Legal Updates

MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY The Legislature passed a measure that would abolish the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority and place it under FDOT control. The Authority filed a lawsuit in Leon County challenging the intent of the legislation. The judge had ruled the suit was premature as the bill had not been signed into law. With the Governor Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Bills That Passed

SCOOTERS This legislation allows for the operation of micromobility devices (scooters) without a valid driver license and excludes them from compliance with vehicle registration, licensing, and insurance requirements. It will not prohibit a city or county government from adopting an ordinance governing the operation of scooters on streets, highways, and sidewalks in their jurisdiction. STRAW Read more about Bills That Passed[…]

Legislative Issues

STRAW BAN PROHIBITION Senate Bill 588 and House Bill 603 are both moving in their respective chambers. The bills would ban local governments from enacting ordinances which would prohibit the use of single-use plastic straws in food establishments. Such action would be preempted to the state. The Senate bill has been modified to where it Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Legislative Issues

LOTTERY Legislation has been filed to prohibit the use of personal electronic devices to play, store, redeem, sell, or purchase lottery tickets or games. It also requires a warning be printed on the back of all lottery tickets about the dangers of gambling. LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE PAY RAISE This bill by Senator Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) provides Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

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[…]