Bills that Passed

Governor Scott signed the following bills into law on May 23rd: HUMAN TRAFFICKING Senate Bill 852, sponsored by Senator Rene Garcia (R-Hialeah), expands the definition of human trafficking, as well as strengthens the prosecution of persons committing commercial sexual exploitation of children. Both chambers passed the bill unanimously. SHARK FINS While shark finning (removing a Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

Legislative Update

DANGEROUS DOGS CS/CS/CS/ HB 91 by Representative Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) passed unanimously in the House on January 27th and unanimously in the Senate February 11th.  If signed into law by Governor Scott, dogs labeled as “dangerous” for causing serious injury may not be automatically euthanized. SALES TAX HOLIDAY The sales tax holiday bill for 2016 is in Read more about Legislative Update[…]

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[…]