
applies for designation of an enterprise
zone has jurisdiction over the
enterprise zones administration;
extending the expiration date of the
Florida Enterprise Zone Act, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Revises information in certain tax credit
applications; provides procedures for
queuing applications; provides
procedures for certifying tax credits;
requires provision of workforce data;
requiring certified production
companies to contribute portion of tax
credit award to other entities; requires
certain production companies to
provide internship opportunities;
requires certified production companies
to promote state; revises provisions
related to distributions and
certifications of tax credits. Effective
Date: July 1, 2015
Small Business Participation in State
Contracting; Directing that agencies
avoid contract bundling under certain
circumstances; requiring certain
agencies to award a percentage of
contracts to small businesses;
prohibiting agencies, general
contractors, or prime contractors from
requiring certain bonds or other
sureties for certain contracts, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Ad Valorem Taxation: Authorizes
governing body of municipality with
downtown development district to levy
ad valorem tax on property in such
district for certain purposes;
establishes cap on millage rate.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015

0864 Relating to Sales of Motor


Vehicles Powered by
Electricity or Hydrogen

Senator

Soto

0868 Relating to Solar Energy

Senator

Soto

0903 Relating to Economic


Development

Representative Porter

0905 Relating to An Exemption


from Sales & Use Tax for
Electrical & Hydrogen
Vehicles

Representative Cortes (J)

0945 Relating to Medical Tourism Representative Costello

Sales of Motor Vehicles Powered by


Electricity or Hydrogen; Defining the
terms electric vehicle and
hydrogen vehicle; exempting the
sale of an electric vehicle and a
hydrogen vehicle from the sales and
use tax until a specified date, etc.
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Solar Energy; Reviving, readopting,
and amending provisions relating to the
Solar Energy System Incentives
Program; authorizing rebates for a
portion of the purchase price of solar
energy systems during a specified
period; requiring the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services to
give priority to residents who have
installed a solar energy system upon
their homestead valued below a certain
threshold amount, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Economic Development: Repeals
scheduled repeal of Florida Enterprise
Zone Act; deletes individual limits on
certain sales tax refunds; provides
cumulative annual limits; revises
various provisions relating to Rural Job
Tax Credit Program, Rural
Infrastructure Fund, & tax refund
program for qualified target industry
businesses; conforms provisions.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
An Exemption from Sales & Use Tax for
Electrical & Hydrogen Vehicles:
Exempts the sales & use tax from the
sale of electric & hydrogen vehicles
until specified date. Effective Date: July
1, 2015
Medical Tourism: Requires OPPAGA to
perform economic development
analysis of medical tourism; creates
medical tourism marketing plan within
Enterprise Florida; requires Division of
Tourism Marketing to promote medical
tourism; provides requirements;
requires certain funds to be allocated
for the medical tourism marketing plan.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015

1038 Relating to Charter Schools Senator

Montford

1046 Relating to Entertainment


Industry

Senator

Detert

1089 Relating to Solar Energy

Representative Torres

Charter Schools; Creating the Charter


School Excellence Act; specifying the
duties and responsibilities of the
Department of Education with respect
to the issuance of statements of need;
requiring an applicant to file a letter of
intent with the department before
applying for a statement of need;
authorizing the department to hold a
public hearing regarding a proposed
project under certain circumstances;
prohibiting a person from undertaking a
project subject to review without
holding a statement of need, etc.
Effective Date: 10/1/2015
Entertainment Industry; Revising the
sources of moneys to be credited to the
State Economic Enhancement and
Development Trust Fund to include
repayments to the entertainment
industry quick action fund created by
the act; creating the Entertainment
Industry Quick Action Account within
the State Economic Enhancement and
Development Trust Fund; renaming the
Office of Film and Entertainment within
the Department of Economic
Opportunity as the Division of Film and
Entertainment within Enterprise Florida,
Inc.; revising provisions relating to the
application process, tax credit eligibility,
transfer of tax credits, election and
distribution of tax credits, allocation of
tax credits, forfeiture of tax credits, and
annual report, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
Solar Energy: Authorizes rebates for
portion of the purchase price of solar
energy systems during specified
period; revises eligibility requirements;
requires applications for rebates to
include proofs of purchase; requires
DACS to give priority to residents who
have installed a solar energy system
upon a structure that qualifies as lowincome housing. Effective Date: July 1,
2015

1214 Relating to Economic


Development

Senator

Latvala (J)

1556 Relating to Economic


Development

Senator

Montford

EDT Relating to Economic


S3
Development

Economic
Development &
Tourism
Subcommittee

Economic Development; Requiring the


Office of Economic and Demographic
Research and the Office of Program
Policy Analysis and Government
Accountability to provide a detailed
analysis of the retention of Major
League Baseball spring training
baseball franchises; requiring a project
that requires funding that falls into a
specified range to be approved by the
Legislative Budget Commission before
final approval by the Governor; revising
the requirements for projects eligible
for receipt of funds from the Quick
Action Closing Fund, etc. Effective
Date: 7/1/2015
Economic Development; Deleting
individual limits on the amounts of
sales tax refunds authorized for the
purchase of building materials used in
the rehabilitation of real property
located in an enterprise zone or for the
purchase of business property used by
businesses in an enterprise zone;
amending provisions relating to the
Rural Job Tax Credit Program; revising
the maximum percentage of total
infrastructure project costs for which
the Department of Economic
Opportunity may award grants;
amending provisions relating to a tax
refund program for target industry
businesses, etc. Effective Date:
7/1/2015
PCB EDTS 15-03 -- Economic
Development