Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: 

HB 23                         Canned or Perishable Food Distributed Free of Charge – This bill relates to public schools and charitable organizations. 

CS/SB 106                County Employees – This bill relates to the authority of county governments to vary employee benefits.  

HB 117                      Public Retirement Plans – This bill relates to police pension plans for those receiving police protection services from the city of Jacksonville/Duval. 

CS/HB 115                Public Meetings/University Direct-Support Organization – This bill relates to public meeting requirements for certain meetings. 

HB 231                      Admissions Tax – This bill relates to Major League Soccer All Star games and certain National Basketball Association related events.

CS/SB 236                Renaming of Florida College System Institutions – This bill renames Florida College System Institutions. 

CS/HB 313                Single-Gender Public School Programs – This bill relates to gender-specific schools. 

CS/HB 337                Florida Teachers Classroom Supply Assistance Program – This bill allows school district to distribute Teacher Classroom Supply Program funds early to teachers. 

CS/SB 358                Athletic Coaches for Youth Athletic Teams – This bill protects students by requiring independent sanctioning authorities to conduct level 1 background screenings for athletic coaches. 

SB 386                       Application of Foreign Law in Courts – This bill codifies existing case law on matters related to family law. 

CS/CS/HB 433         Relating to Education –  This bill relates to standards and teachers. 

CS/CS/CS/HB 487  Agricultural Industry Certifications – This bill provides students with more access to attain agricultural industry certification. 

CS/CS/CS/HB 489  Subsurface Rights – This bill relates to home sales and subsurface rights. 

HB 605                      Alcoholic Beverage Licenses, Lake and Sumter Counties – This bill revises criteria for special alcoholic beverage licenses for entities operating within Town of Lady Lake and Sumter County. 

CS/SB 646                OGSR/Postsecondary Education Records and Applicant Records – This bill relates to public records and student education records. 

CS/SB 648                OGSR/K-12 Education Records – This bill  relates to public records and education records of K-12 students. 

CS/SB 656                OGSR/Active Investigations of Allegations of Testing Impropriety – This bill relates to public records for the identities and conduct of persons and schools in certain circumstances. 

HB 683                      Hillsborough County – This bill allows local agencies the authority to opt out or opt into provisions that regulate personnel functions. 

CS/CS/SB 730         Municipal Governing Body Meetings – This bill relates to municipalities and meeting boundaries. 

CS/CS/HB 755         Courts (formerly “Relating to Family Law”) – This bill allows greater discretion for judges in child support matters.

CS/HB 803                Communications Services Tax – This bill ensures data processing services are not subject to communications services tax. 

HB 809                      Manatee County –This bill relates to the Manatee County Law Library. 

HB 817                      City of Cocoa, Brevard County – This bill annexes the Pinecrest Cemetery and Evergreen Memorial Park into the City of Cocoa. 

HB 885                      Manatee County – This bill repeals special act relating to mandatory nonprofit use conditions in local leases and conveyances. 

CS/HB 911                City of Panama City, Bay County – This bill authorizes certain sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption off-premises at special events in downtown Panama City. 

HB 915                      Board of Trustees of Bay Medical Center, Bay County – This bill relates to membership on the Board of Trustees of Bay County Medical Center. 

HB 919                      Bay County Tourist Development Council, Bay County – This bill revises rules for membership on the council. 

HB 931                      West Palm Beach Firefighters Pension Fund – This bill amends and clarifies certain provisions of the West Palm Beach Firefighters           Pension Fund. 

SB 932                       Florida Statutes (Reviser Bill) – This bill adopts the Florida  Statutes 2014 and designating the portions thereof that constitute the official law of the state. 

SB 934                       Florida Statutes (Reviser Bill) – This bill deletes provisions that have expired, have become obsolete or have other errors. 

SB 936                       Florida Statutes (Reviser Bill) – This bill amends and repeals provisions to delete those which have become inoperative by noncurrent repeal or expiration. 

SB 938                       Florida Statutes (Reviser Bill) – This bill amends provisions to conform references within the Florida Statutes to the Department of Children and Families. 

SB 940                       Florida Statutes (Reviser Bill) – This bill updates Florida Statutes to replace statutory references to certain terms. 

SB 942                       Florida Statutes (Reviser Bill) – This bill revises statutes to omit statutory provisions granting duplicative, redundant, or unused rulemaking authority. 

CS/HB 949                East Naples Fire Control Rescue District, Collier County – This bill revises district boundaries for purposes of annexing Isles of Capri Fire & Rescue District into district; requires referendum. 

CS/HB 951                Collier County – This bill merges East Naples Fire Control & Rescue District & Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District, to create new district; requires referendum. 

CS/HB 993                Pub. Rec./Animal Researchers at Public Research Facilities – This bill relates to public records and public research facilities. 

CS/HB 1143             Acme Improvement District, Palm Beach County – This bill clarifies and corrects the boundaries of the district. 

CS/HB 1145             West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund –  This bill amends and clarifies certain provisions of the West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund. 

HB 1199                    Orange County Civic Facilities Authority, Orange County – This bill repeals the special act and abolishes the authority; transfers assets & liabilities of the authority to the county. 

HB 1297                    Lealman Special Fire Control District, Pinellas County – This bill relates to fire and rescue services in unincorporated Pinellas County. 

HB 1335                    Loxahatchee Groves Water District, Palm Beach County – This bill provides for dedication of certain easements to public. 

CS/HB 1337             Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District – This bill provides for dedication of canal maintenance easements to the district. 

HB 1367                    City of Vero Beach, Indian River County – This bill authorizes the issuance of additional temporary permits to sell alcoholic beverages in downtown Vero Beach.  

CS/CS/HB 1373       Lee County/Village of Estero – This bill creates the Village of Estero and requires a referendum. 

HB 1399                    Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Hillsborough County– This bill relates to the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. 

HB 1401                    Town of St. Leo, Pasco County – This bill de-annexes specified areas of municipal land from the boundaries of the Town of St. Leo. 

CS/HB 1441             Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District, Monroe County – This bill relates to residential accounts for certain persons.

CS/CS/HB 1443       City of Ocala, Marion County – This bill authorizes a nonprofit civic organization to issue certain additional temporary permits for the Ocala downtown area. 

CS/CS/HB 1445       Citrus County Hospital Board – This bill provides for hospital and facilities to be leased to a for-profit entity. 

CS/CS/CS/SB 1632            Special Districts – This bill provides additional transparency and accountability measures regarding special districts; re-organizes the chapter. 

CS/SB 1642              Education Accountability – This bill relates to the school grade calculation. 

SB 1676                    Internal Revenue Code – This bill updates the references in the Florida Corporate Income Tax Code to conform to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code in effect on January 1, 2014. 

SB 1664                    Arbitration – This bill corrects the description of a cross-reference in a law enacted by the Legislature in 2013. 

CS/HB 7081             Tax Administration – This bill adopts the Department of Revenue’s legislative package.

 

 

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