Governor Rick Scott signs 48 new bills into law

Governor Rick Scott signed 48 bills into law on Thursday, June 11. The laws consist of many different subjects including rights of grandparents, protection for victims of human trafficking, adoptions and tracking devices. Below is the full list of bills signed into law.

HB 71 – Service Animals – This bill increases access to public accommodations for service animals.

HB 115 – Sentencing – This bill relates to governmental entities and restitution.

HB 133 – Statute of Limitations – This bill extends the statute of limitations for a victim to report a sexual assault.

HB 149 – Rights of Grandparents – This bill allows grandparents to petition for visitation rights with their minor grandchildren under certain circumstances.

HB 165 – Property and Casualty Insurance – This bill eliminates rate certifications for commercial non-residential insurance rate filings.

HB 193 – Crime Stoppers Trust Fund – This bill relates to the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund.

HB 197 – Tracking Devices or Tracking Applications – This bill relates to tracking devices.

HB 225 – All-American Flag Act – This bill requires state, counties, and municipalities to purchase United States and State flags for public use that are manufactured in the United States.

HB 277 – Public Lodging Establishments – This bill requires public lodging establishments to waive minimum age requirements for room rentals for members of the military.

HB 283 – Transfers of Property to Minors – This bill authorizes the option for property held in custodianships to be dispersed at age 25 instead of age 21.

HB 359 – Miami-Dade County Lake Belt Area – This bill requires studies and data collection at the Miami-Dade County Lake Belt Area.

HB 383 – Private Property Rights – This bill expands the safe harbor provisions of the Bert Harris Act, granting governments more flexibility with settlement agreements.

HB 401 – Public Lodging and Public Food Service Establishments – This bill enables the state to reassess a public food establishment’s inspection frequency in real time.

HB 453 – Timeshares – This bill makes various revisions to the Florida Vacation Plan and Timesharing Act.

HB 465 – Human Trafficking – This bill enhances protections for victims of human trafficking and provides enhanced sanctions for a person who solicits another to commit prostitution.

HB 467 – Public Records/Human Trafficking Victims – This bill expands an exemption from public records requirements for criminal intelligence and investigative information that may reveal the identity of human trafficking victims.

HB 469 – Public Records – This bill provides an exemption from public records requirements for the location of facilities serving victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

HB 531 – Limited Liability Companies – This bill implements the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act.

HB 565 – Retirement – This bill authorizes local agency employers to reassess designation of positions for inclusion in the Senior Management Service class every five years.

HB 787 – Recycled and Recovered Materials – This bill creates a liability exemption for those who sell or transport recycled materials to waste management facilities.

HB 801 – The Beirut Memorial – This bill requires the establishment of a monument in remembrance of the Armed Services members who lost their lives during the 1982 attacks in Beirut, Lebanon.

HB 887 – Unclaimed Property – This bill creates a judicial process so the state can obtain title to unclaimed U.S. Savings bonds and includes a process for the owners or beneficiaries to locate and claim the proceeds.

HB 889 – Health Care Representatives – This bill relates to and revises provisions for the designation of health care surrogates.

HB 927 – Title Insurance – This bill revises the procedures and requirements relating to the recovery of assessments from title insurers.

HB 985 – Maintenance of Agency Final Orders – This bill requires state agencies to electronically transmit agency final orders to a searchable, centralized database maintained by the Division of Administrative Hearings.

HB 1151 – Residential Master Building Permit Programs – This bill requires local building code administrators to create a master building permit program when requested by a building contractor.

HB 1309 – Publicly Funded Retirement Plans – This bill requires publicly funded retirement plans to use mortality tables consistent with those used by the Florida Retirement System.

HB 3505 – Relief/Estate of Lazaro Rodriguez/City of Hialeah – This bill directs the City of Hialeah to pay the settled amount to the estate and family of Lazaro Rodriguez as compensation.

HB 3511 – Relief/Carl Abbott/Palm Beach County School Board – This bill directs the Palm Beach County School Board to pay the settled amount to David Abbott as compensation for injuries and damages sustained by Carl Abbott.

HB 3513 – Relief/Estate of Victor Guerrero/Pasco County – This bill directs Pasco County to pay the settled amount to the estate and family of Victor Guerrero as compensation for his death.

HB 3521 – Relief/Ronald Miller/City of Hollywood – This bill directs the City of Hollywood to pay the settled amount to Ronald Miller as compensation for injuries and damages.

HB 3523 – Relief/Mark T. Sawicki and Sharon L. Sawicki/City of Tallahassee – This bill directs the City of Tallahassee to pay the settled amount to Mark and Sharon Sawicki as compensation for the injuries and damages sustained Mark Sawicki.

HB 3527 – Relief/Asia Rollins/Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County – This bill directs the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County to pay the settled amount to the Supplemental Care Trust for the benefit of Asia Rollins as compensation for injuries and damages she sustained.

HB 3531 – Relief/Sharon Robinson/Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority – This bill directs the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority to pay the settled amount to Sharon Robinson as compensation for the death of Matthew Robinson and the injuries and damages sustained by Mark Robinson.

HB 3533 – Relief/Estate of Manuel Antonio Matute/Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – This bill directs the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to pay the settled amount to Eddna Torres De Mayne as compensation for the death of Manuel Matute.

HB 3543 – Relief/Roy Wright and Ashley Wright/North Brevard County Hospital District – This bill directs the North Brevard County Hospital District to pay the settled amount to Roy and Ashley Wright as compensation for injuries and damages sustained by Tucker Wright.

HB 3547 – Relief/Javier Soria/Palm Beach County – This bill directs Palm Beach County to pay the settled amount to Javier Soria as compensation for injuries and damages he sustained.

HB 3549 – Relief/Monica Cantillo Acosta and Luis Alberto Cantillo Acosta/Miami-Dade County – This bill directs Miami-Dade County to pay the settled amount to Monica Cantillo Acosta and the settled amount to Luis Alberto Cantillo Acosta as compensation for the death of Nhora Acosta.

HB 3555 – Relief/Michael and Patricia Rardin/North Broward Hospital District – This bill directs the North Broward Hospital District to pay the settled amount to Michael and Patricia Rardin as compensation for injuries and damages sustained by Michael Rardin.

HB 3557 – Relief/Maricelly Lopez/City of North Miami – This bill directs the City of North Miami to pay the settled amount to Maricelly Lopez as compensation for the death of Omar Mieles.

HB 4011 – Motor Vehicle Insurance – This bill would allow a policy holder to insure four or more personal vehicles on one private passenger auto policy.

HB 7005 – OGSR/Commission for Independent Education – This bill reenacts the exemption from public record requirements for investigatory records held by the Commission for Independent Education.

HB 7011 – OGSR/Public Transit Providers – This bill reenacts the exemption from public record requirements for personal identifying information held by public transit providers.

HB 7013 – Adoption and Foster Care – This bill requires the Department of Children and Families to prioritize educational stability for foster children and also repeals Florida’s law prohibiting adoption of sexual orientation.

HB 7021 – Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – This bill modifies the penalty structure for violators of wildlife feeding rules, repeals and updates fishery and alligator statutes, allows FWC to reimburse the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida for administrative services, and conforms life jacket statutes to current U.S. Coast Guard labeling standards.

HB 7023 – Administrative Procedures – This bill makes changes to the reporting requirements of the Florida Administrative Procedures Act.

HB 7055 – Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – This bill makes several changes related to the administration of laws and programs overseen by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

HB 7083 – Ratification of Rules/Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal and Recycling/DEP – This bill ratifies the Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed rule, which requires liners and leachate systems for new or expanding construction and demolition debris facilities that are not able to demonstrate a liner is not needed.

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