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SUPPORTED BILLS 2016

  2016  Bills (39)

Num

Title

Sponsor

 

HB 0003

Relating to Civil Remedies for Criminal Practices

Hill

08/27/15

 

SUPPORT

Civil Remedies for Criminal Practices: Designates act "Andy's Law; provides civil remedies for victims of specified offenses relating to terrorism. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

08/03/15 

HOUSE Filed

08/27/15 

HOUSE Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

08/27/15 

HOUSE Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation.

SB 0006

Relating to State Minimum Wage

Bullard

08/19/15

 

(I: 0109 )

State Minimum Wage; Increasing the state minimum wage; prohibiting an employer from paying an employee at a rate less than the state minimum wage; removing the limitation restricting application of the state minimum wage only to individuals entitled to receive the federal minimum wage; deleting obsolete language, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2017

SUPPORT

07/22/15 

SENATE Filed

08/19/15 

SENATE Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Community Affairs; Appropriations

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation.

HB 0007

Relating to Employment Discrimination

Cruz

08/27/15

 

(S: 0454 )

Employment Discrimination: Designates act as "Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act"; provides legislative findings & intent relating to equal pay for equal work for women; recognizes importance of DEO & FHRC in ensuring fair pay; provides duties of DEO & FHRC; creates Governor's Recognition Award for Pay Equity in Workplace. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

SUPPORT

08/03/15 

HOUSE Filed

08/27/15 

HOUSE Referred to Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Economic Affairs Committee

08/27/15 

HOUSE Now in Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation.

HB 0009

Relating to Persons Subject to Final Deportation Orders

Trujillo

08/27/15

 

(S: 0118 )

Persons Subject to Final Deportation Orders: Prohibits presence within state of persons subject to final deportation orders unless such orders have been stayed pending judicial review. Effective Date: October 1, 2016

SUPPORT

08/03/15 

HOUSE Filed

08/27/15 

HOUSE Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

08/27/15 

HOUSE Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee Supports this legislation

HB 0041

Relating to Discharge of Firearms on Residential Property

Combee

10/12/15

 

(S: 0130 )

Discharge of Firearms on Residential Property: Prohibits recreational discharge of firearms in certain residential areas; provides criminal penalties; provides exceptions. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

WATCH

08/06/15 

HOUSE Filed

08/27/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Local & Federal Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee

08/27/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

09/09/15 

HOUSE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 09/16/15, 10:30 am, 404 H

09/16/15 

HOUSE Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 13 Yeas, 0 Nays

09/16/15 

HOUSE Now in Local and Federal Affairs Committee

09/30/15 

HOUSE On Committee agenda - Local & Federal Affairs Committee, 10/07/15, 9:00 am, 212 K

10/08/15 

HOUSE Favorable with CS by Local & Federal Affairs Committee on 10/07/15; 16 Yeas, 0 Nays

10/12/15 

HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee will Watch this bill for Amendments

 

 

 

 

HB 0045

Relating to Prohibited Discrimination

Raschein

08/27/15

 

(S: 0120 )

Prohibited Discrimination: Creates "Florida Competitive Workforce Act"; prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity or expression; defines terms; provides exceptions for constitutionally protected free exercise of religion. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

SUPPORT

08/11/15 

HOUSE Filed

08/27/15 

HOUSE Referred to Economic Affairs Committee; Judiciary Committee

08/27/15 

HOUSE Now in Economic Affairs Committee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0068

Relating to Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Evers

10/12/15

 

(I: 4001 )

Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms; Deleting a provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into a college or university facility, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

SUPPORT

08/03/15 

SENATE Filed

08/19/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Higher Education; Judiciary; Rules

09/09/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 09/16/15, 9:00 am, 37 S

09/16/15 

SENATE Favorable by Criminal Justice; 3 Yeas, 2 Nays

09/17/15 

SENATE Now in Higher Education

10/12/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Higher Education, 10/20/15, 9:00 am, 412 K

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee Supports this legislation

SB 0072

Relating to School Safety

Evers

08/19/15

 

School Safety; Redefining the term “school”; authorizing a school superintendent, with approval of the school board, to authorize a school safety designee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm on school property; requiring the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to develop a school safety program by a certain date; requiring that fingerprinting fees be borne by the school safety designee or the school; authorizing district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school campus, etc. APPROPRIATION: $157,927.00 Effective Date: 7/1/2016

08/03/15 

SENATE Filed

08/19/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Education Pre-K - 12; Appropriations

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee will Oppose school safety but support Campus Carry

HB 0075

Relating to Electronic Monitoring Devices

Torres

09/10/15

 

NEUTRAL

Electronic Monitoring Devices: Prohibits person from removing, destroying, altering, tampering with, damaging, or circumventing operation of electronic monitoring device being worn or used pursuant to court order or order by Commission on Offender Review; prohibits request or solicitation of person to perform such act; provides criminal penalties; specifies that DOC may electronically monitor offender sentenced to community control when court has imposed electronic monitoring as condition of community control. Effective Date: October 1, 2016

08/18/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/10/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

09/10/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee will remain Neutral on this legislation

HB 0087

Relating to Death Benefits Under the Florida Retirement System

Hill

09/10/15

 

(S: 7012 )

Death Benefits Under the Florida Retirement System: Authorizes payment of death benefits to surviving spouse or children of Special Risk Class member killed in line of duty; specifies eligibility; authorizes payment of death benefits to surviving spouse or children of Special Risk Class member in investment plan; establishes qualifications & eligibility requirements; prescribes method of calculating benefit; specifies circumstances under which benefit payments are terminated; requires State Board of Administration or Division of Retirement to take certain action upon receipt of notification of disqualification from IRS; provides for allocations for death benefits authorized by act; requires State Board of Administration to transfer moneys to fund survivor benefit payments; adjusts employer contribution rates; declares that act fulfills an important state interest; provides appropriation. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

SUPPORT

08/20/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/10/15 

HOUSE Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee

09/10/15 

HOUSE Now in Government Operations Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee has made this a priority bill to support

 

HB 0093

Relating to Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras

Jones (S)

09/10/15

 

(S: 0418 )

Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras: Requires law enforcement agency that permits its law enforcement officers to wear body cameras to establish policies & procedures addressing proper use, maintenance, & storage of cameras & data; requires such policies & procedures to include specified information; requires agency to ensure that specified personnel are trained; requires that data be retained in accordance with specified requirements; requires periodic review of agency body camera practices; exempts recordings from specified provisions relating to interception of wire, electronic, & oral communications. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

SUPPORT

08/21/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/10/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee

09/10/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

HB 0109

Relating to State Minimum Wage

Torres

09/10/15

 

(I: 0006 )

State Minimum Wage: Increases state minimum wage; prohibits employer from paying employee at rate less than state minimum wage; removes limitation restricting application of state minimum wage only to individuals entitled to receive federal minimum wage. Effective Date: January 1, 2017

SUPPORT

08/28/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/10/15 

HOUSE Referred to Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Economic Affairs Committee

09/10/15 

HOUSE Now in Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0130

Relating to Discharging a Firearm

Richter

10/07/15

 

(S: 0041 )

Discharging a Firearm; Prohibiting the recreational discharge of a firearm in certain residential areas; providing criminal penalties; providing exceptions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

08/13/15 

SENATE Filed

OPPOSE

08/21/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy

09/09/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 09/16/15, 9:00 am, 37 S

09/16/15 

SENATE Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays

09/17/15 

SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

09/17/15 

SENATE Now in Community Affairs

09/28/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Community Affairs, 10/06/15, 10:00 am, 301 S

10/06/15 

SENATE Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

10/07/15 

SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed

10/07/15 

SENATE Now in Fiscal Policy

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee Opposes this legislation

HB 0135

Relating to Self-Defense Protection Act

Combee

09/24/15

 

(C: 0228 )

Self-Defense Protection Act: Designates act "Self-Defense Protection Act"; extends exception to certain mandatory minimum sentences if use or threatened use of force was justifiable under specified provisions to cases other than those involving aggravated assault; revises required written findings. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

OPPOSE

09/03/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/24/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

09/24/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee Opposes this legislation

HB 0163

Relating to Weapons and Firearms

Gaetz (M)

10/09/15

 

(S: 0300 )

Weapons and Firearms: Provides for construction of statutes that implicate right to bear arms or engage in self-defense; specifies that law enforcement officer may arrest person for unlicensed carrying of concealed weapon only upon probable cause that such violation is being committed; provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon may also openly carry such firearm or weapon; provides liability for person or entity who infringes on specified rights; provides exception; provides that certain persons & entities have no immunity; revises legislative findings concerning possession & carrying of weapons & firearms; revises provisions concerning construction of provisions. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

OPPOSE

09/14/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/24/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

09/24/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

09/29/15 

HOUSE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 10/06/15, 9:00 am, 404 H

10/06/15 

HOUSE Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 8 Yeas, 4 Nays

10/09/15 

HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

SB 0168

Relating to Traffic Infraction Detectors

Brandes

09/09/15

 

(S: 4027 )

Traffic Infraction Detectors; Repealing provisions relating to the definitions of “traffic infraction detector” and “local hearing officer”, installation and use of traffic infraction detectors to enforce specified provisions when a driver fails to stop at a traffic signal, provisions that authorize the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a county, or a municipality to use such detectors, and the distribution of penalties collected for specified violations, and failure to comply with a civil penalty, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

SUPPORT

08/24/15 

SENATE Filed

09/09/15 

SENATE Referred to Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

HB 0169

Relating to Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force

Baxley

09/24/15

 

(S: 0344 )

Use or Threatened Use of Defensive Force: Provides legislative findings & intent; provides for retroactive application; specifies that once prima facie claim of self-defense immunity has been raised, burden of proof shall be on party seeking to overcome immunity from criminal prosecution; entitles criminal defendants who successfully claim such immunity to award of specified costs, attorney fees, & related expenses; specifies procedure for reimbursement requests; requires reimbursements to be paid from operating trust fund of state attorney who prosecuted defendant; limits amount of award. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

OPPOSE

09/15/15 

HOUSE Filed

09/24/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

09/24/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

SB 0186

Relating to Social Media Privacy

Clemens

10/07/15

 

Social Media Privacy; Prohibiting an employer from requesting or requiring access to a social media account of an employee or prospective employee; prohibiting an employer from taking retaliatory personnel action against an employee as a result of the employee’s refusal to allow access to his or her social media account; prohibiting an employer from failing or refusing to hire a prospective employee as a result of the prospective employee’s refusal to allow access to his or her social media account, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016

WATCH

08/26/15 

SENATE Filed

09/15/15 

SENATE Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules

09/28/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Commerce and Tourism, 10/05/15, 4:00 pm, 110 S

10/05/15 

SENATE Favorable with CS by Commerce and Tourism; 5 Yeas, 1 Nay

10/07/15 

SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

10/07/15 

SENATE Now in Judiciary

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee will watch this legislation for amendments

HB 0213

Relating to State Employee Salaries

Rehwinkel Vasilinda

10/07/15

 

(S: 0478 )

State Employee Salaries: Designates act as "State Employee Fairness Act"; provides competitive pay adjustment for state employees; requires appropriation. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

SUPPORT

09/22/15 

HOUSE Filed

10/07/15 

HOUSE Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee

10/07/15 

HOUSE Now in Government Operations Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

HB 0217

Relating to Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs

Kerner

10/07/15

 

(I: 0440 )

Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs: Creates Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs Program within FDLE; requires FDLE to contract with corporation not for profit to administer & manage program; provides requirements for disbursement of funds for veterinary care of eligible retired law enforcement dogs; places annual cap on funds available for care of eligible retired law enforcement dog; prohibits former handler or adopter from receiving reimbursement if funds are depleted for year for which such reimbursement is sought; provides for administrative fees. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

SUPPORT

09/22/15 

HOUSE Filed

10/07/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

10/07/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0228

Relating to Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Bean

10/07/15

 

(C: 0135 )

Mandatory Minimum Sentences; Deleting aggravated assault from the list of convictions which carry a minimum term of imprisonment if during the commission of the offense the convicted person possessed a firearm or destructive device; deleting aggravated assault from the list of convictions which carry a minimum term of imprisonment if during the commission of the offense the convicted person possessed a semiautomatic firearm and its high-capacity detachable box magazine or a machine gun, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

OPPOSE

09/03/15 

SENATE Filed

09/15/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy

09/28/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 10/05/15, 4:00 pm, 37 S

10/05/15 

SENATE Favorable with CS by Criminal Justice; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays

10/07/15 

SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

10/07/15 

SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

HB 0257

Relating to Terroristic Threats

Smith (J)

10/07/15

 

(S: 0436 )

Terroristic Threats: Provides that person commits crime of terroristic threats if he or she communicates, directly or indirectly, threat to do specified acts; requires person convicted to, in addition to other restitution ordered, pay restitution in an amount equal to cost of evacuation. Effective Date: October 1, 2016

SUPPORT

09/29/15 

HOUSE Filed

10/07/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

10/07/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0264

Relating to Special Assessment for Law Enforcement Services

Smith (C)

09/17/15

 

SUPPORT

Special Assessment for Law Enforcement Services; Authorizing a municipality to levy a special assessment to fund the costs of providing law enforcement services; requiring a municipality to adopt an ordinance and reduce its ad valorem millage to levy the special assessment; requiring the property appraiser to list the special assessment on the notice of proposed property taxes, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

09/11/15 

SENATE Filed

09/17/15 

SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Fiscal Policy

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0300

Relating to Weapons and Firearms

Gaetz (D)

10/12/15

 

(S: 0163 )

Weapons and Firearms; Providing for construction of statutes that implicate the right to bear arms or engage in self-defense; specifying that a law enforcement officer may arrest a person for the unlicensed carrying of a concealed weapon only upon probable cause that such a violation is being committed; providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm or weapon may also openly carry such firearm or weapon; providing that a person or entity who infringes on specified rights of an individual may be subject to liability under specified provisions, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

OPPOSE

09/16/15 

SENATE Filed

10/06/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules

10/12/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 10/20/15, 9:00 am, 37 S

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 0325

Relating to Involuntary Examinations under the Baker Act

Campbell

10/07/15

 

WATCH

Involuntary Examinations under the Baker Act: Authorizes physician assistants & ARNPs to initiate involuntary examinations under Baker Act of persons believed to have mental illness. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

10/07/15 

HOUSE Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee will watch this legislation for amendments

 

SB 0338

Relating to Fines and Forfeitures

Brandes

10/06/15

 

OPPOSE

Fines and Forfeitures; Requiring a county or municipality that receives more than a specified percentage of its total annual revenue for the prior fiscal year from fines and forfeitures collected from traffic citations to remit such excess revenue to the Department of Revenue for deposit into the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund; prohibiting certain proceeds deposited into a designated special law enforcement trust fund by a county or municipal agency from exceeding a specified percentage of the total annual revenue for the prior fiscal year of the county or municipality that oversees the agency, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

09/23/15 

SENATE Filed

10/06/15 

SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

HB 0345

Relating to Firefighters and Paramedics

Fitzenhagen

10/09/15

 

(S: 0456 )

Firefighters and Paramedics: Provides that death or disability due to cancer suffered by firefighter or paramedic employed by state or its political subdivisions is presumed accidental & suffered in line of duty under certain conditions; authorizes purchase of insurance by local governments; provides criteria for physical examinations for firefighters & paramedics; requires employing agency to keep records & notify firefighters & paramedics of reported exposure to known carcinogens; provides that firefighters & paramedics employed on effective date of act need not comply with physical examination requirements. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

SUPPORT

10/09/15 

HOUSE Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation and will seek to amend to include Law Enforcement

SB 0370

Relating to Sale or Transfer of Firearms at Gun Shows

Joyner

10/06/15

 

Sale or Transfer of Firearms at Gun Shows; Prohibiting a person from selling, offering for sale, transferring, exchanging, or delivering a firearm at a gun show unless a gun show vendor is a party to the transaction; providing criminal penalties, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016

NEUTRAL

09/28/15 

SENATE Filed

10/06/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee will remain Neutral on this legislation

SB 0418

Relating to Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras

Smith (C)

10/09/15

 

(S: 0093 )

Law Enforcement Officer Body Cameras; Requiring a law enforcement agency that authorizes its law enforcement officers to wear body cameras to establish policies and procedures addressing the proper use, maintenance, and storage of body cameras and the data recorded by body cameras; requiring such policies and procedures to include specified information; requiring that data recorded by body cameras be retained in accordance with specified requirements, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

SUPPORT

10/02/15 

SENATE Filed

10/09/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0436

Relating to Terroristic Threats

Simpson

10/09/15

 

(S: 0257 )

Terroristic Threats; Providing that a person commits the crime of terroristic threats if he or she communicates, directly or indirectly, a threat to commit specified acts; providing criminal penalties; requiring a person convicted of terroristic threats to, in addition to other restitution ordered, pay restitution in an amount equal to the cost of evacuation, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2016

SUPPORT

10/06/15 

SENATE Filed

10/09/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0440

Relating to Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs

Abruzzo

10/09/15

 

(I: 0217 )

Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs; Citing this act as the "Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs Program Act"; creating the Care for Retired Law Enforcement Dogs Program within the Department of Law Enforcement; requiring the department to contract with a corporation not for profit to administer and manage the program; placing an annual cap on the amount of funds available for the care of an eligible retired law enforcement dog; providing an appropriation, etc. APPROPRIATION: $300,000.00 Effective Date: 7/1/2016

SUPPORT

10/06/15 

SENATE Filed

10/09/15 

SENATE Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

SB 0456

Relating to Firefighters

Latvala (J)

10/07/15

 

(S: 0345 )

Firefighters; Establishing a presumption as to a firefighter’s condition or impairment of health caused by cancer while in the line of duty; prescribing requirements for the physical examination; authorizing specified governmental entities to negotiate policy contracts for life and disability insurance, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

SUPPORT

10/07/15 

SENATE Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation and will seek to amend to include Law Enforcement

SB 0478

Relating to State Employee Salaries

Joyner

10/08/15

 

(S: 0213 )

State Employee Salaries; Defining the term “state employee”; requiring a competitive pay adjustment for state employees as of a specified date, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

SUPPORT

10/08/15 

SENATE Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

HB 4001

Relating to Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Steube

09/16/15

 

(I: 0068 )

Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

SUPPORT

08/03/15 

HOUSE Filed

08/27/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

08/27/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

09/09/15 

HOUSE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 09/16/15, 10:30 am, 404 H

09/16/15 

HOUSE Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; 8 Yeas, 5 Nays

09/16/15 

HOUSE Now in Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee supports this legislation

HB 4015

Relating to Death Penalty

Rehwinkel Vasilinda

10/07/15

 

OPPOSE

Death Penalty: Deletes provisions providing for death penalty for capital felonies; deletes associated provisions, including provisions relating to representation in death penalty cases, capital collateral representation, jurors in capital cases, prohibiting imposition of death sentence on defendant with mental retardation, determination of whether to impose sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felony or capital drug trafficking felony, issuance of warrant of execution, stay of execution of death sentence, proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be insane, proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be pregnant, grounds for death warrant, execution of death sentence, prohibition against reduction of death sentence as result of determination that method of execution is unconstitutional, sentencing orders in capital cases, regulation of execution, transfer to state prison for safekeeping before death warrant issued, return of warrant of execution issued by Governor, sentence of death unexecuted for unjustifiable reasons, & return of warrant of execution issued by Supreme Court. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

09/22/15 

HOUSE Filed

10/07/15 

HOUSE Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

10/07/15 

HOUSE Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

SB 7006

Relating to Corrections

Criminal Justice

10/12/15

 

Corrections; Requiring the Criminal Justice Estimating Conference to develop projections of prison admissions and populations for elderly felony offenders; revising the definition of “victim injury” by removing a prohibition on assessing certain victim injury sentence points for sexual misconduct by an employee of the Department of Corrections or a private correctional facility with an inmate or an offender supervised by the department; expanding applicability of a current felony offense to include employees of private providers and private correctional facilities, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

OPPOSE

09/28/15 

SENATE Filed

09/28/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 10/05/15, 4:00 pm, 37 S

10/05/15 

SENATE Temporarily postponed by Criminal Justice

10/12/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 10/20/15, 9:00 am, 37 S

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee opposes this legislation

SB 7012

Relating to Death Benefits under the Florida Retirement System

Governmental Oversight and Accountability

10/09/15

 

(S: 0087 )

Death Benefits under the Florida Retirement System; Authorizing payment of death benefits to the surviving spouse or children of a Special Risk Class member killed in the line of duty under specified circumstances; authorizing payment of death benefits to the surviving spouse or surviving children of a Special Risk Class member in the investment plan; requiring the State Board of Administration to transfer moneys to fund survivor benefit payments under specified circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

SUPPORT

09/28/15 

SENATE Filed

09/28/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 10/06/15, 10:00 am, 401 S

10/06/15 

SENATE Submitted as Committee Bill; 5 Yeas 0 Nays

10/09/15 

SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed

Public Comments

FOP Legislative Committee has made this legislation a priority to support

SB 7014

Relating to Florida Retirement System

Governmental Oversight and Accountability

10/09/15

 

WATCH

Florida Retirement System; Authorizing renewed membership in the retirement system for retirees who are reemployed in a position eligible for the Special Risk Class and Elected Officers' Class under certain circumstances; providing for renewed membership in the retirement system for retirees of the Senior Management Service Optional Annuity Program who are employed on or after a specified date; requiring an employer to make employer and employee contributions toward credit for military service for service credit earned on or after a specified date, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2016

09/28/15 

SENATE Filed

09/28/15 

SENATE On Committee agenda - Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 10/06/15, 10:00 am, 401 S

10/06/15 

SENATE Submitted as Committee Bill; 4 Yeas 1 Nay

10/09/15 

SENATE Committee Bill Text Filed

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FOP Legislative Committee will watch this legislation for amendments

 

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