SB 0096 – Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund

Authorizing the Legislative Budget Commission to convene to transfer or appropriate certain funds to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund; authorizing the Governor to transfer and expend moneys from the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund; authorizing the Governor to request that additional funds be transferred or appropriated to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund, subject to approval by the Legislative Budget Commission, under specified conditions, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Burgess

Effective Date

February 7, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Wilton Simpson

Did Not Vote

  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

SB 0282 – Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Providing that the use of peer specialists is an essential element of a coordinated system of care in recovery from a substance use disorder or mental illness; revising background screening requirements for certain peer specialists; requiring the Department of Children and Families to designate managing entities to conduct or contract for training for peer specialists; requiring peer specialists and certain persons to meet the requirements of a background screening as a condition of employment and continued employment, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Rouson

Effective Date

July 1, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0312 – Telehealth

Revising the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances through the use of telehealth to include only specified controlled substances, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Diaz

Effective Date

July 1, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0430 – Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Requiring the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to each appoint one member to the State Council on Interstate Educational Opportunity for Military Children, rather than appoint one member jointly; extending the scheduled repeal of the compact and related provisions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

View Summary

Bill Author

Wright

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

Did Not Vote

  • Janet Cruz

SB 0788 – Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program

Creating the Florida Hometown Hero Housing Program; providing the purpose of the program; specifying requirements for loans under the program; authorizing the Florida Housing Finance Corporation to underwrite and make such loans to specified borrowers; specifying ineligible employees, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Hooper

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

No floor vote taken, but approved in budget

Chamber Position

Support

No Floor Vote

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0962 – Residential Development Projects for Affordable Housing

Authorizing counties and municipalities, respectively, to approve any residential development project on parcels zoned for commercial or industrial use if certain conditions are met, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Bradley

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 1262 – Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Authorizing emergency contact information to be released to certain entities; revising the conditions under which a patient’s communication with persons outside of a receiving facility may be restricted; requiring a receiving facility to notify specified emergency contacts of individuals who are being involuntarily held for examination; requiring receiving facilities to document that an option to authorize the release of specified information has been provided, within a specified timeframe, to individuals admitted on a voluntary basis; requiring that reports issued by law enforcement officers when delivering a person to a receiving facility contain certain information related to emergency contacts, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Burgess

Effective Date

July 1, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 7014 – COVID-19-related Claims Against Health Care Providers

Extending the duration of liability protections from COVID-19-related claims against health care providers, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Judiciary

Effective Date

February 24, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Ed Hooper
  • Wilton Simpson

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Janet Cruz

Did Not Vote

  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

SB 0562 – Military Occupational Licensure

Requiring the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to expedite professional license applications submitted by spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States; requiring the department to issue certain licenses within a specified timeframe; requiring the Department of Health and certain boards to issue a professional license to spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States if certain requirements are met, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Cruz

Effective Date

July 1, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0896 – Educator Certification Pathways for Veterans

Authorizing the Department of Education to issue a temporary certificate to specified military servicemembers who meet certain criteria; requiring a teacher mentorship for specified military servicemembers who hold a temporary certificate; specifying the duration and issuance of a temporary certificate for specified military servicemembers, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Burgess

Effective Date

July 1, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0434 – Florida Tourism Marketing

Delaying the scheduled repeal of provisions governing the Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation and the Division of Tourism Marketing of Enterprise Florida, Inc., respectively, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Hooper

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0514 – Substitution of Work Experience for Postsecondary Educational Requirements

Authorizing the head of an employing agency, beginning on a specified date, to elect to substitute certain work experience for postsecondary educational requirements under certain circumstances; prohibiting the substitution of certain work experience for postsecondary educational requirements, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Burgess

Effective Date

July 1, 2022

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson

SB 0566 – Mental Health Professional Licensure

Revising licensure requirements for clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors, etc.

View Summary

Bill Author

Gruters

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jim Boyd
  • Jeff Brandes
  • Danny Burgess
  • Janet Cruz
  • Ed Hooper
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson
  • Wilton Simpson
Top