Friday, June 13, 2014

New Laws Signed Today By Florida Governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced he has signed the following bills into law:

HB 9 Legislature
This bill requires the 2016 Regular Session of the Legislature to convene on January 12, 2016.

HB 47 Spiny Lobster
This bill relates to offenses regarding spiny lobster.

SB 86 Dentists
This bill relates to licensed dentists and covered services.

HB 97 Access to Health Care for the Underserved  
This bill relates to those receiving dentist or dental hygienist services.

SB 224 Tobacco and Nicotine Product Regulation
This bill relates to the sale of electronic cigarettes and other alternative tobacco products.

SB 242 Security of a Protected Consumer's Information
This bill protects the personal information of consumers less than 16 years old or individuals represented by a guardian or other advocate.

SB 256 Public Records/Forensic Behavioral Health Evaluation
This bill relates to the public records requirements for a forensic behavioral health evaluation.

HB 271 Workers' Compensation
This bill relates to the Department of Financial Services.

HB 287 Certificates of Need
This bill relates to the certificate of need statutes for nursing homes.

HB 291 Warranty Associations
This bill relates to financial requirements for service warranty insurers.

SB 272 Water Utilities
This bill creates a process for customers to petition PSC to examine service quality issues.

SB 308 Public Assistance Fraud
This bill relates to Department of Financial Services investigations into public assistance fraud.

SB 320 Commercial and Recreational Water Activities
This bill relates to parasailing.

HB 321 Title Insurance
This bill relates to the financial condition of title insurers.

HB 323 Pharmacy
This bill allows authorized pharmacists to supervise more than one pharmacy technician.

HB 325 Brownfields
This bill relates to brownfield areas.

SB 356 Regulation of Public Lodging Establishments and Public Food Service Establishments
This bill relates to regulation of vacation rentals.

SB 390 Public Records/Identifying Information of Personnel of Department of Health
This bill relates to records and the Department of Health.

SB 404 Professional Geology
This bill relates to exam certification for professional geologist licensure.

HB 405 Trusts
This bill relates to liability and excluded trustees.

HB 413 Consumer Collection Practices
This bill relates to third party debt collectors.

HB 415 Public Records/Investigations & Examinations by Office of Financial Regulation
This bill relates to records and consumer collection agency information.
SB 440 Condominiums
This bill updates the Florida Condominium Act.

SB 450 Telephone Solicitation
This bill relates to Florida’s “Do Not Call Program.”

SB 490 Motor Vehicle Liability Policy Requirements
The bill relates to certain motor vehicle insurance policies.

SB 506 OGSR/Florida Insurance Guaranty Association
This bill relates to records and the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association.

HB 511 Cancer Control and Research
This bill revises the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council.

HB 515 Public Assistance Fraud
This bill provides enhanced penalties for those who commit public assistance fraud.

SB 520 Public Records/Dental Workforce Surveys
This bill relates to records and dentists or dental hygienists.

HB 531 Public Health Trusts
This bill relates to office space leasing by public health trusts.

SB 536 Reclaimed Water
This bill requires a study on the benefits of reclaimed water.

SB 542 Flood Insurance
This bill relates to admitted insurers and flood insurance.

SB 590 Money Services Businesses
This bill relates to money services.

HB 591 Newborn Heath Screening
This bill relates to infants or toddlers diagnosed with a permanent hearing impairment.

HB 629 Charities
This bill relates to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and charitable organizations.

HB 633 Division of Insurance Agents & Agency Services
This bill relates to the Division of Agent and Agency Services.

HB 635 Guardianship
This bill relates to Florida’s guardianship law.

SB 650 OGSR/Inventories of an Estate or Elective Estate
This bill relates to an inventory of an estate or elective estate or an accounting in an estate proceeding.

SB 670 Nursing Home Litigation
This bill relates to nursing home resident litigation against a licensee or management company.

SB 674 Background Screening
This bill revises criminal background screening statutes.

SB 702 Pharmacy Audits
This bill relates to rights of a pharmacy when audited.

SB 708 Insurance Claims
The bill creates the “Homeowner Bill of Rights.”

HB 713 Engineers
This bill relates to qualifications of members of the Board of Professional Engineers.

HB 731 POW-MIA Chair of Honor Memorial
This bill establishes the Prisoners of War-Missing in Action (POW-MIA) Chair of Honor Memorial in the Capitol Complex.

HB 757 Estates
This bill amends estate law for consistency between the Trust Code and the Probate Code.
SB 762 Family Care Councils
This bill relates to Family Care Councils.

HB 773 Pugilistic Exhibitions
This bill relates to Florida Boxing Commission regarding professional and amateur boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. 

HB 775 Public Records/Florida State Boxing Commission
This bill relates to the Florida State Boxing Commission.

HB 783 Motor Vehicle Sales
This bill relates to financing or fees relating to motor vehicle sales. 

HB 785 Workers' Compensation
The bill relates to workers’ compensation.

SB 796 Public Accountancy
This bill relates to requirements of certified public accountant applicants.

HB 805 Title Insurer Reserves
The bill relates to title insurers.
HB 807 Residential Properties
This bill relates to condominium, cooperatives and homeowners’ association laws. 

HB 811 Foreign Investments
This bill relates to the Protecting Florida’s Investment Act.

SB 836 Medical Gas
This bill relates to medical gasses. 

HB 929 Little Gasparilla Island, Charlotte County
This bill relates to Little Gasparilla Island in Placida Harbor.

HB 953 State Contracting
This bill relates to contracts with state agencies.

HB 955 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
This bill relates to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

SB 1010 Cable and Video Services
This bill relates to obsolete reports.

SB 1012 Financial Services
This bill relates to financial institutions, the Office of Financial Regulation and federal laws. 

SB 1036 Nursing Education Programs
The bill relates to nursing education programs.

HB 1047 Termination of Pregnancies
This bill relates to doctors’ determination of the viability of a fetus.

HB 1049 Divers
This bill relates to divers and diving areas.

HB 1065 Licensed Massage Therapists
The bill relates to massage therapists, owners and managers.

SB 1070 Fuel Terminals
This bill relates to local governments and fuel terminals.

HB 1089 Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
This bill relates to coverage by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

SB 1108 OGSR/Children of Agency Officers and Employees/Identifying Information
This bill relates to records and children of state employees.
HB 1131 Emergency Allergy Treatment
This bill relates to the Emergency Allergy Treatment Act.

SB 1142 Ticket Sales
This bill relates to penalties for counterfeiting or possessing amusement park tickets with the intent of fraud.

HB 1179 Home Health Care
This bill relates to nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistant and home health aides.

SB 1194 Citizen Support & Direct-support Organizations
This bill relates to citizen support organization and direct support organizations.

SB 1238 Family Trust Companies
This bill relates to private trust companies.

SB 1262 Public Records and Meetings/Insurance Flood Loss Model
This bill relates to the design and construction of flood insurance loss models.

SB 1278 Public Records/Office of Financial Regulation
This bill relates to records and Office of Financial Regulation. 

SB 1300 Public Records/Office of Insurance Regulation
This bill relates to records and regulation of an insurer’s solvency.

SB 1308 Insurer Solvency
This bill relates to solvency requirements and regulatory oversight of insurers by the Office of Insurance Regulation.

SB 1320 Public Records/Office of Financial Regulation
This bill relates to records and Office of Financial Regulation.

SB 1344 Insurance
This bill relates to the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association.

HB 1363 Vessel Safety
This bill relates to the removal of derelict vessels from public waterways.

HB 1385 Inspectors General
This bill relates to the Chief Inspector General and agency inspectors general. 

SB 1672 Property Insurance
This bill relates to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation policies.

SB 1678 OGSR/Agency Personnel Information
This bill relates to records and agency employees.

HB 7009 Security for Public Deposits
This bill relates to the Florida Security for Public Deposits Act.

HB 7037 Residential Communities
This bill relates to community association managers and lien and delinquent assessment forms.

HB 7051 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
This bill relates to activities within Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

HB 7077 Nonresident Sterile Compounding Permits
This bill relates to compounded sterile products.

HB 7089 Ratification of Rules/Department of Environmental Protection
This bill relates to DEP Rules.

HB 7091 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
This bill relates to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

HB 7093 Department of Environmental Protection
This bill relates to the Petroleum Restoration Program at DEP.

HB 7097 Ratification of Rules/Office of Insurance Regulation
This bill relates to licensed title insurance agents and insurers.

HB 7145 Ratification of Rules/Department of Health
This bill relates to trauma centers in Florida.

HB 7147 Building Construction Policies
This bill enacts proposals by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

HB 7171 Establishing Minimum Water Flow and Levels for Water Bodies
This bill relates to water flow and levels (MFLs) for certain water bodies.

HB 7177 OGSR/Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
This bill enhances privacy protections for records related to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

(Note: to find out more details on the individual law, google the BOLD FACED title to find additional information on somewhat obscure law changes.)

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