____________________________________________________________________________________________________AFTER SCHOOL LICENSING
SB 1604 by Senator Torres
This bill expands the definition of "after school program" to include holiday programs, inservice training days, and school breaks. Also includes programs providing transportation; meals or snacks; educational, artistic, athletic, or self-directed activities; tutoring or homework assistance; takes children on field trips; or holds itself out as being an after school program.
Status of SB 1604
- 3/1/2019 - Filed
- 3/8/2019 - Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
- 3/13/2019 Senate introduced -SJ 209
CHILD CARE TRANSPORTATION
SB 94 by Senators Stewart and Torres
HB 69 by Representative Antone
Child Care Facilities; Citing this act as the "Child Safety Alarm Act"; requiring that, by a specified date, vehicles used by child care facilities and large family child care homes to transport children be equipped with a reliable alarm system that prompts the driver to inspect the vehicle for children before exiting the vehicle; requiring the Department of Children and Families to adopt by rule minimum safety standards and to maintain a list of approved alarm manufacturers and alarm systems, etc.
For those agencies with licensed before/after school programs, this bill requires alarms to exist in vehicles used to transport children.
Status of SB 94
- 11/27/2018 - Filed
- 12/13/2018 - Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Infrastructure and Security; Rules
- 01/22/2019 - Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
- 03/05/2019 - Favorable by Infrastructure and Security
- 03/06/2019 - Now in Rules
- 4/3/2019 - on Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/03/19, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed
- 04/17/2019 - On Rules Committee Agenda
Status of HB 69
- 12/04/2018 - Filed
- 01/03/2019 - Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee
- 03/20/2019 - CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
- 3/21/2019 - Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
- 3/21/2019 - CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 472
- 3/22/2019 - Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 487
GOVERNMENT SPONSORED RECREATION PROGRAMS (Child Care)
SB 1492 by Senator Book
HB 1305 by Representative Jacquet
Revises the definition of "child care facility" to exclude government sponsored recreation programs.
Status of SB 1492
- 02/27/2019 - Filed
- 03/08/2019 - Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
- 03/25/2019 - On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/25/19, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
The bill is scheduled to be heard 4/8 in its first Senate Committee. After discussions with staff of the City of Orlando, we were able to agree to propose an amendment to the language in the bill that would allow a parks and recreation agency to "opt-in" to the licensing program should this bill pass. In essence, you would be opting out of being exempt and would be able to maintain your license through DCF should you desire to do that.
Here is the material on SB 1492 that has been included in the legislative committee meeting packet for today's meeting. A couple of things you should pay careful attention to -
- Beginning on line 49 there is language that was inserted (we are not sure of the source of this) that if you were exempt, would EXCLUDE your agency from receiving funding through the Child Care Development Block Grant program and does not allow you to provide school readiness programming. Read this section clearly and evaluate whether this affects your program.
- Beginning on line 71 the language specifies that should you waive the exemption granted if this bill passes (therefore you wish to maintain your license or pursue licensing) you can not then go back and select to be exempt as a government sponsored recreation program. Again, we do not know the source of that, but would anticipate that could be seen as a way to keep programs from bouncing in and out of licensing.
- 4/3/2019 On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 04/08/19, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
- 4/8/2019 - CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 331
- 4/9/2019 - Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Status of HB 1305
- 03/03/2019 - Filed
- 03/05/2019 - Introduced
- 03/08/2019 - Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services
LAKES AND LAGOONS
SB 1614 by Senator Baxley
HB 757 by Representative Massullo
Excludes manmade lakes & lagoons over certain size from definitions of terms "public swimming pool" & "swimming pool" for certain purposes.
This clarifies that it is not the intent to regulate man-made lakes and lagoons as public swimming pools..
Status of SB 1614
- 03/01/2019 - Filed
- 03/08/2019 - Referred to Health Policy; Rules
- 03/18/2019 - Favorable by Health Policy Committee
Status of HB 757
- 02/13/2019 - Filed
- 02/20/2019 - Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -HJ 81
SB 288 by Senator Baxley, Hooper, Mayfield
HB 97 by Representative Hill, Hage, Sabatini
Designates act "Soldiers' and Heroes' Monuments and Memorials Protection Act"; defines "remembrance"; prohibits damage to or removal of certain remembrances; prohibits removal or other specified activities concerning remembrances on public property; grants certain persons standing for enforcement.
Status of SB 288
- 01/10/2019 - Filed
- 01/22/2019 - Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -SJ 53
Status of HB 97
- 12/12/2018 - Filed
- 01/03/2019 - Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee
- 3/5/2019 House - Introduced -HJ 29
SMOKING - PUBLIC BEACHES
SB 218 by Senators Gruters and Hutson
HB 237 by Representative Altman - WITHDRAWN
Smoking; Prohibiting the smoking of tobacco on public beaches; providing civil penalties; authorizing a law enforcement officer to issue a citation as prescribed by a county or municipality to any person who smokes tobacco on a public beach, etc.
Status of SB 218
- 01/2/2019 - Filed
- 01/22/2019 - Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -SJ 49
SMOKING - STATE PARKS
SB 516 by Senator Gruters
Clarifying that certain violations constitute a noncriminal infraction; prohibiting a person from smoking in a state park; defining the terms “smoke” and “smoking”, etc.
Status of SB 516
- 01/24/2019 - Filed
- 02/08/2019 - Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Health Policy; Rules
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -SJ 68
SUMMER YOUTH SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM
HB 293 by Representative Bush
Creates summer youth service learning program; provides program and student requirements; provides for funding and rulemaking.
Status of HB 293
- 01/16/2019 - Filed
- 01/23/2019 - Referred to PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Education Committee
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -HJ 42
SB 708 by Senator Stewart
Prohibiting the sale, offer for sale, or distribution of certain sunscreen products to a consumer who does not have a prescription for such product.
Status of SB 708
- 02/05/2019 - Filed
- 02/15/2019 - Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -SJ 84
- 4/4/2019 - Withdrawn from Environment and Natural Resources; Commerce and Tourism; Rules -SJ 325; Withdrawn from further consideration -SJ 325
SWIMMING POOLS - TELEPHONES
SB 1440 by Senator Farmer
HB 1079 by Representative Caruso
Requiring public swimming pool facilities to have a telephone mounted to the wall within 75 feet of the pool. Date to be established by the Department of Health upon passage of this bill.
Status of SB 1440
Status of HB 1079
- 02/27/2018 - Filed
- 03/04/2019 - Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Community Affairs; Rules
- 03/26/2019 - On Infrastructure and Security Agenda 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
- 3/27/2019 - Now in Community Affairs
- 02/28/2019 - Filed
- 03/04/2019 - Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Appropriations; Health and Human Services
- 3/5/2019 - Introduced -HJ 112
YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITY
SB 1696 by Senator Broxson
Defining the terms “athletics personnel” and “high-risk youth athletic activity”; requiring an entity that administers or conducts a high-risk youth athletic activity or training related to such activity on certain property to require certain unpaid or volunteer personnel to complete a specified course; requiring such personnel to complete the course within a specified number of days and then annually thereafter, etc. The term includes, but is not limited to, the sports of football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, ice or field hockey, cheerleading, and lacrosse.
Status of SB 1696
- 03/01/2019 - Filed
- 03/08/2019 - Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
- 3/13/2019 - Introduced -SJ 217