2018 Legislative Priorities

2018 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE VIDEO SERIES

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VIDEO 2: (February 27, 2018)

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AFTER SCHOOL LICENSING

HB 1129  Sponsored by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee

Licensure of Child Care Programs; Requires certain membership organizations that provide child care to be licensed as child care facilities; revises training requirements for child care personnel; exempts certain organizations from child care facility licensing standards; establishes licensure fee for certain after-school programs; provides appropriation.

Status of HB 1129

01/02/2018

Filed

01/07/2018

Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee

01/09/2018

Introduced

01/30/2018

CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee

01/31/2018

CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read first time.

02/13/2018

CS/CS favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee

 02/21/2018

 Favorable by Health and Human Services Committee - Placed on Calendar

03/10/2018

Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

CHILD SAFETY ALARM ACT

SB 486 - Sponsored by Senator Stewart
HB 305 - Sponsored by Representative Antone

Designates act as "Child Safety Alarm Act"; requires vehicles used by child care facilities & large family child care homes to be equipped with alarm system that prompts driver to inspect vehicle for children before exiting vehicle; requires DCF to maintain list of approved alarm systems.
Status of HB 305

10/11/2017    

Filed

10/18/2017

Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee

 03/10/2018 

 Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Status of SB 486

10/10/2017    

Filed

10/25/2017

Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Transportation; Rules Committees

 02/12/2018

 On Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee Agenda 3:30 p.m. 401 SOB 

03/10/2018

Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

 

SMOKING BOUNDARIES WITHIN PARKS

SB 562 - Sponsored by Senator Mayfield
HB 627 - Sponsored by Representative Altman

Authorizing municipalities and counties to further restrict smoking within the boundaries of certain public parks, etc.

Status of HB 627

11/09/2017   

Filed

11/27/2017    

Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee 

 03/10/2018

 Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

Status of SB 562

10/19/2017     

 Filed

11/02/2017

 Referred to Community Affairs; Healthy Policy; and Rules Committee

 01/16/2018

 CS by Community Affairs

01/30/2018

Favorable by Health Policy

02/07/2018

Favorable by Rules Committee; Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

03/10/2018

Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration



TRAVEL - CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND OFFICERS

HB 815 - Sponsored by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Avila; (CO-INTRODUCERS) La Rosa
SB 1180 - Sponsored by Senator Steube

County and Municipal Public Officers and Employees; Requiring a candidate for an elective municipal office to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests upon qualifying for office; requiring elected county or municipal public officers who are candidates for elective office to make certain campaign finance reports available for posting on their county or municipal websites; requiring elected municipal officers to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests, rather than a statement of financial interests, etc.
 

Status of SB 1180

12/07/2017   

Filed

12/18/2017    

Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; and Rules Committees

 02/13/2018

On Ethics and Elections Committee Agenda 2:00pm, 412 Knott Building

2/20/2018

On Community Affairs, 1:30pm, 301 Senate Office Building

02/23/2018

In Rules Committee

03/10/2018 Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


Status of HB 815

11/28/2017  

 Filed

12/08/2017

Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee; and Government Accountability Committee

 01/10/2018

 CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

02/08/2018

CS/CS by Public Integrity and Ethics Committee

02/22/2018

CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee

02/22/2018 Placed on Special Order Calendar for 02/28/18
02/28/2018 Temporarily Postponed on Second Reading; Placed on Special Order Calendar
03/02/2018 Read second time; amendment adopted; Placed on 3rd reading
03/05/2018 Read 3rd time; CS passed as amended.  In MESSAGES TO SENATE
03/06/2018 Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs Committees
03/10/2018 Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


URBAN FORESTING

SB 574 - Sponsored by Senator Steube
HB 521 - Sponsored by Representative Edwards

Preempting to the state the regulation of the trimming, removal, or harvesting of trees and timber on private property; prohibiting local governments from prohibiting the burial of vegetative debris on certain properties, etc.

Both proposals have been amended at this point.  For the latest copy of the proposals click on the links in the Status areas.

HB 521 has been amended to provide that when the state, water management district, water control district, neighborhood improvement district, independent special district, or community development district has a duty to maintain any rights-of-ways, no local government may prohibit, restrict, or condition, or require a permit, a fee, or mitigation for, the trimming or removal of trees, timber or vegetation.  This proposal does not prohibit licensing and regulation of individual property owners.

Status of HB 521

11/03/2017

Filed

11/15/2017     

Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Agriculture and Property Rights Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee

 01/29/2018

CS by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs

01/31/2018

Removed reference to Agricultural and Property Rights Subcommittee

02/26/2018

CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee
02/27/2018 Placed on Calendar; Placed on Special Order Calendar; CS/CS read 1st time
03/02/2018 Read 2nd time; Placed on 3rd Reading
03/05/2018 Read 3rd time.  CS passed
03/05/2018 In Messages to Senate
03/10/2018 Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


Status of SB 574

10/20/2017    

Filed

11/02/2017

Referred to Community Affairs; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; and Rules Committees

 02/06/2018

 On Community Affairs Committee agenda - Not Considered

02/13/2018

On Community Affairs Committee agenda, 10:00am, 301 Senate Office Building

02/20/2018

CS by Community Affairs Committee read first time

03/10/2018

Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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