Bills going into effect July 1st

Below is a sampling of bills signed by Governor Rick Scott that will go into effect tomorrow, July 1st. SB 2500, the state’s $80 billion budget. HB 7022, provides pay raises to state employees. HB 7109, the measure includes a three-day back-to-school tax holiday and eliminates sales taxes on feminine hygiene products. HB 305, allows law-enforcement Read more about Bills going into effect July 1st[…]

Legislative Issues

BILLS THAT FAILED THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed sixty bills.  We have outlined a few items of interest that failed this year. EDUCATION Many education priorities did not make it onto the train. These provisions included: adding 100 minutes per week of recess for elementary school children; a proposed constitutional amendment Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Legislative Issues

RIDE SHARING SERVICES Bills impacting the operations of ride sharing services are slated for consideration this session. Senator David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs) filed a proposal requiring drivers of Uber and Lyft to have coverage of $50,000 for death and bodily injury per person, $100,000 for death and bodily injury per incident and $25,000 for property Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Bills that Failed

BILLS THAT FAILED  The following is a sampling of bills which failed this legislative session, largely because of the impasse between the Senate and House. Expect to see many of these issues return next year. ALIMONY REFORM  The House passed their bill on a 93-22 vote, but the Senate never took up the final measure.  Read more about Bills that Failed[…]