Legislative Issues

Below are some highlighted bills that  failed RELOCATING THE CAPITOL Representative Bill Hager’s (R-Boca Raton) bill to study the feasibility of moving the State Capitol to a more central location in Florida fell flat as it did not get a committee hearing all session. VACATION RENTALS Several bills related to vacation rentals were introduced but none passed Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

New laws go into effect October 1st

While the majority of the 269 laws passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott this spring went into effect July 1st, 26  will go into effect Saturday, October 1st. They include: ELECTRONIC SKIMMERS • SB 912, which is part of a crackdown on illegal electronic skimmers that have been found on gas pumps Read more about New laws go into effect October 1st[…]

Bills That Passed

BILLS THAT PASSED THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed 192 bills. To see a list of these bills go here. We have outlined a few items of interest that passed this year. GOOD SAMARITAN LAW Thanks to this  law the Governor signed, if you see a pet or child locked in Read more about Bills That Passed[…]

Legislative Issues

  HUMAN TRAFFICKING The Legislature will pursue additional human trafficking legislation in 2016.  New laws went into effect on January 1st, with the goal of raising awareness about human trafficking by requiring signs be posted in a wide range of places, including rest areas, airports and strip clubs. Additional measures under consideration this session would Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Bills that Passed

BILLS THAT PASSED   In this section, we review bills that passed both chambers and will be or have been sent to Governor Scott for his consideration.  The Governor will have three options:  (1) sign the legislation into law; (2) veto the legislation; or (3) allow the bills to become law without his signature.   Read more about Bills that Passed[…]