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2010 FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE SESSION

May 28,2010 :Governor  Crist vetoes 1565 and
whopping $360 million from $70 billion budget
saying the projects were not properly vetted or
benefited only select groups. ( From Eco-Voice
Digest) See:
http://www.postonpolitics.
com/2010/05/crist-vetoes-whopping-360-million-
from-70-
billion-budget/


To keep advised of the bills presented to the
Governor, go to
http://www.flsenate.
gov/Session/index.cfm?Mode=Bill%20Information%
20Reports&Submenu=9&Tab=session&CFID=2019679
66&CFTOKEN=93976890 and scroll down to
Governor's Action Report.  The report is updated
three times a day.

CRIST TO SIGN RED LIGHT ACT IN MANATEE TODAY 5-
18-10 (posted by BIZ941 Daily)
"Governor Charlie Crist will be at the Manatee
Chamber of Commerce's Lakewood Ranch office at
The McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, today at
12:30 p.m. to sign the Mark Wandall Safety Act. The
public is invited to attend. Directions can be found
on the chamber's website at
www.
manateechamber.com."

Tallahassee Update 5-14-10

"DCA chief says bill would "tie" agency hands by
Bruce Ritchie, 05/14/2010 - 06:00 PM
"Florida Department of Community Affairs Secretary
Tom Pelham on Friday joined critics in saying that a
House bill now before the governor would severely
hamper state agency rule-making.

HB 1565 would require agencies to receive approval
by the Legislature for proposed rules that would cost
businesses or affect economic growth in excess of $1
million. The bill passed the House and Senate without
opposition and had support from the Florida
Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Association of
Counties and the Florida League of Cities. Rep. Chris
Dorworth, R-Lake Mary and sponsor of HB 1565, said
the bill would protect people and small business
owners. But environmental groups and the St. Johns
River Water Management District staff are asking
Gov. Charlie Crist to veto the measure.
Pelham said Friday that the bill represents a violation
of the separation of the executive, legislative and
judicial branches of government. He said the bill
could prevent DCA from adopting rules on growth
that would limit greenhouse gas emissions as
required by a 2008 state law. The bill also could
prevent DCA from adopting a rule requiring that
cities and counties demonstrate the need for new
development based on population growth estimates.

"We have great concerns about it," Pelham said of
the bill. "It would greatly complicate the rule-
making process, make it a lot longer more
expensive and would really tie the hands of
agencies in fulfilling their responsibilities to protect
the public interest."
The Florida League of Cities said the bill would help
prevent unfunded mandates on local government
from state agencies. The Florida Chamber of
Commerce contends that the bill could increase
transparency and public participation in the rule-
making process, said Adam Babington, the
chamber's director of governmental affairs.
But Pelham said the bill could create more
regulatory uncertainty for businesses and cause
some of them to spend more to hire experts to
challenge estimated cost statements that would be
required by agencies issuing rules. And Pelham, an
attorney, said there is case law to suggest that the bill
is an unconstitutional infringement on the separation
of powers. "If the Legislature doesn't like the way the
agency has written the rules, it can amend the
statute," Pelham said.

Audubon of Florida, 1000 Friends of Florida and the
St. Johns Riverkeeper have asked Crist to veto the bill.
Pelham said his role is to point out the problems with
the bill, not tell the governor whether to veto it. Crist
has until May 28 to take action."

2010 FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE END OF SESSION REPORT BY
WILLIAM J. PEEBLES, P.A
5-10-2010 FOR THE FLORIDA REDEVELOPMENT
ASSOCIATION  
(www.redevelopment.net)
                                               
"A short report on those bills of interest is below.  A
complete tracking list is attached.  If you would like
online information on the legislature, go to
http:
//www.
leg.state.fl.us  where you can search for bills
by house or senate, topic, bill number or key words.  
The Florida Statutes are also available at this site, as
well as information on your legislators.  We
appreciate the opportunity to represent the FRA.  

•    Contamination Notice
CS/SB 602, which would expand contamination
notification requirements, passed the full Senate, but
died in Messages in the House.  The companion
measure was heard in one committee and
substantially amended to limit the scope of the
original bill, but did not move any further.  The bills
were filed in response to contamination at the
Raytheon electronics manufacturing plant in St.
Petersburg.  Groundwater contamination was
discovered in 1991 and the state was notified in 1995.
But surrounding residents were not told until 2005
when the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection said contamination began to move away
from the site.  The Senate bill would have required
notification for residents living within 500 feet of the
contaminated area along with elected officials and
community leaders


•        Brownfields/Redevelopment

Legislation to expand the incentives for Brownfields
Redevelopment failed to pass the Legislature this
year.  CS/CS/SB 544, which was given six committees
of reference, was passed out of two, but died
ultimately in the Finance & Tax Committee.  HB 1177
was never heard.  
Legislation to expand the Community
Redevelopment Act to include undeveloped land
that previously served as a military base was
approved by the full Senate, but died in Messages in
the House because its companion had never been
heard in committee.

•        Issue Campaigns

The Legislature ended the 2010 without enacting a
change to language adopted last year related to
local government’s participation in issues
campaigns.  The 2009 Legislature prohibited local
government expenditures on electioneering
communications and on campaign
advertisements.  In the interim a federal court has
struck from Florida statutes the definition of
electioneering communications and there exists
some confusion among local government attorneys
regarding the scope and applications of this statute.  
Clarifying language was included in elections
related bills in both the Senate and the House early
in the session.  However, the provision became very
controversial and was eventually removed by the
Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and was not
in the final version of the bill, which has now passed
the legislature.  

•        Property Tax Exemption

The Legislature failed to pass a joint resolution which
would have doubled the homestead exemption for
first-time homebuyers that is proposed by a pending
constitutional amendment, and would have
exempted schools from the 5% annual cap on
assessment increases for non-homestead property
which is also contained in that pending amendment.


•        Affordable Housing

The adopted budget sweeps $174,000,000 from the
Sadowski Trust Fund, which is money dedicated to
affordable housing, and redirects those dollars to
general revenue.  There is a non‐recurring reduction
of $85.5 million in affordable housing funding
authority in the housing trust funds. The remaining
funds come from increased revenue projections in
both 2009‐10 and 2010‐11.  Separately, the First Time
Homebuyer Program is funded at $37.5 million. This
appropriation to the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation provides down payment and cost
assistance.

The omnibus housing bill that included a repeal of
the cap on the Sadowski Trust Fund, failed to pass on
the last day of the session.  The bill was passed by the
House and sent to the Senate during the last week of
session.  The Senate passed the bill with one
amendment and sent it back to the House.  Among
its other provisions, the amendment revised the
definition of "urban service area" in Chapter 163.3162
(29) to include any area identified in the
comprehensive plan as urban service area
regardless of local government limitation.  The House
refused to concur with the amendment and sent it
back to the Senate, asking them to recede from the
amendment.  After refusing to do so and sending it
back, the bill died in returning Messages in the
House.

•        DCA Sunset Review  

None of the bills that would have reauthorized DCA,
and brought the sunset review process to a
conclusion, passed. However, it is important to note
that DCA was not singled out.  The House took no
action on the sunset review process for several other
state government agencies as well.  As a result, DCA
will continue to function in its present form but will
have to face sunset review again next year.

•        Public Notice

SB 376 (Dean) and HB 1511 (Workman) authorize
numerous governmental advertisements and public
notices to be made by internet postings instead of
limiting notices to newspapers. The Senate bill was
not heard by a committee and the House bill passed
just one committee.

•        Growth Management/Economic Development

Due to conflict over last year’s growth management
bill and concern about the potentially devastating
impact to Florida’s economy posed by Amendment
4’s “Hometown Democracy”, the members of the
Florida Legislature seemed unwilling to revisit growth
management issues again this session.  Instead, it
focused on the economy and the Jobs for Florida
Act.

CS/SB 1752 amends several Florida economic
development-related programs in an effort to give
incentives to businesses to expand operations and
attract new business - both of which are intended to
result in much needed job growth for Floridians.  
CS/SB 1752 has two key provisions for the business
and redevelopment community.  The first is a
“bridge” provision for last session’s Senate Bill 360, the
“Community Renewal Act.”  Under this section,
existing developments of regional impact, or those
pending application, can continue to proceed as
exempt from the DRI process and amendments to
comprehensive plans or land development
regulations designed to implement transportation
concurrency can continue in the event pending
litigation challenging SB 360 is successful.  
Additionally, it restates the 2-year permit extension
granted under SB 360, and authorizes a second 2-
year extension.  An applicant has until December
31, 2010 to apply for the second extension.

Among its many other provisions, CS/SB 1752:

•        Creates s. 220.1896, F.S., the Jobs for the
Unemployed Tax Credit. This section creates, for FY
10-11 and FY 11-12, a $1,000-per-employee CIT
credit for businesses representing the state’s target
industry sectors that hire persons who have been
unemployed at least 30 days prior to being hired by
the eligible businesses and that meet other criteria.
•        Creates s. 288.0659, F.S., the “Local Government
Distressed Area Matching Grant Program,” to
provide a matching grant to a local government’s
contribution or $50,000, whichever is less, to a
business that will create at least 15 jobs and meet
other criteria. The business must locate in a
community that is suffering from pervasive poverty,
unemployment and general distress. This program
also received $3 million in state appropriations for
use as grants.
•        Recreates, with some changes, the Qualified
Target Industry (QTI) Tax Refund Program, the state’s
most popular general economic incentive program,
until June 30, 2020.
•        Creates three new bonus categories for
businesses that are certified as “qualified target
industries,” pursuant to s. 288,106, F.S. Eligible
businesses may obtain additional refunds of eight
taxes paid, in the following categories:
o        A $2,000 per employee bonus for businesses
that increase either the tonnage or value of exports
by 10 percent a year.
o        A $2,000 per employee bonus if the business is
in one of the “high-impact industry sectors” of clean
energy, corporate headquarters, financial services,
biomedical technology, information technology, or
transportation equipment manufacturing.
o        A $1,000 per employee bonus for a business
locating in a county which is matching the state’s
incentive on a dollar for dollar basis.

•        Modifies the state’s High Impact Business
Incentive Program to create a new category of
eligible projects – businesses that create 50 jobs and
make a capital investment of $50 million – and
makes them eligible for a $500,000 to $1 million
grant. "

2010 Florida Legislative Session Wrap up (written by
Alex MaGee from
www.floridaplanning.com )

"The 2010 Legislative Session came to an end on
time, to the astonishment of many, on Friday 30
April.  As we reported previously, the primary focus
was closing the state's projected $3 billion budget
deficit.  Of the 2477 bills (including resolutions,
memorials, local bills and general bills) filed this
year, only a total of 301 bills were passed by the
Legislature this session.  It is our view that the
economic climate and budget concerns had a
significant effect on what moved and did not move
through the chambers.

Below is a preliminary summary of enrolled bills of
interest.  Remember that once a bill is enrolled, it is
presented to the Governor who has 15 days to act on
that bill.  If the bill is signed by the Governor or he lets
the 15 day period expire without taking action, the
bill will go into effect on the day that is specified in
the bill language.  

To keep abreast of the bills presented to the
Governor, go to
http://www.flsenate.
gov/Session/index.cfm?Mode=Bill%20Information%
20Reports&Submenu=9&Tab=session&CFID=2019679
66&CFTOKEN=93976890 and scroll down to
Governor's Action Report.  The report is updated
three times a day.


SUMMARY OF BILLS OF INTEREST:


WHAT DID NOT PASS?
DCA Sunset Review: None of the bills that would have
reauthorized DCA, and brought the sunset review
process to a conclusion, passed. However, it is
important to note that DCA was not singled out.  The
House took no action on the sunset review process for
several other state government agencies as well.  
The Senate passed SB 282, reauthorizing DCA, but the
House let it die in messages.  HB 7107, which would
have reauthorized DCA with some non-growth
management changes, died in the House Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council.  
There were one or two attempts during the last days
of the session to add reauthorization language to
other bills but those efforts failed as well.  As a result,
DCA will continue to function in its present form but
will have to face sunset review again next year.

Affordable Housing:  We were extremely
disappointed that HB 665, the omnibus housing bill
which included a repeal of the cap on the Sadowski
Trust Fund, failed to pass on the last day of the
session.  The bill was passed by the House and sent to
the Senate during the last week of session.  The
Senate passed the bill with one amendment and
sent it back to the House.  This amendment added
language seen in other bills to reauthorize the
exemptions created last year in SB 360.  It also
granted an additional 2 year extension on local
development orders, building permits, and
DEP/WMD permits that would expire within certain
time periods.  The amendment also revised the
definition of "urban service area" in Chapter 163.3162
(29) to include any area identified in the
comprehensive plan as urban service area
regardless of local government limitation.  The House
refused to concur with the amendment and sent it
back to the Senate, asking them to recede from the
amendment.  After refusing to do so and sending it
back, the bill died in returning Messages in the
House.

Public Participation:  While a number of bills that
focused on public participation and public notice
were filed at the beginning of the session, most failed
to make any progress, including HB 733  and SB 1942
.  These two bills would have required discreet public
participation plans in the comprehensive planning
process.

WHAT DID PASS?

Florida Forever:  The Legislature did include $15
million in the FY 2010-2011 budget for Florida
Forever.  APA Florida vigorously supported Florida
Forever funding as the program was not funded for
the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  In the context of the state's
dire budget challenges, reestablishing Florida
Forever funding is an important victory.  Additionally
SB 1640ER, which recreates the Florida Forever Trust
Fund within DCA, was signed by the Governor on
April 15, 2010.  Now designated as Chapter 2010-18,
its effective date is July 1, 2010.  

Transportation Concurrency:  HB 143ER amends
concurrency requirements in Chapter 163.3180(4)
(b) to include hangers for the assembly or
manufacture of aircraft in the definition of public
transit facilities.  As a result of this amendment, the
concurrency requirements in local comprehensive
plans would not apply to these facilities.  The bill has
an effective date of July 1, 2010.

HB 143ER was presented to the Governor who has
until May 15th to act.  

Expedited Permitting:  SB 550ER is a 171 page bill
focusing on a variety of water supply planning and
water resource issues, including the amendment of
chapter 373 to include a new Part VII, Water Supply
Policy, Planning, Production, and Funding.  The
language that would have created the "Florida
Springs Act" was not included in the final bill.  
However the bill (Section 62) does move
responsibility for the expedited permitting and
comprehensive plan amendments under Section
403.973 from the Office of Tourism, Trade, and
Economic Development to the Department of
Environmental Protection.  The number of jobs that a
business must produce in order to be eligible are
reduced and  projects resulting in the production of
biofuels cultivated on lands that are 1000 acres or
more, construction of a biofuel or biodiesel
processing facility, or a facility generating
renewable energy, are eligible for the expedited
permitting process.  The bill also includes some
amendments to the appeals process for the
expedited permits and amendments.

This bill has an effective date of July 1, 2010.

Permit Extensions:  SB 1752, hailed as an economic
development bill, primarily deals with tax
exemptions and other incentives to promote
economic development in the state.  However it
does include, in Section 46, language which
extends local government development orders,
building permits, or DEP/WMD permits that would
expire between September 1, 2008 and January 1,
2012 by 2 years after the previously scheduled
expiration.  This extension is in addition to the 2 year
extension provided last year in SB 360.  
Commencement and completion dates are also
extended.  The permit holder has to inform the
authorizing agency by December 1, 2010 of intent to
utilize the extension.  Permits extended under this
clause continue to be governed by the rules in effect
at the time the permit was issued, unless it can be
shown that those rules create an immediate threat to
health or safety.   

Section 47  includes language responding to the
ongoing litigation regarding the constitutionality of
SB 360.  The language reauthorizes the exemptions
created in SB 360 and would apply retroactively.  
This would apply to approved or pending DRI
exemptions, 2-year extensions, and any adopted
comprehensive plan amendment to authorize a
transportation concurrency exception area.  

This bill will take effect upon becoming law.

Military Base Compatibility:  HB 7129ER amends
section 163.3175 dealing with compatibility with
military installations.  The bill specifically identifies
the military bases and local governments to which
the section's requirements apply.  It allows a base
commander to request copies of variances to
height, lighting or noise attenuation reduction
requirements.  If a local government does not adopt
address military base compatibility in its future land
use plan element by June 30, 2012, mandatory
mediation is required.  If the plan does not include
compatibility criteria by December 31, 2013, the
Administration can impose sanctions if notified by
DCA.  The bill also amends the requirements of the
future land use element to reflect the above issue.

This bill has an effective date of July 1, 2010.

Rural Enterprise Zones:  HB 843ER requires that any
catalyst zone, as defined in s. 288.0656(2)(b), that
was approved prior to January 1, 2010 and is not
located in an existing rural enterprise zone shall be
designated by OTTED as a rural enterprise zone upon
request of the host county.  The designation will
provide businesses locating within the catalyst site
with the economic incentives and benefits under s.
290.0065.
SB 1724 was similar to the above bill; in the last days
of session, the Senate substituted this bill for SB 1724.

This bill has an effective date of July 1, 2010.

Transportation Access:  SB 1842 requires DOT to notify
all affected property owners, municipalities and
counties whenever a project on the State Highway
System will divide the highway, erect median
barriers that modify current turning movements or
close/modify existing access.  The notification must
occur at least 180 days prior to when the design is
finalized.  DOT must hold at least one public hearing
in the affected jurisdiction and determine economic
impacts of the change.  The local government must
be consulted on the design and is authorized to
present alternatives.

This bill has an effective date of July 1, 2010.

Agriculture:  HB 7103ER prohibits local governments
from enforcing certain activity limits or charging
certain assessments on agricultural land.   It creates
the Agricultural Land Acknowledgement Act,
designed to reduce conflict between agricultural
and non agricultural uses to protect sustainable
agricultural lands.  Prior to issuance of a local land
use permit, building permit, or certificate of
occupancy for a non-agricultural use contiguous to
sustainable agricultural land, the permit applicant
must sign and submit for recordation a written
acknowledgment of contiguous sustainable
agricultural land.  The bill defines sustainable
agricultural land as "land classified as agricultural
land pursuant to s. 193.461 which is used for a farm
operation that uses current technology, based on
science or research and demonstrated measurable
increases in productivity, to meet future food, feed,
fiber, and energy needs, while considering the
environmental impacts and the social and
economic benefits to the rural communities."  The bill
also amends existing language to now state that
nonresidential farm buildings and fences are
exempt from the Florida Building Code and all local
codes or fees except for floodplain management
regulations.

SB 2074 was similar to the above bill; in the last week
of the session, the Senate substituted HB 7103 for SB
2074.

The bill was presented to the Governor who has until
May 15, 2010 to act on it.  It will be in effect upon
becoming law."

Legislative Update (NAIOP- 4-30-10)
"This morning, the House passed SB 1752, the "Jobs
for Florida" bill, after accepting amendments made
yesterday by the Senate.  This bill contains our
"bridge" language as well as a new 2-year permit
extension.  The bill is now headed to the Governor."  

APA Florida Bill Tracking Report April 28, 2010 (from

www.
floridaplanning.org 4-29-10)
Sorted by Bill Number

HB 0073 Relating to Working Waterfront Property
Robaina
Working Waterfront Property: Specifies properties
eligible for classification as working waterfront
property; requires assessment of working waterfront
property based on current use; specifies
methodology for determining assessed value;
requires property appraisers to consider specified
factors in assessing specified property; requires
application for classification of property as working
waterfront property; specifies application
requirements; authorizes property appraiser to
approve application not filed by specified date due
to extenuating circumstances; provides for waiver of
annual application requirements; provides for loss of
classification upon change of ownership or use;
requires property owners to notify property appraiser
of changes in use or ownership of property; imposes
penalty for failure to notify property appraiser of
event resulting in unlawful or improper classification
of property as working waterfront property; requires
imposition of tax liens to recover penalties & interest;
provides for assessment of portion of property within
working waterfront property that is not used as
working waterfront property; requires property
appraiser to make list relating to applications to
certify property as working waterfront property;
provides appeal process for application that has
been denied. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Finance & Tax
Council
10/1/2009 HOUSE Referred to Finance & Tax Council;
Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
10/1/2009 HOUSE Now in Finance & Tax Council
3/3/2010 Bill to Be Discussed During the Office of the
EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference;
03/05/10, 10:15 a.m., 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)

HB 0077 Relating to Florida Energy and Climate
Commission Gibbons
Florida Energy and Climate Commission: Requires
commission to prepare report on energy efficiency
with respect to low-income households & rental
housing properties to be submitted to Legislature by
specified date; provides report requirements.
Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
3/29/2010 HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
3/30/2010 HOUSE Reference to Government
Operations Appropriations Committee removed;
Remaining references: Military & Local Affairs Policy
Committee, General Government Policy Council
3/30/2010 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

SB 0090 Relating to Florida Energy and Climate
Commission Joyner
Florida Energy and Climate Commission [EPSC];
Requires that the Florida Energy and Climate
Commission prepare a report identifying ways to
increase the energy-efficiency practices of low-
income households. Requires that the report include
certain determinations and recommendations.
Requires that the commission submit the report to the
Legislature by a specified date. EFFECTIVE DATE:
Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Communications,
Energy, and Public Utilities
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Communications,
Energy, and Public Utilities; Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; General
Government Appropriations

SB 0126 Relating to Community Redevelopment  
Bullard (L)
Community Redevelopment [EPSC]; Expands the
definition of the term "blighted area" to include land
previously used as a military facility. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/16/2010 SENATE Read second time
4/21/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38
Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/22/2010 HOUSE In Messages  

SB 0132 Relating to Statewide Legacy Communities
Initiative  Bullard (L)
Statewide Legacy Communities Initiative [EPSC];
Establishes the Statewide Legacy Communities
Initiative. Creates the Urban Empowerment
Corporation within the Department of Community
Affairs, etc. APPROPRIATION: Indeterminate.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Commerce; Governmental Oversight and
Accountability; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations

SB 0142 Relating to Water Management Districts  
Baker
Water Management Districts [EPSC]; Revises
provisions relating to the obstruction of public canals
and drainage works. Revises the requirement that
the district governing board delegate its authority to
take final actions to the executive director. Revises
the board's authority to delegate final actions to the
executive director. Requires the board to provide a
process for referring certain delegated actions to the
governing board for final action, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: General
Government Appropriations
4/14/2010 SENATE Favorable with CS by
Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 7 Yeas,
0 Nays
4/15/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1)
Filed
4/16/2010 SENATE Now in General Government
Appropriations

HB 0143 Relating to Exemption for Aircraft Assembly
and Manufacturing Hangars from Comprehensive
Plan Transportation Concurrency Requirements Ray
Exemption for Aircraft Assembly and Manufacturing
Hangars from Comprehensive Plan Transportation
Concurrency Requirements: Exempt hangars used to
assemble or manufacture aircraft from transportation
concurrency requirements. Effective Date: July 1,
2010  
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
4/21/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38
Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/22/2010 HOUSE Ordered Enrolled
4/22/2010 HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

SB 0262 Relating to Affordable Housing Bennett
Affordable Housing [EPSC]; Revises definitions
relating to agency inspectors general to include the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Provides a
housing finance authority with an additional
purpose for which it may exercise its power to
borrow. Revises the allocation of certain proceeds
distributed from the excise tax on documents which
are paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the
State Housing Trust Fund, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on second
reading
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order
Calendar for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendments
Adopted (815630, 798042, 457750, 256110, 143790);
Substituted for HB 0665; Laid on Table, Refer to HB
0665

SB 0264 Relating to SSB/Affordable Housing  Bennett
SSB/Affordable Housing [EPSC]; Expresses the
legislative intent to revise laws relating to affordable
housing. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0266 Relating to SSB/Department of Community
Affairs  Bennett
SSB/Department of Community Affairs [EPSC];
Expresses the legislative intent to revise laws relating
to the Department of Community Affairs. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0268 Relating to SSB/Department of Community
Affairs  Bennett
SSB/Department of Community Affairs [EPSC];
Expresses the legislative intent to revise laws relating
to the Department of Community Affairs. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0274 Relating to Domestic Security  Bennett
Domestic Security [EPSC]; Specifies the military
installations, and the local governments associated
with those bases, to which certain provisions of the
act apply. Authorizes the Florida Council on Military
Base and Mission Support to recommend changes to
military installations and local governments. Revises
provisions related to seaport security. Authorizes the
Adjutant General to employ a second Assistant
Adjutant General for Army, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Criminal Justice
4/15/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda - Military
Affairs and Domestic Security, 04/20/10, 10:00 am, 37
S
4/20/2010 SENATE Favorable by Military Affairs and
Domestic Security; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/20/2010 SENATE Now in Criminal Justice  

SB 0276 Relating to SSB/Growth Management  
Bennett
SSB/Growth Management [EPSC]; Expresses the
legislative intent to revise laws relating to growth
management. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0282 Relating to Review/DCA/Florida Government
Accountability Act Bennett Review/DCA/Florida
Government Accountability Act [EPSC]; Reenacts
provisions relating to the establishment of the
Department of Community Affairs and relating to the
establishment of the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation. Repeals a specified provision relating to
the repeal of the Florida Faith-based and
Community-based Advisory Council. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/21/2010 SENATE Read Second Time
4/22/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38
Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/23/2010 HOUSE In Messages

SB 0284 Relating to SSB/Review/DCA/Fla.
Government Accountability Act  Bennett  
SSB/Review/DCA/Fla. Government Accountability
Act [EPSC]; Expresses the legislative intent to abolish,
continue, or reorganize the Department of
Community Affairs. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0286 Relating to SSB/Review/Florida Housing
Finance Corporation  Bennett  SSB/Review/Florida
Housing Finance Corporation [EPSC]; Expresses the
legislative intent to abolish, continue, or reorganize
the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0288 Relating to SSB/Review/Florida Housing
Finance Corporation  Bennett
SSB/Review/Florida Housing Finance Corporation
[EPSC]; Expresses the legislative intent to abolish,
continue, or reorganize the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/5/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 0346 Relating to Working Waterfront Property Dean
Working Waterfront Property [WPSC]; Specifies
properties that are eligible for classification as
working waterfront property. Requires property
appraisers to consider specified factors in assessing
certain property. Provides for assessment of a portion
of property within a working waterfront property
which is not used as such property. Requires an
application for classification of property as working
waterfront property, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon
becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order
Calendar for 04/27/10
4/23/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means
4/27/2010 SENATE Read Second Time


SB 0376 Relating to Required Advertisements and
Public Notices Dean
Required Advertisements and Public Notices
[EPSC]; Authorizes a governmental entity to use its
publicly accessible website for legally required
advertisements and public notices. Provides that a
notice, advertisement, or publication on a publicly
accessible website in accordance with specified
provision constitutes legal notice. Provides for notice
of special election or referendum on a publicly
accessible website, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
10/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
10/9/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Judiciary; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations

SB 0380 Relating to SSB/Agriculture Dean
SSB/Agriculture [EPSC]; Expresses the legislative
intent to revise laws relating to agriculture.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Agriculture
10/9/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; General
Government Appropriations; Rules

HB 0381 Relating to Community Redevelopment
Bullard (D)
Community Redevelopment: Expands definition of
term "blighted area" to include land previously used
as military facility. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
11/19/200 HOUSE Filed
12/18/2009 HOUSE Referred to Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee; Finance & Tax Council; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
12/18/2009 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

SB 0382 Relating to Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services Dean
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
[EPSC]; Requires the FWC to enter into an
agreement with the DEP relating to the uniform
application of pesticides to the waters of the state.
Revises a reference to the Model Ordinance for
Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes.
Revises citizenship requirements and
documentation for certain private investigative,
private security, and recovery agent licenses.
Prohibits persons from engaging in sexual activities
with animals, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 7/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/27/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from General
Government Appropriations; Withdrawn from Rules
4/27/2010 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on second
reading
4/27/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

SB 0384 Relating to SSB/Agriculture Dean
SSB/Agriculture [EPSC]; Expresses the legislative
intent to revise laws relating to agriculture.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Agriculture
10/9/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 HOUSE Referred to Agriculture; General
Government Appropriations; Rules

SB 0394 Relating to SSB/Agriculture Dean
SSB/Agriculture [EPSC]; Expresses the legislative
intent to revise laws relating to agriculture.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Agriculture
10/9/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; General
Government Appropriations; Rules

SB 0396 Relating to SSB/Agriculture  Dean
SSB/Agriculture [EPSC]; Expresses the legislative
intent to revise laws relating to agriculture.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Agriculture
10/9/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Agriculture; General
Government Appropriations; Rules

SB 0414 Relating to Super Enterprise Zones Bullard
(L)
Super Enterprise Zones [CPSC]; Provides a tax
exemption for certain property purchased for use or
consumption by businesses in a super enterprise
zone and for retail sales made by certified
businesses in such a zone. Provides additional
responsibilities of an enterprise zone development
agency relating to such zones. Requires the OTTED
to designate specified areas in Miami-Dade, Lee, and
Collier Counties as pilot project super enterprise
zones, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
4/13/2010 SENATE Favorable with CS by Commerce;
9 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/14/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1)
Filed
4/15/2010 SENATE Now in Community Affairs  

SB 0424 Relating to Department of Transportation  
Bullard (L)
Department of Transportation [CPSC]; Directs the
department to maintain specified training programs
for employees and prospective employees.
Eliminates the requirement for annual updating of the
Florida Transportation Plan. Amends specified
provisions relating to proposed turnpike projects, the
Transportation Regional Incentive Program, and the
Enhanced Bridge Program for Sustainable
Transportation, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation
10/13/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Transportation;
Community Affairs; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations; Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means

SB 0550 Relating to Environmental Protection
Constantine
Environmental Protection [EPSC]; Creates specified
provisions relating to water supply policy, planning,
production, and funding. Provides for the general
powers and duties of water management district
governing boards. Expands alternative water supply
funding to include quantifiable conservation
projects. Revises legislative intent relating to the
designation of the Florida Keys as an area of critical
state concern, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE In Messages
4/27/2010 HOUSE Referred to Calendar
4/27/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

SB 0568 Relating to Florida Springs Protection Act  
Constantine
Florida Springs Protection Act [EPSC]; Provides a
short title. Provides legislative findings and intent
with respect to the need to protect and restore
springs and ground water. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Environmental
Preservation and Conservation
10/27/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs;
Health Regulation; General Government
Appropriations

SB 0596 Relating to Energy Detert
Energy [EPSC]; Requires that electric utilities meet or
exceed specified standards for the production or
purchase of clean energy. Authorizes the Public
Service Commission to allow a utility to recover the
costs of converting an existing fossil fuel plant to a
biomass plant under certain conditions. Provides
legislative findings with respect to the need to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions through the direct end-
use of natural gas, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Communications,
Energy, and Public Utilities
10/30/200 SENATE Filed
12/9/2009 SENATE Referred to Communications,
Energy, and Public Utilities; Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Finance and Tax;
Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means

HB 0617 Relating to Mining and Extraction Activities
Bembry
Mining and Extraction Activities: Provides that
financial responsibility for mitigation for wetlands &
other surface waters required by permit for activities
associated with extraction of limestone are subject to
approval by DEP; authorizes mine operators mining
or extracting or proposing to mine or extract heavy
minerals, limestone, or fuller's earth clay to apply for
life-of-the-mine permits, etc. Effective Date: upon
becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third
Reading
4/27/2010 HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third
Reading
4/28/2010 HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third
Reading

HB 0665 Relating to Affordable Housing Aubuchon
Affordable Housing: Provides housing finance
authority with additional purpose for which it may
exercise power to borrow; revises provisions
relating to local comprehensive plans to authorize
inclusion of element for affordable housing for
certain seniors; provides for disposition of real
property by local government for certain purposes;
revises allocation of certain proceeds distributed
from excise tax on documents that are paid into State
Treasury to credit of State Housing Trust Fund;
includes needs of persons with special needs in
state housing strategy's periodic review & report;
authorizes DCA Secretary to designate senior-level
agency employee to serve on board of directors of
FHFC; provides for appointment of inspector general
of FHFC; requires certain rates of interest to be made
available to sponsors of projects for persons with
special needs; provides & revises powers of FHFC;
limits reservation of funds within each notice of fund
availability to persons with special needs tenant
group; includes persons with special needs as
tenant group for specified purposes of State
Apartment Incentive Loan Program; revises &
provides criteria to be used by specified review
committee for competitive ranking of applications for
such program; prohibits funds from State Housing
Trust Fund or Local Government Housing Trust
Fund that are appropriated for specified programs
from being used for certain purposes. Effective Date:
July 1, 2010  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/23/2010 SENATE In Messages
4/26/2010 SENATE Received; Referred to Community
Affairs; Finance and Tax
4/27/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Community
Affairs; Finance and Tax; Substituted for SB 0262;
Read Second Time

HB 0733 Relating to Public Participation Plans Sands
Public Participation Plans: Requires applications for
comprehensive plan amendments or development
orders to include public participation plan; specifies
required time for plan implementation; specifies plan
purposes & required plan information; specifies
requirements for target area for notification; specifies
that notice requirements are in addition to other
notice requirements of law; provides applicant
authority for plan implementation; requires
applicants to provide written report of public
participation efforts; specifies report requirements;
requires requirements to be incorporated into
specified local government ordinances; provides for
continuing effect of specified local government
ordinances. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
1/19/201 HOUSE Filed
2/5/2010 HOUSE Referred to Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee; Transportation & Economic
Development Appropriations Committee; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
2/5/2010 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

HB 0745 Relating to Public Records and Public
Meetings Ray
Public Records and Public Meetings: Clarifies
temporary exemption from public records
requirements for sealed bids or proposals received
by agency pursuant to invitations to bid or requests
for proposals to specify applicability of exemption to
invitations to bid or requests for proposals relating to
public-private transportation facilities; revises
duration of exemption; redefines "notice of a
decision or intended decision"; provides exemption
from public meeting requirements for meeting of any
governmental entity at which vendors are asked to
make oral presentations or answer questions
regarding their sealed bids, proposals, or replies in
response to competitive solicitation & for meeting of
any governmental entity at which vendors make oral
alternate technical concept presentations; requires
recording to be made of any portion of such
meetings; provides exemption from public records
requirements for recordings of such meetings & for
all documents & written materials generated as result
thereof; provides for limited duration of such
exemptions; provides for future review & repeal of
such exemptions; defines "notice of a decision or
intended decision" for purposes of such
exemptions; provides statement of public necessity.
Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Governmental
Affairs Policy Committee
1/19/201 HOUSE Filed
2/5/2010 HOUSE Referred to Governmental Affairs
Policy Committee; Policy Council; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
2/5/2010 HOUSE Now in Governmental Affairs Policy
Committee

HB 0773 Relating to Environmental Control Kreegel
Environmental Control: Provides requirements for
claiming certain site rehabilitation costs in
applications for contaminated site rehabilitation tax
credits; revises DEP reporting requirements
regarding site rehabilitation; transfers certain
authority over expedited permitting & comprehensive
plan amendment process from OTTED to Secretary
of Environmental Protection; revises job-creation
criteria for businesses to qualify to submit such
permit applications & local comprehensive plan
amendments; provides expedited permitting process
for specified renewable energy projects; provides for
establishment of regional permit action teams
through execution of memoranda of agreement
developed by permit applicants & secretary;
provides for appeal & challenge of expedited permit
or comprehensive plan amendment; revises
provisions for review of sites proposed for location
of facilities eligible for Innovation Incentive Program;
revises criteria for counties eligible to receive
technical assistance in preparing permit applications
& local comprehensive plan amendments; specifies
expedited review for certain electrical power projects.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Full Appropriations
Council on Education & Economic Development
4/18/2010 HOUSE On Council agenda - Full
Appropriations Council on Education & Economic
Development, 04/19/10, 10:15 am, 212 K
4/19/2010 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Full
Appropriations Council on Education & Economic
Development; 17 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/20/2010 HOUSE Council Substitute Text (C2) Filed

SB 0776 Relating to Wekiva River Protection Act
Constantine
Wekiva River Protection Act [EPSC]; Clarifies
mitigation offsets in the Wekiva Study Area.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/23/2010 SENATE Read Second Time
4/26/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote:
34 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/26/2010 HOUSE In Messages

HB 0843 Relating to Rural Enterprise Zones Boyd
Rural Enterprise Zones: Requires OTTED to
designate specified rural catalyst sites as rural
enterprise zones upon host county request;
specifies request requirements; specifies effect of
designation; specifies reporting requirements for
rural catalyst sites designated as rural enterprise
zone; authorizes host county development
authorities to enter into memoranda of agreement for
specified purposes. Effective Date: July 1, 2010  
Current Committee of Reference: Commerce
4/26/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote:
114 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/26/2010 SENATE In Messages
4/26/2010 SENATE Received; Referred to Commerce

HB 0963 Relating to Seaports Ray
Seaports; Provides for application & issuance of port
conceptual permits; provides requirements &
procedures relating to such permits for DEP & Board
of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund;
revises matching-fund requirements for projects to
rehabilitate certain structures; requires DOT to
include certain projects & funding allocations in
legislative budget requests; provides for transfer of
balances between certain projects, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010 except as otherwise provided.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote:
110 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/26/2010 SENATE In Messages
4/26/2010 SENATE Received; Referred to Commerce;
Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Policy & Steering Committee on
Ways and Means

HB 0991 Relating to Powers of Community
Development Districts Hays
Powers of Community Development Districts:
Revises general & special powers of community
development districts. Effective Date: July 1, 2010  
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
2/9/201 HOUSE Filed
2/25/2010 HOUSE Referred to Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee; Civil Justice & Courts Policy
Committee; Finance & Tax Council; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
2/25/2010 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

HB 1047 Relating to City of Clearwater, Pinellas
County Frishe
City of Clearwater, Pinellas County: Provides for use
of specified city-owned property for recreational &
commercial working waterfronts; provides for use of
revenue from specified city-owned property;
provides for development of specified city-owned
property consistent with Florida Coastal
Management Program, Waterfronts Florida Program,
city comprehensive plan & code of ordinances, &
other applicable law; provides for preservation of
referendum requirement of use of certain city-owned
property; requires referendum for lease, license, sale,
or transfer of certain land & for any alteration to
existing public land use map designation for such
land. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/22/2010 SENATE In Messages
4/26/2010 SENATE Received; Referred to Rules
4/26/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

HB 1067 Relating to Rural Infrastructure Fund
Bernard
Rural Infrastructure Fund: Revises provisions
relating to rural infrastructure projects; revises
percentage of total infrastructure project costs for
which OTTED may award grants; authorizes OTTED
to award grants for certain percentage of total
infrastructure project costs for certain rural areas of
critical economic concern; requires that funds from
purchase of certain lands by state or state agency be
appropriated into Rural Infrastructure Fund. Effective
Date: July 1, 2010  
Current Committee of Reference: Economic
Development Policy Committee
2/16/201 HOUSE Filed
3/1/2010 HOUSE Referred to Economic Development
Policy Committee; Agriculture & Natural Resources
Policy Committee; Transportation & Economic
Development Appropriations Committee; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/1/2010 HOUSE Now in Economic Development
Policy Committee

HB 1109 Relating to Water Supply Williams (T)
Water Supply: Creates part VII of ch. 373, F.S.,
relating to water supply policy, planning, production,
& funding; repeals & conforms other provisions of
law; provides legislative intent with regard to
reorganization of ch. 373, F.S. Effective Date: July 1,
2010  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Amendment
Adopted (750343); Passed (Vote: 114 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/26/2010 HOUSE Engrossed Text (E1) Filed
4/26/2010 SENATE In Messages

SB 1126 Relating to Permitting Altman
Permitting [EPSC]; Provides requirements for
claiming certain site rehabilitation costs in
applications for contaminated site rehabilitation tax
credits. Clarifies duties of the OTTED to approve
expedited permitting and comprehensive plan
amendments. Revises criteria for businesses
submitting permit applications or local
comprehensive plan amendments, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendments
Adopted (665944, 632426); Amendment Failed
(721200); Ordered engrossed
4/26/2010 SENATE Engrossed Text (E1) Filed
4/27/2010 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Third
Reading

HB 1139 Relating to Transportation Funding Rogers  
Transportation Funding: Increases percentage of
state revenues deposited into State Transportation
Trust Fund to be committed by DOT for public
transportation projects; directs a portion of those
revenues to be used for public transit pursuant to
specified provisions. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation &
Economic Development Appropriations Committee
2/18/201 HOUSE Filed
3/1/2010 HOUSE Referred to Transportation &
Economic Development Appropriations Committee;
Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee; Full
Appropriations Council on Education & Economic
Development
3/1/2010 HOUSE Now in Transportation & Economic
Development Appropriations Committee

SB 1166 Relating to Community Residential Homes  
Altman
Community Residential Homes [EPSC]; Prohibits
certain rules adopted by the APD from restricting the
number of facilities designated as community
residential homes located within a planned
residential community. Authorizes the agency to
issue a license as a comprehensive transitional
education program to serve children who have
severe behavioral conditions. Defines the term
"planned residential community," etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Referred to Calendar
4/26/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments
Adopted (263363, 778525, 245737)

HB 1177 Relating to Brownfields Development
Williams (T)
Brownfields Development: Authorizes waiver of
specified concurrency requirements for specified
brownfield sites; authorizes designation of specified
brownfield areas as transportation concurrency
exception areas; provides for exempting specified
brownfield areas from concurrency requirements for
transportation facilities; exempts specified
developments in brownfield areas from compliance
with concurrency requirements; expands
applicability of building materials tax exemption;
provides requirements for claiming specified site
rehabilitation costs in applications for contaminated
site rehabilitation tax credit; revises criteria for
eligible business for purposes of brownfield
redevelopment bonus refunds; provides
requirements for claiming specified site rehabilitation
costs in applications for brownfield site rehabilitation
tax credit; specifies additional requirements for
annual report to Legislature; specifies criteria for
deeming brownfield site projects as eliminating
public health hazards for specified purposes;
expands types of projects given consideration under
priority system for specified loans under Florida Safe
Drinking Water Act. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
2/22/201 HOUSE Filed
3/1/2010 HOUSE Referred to Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee; Finance & Tax Council; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/1/2010 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

SB 1186 Relating to Renewable Energy Bennett
Renewable Energy [EPSC]; Revises legislative intent
regarding the state's renewable energy policy.
Deletes provisions requiring that the PSC adopt rules
for a renewable portfolio standard. Requires that
each provider of Florida renewable energy resources
build such resources, convert existing fossil fuel
generation plants to a renewable energy resource, or
purchase renewable energy, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Policy and Steering
Committee on Ways and Means
4/15/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1)
Filed
4/16/2010 SENATE Reference to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation Removed;
Remaining reference: Policy & Steering Committee
on Ways and Means  
4/16/2010 SENATE Now in Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means

SB 1188 Relating to Spaceflight Altman
Spaceflight [WPSC]; Provides for the OTTED to
administer corporate income tax credits for
commercial spaceflight projects. Authorizes
nontransferable corporate income tax credits,
transferable net operating loss tax credits, and
machinery and equipment tax credits for certified
commercial spaceflight businesses engaged in
commercial spaceflight projects. Requires the
OTTED to approve or deny an application within 60
days after receipt, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon
becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
4/6/2010 SENATE Favorable with CS by Finance and
Tax; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/8/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2)
Filed
4/9/2010 SENATE Now in Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  

HB 1211 Relating to Public Records and Public
Meetings Ford
Public Records and Public Meetings: Designates title
of ch. 119, F.S., as "Open Government Act"; includes
Open Government Bill of Rights within general state
policy on public records & delineates rights of
persons & requirements of agencies thereunder;
revises, clarifies, transfers, & reorganizes various
provisions of law governing public records; revises
fees for duplication of specified documents;
transfers s. 286.011, F.S., the public meetings
exemption statute, to ch. 119, F.S.; revises & clarifies
provisions governing public meetings & meeting
records & access to public meetings; prohibits
agency from holding public meeting at any facility or
location that discriminates on basis of sex, age, race,
creed, color, origin, or economic status or that
operates in such manner as to unreasonably restrict
public access to facility or location; provides for
repeal of exemptions from public meeting & public
records requirements under Open Government
Sunset Review Act in 10th year after reenactment &
every 10 years thereafter, unless Legislature acts to
reenact exemption; provides criminal & noncriminal
penalties for violations of public records & public
meetings laws. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Governmental
Affairs Policy Committee
2/23/201 HOUSE Filed
3/3/2010 HOUSE Referred to Governmental Affairs
Policy Committee; Policy Council; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/3/2010 HOUSE Now in Governmental Affairs Policy
Committee

HB 1275 Relating to Metropolitan Planning
Organizations Ray
Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Revises
provisions for designation of metropolitan planning
organizations, jurisdictional boundaries,
transportation plans & improvement programs,
congestion management, ozone or carbon monoxide
nonattainment areas, project priorities, public review,
& unified planning work program; provides for
redesignation of M.P.O., resolution of overlapping
boundaries, & public participation plans. Effective
Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Roads, Bridges &
Ports Policy Committee
2/24/201 HOUSE Filed
3/3/2010 HOUSE Referred to Roads, Bridges & Ports
Policy Committee; Transportation & Economic
Development Appropriations Committee; Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/3/2010 HOUSE Now in Roads, Bridges & Ports
Policy Committee

SB 1296 Relating to Pub. Rec./Medicaid and Public
Assistance Fraud  Ring
Pub. Rec./Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud
[GPSC]; Creates a public records exemption for
specified information held by the Medicaid and
Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force. Creates a
public meeting exemption for meetings of the
Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force at
which specified information is discussed. Provides
for future legislative review and repeal of the
exemptions under the Open Government Sunset
Review Act. Provides a statement of public necessity.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Contingent.
Current Committee of Reference: Rules
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/26/10 - If received
4/26/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Rules; Placed on
Calendar, on second reading; Placed on Special
Order Calendar for 04/26/10; Read Second Time;
Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 33 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/26/2010 HOUSE In Messages

HB 1297 Relating to Northeast Florida Regional
Transportation Gibson
Northeast Florida Regional Transportation: Creates
Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study
Commission to prepare report, including findings &
recommendations, on regional transportation
elements & submit report to Governor & Legislature
by specified date; provides for assistance of
Jacksonville Transportation Authority; provides for
funding of commission; provides that county
membership in commission & participation of county
appointees does not constitute consent of county to
inclusion within jurisdiction of regional
transportation authority; provides for expiration of
act & termination of commission. Effective Date: July
1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third
Reading
4/27/2010 HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Third
Reading
4/28/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Substituted for
SB 2470; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 2470

SB 1326 Relating to SSB/Public Records and Public
Meetings Ring
SSB/Public Records and Public Meetings [GPSC];
Expresses the legislative intent to revise laws
relating to public records and public meetings.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Governmental
Oversight and Accountability
1/21/201 SENATE Filed
2/3/2010 SENATE Referred to Governmental
Oversight and Accountability; General Government
Appropriations; Policy & Steering Committee on
Ways and Means; Rules

SB 1378 Relating to Assessment of Lands Used for
Conservation Purposes Finance and Tax
Assessment of Lands Used for Conservation
Purposes [EPSC]; Provides for certain lands that are
convenanted for use for conservation purposes to
be assessed for ad valorem taxation in the same
manner as lands used for outdoor recreational or
park purposes. Redefines the term "covenant."
Defines the term "conservation purposes." Specifies
the information that must be included in a covenant.
Requires covenants to be notarized, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Environmental
Preservation and Conservation
1/26/201 SENATE Filed (Formerly PCB 7024)
2/3/2010 SENATE Referred to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs;
Finance and Tax; General Government
Appropriations; Policy & Steering Committee on
Ways and Means

HB 1381 Relating to Required Advertisements and
Public Notices by Governmental Entities Workman
Required Advertisements and Public Notices by
Governmental Entities: Authorizes various
governmental entities to publish or advertise legally
required public notices & advertisements on publicly
accessible website; defines "publicly accessible
website"; provides conditions for utilization of
publicly accessible website for such purposes;
provides for optional receipt of legally required
public notices & advertisements via first class mail;
provides requirements for legally required
advertisements & public notices published on
publicly accessible website; provides that specified
notice, advertisement, or publication on publicly
accessible website constitutes legal notice; provides
that advertisements directed by law or order or
decree of court to be made in county in which no
newspaper is published may be made by publication
on publicly accessible website; provides clarifying &
conforming language; reenacts various provisions of
law to incorporate amendments to various statutes in
act in references thereto. Effective Date: October 1,
2010
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
2/26/201 HOUSE Filed
3/1/2010 HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction

SB 1408 Relating to Working Waterfront Property
Finance and Tax
Working Waterfront Property [WPSC]; Specifies
properties that are eligible for classification as
working waterfront property. Requires property
appraisers to consider specified factors in assessing
certain property. Provides new program objectives
for the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Program
and the Florida Forever Program which are to be
considered in selecting projects, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: Upon becoming law except as otherwise
provided.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means; Placed on Calendar,
on second reading
4/26/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10  
4/27/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

SB 1432 Relating to State Housing Trust Fund Wilson
State Housing Trust Fund [WPSC]; Revises
provisions governing the distribution of a portion of
the proceeds of the excise tax on documents to the
State Housing Trust Fund. Provides for the annual
appropriation of a portion of the taxes distributed to
such trust fund for specified uses conforming to the
purposes for which the fund was created.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
1/26/201 SENATE Filed
2/3/2010 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Finance and Tax; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations; Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means

HB 1461 Relating to Energy Economic Zones
Fitzgerald
Energy Economic Zones: Authorizes specified tax
credits & other incentives for pilot energy economic
zone communities; provides requirements for
provision of such incentives; provides that
designated energy economic zones shall be
considered transportation concurrency exception
areas; provides requirements for calculation of land
required to accommodate anticipated growth for
specified purposes; defines term "clean technology
industries & technologies"; requires pilot
communities to work with certain agencies to test
specified methods to promote energy-efficient land
use; exempts specified building materials used in
construction or rehabilitation of energy-efficient
structures from certain sales, rental, use,
consumption, distribution, & storage taxes; exempts
specified real property located in energy economic
zones from certain sales, rental, use, consumption,
distribution, & storage taxes; exempts clean
technology & manufacturing products used in
energy economic zones from certain taxes. Effective
Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Energy & Utilities
Policy Committee
2/26/201 HOUSE Filed
3/10/2010 HOUSE Referred to Energy & Utilities
Policy Committee; Economic Development Policy
Committee; Finance & Tax Council
3/10/2010 HOUSE Now in Energy & Utilities Policy
Committee

HB 1509 Relating to Economic Development
Weatherford
Economic Development: Requires agencies
receiving county or municipal economic
development funds to submit reports; requires
counties & municipalities to submit reports to LCIR &
include in annual financial audits; authorizes
extension of economic development ad valorem tax
exemptions; provides for distribution of proceeds of
sales & use tax & certain other taxes to National
Swimming Center at Cape Coral; revises allowable
uses for matching grants awarded under Regional
Rural Development Grants Program; revises
definition of term "jobs" for various economic
development incentive programs; revises
requirements for the qualified defense contractor &
space flight business tax refund program, tax refund
program for qualified target industry businesses,
brownfield redevelopment bonus refunds, high-
impact sector performance grants, Quick Action
Closing Fund, & Innovation Incentive Program;
revises process for legislative consultation & review
of Quick Action Closing Fund projects; revises
various provisions relating to DEP permitting;
extends expiration dates of certain permits issued by
DEP or water management district; provides for
inventory of state-owned property; directs DEP to
submit annual reports to Governor & Legislature
concerning disposition of such state-owned
property; requires installation of fuel tank upgrades
to secondary containment systems to be completed
by specified deadlines. Effective Date: upon
becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Finance & Tax
Council
4/21/2010 Bill to Be Discussed During the Office of
the EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference;
04/23/10, 9:00 a.m., 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
4/26/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for
SB 1752; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 1752

HB 1511 Relating to Effective Public Notices by
Governmental Entities Workman
Effective Public Notices by Governmental Entities:
Authorizes local government to use its publicly
accessible website for legally required notices &
advertisements; defines "publicly accessible
website"; provides conditions for utilization of
publicly accessible website for such purposes;
provides for optional receipt of legally required
public notices & advertisements via first class mail or
e-mail; provides requirements for legally required
advertisements & public notices published on
publicly accessible website; provides that specified
notice, advertisement, or publication on publicly
accessible website constitutes legal notice; provides
that advertisements directed by law or order or
decree of court to be made in county in which no
newspaper is published may be made by publication
on publicly accessible website; provides clarifying &
conforming language. Effective Date: October 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
3/24/2010 HOUSE On Committee agenda -
Governmental Affairs Policy Committee, 03/25/10, 9:
00 am, 306 H
3/25/2010 HOUSE Not considered by Governmental
Affairs Policy Committee
3/25/2010 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

SB 1518 Relating to Transportation Concurrency
Exceptions Altman
Transportation Concurrency Exceptions [EPSC];
Exempts aircraft hangers used for the assembly or
manufacture of aircraft from certain transportation
concurrency requirements. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/13/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/15/10
4/15/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/16/10
4/16/2010 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted
for HB 0143; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0143

SB 1528 Relating to Affordable Housing for Seniors
Deutch
Affordable Housing for Seniors [EPSC]; Revises
provisions relating to the elements of local
comprehensive plans to include an element for
affordable housing for seniors. Provides for the
disposition of real property by a local government for
the development of affordable housing. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
1/27/201 SENATE Filed
2/3/2010 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations

HB 1533 Relating to Super Enterprise Zones
Thompson (N)
Super Enterprise Zones: Provides for designation,
certification, operation, & future revocation of super
enterprise zones; requires OTTED to designate six
areas for pilot project; specifies two in Miami-Dade
County & one each in Lee & Collier Counties;
provides for sales & use tax exemptions for business
located in super enterprise zones; provides for
future expiration of such exemptions; provides
additional responsibilities for enterprise zone
development agencies; provides requirements for
qualification as certified business for purposes of
sales tax exemptions; authorizes local enterprise
zone development agencies to certify businesses;
requires agencies to provide lists of certified
businesses; provides for disqualifying certified
businesses; provides for future expiration &
revocation of certifications; specifies incentives for
revitalization of super enterprise zones; requires
reviews of super enterprise zones by OPPAGA.
Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Economic
Development Policy Committee
3/1/201 HOUSE Filed
3/10/2010 HOUSE Referred to Economic
Development Policy Committee; Finance & Tax
Council; Economic Development & Community
Affairs Policy Council
3/10/2010 HOUSE Now in Economic Development
Policy Committee

HB 1577 Relating to Local Government
Comprehensive Plans Brandenburg
Local Government Comprehensive Plans:
Authorizes specified municipalities to apply to state
land planning agency for waiver of comprehensive
plan capital improvements element & schedule
update requirements, comprehensive plan
amendment prohibitions, water supply element
requirements for future land use principles &
guidelines, & specified comprehensive plan
evaluation & appraisal requirements; revises
municipal revenue criterion relating to annual
financial audit requirements. Effective Date: upon
becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
3/2/201 HOUSE Filed
3/10/2010 HOUSE Referred to Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee; Economic Development &
Community Affairs Policy Council
3/10/2010 HOUSE Now in Military & Local Affairs
Policy Committee

SB 1598 Relating to Public Records and Public
Meetings  Dockery
Public Records and Public Meetings [EPSC]; Creates
the "Sunshine in Government Act." Requires all
elected and appointed public officials to undergo
education and training on the requirements of the
Sunshine in Government Act. Provides that if the
nature or volume of the public record requested to be
inspected or copied requires more than 30 minutes
of agency resources, the agency may charge a fee
for the agency resources incurred, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 10/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Policy and Steering
Committee on Ways and Means
4/6/2010 SENATE Favorable with CS by
Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 8 Yeas,
0 Nays
4/8/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C3)
Filed
4/9/2010 SENATE Now in Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means  

HB 1605 Relating to Water Resource Protection
Mayfield
Water Resource Protection: Directs counties &
municipalities, in cooperation with water
management districts, to evaluate primary water
resources; authorizes counties & municipalities to
use funds collected for water & sewage utility
services for water resource protection & restoration;
authorizes counties & municipalities to transfer
funds to water management districts for such
purposes. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
3/23/2010 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Agriculture
& Natural Resources Policy Committee, 03/25/10, 2:
45 pm, 102 H - PCS
3/25/2010 HOUSE PCS Favorable by Agriculture &
Natural Resources Policy Committee
3/25/2010 HOUSE CS combines this bill with H 1407
& H 1367; Original bill laid on Table, refer to
combined H 1367

SB 1640 Relating to Florida Forever Trust Fund/DCA  
Fasano
Florida Forever Trust Fund/DCA [WPSC]; Re-creates
said trust fund within the DCA. Reenacts and
amends a specified provision relating to said trust
fund. Provides for sources of funds and purposes.
Provides for the annual carryforward of funds.
Provides for future review and termination or re-
creation of the trust fund. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/5/2010 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
4/9/2010 Signed by Officers and presented to
Governor (Governor has until 04/16/10 to act on this
bill)
4/15/2010 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2010-
18

SB 1646 Relating to Regional Workforce Boards  
Fasano
Regional Workforce Boards [WPSC]; Prohibits board
members and their relatives from contracting with or
having a financial interest in a contract with the
regional workforce board on which the member
serves. Requires a member who is employed by or
who receives remuneration from a contracting entity
to abstain from voting on a contract with that entity,
etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/6/2010 SENATE In returning messages  
4/16/2010 SENATE Conference Committee
appointed: Senators Alexander, Chair; Haridopolos,
Vice Chair; Altman, Bennett, Justice, Ring, Storms, At
Large; Criminal & Civil Justice: Crist, Chair; Jones,
Joyner, Villalobos, Wilson; Education Pre-K-12:
Wise, Chair; Bullard, Detert, Garcia, Richter, Siplin;
General Government: Baker, Chair; Aronberg, Dean,
Lawson, Oelrich; Health & Human Services: Peaden,
Chair; Gaetz, Haridopolos, Negron, Rich, Sobel;
Higher Education: Lynn, Chair; Constantine, Gelber,
Thrasher; Trans & Econ Development: Fasano,
Chair; Diaz de la Portilla, Dockery, Gardiner, Hill,
Smith
4/19/2010 HOUSE Conference Committee appointed:
Rivera, Flores, Bullard, Clarke-Reed, Coley, Fresen,
Kiar, Legg, Stargel, Proctor, Brise, Burgin, Jones,
McKeel, O'Toole, Reed, Glorioso, Gibson, Jenne,
Horner, Hukill, Murzin, Rogers, Schenck, Adams,
Eisnaugle, Holder, Kreegel, Porth, Rouson, Soto,
Tobia, Hays, Abruzzo, Braynon, Gonzalez, Nelson,
Ray, Workman, Williams, A., Grimsley, Chestnut,
Ford, Frishe, Hudson, Roberson, Y., Skidmore,
Thompson, N., Poppell, Bembry, Boyd, Brandenburg,
Crisafulli, Plakon, Precourt, Williams, T., Bogdanoff,
Aubuchon, Bernard, Carroll, Dorworth, Patronis,
Fitzgerald, Thurston, Galvano, Gibbons, Hasner,
Lopez-Cantera, Reagan, Sands, Thompson, G.,
Weatherford

SB 1648 Relating to SSB/Transportation and
Economic Development  Fasano
SSB/Transportation and Economic Development
[WPSC]; Expresses the legislative intent to revise
laws relating to transportation and economic
development. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
2/3/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations; Policy &
Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Rules

SB 1650 Relating to SSB/Transportation and
Economic Development  Fasano
SSB/Transportation and Economic Development
[WPSC]; Expresses the legislative intent to revise
laws relating to transportation and economic
development. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
2/3/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations; Policy &
Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Rules

SB 1652 Relating to SSB/Transportation and
Economic Development  Fasano
SSB/Transportation and Economic Development
[WPSC]; Expresses the legislative intent to revise
laws relating to transportation and economic
development. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
2/3/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations; Policy &
Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Rules

SB 1654 Relating to SSB/Transportation and
Economic Development  Fasano
SSB/Transportation and Economic Development
[WPSC]; Expresses the legislative intent to revise
laws relating to transportation and economic
development. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
2/3/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations; Policy &
Steering Committee on Ways and Means; Rules

SB 1680 Relating to Corporate Income Tax  Garcia
Corporate Income Tax [CPSC]; Lowers the corporate
income tax rate for certain levels of taxable income.
Provides for retroactive application. EFFECTIVE
DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
4/1/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda - Finance
and Tax, 04/06/10, 3:15 pm, 301 S
4/6/2010 SENATE Favorable by Finance and Tax; 4
Yeas, 1 Nay
4/7/2010 SENATE Now in Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations

SB 1696 Relating to Economic Development  Garcia
Economic Development [CPSC]; Deletes the
requirement for the OTTED to administer the
professional golf hall of fame facility program.
Deletes a requirement that rules adopted by the
Public Service Commission authorizing utilities to
recover reasonable economic development
expenses be consistent with criteria adopted by
rules of the OTTED or the former Department of
Commerce. Revises the purposes of the Rural
Infrastructure Fund, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Commerce
2/4/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Commerce;
Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations

SB 1716 Relating to SSB/Enterprise Zones Garcia
SSB/Enterprise Zones [CPSC]; Expresses the
legislative intent to revise laws relating to enterprise
zones. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Commerce
2/4/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Commerce;
Community Affairs; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations; Rules

SB 1724 Relating to Rural Enterprise Zones Dean
Rural Enterprise Zones [CPSC]; Requires the OTTED
to designate certain rural catalyst sites as rural
enterprise zones upon request of a host county.
Specifies request requirements. Specifies effect of
designation. Specifies reporting requirements for
rural catalyst sites designated as a rural enterprise
zone. Specifies a reporting entity. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/22/2010 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on second
reading
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

SB 1740 Relating to SSB/Economic Development
Garcia
SSB/Economic Development [CPSC]; Expresses the
legislative intent to revise laws relating to economic
development. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Commerce
2/4/201 SENATE Filed
2/10/2010 SENATE Referred to Commerce;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Rules

SB 1742 Relating to Growth Management Bennett
Growth Management [EPSC]; Defines the term
"transit oriented development." Provides for the
expedited review of comprehensive plan
amendments that implement transportation
concurrency exception areas. Provides for the
sharing of costs of mitigation for transportation
concurrency. Provides for certain landowners or
developers to request a transportation concurrency
backlog area for a development area, etc.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Policy and Steering
Committee on Ways and Means
4/1/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda -
Transportation, 04/07/10, 10:15 am, 37 S
4/7/2010 SENATE Temporarily postponed by
Transportation
4/21/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Transportation;
Now in Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and
Means

SB 1752 Relating to Economic Development Gaetz
Economic Development [WPSC]; Requires an
agency or entity that receives county funds for
economic development purposes pursuant to a
contract to submit a report on the use of the funds.
Limits the maximum amount of tax that may be
imposed and collected on the sale or use of a boat in
this state. Temporarily exempts from sales and use
taxes the increase in purchases of certain industrial
machinery and equipment over the amount of
purchases made in a base year, etc.
APPROPRIATION: $35,039,943. EFFECTIVE DATE:
Upon becoming law except as otherwise provided.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 HOUSE Substituted for HB 1509; Read
Second Time; Amendments Adopted (625935,
308761); Amendment Withdrawn (345295)
4/28/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Amendments
Adopted (223839, 457811); Amendments Withdrawn
(198559, 539051, 346505); Passed (Vote: 117 Yeas / 0
Nays); Ordered Engrossed

SB 1842 Relating to Transportation Projects  Bennett
Transportation Projects [CPSC]; Directs the DOT to
notify certain property owners and local
governmental entities of certain proposed projects
before finalizing the design of certain transportation
projects. Provides a timeframe for notification.
Requires the department to hold a public hearing and
receive public input regarding the effects of the
project on local business, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE In Messages
4/26/2010 HOUSE Referred to Calendar
4/26/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10

SB 1942 Relating to Public Participation Plans Smith
Public Participation Plans [EPSC]; Requires
applications for comprehensive plan amendments or
development orders to include a public participation
plan. Specifies a required time for implementation of
the plan. Specifies plan purposes and required plan
information. Specifies that certain notice
requirements are in addition to other notice
requirements of law. Provides for continuing effect of
certain local government ordinances, etc.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
2/10/201 SENATE Filed
2/17/2010 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Policy & Steering Committee on
Ways and Means

SB 1984 Relating to Rural Infrastructure Fund  
Aronberg
Rural Infrastructure Fund [CPSC]; Revises
provisions relating to rural infrastructure projects.
Revises the percentage of total infrastructure project
costs for which the OTTED may award grants.
Authorizes the OTTED to award grants for a certain
percentage of total infrastructure project costs for
certain rural areas of critical economic concern.
Requires that funds from the purchase of certain
lands by the state or a state agency be appropriated
to said fund. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Commerce
2/12/201 SENATE Filed
2/17/2010 SENATE Referred to Commerce;
Community Affairs; Environmental Preservation and
Conservation; Policy & Steering Committee on Ways
and Means

SB 1990 Relating to Powers of Community
Development Districts Baker
Powers of Community Development Districts
[EPSC]; Revises general powers of community
development districts. Revises special powers of
community development districts. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Judiciary
3/4/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda -
Community Affairs, 03/09/10, 1:30 pm, 412 K
3/9/2010 SENATE Favorable with 1 Amendment by
Community Affairs; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/15/2010 SENATE Now in Judiciary  

SB 1992 Relating to Florida Ports Investments  Ring
Florida Ports Investments [WPSC]; Cites certain
provisions as the "Florida Ports Investment Act."
Creates the Florida Ports Investment Corporation.
Provides port project funding criteria. Provides
requirements for capital allocation and investments.
Provides for tax credits against specified taxes.
Provides limitations on the credit. Authorizes the
corporation and the OTTED to charge certain fees,
etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Finance and Tax
4/19/2010 Bill to Be Discussed During the Office of
the EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference;
04/20/10, 4:30 p.m., 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
4/20/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2)
Filed
4/20/2010 SENATE Now in Finance and Tax

SB 2000 Relating to Seaports Ring
Seaports [WPSC]; Provides for port conceptual
permits. Provides that approval of certain submerged
lands authorization by the Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Trust Fund constitutes the
delegation of authority to the DEP for final agency
action. Requires the DOT to include certain projects'
funding allocations in its legislative budget request
and to submit specified work program amendments
within a certain timeframe, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010 except as otherwise provided.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/21/2010 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on second
reading
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

SB 2018 Relating to Florida Keys Area  Baker
Florida Keys Area [EPSC]; Authorizes the issuance
of bonds to be used to finance the cost of
constructing sewage facilities in the Florida Keys
Area. Revises legislative intent relating to the
designation of the Florida Keys as an area of critical
state concern. Revises compliance requirements for
reviewing comprehensive plan amendments.
Provides additional requirements for onsite sewage
treatment and disposal systems in Monroe County,
etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Policy and Steering
Committee on Ways and Means
4/15/2010 SENATE Now in Finance and Tax
4/21/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Finance and Tax
4/21/2010 SENATE Now in Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means

SB 2056 Relating to Water Quality/Nutrients/Surface
Water Oelrich
Water Quality/Nutrients/Surface Water [EPSC];
Directs the DEP to contract with the National
Academy of Science for an evaluation of issues
related to the establishment of numeric nutrient
criteria. Requires the DEP and the DOACS to
evaluate the sources and quantities of nutrients in
surface waters. Requires a report to the Governor
and Legislature by a certain date. Provides for future
expiration. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Environmental
Preservation and Conservation
2/16/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Agriculture; General
Government Appropriations  

SB 2074 Relating to Agriculture Peaden, Jr.
Agriculture [EPSC]; Prohibits a county from
enforcing certain limits on the activity of a bona fide
farm operation on agricultural land under certain
circumstances. Creates the "Agricultural Land
Acknowledgement Act." Requires an applicant for
certain development permits to sign and submit an
acknowledgement of certain contiguous agricultural
lands as a condition of the political subdivision
issuing the permits, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/22/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/26/10
4/26/2010 SENATE Read Second Time
4/27/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for
HB 7103; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7103

SB 2078 Relating to Platted Lots/Pilot Program
Bennett
Platted Lots/Pilot Program [EPSC]; Establishes a
pilot program for the purpose of redeveloping
antiquated subdivisions. Requires that the DCA
administer the pilot program. Provides for the
determination of density credits or units and for the
transfer or sale of such credits or units. Requires the
owner of a lot that receives density credits to execute
a restrictive covenant. Requires that the OPPAGA
submit a report to the Legislature by a specified date,
etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
2/16/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Judiciary; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations

SB 2080 Relating to Water Conservation Aronberg
Water Conservation [EPSC]; Revises the
components for a comprehensive statewide water
conservation program. Specifies that the program
includes the creation of a Conserve Florida
Clearinghouse and a Conserve Florida
Clearinghouse Guide by the DEP. Requires a public
water supply utility that develops a goal-based water
conservation plan to submit the plan to the
appropriate WMD for approval. Provides standards
for approval, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Environmental
Preservation and Conservation
2/16/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Finance
and Tax; General Government Appropriations

SB 2098 Relating to Enterprise Zone Economic
Stimulus Wise
Enterprise Zone Economic Stimulus [WPSC];
Renames the enterprise zone jobs credit as the
enterprise zone job stimulus credit. Authorizes the
enterprise zone job stimulus credit against the sales
tax to be applied to new employees hired. Revises
criteria for claiming the credit. Deletes the minimum
threshold requirement for full-time jobs required to
claim the credit. Amends a specified provision
relating to rural enterprise zones, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Commerce
2/17/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Commerce;
Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Policy &
Steering Committee on Ways and Means

SB 2180 Relating to City of Clearwater/Pinellas
County Jones (D)
City of Clearwater/Pinellas County; Provides for use
of specified city-owned property for recreational and
commercial working waterfronts. Provides for
preservation of referendum requirement of use of
certain city-owned property. Requires a referendum
for lease, license, sale, or transfer of certain land and
for any alteration to existing public land use map
designation for such land, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
2/18/201 SENATE Filed
4/26/2010 SENATE Referred to Rules

SB 2182 Relating to Agriculture Alexander
Agriculture [EPSC]; Clarifies that land that is
classified as agricultural retains that
class779711ification when offered for sale. Provides
the methodology for assessing certain structures or
improvements used for horticulture production.
Revises provisions of the Florida Aquatic Weed
Control Act. Requires that the DOACS enter into an
agreement with the DEP to ensure the uniform
regulation of pesticides, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendments
Adopted (917248, 689924); Ordered engrossed
4/26/2010 SENATE Engrossed Text (E1) Filed
4/27/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Substituted for
HB 0981; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0981

SB 2202 Relating to Water Supply Haridopolos
Water Supply [EPSC]; Creates specified provisions
relating to water supply policy, planning, production,
and funding. Provides for the powers and duties of
water management district governing boards.
Requires the DEP to develop the Florida water
supply plan. Requires water management district
governing boards to develop water supply plans for
their respective regions. Provides for alternative
water supply development, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Environmental
Preservation and Conservation
2/18/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Finance
and Tax; General Government Appropriations  

SB 2214 Relating to Seaports Altman
Seaports [WPSC]; Designates seaport commerce as
a target industry. Requires Enterprise Florida, Inc. to
include in its annual report a description of state
efforts to attract and preserve entities engaged in the
movement of goods between Florida and
international markets. Requires the Seaport
Transportation and Economic Development Council
to annually submit a list of projects to the DOT which
can be made production-ready within a certain
period, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation
2/18/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation;
Commerce; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations; Policy & Steering
Committee on Ways and Means  

SB 2220 Relating to Strategic Intermodal System
Plan Wise
Strategic Intermodal System Plan [CPSC]; Removes
provisions creating and providing duties of the
Statewide Intermodal Transportation Advisory
Council. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations  
4/15/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda -
Governmental Oversight and Accountability,
04/20/10, 10:30 am, 110 S
4/20/2010 SENATE Now in Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations
4/20/2010 SENATE Favorable by Governmental
Oversight and Accountability; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

SB 2238 Relating to Mitigation Banks  Richter
Mitigation Banks [EPSC]; Requires that rules of the
DEP and the water management districts relating to
mitigation banks be consistent with federal
regulations. Requires the DEP to adopt a uniform
process for obtaining a formal assessment
determination for potential mitigation bank
establishment. Provides that a formal assessment
determination is binding for a specified period and
constitutes final agency action, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Environmental
Preservation and Conservation
2/19/201 SENATE Filed
3/1/2010 SENATE Referred to Environmental
Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs;
General Government Appropriations  

SB 2322 Relating to Qualifying Improvements To
Real Property Bennett
Qualifying Improvements To Real Property [WPSC];
Authorizes a local government to levy non-ad
valorem assessments to fund certain improvements.
Authorizes a property owner to apply for funding and
enter into a financing agreement with a local
government to finance certain improvements.
Authorizes a local government to collect moneys for
such purposes through non-ad valorem
assessments. Authorizes a local government to incur
debt payable from revenues received from the
improved property, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon
becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/21/2010 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on second
reading
4/23/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/28/10

SB 2324 Relating to Metropolitan Planning
Organizations  Altman
Metropolitan Planning Organizations [CPSC];
Requires the designation of a metropolitan planning
organization for each urbanized area of the state
meeting a certain population threshold. Provides
processes for the redesignation of an M.P.O.
Requires that a metropolitan transportation planning
process be continuous, cooperative, coordinated,
and comprehensive. Specifies prevailing principles
to be considered by an M.P.O. during the
development of a transportation improvement
program, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation
2/23/201 SENATE Filed
3/4/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation;
Community Affairs; Transportation and Economic
Development Appropriations

SB 2432 Relating to Transportation Funding Smith
Transportation Funding [WPSC]; Increases the
percentage of state revenues deposited into the
State Transportation Trust Fund to be committed by
the DOT for public transportation projects.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Transportation
2/25/201 SENATE Filed
3/4/2010 SENATE Referred to Transportation;
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations; Policy & Steering Committee on
Ways and Means

SB 2452 Relating to Legislative Reauthorizations  
Bennett
Legislative Reauthorizations [EPSC]; Reauthorizes
certain exemptions, 2-year extensions, and local
comprehensive plan amendments granted,
authorized, or adopted under general law and in
effect as of a certain date. Provides for construction
of the act. Provides for retroactive application.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/13/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/15/10
4/15/2010 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/16/10
4/16/2010 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment
Adopted (571714); Substituted for HB 7099; Laid on
Table, Refer to HB 7099

SB 2462 Relating to Federal Grants TF/Department of
Community Affairs  Fasano
Federal Grants TF/Department of Community Affairs
[WPSC]; Creates the Federal Grants Trust Fund
within the Department of Community Affairs.
Provides for sources of funds and purposes.
Provides for future review and termination or re-
creation of the trust fund. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/5/2010 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
4/9/2010 Signed by Officers and presented to
Governor (Governor has until 04/16/10 to act on this
bill)
4/15/2010 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2010-
21

SB 2470 Relating to Regional Transportation  
Thrasher
Regional Transportation [CPSC]; Creates the
Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study
Commission. Provides for the Jacksonville
Transportation Authority to staff the commission.
Provides for funding of the commission. Provides for
the commission to make available to the public its
meeting minutes, reports, and recommendations and
publish its reports and recommendations
electronically, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/26/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/27/10
4/27/2010 HOUSE Substituted for HB 1297; Read
Second Time
4/28/2010 HOUSE Substituted for HB 1297; Read
Third Time; Passed (Vote: 116 Yeas / 0 Nays)

SB 2524 Relating to Impact Fees Deutch
Impact Fees [EPSC]; Authorizes counties,
municipalities, and special districts to exempt certain
affordable housing from payment of impact fees
under certain circumstances. EFFECTIVE DATE:
07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
2/26/201 SENATE Filed
3/4/2010 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Finance and Tax; Policy & Steering Committee on
Ways and Means  

SB 2600 Relating to Local Government
Comprehensive Plans  Aronberg
Local Government Comprehensive Plans [EPSC];
Exempts certain municipalities from certain capital
improvements element and schedule update
requirements and certain comprehensive plan
amendment prohibitions under certain
circumstances. Exempts certain municipalities from
certain water supply element requirements for future
land use principles and guidelines. Revises a
municipal revenue criterion relating to annual
financial audit requirements, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:
Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: Community Affairs
2/26/201 SENATE Filed
3/9/2010 SENATE Referred to Community Affairs;
Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
Transportation

SB 2644 Relating to Energy Economic Zones  Bennett
Energy Economic Zones [WPSC]; Requires the DCA
to include in its report on the Energy Economic Zone
Pilot Program information relating to incentives
available under the program. Exempts certain
building materials used in the construction or
rehabilitation of energy-efficient structures from the
tax on sales, use, and other transactions. Creates an
energy economic zone jobs tax credit. Creates the
energy economic zone pilot program property tax
credit, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2010.
Current Committee of Reference: Communications,
Energy, and Public Utilities
4/7/2010 SENATE Favorable with CS by Commerce; 9
Yeas, 0 Nays
4/9/2010 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1)
Filed
4/12/2010 SENATE Now in Communications, Energy,
and Public Utilities  

SB 7024 Relating to Assessment of Lands Used for
Conservation Purposes Finance and Tax
Assessment of Lands Used for Conservation
Purposes; Provides for certain lands that are
convenanted for use for conservation purposes to
be assessed for ad valorem taxation in the same
manner as lands used for outdoor recreational or
park purposes. Redefines the term "covenant."
Defines the term "conservation purposes." Specifies
the information that must be included in a covenant.
Requires covenants to be notarized, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
1/11/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda - Finance
and Tax, 01/21/10, 9:00 am, 301 S
1/21/2010 SENATE Submitted as Committee Bill by
Finance and Tax
1/26/2010 SENATE Committee Bill filed as S 1378

SB 7026 Relating to Working Waterfront Property
Finance and Tax
Working Waterfront Property; Defines terms.
Specifies property that is eligible for classification as
working waterfront property. Requires the
assessment of working waterfront property based on
current use. Requires an application for classification
of property as working waterfront property.
Authorizes a property appraiser to approve an
application that is not filed by a certain deadline due
to extenuating circumstances, etc. EFFECTIVE
DATE: Upon becoming law.
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
1/11/2010 SENATE On Committee agenda - Finance
and Tax, 01/21/10, 9:00 am, 301 S
1/21/2010 SENATE Submitted as Committee Bill by
Finance and Tax
1/26/2010 SENATE Committee Bill filed as S 1408

HB 7045 Relating to Transportation Corridors Roads,
Bridges & Ports Policy Committee
Transportation Corridors: Repeals provisions
relating to statewide transportation corridors;
removes provisions that specify certain
transportation facilities as statewide transportation
corridors. Effective Date: July 1, 2010  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
3/9/2010 HOUSE Read Second Time
3/10/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote:
114 Yeas / 0 Nays)
3/16/2010 SENATE In Messages

HB 7099 Relating to Legislative Reauthorizations
Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee
Legislative Reauthorizations: Reauthorizes specified
exemptions, 2-year extensions, & local
comprehensive plan amendments granted,
authorized, or adopted under general law & in effect
as of specified date. Effective Date: upon becoming a
law  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/16/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Community
Affairs, Judiciary; Substituted for SB 2452; Read
Second Time
4/21/2010 SENATE Read Third Time; Amendments
Adopted (712410, 246466); Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 2
Nays)
4/22/2010 HOUSE In returning messages

HB 7103 Relating to Agriculture Agriculture & Natural
Resources Policy Committee
Agriculture: Prohibits county from enforcing certain
limits on bona fide farm operation on agricultural
land; prohibits county from charging agricultural
lands for stormwater management assessments &
fees; provides exemptions from certain restrictions
on county's powers over activity on agricultural land;
creates "Agricultural Land Acknowledgement Act";
requires applicant for certain development permits to
sign & submit acknowledgement of certain
contiguous agricultural lands as condition of political
subdivision issuing permits; authorizes persons
selling certain agricultural products who are not
natural persons to qualify for exemption from
obtaining local business tax receipt; revises term
"farm tractor" for purposes of drivers' licenses;
revises term "agricultural products" to make tropical
foliage exempt from agricultural products dealer
regulations; exempts farm fences from Florida
Building Code; exempts nonresidential farm
buildings & farm fences from county & municipal
codes & fees; requires that gross written premiums
for certain crop insurance not be included when
calculating insurer's gross writing ratio; requires that
liabilities for ceded reinsurance premiums be netted
against asset for amounts recoverable from
reinsurers; requires that insurers who write other
insurance products disclose breakout of gross
written premiums for crop insurance; expands
materials used in agricultural operations that may be
disposed of by open burning; provides certain
limitations on open burning. Effective Date: July 1,
2010
Current Committee of Reference: Agriculture
4/26/2010 SENATE In Messages; Received, Referred
to Agriculture; Community Affairs; Finance and Tax;
General Government Appropriations
4/27/2010 SENATE Withdrawn from Agriculture;
Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; General
Government Appropriations; Substituted for SB
2074; Read Second Time; Read Third Time; Passed
(Vote: 37 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/27/2010 HOUSE Ordered enrolled

HB 7105 Relating to Review of the Department of
Community Affairs under the Florida Government
Accountability Act Government Accountability Act
Council
Review of the Department of Community Affairs
under the Florida Government Accountability Act:
With respect to review of DCA under Florida
Government Accountability Act, reenacts pt. V of ch.
420, F.S., "Florida Housing Finance Corporation
Act"; provides for appointment of inspector general
of FHFC; provides appointing authority thereof;
provides duties & responsibilities of inspector
general; revises definitions of "state agency" &
"agency head" to include FHFC within state
agencies within which Office of Inspector General is
established; authorizes Secretary of Community
Affairs to designate senior-level agency employee to
serve on board of directors of FHFC. Effective Date:
July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/11/2010 HOUSE Filed (formerly PCB GAAC3)
3/12/2010 HOUSE Referred to Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/12/2010 HOUSE Now in Economic Development &
Community Affairs Policy Council

HB 7107 Relating to Review of the Department of
Community Affairs under the Florida Government
Accountability Act Government Accountability Act
Council
Review of the Department of Community Affairs
under the Florida Government Accountability Act:
With respect to review of DCA under Florida
Government Accountability Act, reenacts provisions
relating to establishment of DCA & divisions &
offices thereof, & powers, duties, & functions of DCA
& its divisions & offices; revises various provisions
relating to Florida Communities Trust Act; repeals
Community-Based Development Organization
Assistance Act; revises procedures & requirements
with respect to compilation by DCA of official list of
special districts; provides for electronic publishing &
updating of Florida Special District Handbook;
revises payment of costs of administering "Uniform
Special District Accountability Act of 1989"; provides
for transfer of Small County Technical Assistance
Program in DOACS to DCA; requires DCA to develop
specified hurricane loss mitigation programs in
consultation with the Division of Emergency
Management; requires DCA to adopt rules for
administration of specified grants; requires
ratification of rules by Legislature; provides for
transfer of Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program
Advisory Council to DEM of DCA; repeals
Community-Based Development Organization
Assistance Act. Effective Date: July 1, 2010
Current Committee of Reference: Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/11/201 HOUSE Filed (formerly PCB GAAC4)
3/12/2010 HOUSE Referred to Economic
Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
3/12/2010 HOUSE Now in Economic Development &
Community Affairs Policy Councile

HB 7127 Relating to Working Waterfront Property
Finance & Tax Council
Working Waterfront Property: Provides for
classification & assessment of specified working
waterfront properties based upon current use;
provides requirements for assessment methodology;
provides classification application requirements,
limitations, & procedures; provides for continuing
classification of such property under specified
circumstances; provides for loss of classification
under specified circumstances; provides penalties;
provides requirements for property appraisers;
provides for denial of classification applications;
provides procedures & requirements for appealing
application denials; provides program project
selection objectives for Stan Mayfield Working
Waterfronts Program & Florida Forever program;
provides for continuation of funded status for
specified projects. Effective Date: upon becoming a
law and shall operate retroactively to January 1,
2010  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/14/2010 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on second
reading
4/15/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 04/19/10
4/19/2010 HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Second
Reading

HB 7129 Relating to Military Support Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
Military Support: Provides applicability of provisions
governing compatibility of land development with
military installations under Local Government
Comprehensive Planning & Land Development
Regulation Act to specified local governments &
associated military installations; provides that valid
military orders transferring military servicemember
are sufficient to maintain permanent residence status
of servicemember & spouse for purposes of such
determination by property appraiser; authorizes
temporary professional licensure by DBPR of
spouses of certain active duty members of Armed
Forces; authorizes Adjutant General to employ
second Assistant Adjutant General for Army; revises
accreditation standards for educational institutions
with respect to Educational Dollars for Duty
education assistance program. Effective Date: July 1,
2010  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
4/21/2010 HOUSE Read Second Time; Amendments
Adopted (094859, 826393, 039303); Amendment
Withdrawn (173635)
4/22/2010 HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote:
109 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/22/2010 SENATE In Messages

HB 7145 Relating to Trust Funds/Florida Forever
Program Trust Fund/DCA Transportation &
Economic Development Appropriations Committee
Trust Funds/Florida Forever Program Trust
Fund/DCA: Re-creates Florida Forever Program
Trust Fund within DCA; reenacts & amends
provisions relating to trust fund; provides for
sources of funds & purposes thereof & annual
carryforward of funds; provides for future review &
termination or re-creation of trust fund. Effective
Date: July 1, 2010, but this act shall not take effect
unless it is enacted by a three-fifths vote of the
membership of each house of the Legislature  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
3/19/2010 HOUSE Referred to Calendar
3/19/2010 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar
for 03/24/10
3/24/2010 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for
SB 1640; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 1640

RBP4 Relating to Transportation Corridors Roads,
Bridges & Ports Policy Committee
PCB RBP 10-04 -- Transportation Corridors  
Current Committee of Reference: No Current
Committee
2/10/2010 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Roads,
Bridges & Ports Policy Committee, 02/17/10, 9:00 am,
404 H
2/17/2010 HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill by
Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee; 13 Yeas, 0
Nays
2/18/2010 HOUSE Committee Bill Filed as H 7045

MLA1 Relating to Formation of Local Governments
Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee
PCB MLA 10-01 -- Formation of Local Governments  
Current Committee of Reference: Military & Local
Affairs Policy Committee
2/10/2010 HOUSE On Committee agenda - Military &
Local Affairs Policy Committee, 02/17/10, 9:30 am,
306 H
2/17/2010 HOUSE Submitted as Committee Bill by
Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee; 11 Yeas, 0
Nays
2/22/2010 HOUSE Committee Bill filed as H 7059"


April 23, 2010 Florida League of Cities Legislative
Report

"Here are some highlights from the week at Friday
midday:

Energy
Both the House and the Senate are poised to pass
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) legislation
that will provide cities supplementary authority to
loan citizens money to make energy efficiency,
renewable energy, and wind hardening
improvements to property.  The bills are on House
and Senate calendars.

Sovereign Immunity
CS/SB 2060 (Bennett) passed the Legislature on
Tuesday.  The bill changes the current law on
sovereign immunity and increase the waivers from
$100,000/$200,000 to $200,000/$300,000 effective
October 1, 2011.  

Model Ordinance For Fertilizer Use
CS/CS/CS/SB 382 (Dean) and CS/CS/CS/HB 1445
(Nelson) require local governments to adopt the most
recent version of DEP’s model fertilizer ordinance.  
SB 382 was amended to remove all of the fertilizer
related language. HB 1445 was amended to preempt
local government authority to regulate the sale of
fertilizer.  The bills are on House and Senate
calendars.

Civics Education
CS/HB 105 (McBurney) passed the Legislature on
Wednesday.  The bill requires a one semester civics
education course for middle school students.

SB 360 Bridge Language/DCA Reauthorization
CS/HB 7099 (House Military and Local Affairs Policy
Committee) was amended to grant 2-year permit
extensions to all local and certain state permits.  This
new extension is in addition to any previous
extension granted under last year’s SB 360.  The bill
was also amended to reenact the Department of
Community Affairs.  The bill is in House Messages.

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Cap Removal
CS/CS/CS/HB 665 (Aubuchon) and CS/CS/SB 262
(Bennett) remove the $234 million cap limitation on
documentary stamp tax revenues to be deposited
into the State Housing Trust Fund.  The bills also
provide that the comprehensive plan may include an
element to address affordable housing for seniors.
The bills are on House and Senate calendars.

Water
SB 570 (Constantine), a comprehensive water supply
policy bill, is on the Senate Special Order calendar.  

Recycling
SB 570 (Constantine) and HB 7243 (General Gov’t
Policy Council), comprehensive recycling bills,
continue to stop and start.  The substance of the bills
are very much in flux as parties continue to negotiate
with House and Senate bill sponsors.  

Red Light Cameras
SB 2166 (Altman) and HB 325 (Reagan) are still in
play.  Unfavorable amendments were filed, but
withdrawn.  HB 325 rolled to Third Reading in the
House.  SB 2166 will be taken up by the Senate next
week. "


FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (4-14-2010 FAPA)

www.
floridaplanning.org

"DCA Sunset:  DCA's sunset review, a normal review
done on each agency every ten years, is still
underway.  CS/CS/SB 282 (Bennett) which reenacts
Section 20.18, FS (DCA) and Section 420.504, FS
(Florida Housing Finance Corporation), was moved
favorably by the Senate Transportation and
Economic Development Appropriations Committee
on April 13th and is now headed to the Senate Floor.  
However, the companion measure in the House, HB
7107, which also reauthorizes DCA with some non-
growth management changes, has yet to be heard by
the Economic Development and Community Affairs
Council, its sole committee of reference, despite
being referred to that committee on March 12th.  The
final meeting of this committee is scheduled for April
19th; if HB 7107 is not moved in one of these
meetings, the sunset review would remain in limbo
until next year.  In this event, DCA would continue to
function as it does currently but would have to
undergo the review process again next session as
the sunset process is not completed until the
Legislature actually takes action.

Florida Forever:  The Senate budget does include
$15 million for the Florida Forever program but the
House budget does not provide any money for the
program.  While advocates for funding are still
working hard, the budget situation does not add
much hope.  With real concern over whether the
federal Medicaid money will materialize, and the fact
that the program must be funded with cash as the
State is currently over its 7% debt service cap,
money for Florida Forever is going to be very difficult
to find.

On the programmatic side, CS/SB1640er, which
would reenact the Florida Forever Program Trust
Fund within the Department of Community Affairs,
was approved by the Governor on April 15th .

Growth Management:

Several bills drawn in response to the ongoing
litigation regarding the constitutionality of SB 360 are
moving smoothly through the process.  HB 7099E1
(Military & Local Affairs Committee) was adopted by
the House on April 13th   and filed on the same day.   
CS/CS/SB 2452 was moved favorably by the Senate
Judiciary Committee on April 7th and was on the
Senate Special Order Calendar on April 16th.  The
House bill was substituted and rolled over to Third
Reading.  This bill would reauthorize the exemptions
created in SB 360 and would apply retroactively.  
This would apply to approved or pending DRI
exemptions, 2-year permit extensions, and any
adopted comprehensive plan amendment to
authorize a transportation concurrency exception
area.  

CS/SB 1752E1 (Gaetz), a proposed "jobs bill" that
generated considerable concern when a number of
amendments dealing with permit review and
delegation were added on, was sent to the House in
Messages on March 31st but has no action since
then.  This bill includes language similar to CS/CS/SB
2452 and HB 7099E1.

Taking a different approach from the above bills, CS/
HB 1509 would extend the current permit extension
language in portions of Section 14, Chapter 2009-96
from two years to three years.  This bill was passed
favorably by its last committee of reference, the
Finance and Tax Council, on April 14th.

CS/HB 7129 (Military & Local Affairs Policy
Committee) would amend section 163.3175 which
addresses local compatibility with military
installations.    The bill would specifically identify the
military bases and local governments to which the
section's requirements apply.  It would allow a base
commander to request copies of variances to height,
lighting or noise attenuation requirements.  If a local
government does not  address military base
compatibility in its future land use plan element by
June 30, 2012, mandatory mediation is required.  If
the plan does not include compatibility criteria by
December 31, 2013, the Administration Commission
can impose sanctions if notified by DCA. This bill
was placed on the House Calendar on second
reading on March 31, 2010.  A similar bill, CS/SB 274
(Bennett), was passed favorably by the Senate
Community Affairs Committee on April 7th but still
has three committees of reference left to move
through.

Public Participation: Althought there were several
bills filed at the beginning of the session that focused
on public participation and public notice, most failed
to make any progress, including HB 733 (Sands) and
SB 1942 (Smith) that would require public
participation plans in the comprehensive planning
process. This is a clear indication, as we have
reported previously, of the 2010 Legislature's general
reluctance to address growth management issues.

Transportation Concurrency Exemptions: Two bills
which include transportation concurrency
exemptions language have moved over the past two
weeks. CS/ HB 143 (Ray), which expands the
exemption to include hangers for the assembly and
manufacture of aircraft, was passed by the House on
April 15th, immediately certified and sent to the
Senate that same day.  Its Senate companion bill, SB
1518 (Altman) was moved favorably by the
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations Committee on April 6th and placed on
the Senate Special Order Calendar for April 15th.  At
that time, CS/143 was substituted for the bill.

Energy/Climate Change:  CS/CS/SB 2322 (Bennett)
provides that a local government can assess a non-
ad valorum assessment to fund qualifying
improvements related to energy conservation and
efficiency.  The bill sets out requirements for the
types of improvements that can be funded and has
provisions for how the assessments can be collected
and utilized.  This bill was moved favorably by the
Senate Finance and Tax Committee on April 6th and
is scheduled to be heard by its final committee of
reference, Policy and Steering Committee on Ways
and Means on April 20th . A similar bill in the House,
CS/HB 7179 (Energy & Utilities Policy Committee),
was passed favorably by the General Government
Policy Council, its last committee of reference and
placed on the House Calender.

Community Redevelopment:  SB 126 (Bullard (L))
and HB 381 (Bullard (D) would expand the definition
of "blighted land" to include land previously used as
a military facility.  SB 126 was placed on the Senate
Special Order Calendar for April 16th and rolled over
for Third Reading.  HB 381 was referred to the Military
and Local Affairs Policy Committee in December and
has yet to be heard.

Expedited Permitting:  CS/HB 773(Kreegel) clarifies
the duties of the Office of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development (OTTED) to approve
expedited permitting and comprehensive plan
amendments. The bill reduces the number of jobs
that have to be produced by a business to be eligible
for the expedited process, and states that projects
resulting in the production of biofuels cultivated on
lands that are 1000 acres or more, construction of a
biofuel or biodiesel processing facility, or a facility
generating renewable energy, are eligible for the
expedited permitting process.  This bill is scheduled
to be heard by the Full Appropraitions Council on
Education & Economic Development on April 19th
but still has one additional committee of reference to
make it through.  This bill is similar to CS/SB 1126
(Altman) which was moved favorably by the Senate
Committee on Commerce on April 7th with one
additional committee of reference.


Springs Protection:  CS/CS/SB 550 (Committee on
Environmental Preservation and Conservation) was
moved favorably by the Senate Governmental
Oversight and Accountability Committee on  April 6th
and will be heard by the Policy & Steering Committee
on Ways and Means on April 20th if received.   
Among other things, this bill, cast as a "mega-water
bill", would create "The Florida Springs Protection
Act".  As delineated in Section 48 of this bill, all
counties or municipalities with first or second degree
springs would be designated as spring protection
zones.  The bill identifies a number of requirements
to reduce nitrogen in these areas that must be
implemented, including septic system standards and
implementation of agricultural best management
practices.  Local governments would be required to
develop and implement a remediation plan to reduce
nitrogen loading to ground water.

Affordable Housing:  CS/CS/CS/HB 665 (Aubuchon)
is the omnibus affordable housing bill.  Among its
provisions is the repeal on the cap on the Sadowski
trust funds, and direction to use trust fund monies to
create housing related jobs, move existing inventory,
and preserve /rehabilitate existing affordable
housing.  It also would require that the housing
elements of comprehensive plans address the
provision of affordable housing for seniors.  The bill
was passed favorably by Economic Development
and Community Affairs Policy Council on April 7th
and has been placed on the House Calendar for
Second Reading.  The Senate measure, CS/CS/SB
262 (Bennett, Altman) is now in the Transportation
and Economic Development Appropriations
Committee with one additional committee of
reference.

Working Waterfronts:  There are several bills dealing
with working waterfronts that have started to move.  
CS/CS/SB 346 (Dean) and CS/SB 1408 (Finance and
Tax) deal with the classification of properties as
working waterfronts and their subsequent property
tax appraisals.   Both were passed favorably by the
Senate Finance and Tax Committee on April 13th and
have one further committee of reference.  CS/HB
7127 (Finance and Tax Council), which deals with
some of the same issues, was passed by the Full
Appropriations Council on Education & Economic
Development on April 9th and placed on the House
Special Order Calendar for April 19th.  This bill also
includes program project selection objectives for the
Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Program and
Florida Forever program.

Agriculture:  There are several bills related to
agriculture that have made progress recently.
CS/CS/SB 382 (Dean), which requires, among other
things, that the agriculture use of land acquired
through fee simple be given priority when managing
the land was moved favorably by the Senate
Community Affairs Committee on April 14th but has
three more committees of reference.

SB 2074 (Peaden) prohibits local governments from
enforcing certain activity limits or charging certain
assessments on agricultural land,  It creates the
Agricultural Land Acknowledgement Act, designed to
reduce conflict between agricultural and non
agricultural uses to protect the sustainable
agricultural use. This bill was passed favorably by
the Senate Finance & Tax Committee on April 13th
and will be heard by its last committee, General
Government Appropriations, on April 19th.   
CS/CS/CS/SB 2182 (Alexander) which clarifies that
land that is classified as agricultural retains that
classification when offered for sale,  was passed
favorably by the General Government Appropriations
Committee on April 13th. "
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