HB 0005 – Civic Education Curriculum

Revises social studies high school graduation credit requirement; requires DOE to develop or approve integrated civic education curriculum that meets certain requirements; requires department to curate oral history resources to be used with such curriculum; requires department to approve civic education curricula submitted by school districts & charter schools.

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Bill Author

Zika

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Ardian Zika

Did Not Vote

  • Susan L. Valdes

HB 0009 – Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud

Defines "personal protective equipment"; prohibits dissemination of false or misleading information relating to personal protective equipment with specified intent; prohibits dissemination of false or misleading vaccine information with specified intent; authorizes state attorney or statewide prosecutor to prosecute violation; authorizes AG to seek civil remedies.

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Bill Author

Zika

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0217 – Conservation Area Designations

Designates Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area as Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area; directs DEP to erect suitable markers.

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Bill Author

Hunschofsky

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0419 – Early Learning and Early Grade Success

Deleting the Office of Early Learning from within the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice of the Department of Education; establishing the Division of Early Learning within the department; revising approved child care or early education settings for the placement of certain children; revising the requirements of the Gold Seal Quality Care program; requiring students enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to participate in a specified screening and progress monitoring program; revising early learning coalition responsibilities and duties; authorizing certain students who enrolled in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program to receive intensive reading interventions using specified funds, etc.

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Bill Author

Grall

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

Did Not Vote

  • Fentrice Driskell

HB 0485 – Personal Care Attendants

Authorizes nursing home facilities to employ personal care attendants if certain training requirement is met; requires AHCA, in consultation with Board of Nursing, to develop certain training program; provides minimum requirements for such program; provides certain requirements & prohibitions applicable to personal care attendants; authorizes certain persons to be employed by nursing home facility as personal care attendants for specified period if certain training requirement is met; defines "personal care attendants."

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Bill Author

Garrison

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Ardian Zika

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Susan L. Valdes

Did Not Vote

  • Fentrice Driskell

HB 0701 – Behavioral Health Care Services Coverage and Access

Requires DFS to submit report relating to behavioral health care services & benefits to Governor & Legislature by specified date; specifies minimum information report must contain; requires department to make certain information available on its website; requires health insurers & health maintenance organizations to disclose specified information on their websites; requires health insurers & health maintenance organizations to annually provide certain written notices to insureds or subscribers.

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Bill Author

Stevenson

Effective Date

October 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0845 – Higher Education

Prohibiting the use of state funds to join or maintain membership in an association under certain circumstances; requiring the Board of Governors to provide certain notice to an association under certain circumstances, etc.

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Bill Author

Smith (D)

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 1239 – Broadband Internet Infrastructure

Revising duties of the Florida Office of Broadband; providing an appropriation to the Department of Economic Opportunity for geographic information system broadband mapping; providing for administration of the program; providing requirements for grant awards; requiring the publication of certain information related to grant applications and grant awards on a website; requiring the office to publish specified information annually on its website; establishing a promotional rate and related terms for wireline attachments of broadband facilities to municipal electric utility poles; providing procedures and requirements for receiving the promotional rates; establishing cost responsibility for replacement utility poles in certain circumstances; prohibiting municipal electric utilities from increasing certain fees for pole attachments for a specified period, etc.

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Bill Author

Tomkow

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 7033 – Task Force on Closing the Achievement Gap for Boys

Creates Task Force on Closing the Achievement Gap for Boys; provides task force purpose, membership, meetings, & future expiration; requires DOE to provide support & data & information to assist the task force; requires task force submit report; provides for future expiration of task force.

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Bill Author

Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0037 – Abandoned Cemeteries

Creates Task Force on Abandoned African-American Cemeteries; specifies composition, purpose, & duties of task force; provides meeting requirements; requires task force to submit report to Governor & Legislature; provides for expiration of task force.

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Bill Author

Driskell

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0149 – Students with Disabilities in Public Schools

Prohibits use of seclusion on students; revises provisions relating to use of restraint on certain students; provides DOE, school district, school, & personnel requirements; provides for placement of video camera in specified classrooms; provides requirements for such placement; requires continuing education & inservice training for teaching students with emotional or behavioral disabilities.

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Bill Author

DuBose

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0183 – Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

Requires Office of Minority Health & Health Equity to develop & promote statewide implementation of certain policies, programs, & practices; requires representative from each county health department to serve as minority health liaison; requires DOH to maintain specified information on its website; requires office to serve as liaison to & assist certain federal offices.

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Bill Author

Brown

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0231 – Services for Veterans and Their Families

Authorizes DVA to establish Florida Veterans' Care Coordination Program to provide behavioral health care referral & care coordination services for veterans & their families; authorizes DVA to contract with certain nonprofit entity to enter into agreements with Florida 211 Network participants to provide such services; provides for statewide delivery of specified services by program teams; requires Florida 211 Network participants to collect program implementation data & submit such data to DVA; requires DVA to submit report to Governor & Legislature.

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Bill Author

Zika

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0429 – Purple Star Campuses

Requires DOE establish Purple Star Campus program; specifies program criteria for participating schools; authorizes schools to partner with school districts to meet criteria.

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Bill Author

Learned

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0435 – Veterans Employment and Training

Directs Florida Is For Veterans, Inc., to serve as state's principal assistance organization under United States Department of Defense's SkillBridge program; prescribes duties of corporation to facilitate administration of SkillBridge program.

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Bill Author

Sirois

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 7023 – Veterans Treatment Court Programs

Authorizes courts to create & administer veterans treatment court programs; requires such programs to adopt certain policies & procedures; provides eligibility criteria for participation in program; authorizes court to impose condition requiring certain probationers or community controllees to participate in treatment programs.

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Bill Author

Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 7051 – Law Enforcement and Correctional Officer Practices

Requires application for employment or appointment as law enforcement or correctional officer to contain specified disclosures; requires background investigation of applicant to include specified information; requires employing agencies to maintain employment information for minimum period; requires establishment of standards for officer training & policies concerning use of force; requires law enforcement agencies to establish policies for specified use of force investigations; requires investigation to include an independent report; requires report to be submitted to state attorney; requires law enforcement agencies to submit specified data to FDLE; prohibits child younger than certain age from being arrested, charged, or adjudicated delinquent for delinquent act or violation of law.

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Bill Author

Judiciary Committee

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 0053 – Public Works

Revises prohibition relating to solicitation for construction services paid for with state appropriated funds; prohibits state or political subdivision that contracts for public works project from taking specified action against certain persons that are engaged in public works project or have submitted bid for such project; requires OEDR to include an analysis of certain expenditures in its annual assessment; requires counties, municipalities, & special districts that provide wastewater services & stormwater management to develop needs analysis.

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Bill Author

DiCeglie

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Ardian Zika

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Ben Diamond
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Andrew Learned
  • Susan L. Valdes

Did Not Vote

  • Linda Chaney
  • Michele Rayner

HB 1251 – Water Street Tampa Improvement District, Hillsborough County

Revises district boundaries; requires referendum.

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Bill Author

Toledo

Effective Date

Upon approval by a majority vote of the owners of land within the area described in section 1

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 1463 – Department of Economic Opportunity

Establishes Office of Secretary & Office of Economic Accountability & Transparency; revises application process & funding for Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program Fund; revises application process & funding for development grants awarded by DEO to local governments; removes provision providing individuals who voluntarily leave work as result of circumstances relating to domestic violence are ineligible for benefits; requires DEO to implement integrated, modular system hosted in cloud service for reemployment assistance program; revises timeline for employers' responses to notices of benefits claims sent by DEO; authorizes employers to initiate employer-assisted claims relating to mass separations; authorizes claimants to request DEO to reconsider monetary determination.

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Bill Author

LaMarca

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika

HB 1507 – Workforce Related Programs and Services

Creates Office of Reimagining Education and Career Help; creates & revises provisions relating to workforce services including the Labor Market Estimating Conference, workforce opportunity portal, state board composition, Credentials Review Committee, state plan requirements, waivers, local workforce development boards, Master Credentials List, CAPE Industry Certification Funding List, industry certifications, SEAS program, workforce development metrics, Florida Talent Development Council, Open Door Grant Program, preapprenticeship & apprenticeship program grants, Money-back Guarantee Program, automated consumer-first workforce system, career & education planning courses, digital credential courses, & student career service centers.

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Bill Author

Yarborough

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Mike Beltran
  • Linda Chaney
  • Ben Diamond
  • Nick DiCeglie
  • Fentrice Driskell
  • Dianne “Ms Dee” Hart
  • Traci Koster
  • Chris Latvala
  • Andrew Learned
  • Randy Maggard
  • Amber Mariano
  • Lawrence McClure
  • Michele Rayner
  • Chris Sprowls
  • Jackie Toledo
  • Susan L. Valdes
  • Ardian Zika
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