FSBA WEEKLY VIDEO UPDATE
FSBA Video Update #7 has been posted on the FSBA website at www.fsba.org – you may access the video by clicking on the link to 2016 Legislative Session Updates (located in the right hand menu on our main page) or by using this direct link: http://fsba.org/2016-
In the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee:
SB 704 – Building Codes by Hutson – AMENDED; PASSED WITH A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE (CS)
Revising the certification examination requirements for building code inspectors, plans examiners, and building code administrators; authorizing local boards created to address specified issues to combine the appeals boards to create a single, local board; requiring all new high-rise and existing high-rise buildings to maintain a minimum radio signal strength for fire department communications; creating the Calder Sloan Swimming Pool Electrical-Safety Task Force within the Florida Building Commission, etc. [NOTE: The bill was amended via a strike all amendment and an amendment to that strike all amendment. Among other things, the amendments clarified that a temporary pool used for instructional purposes or to further an approved educational program or used for a sanctioned national or international swimming or diving competition event, for a period of consecutive days or less, may not be regulated as a public pool.]
SB 1570 – School Bus Stop Safety by Simmons – PASSED; PLACED ON SPECIAL ORDER CALENDAR FOR3/2/16
Revising the terms of violation and the penalties for failure to stop a vehicle upon approaching a school bus that displays a stop signal; providing for criminal penalties under certain circumstances; requiring an additional fee to be added to a fine imposed for a specified violation; providing for distribution of the fee; etc.
In the Senate Rules Committee:
SB 408 – Juvenile Civil Citations by Altman – AMENDED; PASSED WITH A CS
Requiring the establishment of civil citation or similar diversion programs for juveniles; providing definitions; specifying program eligibility, participation, and implementation requirements; providing exceptions; providing applicability; etc.
SB 1420 – Child Care Personnel by Bean PASSED
Prohibiting the removal of or exemption from certain disqualifications from employment for child care personnel under certain circumstances; specifying certain offenses that disqualify a person from child care employment, notwithstanding any prior exemption; requiring that certain persons who have been granted an exemption from disqualification from child care employment be rescreened by a certain date; etc.
SB 1190 – Growth Management by Diaz de la Portilla – AMENDED; PASSED WITH A CS
Authorizing local governments to hold joint public meetings to discuss matters of mutual interest upon certain conditions; authorizing the governing body of a county to employ tax increment financing in certain areas; specifying that certain developments must follow the state coordinated review process; providing timeframes within which the Division of Administrative Hearings must transmit certain recommended orders to the Administration Commission; establishing deadlines for the state land planning agency to take action on recommended orders relating to certain plan amendments; revising the acreage thresholds for sector plans; revising the size of an enclave that a municipality may annex on an expedited basis; revising the applicability of certain requirements and restrictions relating to areas of critical state concern to the Apalachicola Bay Area; authorizing certain changes to approved developments of regional impact; authorizing parties to amend certain development agreements without submittal, review, or approval of a notification of proposed change; specifying that certain proposed changes to certain developments are a substantial deviation; specifying that such developments must undergo further development-of-regional-impact review; etc.
COMING UP TOMORROW
The Senate Appropriations Committee will meet (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) to consider the following items and others:
SB 766 – Ad Valorem Taxation by Flores
Requiring a property appraiser to notify the Department of Revenue if the recertified just value of an assessment roll is less than the initial just value of an assessment roll by a specified amount; establishing deadlines for value adjustment boards to hear petitions and issue the second tax roll certification; revising the entities authorized to determine under certain circumstances that a petitioner owes ad valorem taxes or is owed a refund of overpaid taxes; authorizing the school board and county commission to audit certain expenses of the value adjustment board, etc.
SB 1360 – Student Assessments by Gaetz
Authorizing a district school board to choose to implement certain rigorous alternative assessment options by a certain school year; requiring each school district to annually notify students and parents of standard high school diploma requirements by a specified date; requiring a classroom teacher’s performance evaluation to be based on the performance of certain students, etc.
SB 1418 – Supplemental Academic Instruction by Simmons
Requiring supplemental academic instruction categorical funds and research-based reading instruction allocation funds to be used by a school district that has one or more of the lowest-performing elementary schools for additional intensive reading instruction at the school during the summer program in addition to instruction during the school year, etc.
SB 1462 – Educational Instruction / Life Skills by Latvala
Requiring the Commissioner of Education to develop an elective course for certain students which must be included in the Course Code Directory, etc.
SB 7050 – Information Technology Security by Gov. Oversight
Revising the membership of the Technology Advisory Council to include a cybersecurity expert; requiring the council, in coordination with the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, to identify and recommend STEM training opportunities; providing for the establishment of computer security incident response teams within state agencies; revising entities directed to adopt a unified state plan for K-20 STEM education to include the Technology Advisory Council, etc.
The House will be in Session (10:30 am – completion of business) to consider the following item(s) and others:
Bills on 2nd Reading:
HB 1125 – Child Care Personnel by McBurney
Provides criteria for disqualification from employment for child care personnel; requires that certain persons who have been granted an exemption from disqualification from child care employment be rescreened by specified date; provides applicability with respect to specified provisions adopted during same legislative session.
I hope you find this information useful. Please let me know if you have any questions.