Sunday, June 29, 2014

Obituaries - Orville Davis, James Tiner

Orville Rhoads Davis, 84, of Chatsworth, GA, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. Mr. Davis was born March 3, 1930, in Miami, FL, to Nettie Elizabeth (Bishop) and John Neely Davis.

He retired from the Georgia Department of Labor as a safety engineer. He was of the Assembly of God Faith.

Survivors include his companion, Mary Nell Calfee, of Lufkin, Texas, and her family; his children, Elaine Davis Watt and husband Kelby of Ocala, FL, Orville R. Davis, III of New York; grandchildren, Kayla Davis Onufer, Cynthia Davis Satterwhite, Jason Dakota Davis and Meredith Sabra Davis; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Shirley Davis Longobardo of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Neely Davis.

A Graveside service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:00 am, at the Felda Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church c/o Randall T. Parrish, Jr., 100 N. Main Street, LaBelle, FL 33935 for upkeep of Felda Cemetery.Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

James E." Bunny" Tiner, age 87, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 in Fort Myers, FL.

He was born October 29, 1926 in Fort Myers, 3rd of 7 children to parents James A. and Alice Brown Tiner. He was the grandson of Andrew J. & Jane Lamb Tiner and William H. "Bill" Brown & Sarah Jane Jernigan Brown, all pioneer families of S.W. Florida.
He attended Ft Myers High school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday in 1943. He served 6 years as an aviation mechanic. In 1949 he started his career with Florida Power & Light Co. and retired as a lineman after 36 ½ years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Billy, Paul and Harold.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Inez, sons: Gary (Theresa) and Mark (Beverly) daughter: Janice (Kevin), grandsons: Luke (Courtney), Eric, Greg, Steven, Travis and Sean, granddaughters: Hollie (Steven), Rebekah (Wyatt) and Jessica, sister: Madge Bright (Frank), brothers: Frank (Laura) and Jack. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 27, 2014, 9:30 am at Alva Cemetery in Alva with Rev. Dennis Edgar officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers.
He loved spending time at his camp in the Everglades and especially loved sharing it with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Friday, June 27, 2014

John Schall Dies At 92

In Memory of JOHN H SCHALL

September 26, 1921 - June 24, 2014

Visitation, Friday, June 27, 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park
12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, Fl.
(239) 334-4880

Funeral Service
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park

Doughnut Versus Banana - Comparing Nutrition

What You Get In Your Doughnuts

LABELLE, FL. -- Fast food choices are all around us and with the opening of a new franchise doughnut shop in LaBelle this week we though it might be interesting to compare the nutrition of an inexpensive banana compared to a fairly pricey doughnut one might buy in a bakery.

Here's the nutrition facts comparing a Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Coconut Cake Donut, one of the company's highest calorie foods with lots of added fat, salt and a very large list of added ingredients including artificial flavors, to an 8-ounce banana, with no added ingredients.

(Dunkin' Donuts, with a menu of about 408 items does have a category they call DDSmart with 36 food items considered to be "Better-For-You Choices That Keep You Running," according to the company.)

Doughnut: 550 calories, 39 grams fat, 390 mg. salt, 47 grams carb, 2 grams fiber, 22 grams sugar, 5 grams protein

Ingredients: Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Enzyme, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Sugar, Skim Milk, Soybean Oil, Cocoa processed with alkali, Contains less than 2% of the following: Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Egg Whites, Whey (a milk derivative), Salt, Artificial Flavor, Sodium Caseinate (a milk derivative), Soy Flour, Modified Corn Starch, Defatted Soy Flour, Soy Protein Isolate, Wheat Starch, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Guar Gum, Carbohydrate Gum, Soy Lecithin, Gelatinized Wheat Starch, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride; Coconut Topping: Coconut, Sodium Metabisulfite (Preservative); Glaze: Sugar, Water, Maltodextrin, Contains 2% or less of the following: Mono and Diglycerides, Agar, Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Artificial Flavor.

(source: Dunkin Donut) and (Company's complete menu nutrition guide)

Banana (cost, 30 cents at Save A Lot): 200 calories, 1 gram fat, 1 mg. salt, 51 grams carb, 6 grams fiber, 28 grams sugar, 2 grams protein

Ingredients: banana

(source: Nutrition Data)

Photo: courtesy Dunkin' Donuts website

Tai Chi Students At Ortona

LABELLE, FL. --  The Ortona Community Center offered free Tai Chi classes this month led by Mary Bartoshuk, a certified trainer of Tai Ji Quan - Moving For Better Balance.

The exercise classes were developed by the Oregon Research Institute's Dr. Fuzhong Li to develop better balance and strength in older adults and the program has been recommended by the Center For Disease Prevention as a way to prevent falls.

The CDC says one in three adults aged 65 or older will fall each year, and one-third of those will suffer serious injuries. Participating in exercise classes like Tai Chi has been shown to prevent falling in older adults.

The Tai Ji Quan program has been offered at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle for the last two years with five different classes having been held there.

Photo: class members at Ortona Community Center

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Training Classes For How To Help During Emergencies

Learn How You Can Help Your Community During Emergencies
LABELLE, FL. -- Do you want to learn about the free 20 hour training available to volunteers in our community who would like to learn how to respond to emergencies in your neighborhood, workplace, or community? Nancy Tanner, Training and Exercise Officer for Hendry County Emergency Management, will answer questions and explain how you can participate in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training during a 1 hour presentation on Tuesday July 15th at 7 p.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle. The CERT training dates will be set by the participants in this workshop.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For information about CERT contact Hendry Emergency Management 863-674-5400

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Obituaries - Marion Christian, William Sanner, Toby Prescott

Marion Laverne Christian, age 85, of LaBelle, FL passed away June 20, 2014 in LaBelle.

She was born May 21, 1929 in Detroit, MI, to the late Ward Newton and the late A. (Allen) Newton.

Survivors include four sons: Donald G. (Kathy) Christian of Clewiston, Darryl (Brenda) Christian of Live Oak, Larry (Tammy) Christian of Clewiston and David Daniel Christian of Belle Glade, two daughters: Joan Smith of Murphfreesboro, TN and Linda (John) Maynard of Murfreesboro, TN and many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 06:00-08:00 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.
William H. Sanner, age 89, of LaBelle, passed away June 17, 2014 in Lehigh Acres.

He was born Nov. 23, 1924 in Rockwood, PA, to the late Ira and the late Hattie (Llyons) Sanner. He served during World War II in the Merchant Marine.

He is survived by his wife: Abbie J.(Kreger) Sanner, daughter: Carol S. Hochard, both of LaBelle, sisters: Mary Ellen Coleman and Emaline McClintock, grandson: Quincy (Kim) Hochard and great-grandchildren: Madelyn Rose Hochard and Jack William Hochard.

William was a man of principal who lived and loved by example. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Toby Lee Prescott, age 53, of LaBelle, passed away June 18, 2014, in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1960, in Coral Gables, FL, to James "Buddy" and Joan (Burch) Prescott. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a loving and caring son, brother, and friend to many.

He leaves behind his loving mother, Joan Chamness, sisters; Terri Lynn Prescott and her longtime companion Kenny Perkins, Jaima Carol Beckman, aunt; Rebecca Prescott, two nieces, two nephews, two great nieces, one great nephew, close family friends, the Rhoden Family, Bonnie Cross, Debbie Lavender, the Whidden Family and the Pascher Family.

He loved spending time with family, friends, and they will all miss him greatly.

A Celebration of Toby's life will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Christ Central, 540 1st Ave., LaBelle. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hickory Hammock Panorama - Istokpoga Canal To Kissimmee River

Views: Hickory Hammock WMA, Plains, Fl. by Don Browne

LORIDA, FL. -- Panoramic photo of Hickory Hammock WMA park at Istokpoga Canal's Air Boat Ramp which leads to the Kissimmee river. In Highlands County, Florida near Plains and Lorida.

Click on controls above or keyboard arrows to move photo left and right and zoom in and out.

Two Dead In Crash - Speeding May Be Cause

FORT MYERS, FL. -- Two died in a crash Friday morning about 7:28 in what investigators say may  be due to high speed driving and not wearing seatbelts.

A 2003 Kia Sorento driven by Jacqueline Cherry, 37 of Lehigh Acres was eastbound on Buckingham Road in a curve east of Lee County Waste Recovery. A witness stated that the vehicle was being operated at a high rate of speed. 

Mike'Kiria Lynnisha Rogers, 19 of Lehigh Acres was a passenger.

The Kia drove onto the grass on the south shoulder and overturned. Both occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene by Lee County EMS. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.

Note: information was updated by the FHP to reflect the correct driver and passenger info.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

$25,000 Donation For Kid's Park Pledged By Bumgarner

Matching Funds Sought For Playground At LaBelle Civic Park

LABELLE, FL. -- After meeting with Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Director Ramiro Rodriquez last month, there was no question in Alva resident, Elizabeth Bumgarner’s mind that the LaBelle area children needed a playground. 

What was in question was how long children would have to wait to get it. Was it possible to raise the money necessary to build the first unit of the playground similar to the Buckingham Park playground within the next 6 months at the LaBelle Civic Park? The answer was “Yes”. 

In order to help make this dream of a playground become a reality, Elizabeth Bumgarner, donated $25,000 during the June 15 Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board meeting and suggested naming the playground after Zachary Reyna. 

She challenged the LaBelle Community to raise an additional $25,000 which she would match. This would increase her donation to a total of $50,000. Can the LaBelle Community meet the challenge within the next few months? So far $3,200 of the $25,000 LaBelle Community donation has been raised. 

Individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations who would like to show their support for this project may send their tax deductible contributions to: Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Board “Zachary Reyna Memorial Playground”. PO 1760 LaBelle, FL 33975. 

In addition to funding, help with fundraising activities, in-kind of labor, site preparation, and landscaping would help provide a playground for the LaBelle area children. For information contact: Ramiro Rodriquez, Hendry/LaBelle Recreation Director at: 863-675-5347

'Wild Mama' Pilot Team Finishes Cross-America Flight

Terry Carbonell And Ellen Herr Complete Journey Across America

LABELLE, FL. -- 52 all-women general aviation pilot teams planned to fly small general aviation aircraft from California to Pennsylvania this week, staging the annual Air Race Classic race across America, including local pilots Terry Carbonell and Ellen Herr.

Carbonell and Herr finished 7th in the air race this year.

Carbonell, a veteran air racer, flew her Cessna 182 Skylane RG with co-pilot Herr from Concord, California on Monday and landed in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon. The 2,691 statute mile race had seven aircraft dropping out by Wednesday.

Carbonell is a veteran air race participant and bases her four-seat retractable gear plane at LaBelle Municipal Airport. Her "Team Wild Mama" air racing is sponsored in part by Vernon Conley's Air Service aircraft maintenance facility at the LaBelle airport.

Team Wild Mama is expected back in LaBelle Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at LaBelle's airport after attending the race banquet and awards ceremonies Saturday night in Pennsylvania. Come out and say hello Sunday!

Where is Terry flying now (or has landed her plane if not flying)? Map tracker

Photo: courtesy

Mock Emergency Brings Together Responders

Exercise Brings Emergency Responders Together For Practice

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- On June 11, 2014 more than 70 emergency responders from the region joined forces with Glades County Public Safety, Local Emergency Planning Council, Florida Department of Health in Glades County and Wedgworth Fertilizer, Inc. to participate in an “Emergency Response Exercise”. After months of plan­ning, Glades County Public Safety (along with support from responders in the region) demonstrated the ability to operate in response to a major incident that included scenarios involving real people with simulated serious injuries.

The Planning Team worked closely together with responders and the private industry to provide a learning environ­ment that mirrored a realistic incident. The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties coordinated “actors” by enlisting the help from sixteen Nursing Students at Florida Gulf Coast University. Some of the students role-played as “victims”, while others assisted with rapid triage. Kelly Brantley, Judicial Assistant for Glades County also volunteered to role-play in the exercise.

The simulated incident occurred at Wedgworth Fertilizer, Inc. in Moore Haven but also included the Florida Department of Health in Glades County which was used as a “medical staging site”.

The responders and other exercise participants trained in areas that focused on emergency management, healthcare, the fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services and hazardous materials. Following a hazardous event, response or­ganizations specializing in a variety of skills are mobilized to assist in the rescue and recovery.

“This type of training al­lows responders to deploy to an unfamiliar loca­tion and into an unknown situation and manage the inci­dent on arrival,” said John Gibbons, Planner/Program Manager for Hazardous Waste/Materials Program of the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council.

“This was as realistic as you can make it. You respond like you train,” said Bob Kosiba, Exercise Facilitator and Regional Planner/Regional Consultant for the Florida Department of Health. “If you don’t have reality in training, when something happens you’re not going to be as prepared. We learned from each other and shared ideas. This training exercise provided the opportunity to learn together, get a common picture and spend time strengthening professional relationships.”

(photo: simulated victim receives aid from emergency personnel)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Prison Sold To Military Tactical Training Company

LABELLE, FL. -- The state of Florida is selling the former Hendry Correctional Institution, a prison in south Hendry county. to Blue Spoon LLC a company owed by Brian W. Jones and Michelle A. Jones.

The Jones' operate a two-year old company called Altair Training Solutions, Inc and the $30 million purchase of 1,100 acres and an airfield will expand the firms tactical training operations.

Brian Jones, a 21-year Army veteran Sergeant Major with Ranger and Delta Force experience in describing Altair says  "I realized the need for a world class facility that offers land, sea and air capabilities."

He left the Army in 2002.

Jones filed papers with the state indicating employing 200 people at the facility.

Jones says of his Altair training facility, "ALTAIR was created to provide training solutions for government (military) specialized teams. The extensive training area consists of the 25-acre ALTAIR Deep Lake Training Complex, which used to be the Old Copeland Prison, deep in the Florida Everglades. It includes multiple shooting ranges, helicopter landing capabilities, obstacle courses, and various other specialized training solutions; The 22,000 acre ALTAIR airfield, the 10,000 Islands used for marine operations..."

Photo: Brian W. Jones,

June 27 National HIV Test Day

National HIV Testing Day, this year on June 27, is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."

Too many people don't know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in six don't know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. 

If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

Learn more about CDC’s HIV testing campaigns. Materials are available that incorporate the campaigns in various community settings.
Reasons/Razones promotes HIV testing among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men
Take Charge. Take the Test. encourages African American women to be tested for HIV
Testing Makes Us Stronger promotes HIV testing among black gay and bisexual men

Make an appointment with your provider today or find a testing site at to take the test and take control! Many Health Department and agencies offer free testing on a walk-in basis or by appointment.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mud Spill Closed I-75 For Three Hours

Richard Ford, 52 of North Fort Myers, Fl. has been charged with failing to secure a load after his dump truck spilled a huge load of mud on I-75 in Manatee county Tuesday morning, shutting down traffic for hours.

Ford was traveling southbound at mile marker 217, near State Road 93 south of Linger Lodge, when a load of mud spilled through the rear gate onto the roadway for 640 feet across all southbound lanes of I-75.

The East Manatee Fire Department washed down the lanes as portions were closed from 9:16 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

Armando And Esmeralda Invite Public To Barber Shop

Armando's Barber Shop
Esmeralda's Styles & More
Old Fashioned Hair Cutting & Hot Shaves 
Women's Haircuts, Styling, Perms, Color, Nails 
419 South Main Street
LaBelle, Florida
Regular & Scissor Cuts-Fades-Fo Hawks-Mo Hawks-Flat Tops-Shaves-Edge
Manicure-Pedicure-Eyebrow Waxing, Hair Styling - Mon-Sat. 10-6
Armando Cavazos (863) 673-2265
Esmeralda Pequeno (863) 234-6387

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Man Dead After Lying In Roadway And Struck By SUV

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Gary Lee Walker, 50 of Moore Haven died after being hit by an SUV early Sunday morning.

A 2004 GMC Savana was eastbound on SR-78 in Glades county, approaching the intersection of Lake Drive West. Walker was lying down in the eastbound lane of SR-78 approximately 380 feet west of Lake Drive W. at about 1:28 a.m.

The driver, Nicolas Garcia, 40, of Okeechobee attempted to swerve around Walker, but the trailer towed by the SUV drove over Walker.

Garcia had two passengers, a 16 and 11 year old. No one in the vehicle was injured. No charges were filed and FHP Tpr. W. Charles and homicide investigator Cpl A J Close indicated pedestrian Walker was intoxicated.

Walter Robert Howard Sr. Dies

Walter Robert Howard, Sr (1926-2014)

Family and friends are celebrating the life of Walter Robert Howard, Sr. who passed on June 14, 2014. 

Walter was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fellowship with family and friends. The family has fond memories of, and will continue to tribute him through, backyard barbeques along the river, hunting in Keri, and summers on Lake June. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annie Ruth Parker Howard; siblings Christine Pratt (Don), Merton Howard, Lenora Knowles (Richard), and Orvell Howard (Checira); children Judy Stockman (Dave), Bob Howard (Carol), and Kim Dykes (Mike); 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by numerous members of the Florida Pioneer Howard Family. He was a graduate of LaBelle High School and the University of Florida (Agricultural Engineering). He served in the US Navy during World War II. He had a 45+ year career with Alico, Inc in LaBelle, FL. 

He was a dedicated member of numerous organizations, servant to his community, and member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of LaBelle. 

Planned services include visitation Monday June 16 6-8 pm at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle, funeral Tuesday June 17 2 pm at First Baptist Church of LaBelle, and burial June 18 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnel, FL. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Walter be honored by contributions to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Inc.

Friday, June 13, 2014

IT Team Gets National Recognition For Program

Ryan Purdy

LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County has received national recognition for an innovative county government program created by Ryan Purdy, Hendry County Information Technology Director and his IT team. 

At the direction of County Administrator Charles Chapman, IT was challenged to re-architect existing technologies and exceed capabilities of neighboring counties, at a fraction of the cost.

In 1970 NACo (National Association of Counties) started the annual achievement awards program that recognizes innovative county government programs. Awards are given in 21 different categories and each application is judged on its own merits and not against other applications.

Congratulations to the Hendry County Information Technology department for a job well done! Not only did they meet the challenge, the budget savings are significant.

The complete abstract for the On-Premise Cloud Computing, and other award winners, can be viewed on the following link:

Obituaries - Floy Herne, Carl Eaves

Floy B. Herne, age 80, of Moore Haven, passed away June 10, 2014 in Moore Haven. She was born December 4, 1933 in Miami, FL, to the late James Hogan and the late Alice Julia (Knowles) Hogan.

She is survived by her three daughters: Linda G. Whidden (David), Janice M. Lundy (Jack), Lenice A. Hubbard (Randell), eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Tommy Eugene Herne and grandchildren, Samuel David Lundy and Amy Elizabeth Lundy.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Ortona Cemetery Pavilion, with Pastor Charley Watts officiating. Interment will be Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Ortona Cemetery.

Carl Dustin Eaves, age 43, of Clewiston, passed away June 11, 2014 in Atlantis. He was born Apr. 29, 1971 in West Palm Beach, FL, to David and Beverly (Lavold) Eaves.

Survivors include his parents, one son: Dustin Eaves, one brother: Shane Eaves and granddaughter, Ashlynn Eaves.

He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by who knew and loved him.

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

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.)