4/20/12 Update: HB 897, which includes the landlord liability for tenant improvements "Fix" from last year's bill, has been sent to Governor Scott for consideration. He has until May 5 to act on it.
3/9/12 Update: HB 897 has passed the Senate by unanimous vote
3/7/12 Update: SB 1202 has been placed on the special order calendar for Friday 3/9/12.
3/6/12 Update: SB 1202 was "withdrawn" from its last committee of reference and placed on the Senate calendar for second reading.
2/23/12: Today the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved HB 897 by FLTA Member Rep. George Moraitis. Among other things this bill fixes a glitch in last year's bill addressing the landlord's liability for tenant improvements and a last minute amendment made last session which implied that a Notice of Commencement continued in effect until the work was completed and final payment made, regardless of the date specified. This was its last committee of reference in the House and the bill will proceed to the full House of Representatives.
The Senate companion, SB 1202, has one more committee stop.