SB 0046 – Craft Distilleries

Authorizing craft distilleries to be licensed as specified vendors under certain circumstances; requiring certain alcoholic beverages to be obtained through a licensed distributor; prohibiting a distillery from operating as a craft distillery until certain requirements are met; authorizing persons to have common ownership in craft distilleries under certain circumstances; requiring a minimum percentage of a craft distillery’s total finished branded products to be distilled in this state and contain one or more Florida agricultural products after a specified date, etc.

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Bill Author

Hutson

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 0090 – Elections

Prohibiting certain persons from settling certain actions, consenting to conditions, or agreeing to certain orders in certain circumstances; revising requirements governing the acceptance of voter registration applications; revising the oath for candidates seeking to qualify for nomination as a candidate of a political party; limiting the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election; prohibiting certain solicitation activities within a specified area surrounding a drop box, etc.

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Bill Author

Baxley

Effective Date

Upon becoming a law

Current Status

Passed, despite Chamber opposition

Chamber Position

Oppose

Voted For Chamber's Position

  • Jeff Brandes
  • Janet Cruz
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

Voted Against Chamber's Position

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

SB 0100 – Highway Projects

Repealing provisions relating to applications for funding for technical assistance relating to areas in and around a proposed multiuse corridor interchange; requiring that $35 million transferred to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise be used for a specified purpose beginning in a specified fiscal year and annually for up to 30 years thereafter; requiring that certain increased revenues be used to fund specified projects beginning in a specified fiscal year and annually thereafter; requiring the department, in coordination with the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, to evaluate certain roadways for development of specific controlled access facilities and to include such projects in the work program, etc.

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Bill Author

Harrell

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021

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

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Janet Cruz

SB 0366 – Educational Opportunities Leading to Employment

Renaming the Florida Ready to Work Certification Program as the Florida Ready to Work Credential Program; providing where the program training may be conducted; requiring that certain students be covered by the workers’ compensation insurance of their employers in a work-based learning opportunity; requiring admissions counseling to use certain tests or alternative methods to measure achievement of college-level communication and computation by students entering college programs, etc. APPROPRIATION: $2,000,000.

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Bill Author

Hutson

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 0838 – Clerks of the Circuit Court

Requiring certain service charges to be distributed in a specified manner; specifying the amount of charges for certain services rendered by, and instruments filed with, the clerk of the circuit court which are not court records; clarifying the responsibility of an individual released from incarceration regarding enrolling in a payment plan for any outstanding court obligations; requiring the clerks to develop a uniform payment plan form by a specified date; requiring the clerks of the court to submit requests for reimbursement for jury-related costs to the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation within specified timeframes, etc.

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Bill Author

Boyd

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect October 1, 2021

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 0950 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Revising and providing requirements for the driver of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle or an electric bicycle; providing exceptions; providing a penalty; requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to provide an annual awareness and safety campaign regarding certain safety precautions; exempting a motor vehicle driver from certain provisions relating to no-passing zones when overtaking a bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle or an electric bicycle; making a technical change; revising requirements for vehicles turning at intersections; prohibiting persons riding bicycles in a bicycle lane from riding more than two abreast, etc.

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Bill Author

Book

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 1108 – Education

Authorizing the Department of Education to hold patents, copyrights, trademarks, and service marks; establishing the Innovative Blended Learning and Real-Time Student Assessment Pilot Program within the department; requiring certain students to take a specified assessment relating to civic literacy; requiring certain postsecondary students to complete a civic literacy course and pass a specified assessment to demonstrate competency in civic literacy; requiring school districts to provide the SAT or ACT to grade 11 students beginning in a specified school year, etc.

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Bill Author

Diaz

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 1954 – Statewide Flooding and Sea-level Rise Resilience

Establishing the Resilient Florida Grant Program within the Department of Environmental Protection; requiring the department to complete a comprehensive statewide flood vulnerability and sea level rise data set and assessment by specified dates; requiring the department to develop an annual Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience Plan and submit the plan to the Governor and Legislature by a specified date; requiring the department to implement a scoring system for assessing projects eligible for inclusion in the plan, etc.

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Bill Author

Rodrigues (R)

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 2006 – Emergency Management

Authorizing the Legislative Budget Commission to convene to transfer certain funds to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund; requiring that the state comprehensive emergency management plan provide for certain public health emergency communications and include the Department of Health’s public health emergency plan; redefining the term “essentials” to include personal protective equipment used during public health emergencies; specifying requirements for the purpose and scope of emergency orders; authorizing the Governor to invalidate certain emergency orders; revising the duties of the State Health Officer during a declared public health emergency, etc.

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Bill Author

Burgess

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

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

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Janet Cruz
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

Did Not Vote

  • Jeff Brandes

SB 2500 – Appropriations

Providing moneys for the annual period beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, and supplemental appropriations for the period ending June 30, 2021, to pay salaries, and other expenses, capital outlay - buildings, and other improvements, and for other specified purposes of the various agencies of state government, etc APPROPRIATION $101,543,642,583.

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Bill Author

Appropriations

Effective Date

Except as otherwise provided herein, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021, or upon becoming law, whichever occurs later; however, if this act becomes law after July 1, 2021, then it shall operate retroactively to July 1, 2021

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 2514 – Resilient Florida Trust Fund

Creating the Resilient Florida Trust Fund within the Department of Environmental Protection; providing for the purpose of the fund; providing for future review and termination or re-creation of the fund, etc.

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Bill Author

Appropriations

Effective Date

5/12/2021

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 2A – Implementation of the 2021 Gaming Compact Between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida

Providing for legislative approval and ratification of a gaming compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the state; requiring the Governor to cooperate with the Tribe in seeking approval and ratification of such compact from the United States Secretary of the Interior; authorizing the Tribe to conduct additional games, contests, and sports betting; providing age requirements for fantasy sports contests and sports betting; providing conditions, requirements, and prohibitions relating to poker games played in a designated player manner, etc.

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Bill Author

Hutson

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect May 25, 2021, this act shall take effect only if the Gaming Compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida executed by the Governor and the Seminole Tribe of Florida on April 23, 2021, as amended on May 17, 2021, under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, etc.

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

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

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Jeff Brandes

SB 4A – Gaming Enforcement

Expanding the authority of the Office of Statewide Prosecution within the Department of Legal Affairs to investigate and prosecute certain crimes; creating the Florida Gaming Control Commission within the Office of the Attorney General; creating the Division of Gaming Enforcement within the commission; specifying that certain persons are ineligible for appointment to or employment with the commission; providing standards of conduct for commissioners and employees of the commission, etc. APPROPRIATION: $2,100,000.

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Bill Author

Hutson

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect May 25, 2021, this act shall take effect on the same date that SB 2A or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law.

Current Status

Passed, in line with Chamber support

Chamber Position

Support

Voted For Chamber's Position

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

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Jeff Brandes
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

SB 6A – Public Records and Public Meetings/Florida Gaming Control Commission

Specifying that any exempt or confidential and exempt information obtained by the Florida Gaming Control Commission retains its exempt or confidential and exempt status; providing an exemption from public meetings requirements for portions of meetings of the commission wherein exempt or confidential and exempt information is discussed, provided certain requirements are met; providing for the future review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.

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Bill Author

Hutson

Effective Date

On the same date that SB 4A or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes 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 8A – Gaming

SB 8A – Gaming

Revising the application requirements for an operating license to conduct pari-mutuel wagering for a pari-mutuel facility; prohibiting greyhound permitholders from conducting live racing; specifying that certain permitholders that do not conduct live racing or games retain their permit and remain pari-mutuel facilities; specifying that, if such permitholder has been issued a slot machine license, the permitholder’s facility remains an eligible facility, continues to be eligible for a slot machine license, is exempt from certain provisions of ch. 551, F.S., is eligible to be a guest track, and, if the permitholder is a harness horse racing permitholder, is eligible to be a host track for intertrack wagering and simulcasting and remains eligible for a cardroom license, etc.

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Bill Author

Hutson

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect on the same date that SB 2A or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes 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 0416 – POW-MIA Vietnam Veterans Bracelet Memorial

Establishing the POW-MIA Vietnam Veterans Bracelet Memorial; directing the Department of Management Services to designate space for the memorial’s construction and placement by a specified date; requiring the department to consider recommendations of, and coordinate with, specified entities regarding the memorial’s placement and design, etc.

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Bill Author

Burgess

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 0714 – Resource Information for Individuals with Disabilities

Requiring the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to provide specified information to persons applying for certain waiver services; requiring the agency to provide a certain disclosure statement along with such information; requiring the agency to publish such information and statement on its website and provide such information and statement to certain persons annually, etc.

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Bill Author

Taddeo

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 0890 – Use of Electronic Databases

Prohibiting the use or release, not authorized by law, of any information contained in the Driver and Vehicle Information Database; requiring the law enforcement accreditation program to address access to and use of personal identification information contained in electronic databases; requiring the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to incorporate into the course curriculum required for initial certification of law enforcement officers instruction on the authorized access to and use of personal identification information contained in electronic databases, etc.

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Bill Author

Hooper

Effective Date

October 1, 2021

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 0050 – Taxation

Citing this act as the “Park Randall ‘Randy’ Miller Act”; revising the definition of the term “retail sale” to include sales facilitated through a marketplace; requiring marketplace providers and persons located outside of this state to remit discretionary sales surtax when delivering tangible personal property to a county imposing a surtax; providing that a marketplace seller, rather than the marketplace provider, is liable for sales tax collection and remittance under certain circumstances; requiring certain amounts to be deposited into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund during specified periods, etc. APPROPRIATION: $353,000.

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Bill Author

Gruters

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021

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
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

SB 0072 – Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19

Specifying requirements for civil actions based on COVID-19-related claims; requiring the court to make certain determinations in such actions; providing that plaintiffs have the burden of proof in such actions; providing preliminary procedures for civil actions based on COVID-19-related claims; requiring COVID-19-related claims to commence within specified timeframes, etc.

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Bill Author

Brandes

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
  • Wilton Simpson

Voted Against Chamber's Position

  • Janet Cruz
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

SB 0148 – Beverage Law

Authorizing certain food service establishments to sell or deliver certain alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption under certain circumstances; providing requirements for such establishments to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption; requiring that such alcoholic beverages be transported in a specified manner; specifying that certain alcoholic beverages sold by such establishments are not open containers for the purposes of the prohibition on possessing open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles, etc.

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Bill Author

Bradley

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 0420 – Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage Exclusions

Providing that private passenger motor vehicle policies may exclude certain coverages for claims resulting from the operation of motor vehicles by identified individuals under certain circumstances; requiring excluded drivers to meet certain requirements for financial responsibility, etc.

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Bill Author

Hooper

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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 0602 – Business Organizations

Revising requirements relating to inspecting certain records of limited liability companies; revising the circumstances under which shareholders are entitled to appraisal rights and certain payments; entitling corporations to prepay a shareholder if the shareholder makes a demand for payment; revising requirements for proceedings relating to unsettled demands for payment, etc.

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Bill Author

Burgess

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 0896 – Renewable Energy

Defining the term “solar facility”; providing that solar facilities are a permitted use in local government comprehensive plan agricultural land use categories and certain agricultural zoning districts; authorizing the Florida Public Service Commission to approve cost recovery by a gas public utility for certain contracts for the purchase of renewable natural gas, etc.

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Bill Author

Brodeur

Effective Date

July 1, 2021

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
  • Darryl Ervin Rouson

SB 2502 – Implementing the 2021-2022 General Appropriations Act

Incorporating by reference certain calculations of the Florida Education Finance Program; extending for 1 fiscal year authorization for the Department of Education to provide certain appropriated funds to certain education television stations and public colleges and universities for public broadcasting; authorizing the Agency for Health Care Administration, in consultation with the Department of Health, to submit a budget amendment to realign funding for a component of the Children’s Medical Services program to reflect actual enrollment changes; extending for 1 year the exemption of certain rules pertaining to the medical use of marijuana from certain rulemaking requirements, etc.

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Bill Author

Appropriations

Effective Date

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021, or, if this act fails to become a law until after that date, it shall take effect upon becoming a law and shall operate retroactively to July 1, 2021

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
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