2020 Legislative Session Tracking

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Bill Number (Click for Bill Text) Bill Name Bill Link Bill Summary Status FLTA Position Notes
SB 886
Errors in Deeds PDF of SB 886 Providing that a deed containing a scrivener’s error conveys title as if there had been no such error if certain requirements are met; providing a form for a curative notice; authorizing the clerks of the circuit court to accept and record curative notices; providing for the operation of a curative notice, etc.  In Committee Stop 2 of 3
HB 567  Errors in Deeds  PDF of HB 567 Provides deed containing single scrivener's error in description of real property may convey title despite such error if certain requirements are met, including filing of curative notice; specifies form of notice; provides for recording & operation of notice.   In Committee Stop 1 of 3    
             
 SB 924 Civil Actions Against Insurers (Bad Faith) PDF of SB 924  Providing that, in third-party bad faith actions against insurers, insureds and claimants have the burden to prove that an insurer acted in reckless disregard for insured rights which resulted in damage to the insured or the claimant; providing that insured or claimant actions or inactions are relevant in bad faith actions; providing that an insurer is not liable if certain conditions are met; providing that an insurer is not liable beyond available policy limits as to certain competing third-party claims if it files an interpleader action within a certain timeframe, etc. In Committee Stop 1 of 3    No companion Bill.
             
SB 868  Construction Liens / Priority of Liens PDF of SB 868  Revising the manner by which certain claimants provide a notice of nonpayment to a surety; specifying the priority of certain liens in relation to subordinate conveyances, encumbrances, and demands; revising information required to be included in a notice of commencement; providing that certain provisions in a lien waiver or release are unenforceable, etc.   In Committee Stop 1 of 3    
HB 283  Construction Liens / Priority of Liens PDF of HB 283 (Amended from Original Version) Provides that certain waivers & releases are unenforceable; provides that certain liens have priority over certain subordinate conveyances, encumbrances, or demands; revises information to be included in notice of commencement; provides that service of instrument is effective on date of shipping; requires that copy of notice of nonpayment be served on surety.   In Committee Stop 2 of 3    Amended in last committee stop. See link to left. 
             
HB 359  Insurance  PDF of HB 359  Requires Legislature to appropriate money from Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund to OIR for specified purpose; provides requirements for certain audits; revises circumstances under which actions may not lie; revises timeframe during which statute of limitations for certain civil remedy actions is tolled; authorizes releases of trade secret information obtained by DFS & office; prohibits office from disapproving rates for homeowner's insurance under certain circumstances; provides claims under property insurance policy, rather than claims for specified loss or damage, are barred unless notice is given to insurer within specified timeframe.   Referred to Committees    
             
SB 802  Marketable Record Title Act  PDF of SB 802 Revising rights that are not affected or extinguished by marketable record titles; revising what types of interests are extinguished by a marketable record title; providing that discriminatory restrictions are unlawful, unenforceable, and declared null and void; requiring persons with certain interests in land which may be extinguished by this act to file a specified notice to preserve such interests, etc.   In Committee Stop 2 of 3 SUPPORT  
 HB 733 Marketable Record Title Act PDF of HB 733    Revises rights not affected or extinguished by marketable record titles; revises what types of interests are extinguished by marketable record title; provides that discriminatory restrictions are unlawful & unenforceable; provides certain discriminatory restrictions are extinguished & severed from recorded title transactions; provides requirements for parcel owner to remove discriminatory restriction from covenant or restriction; requires persons with certain interests in land which may be extinguished by this act to file notice to preserve such interests. Filed. Awaiting to be referred to committees SUPPORT  
             
 HB 469 Real Estate Conveyances   PDF of HB 469 Provides that subscribing witnesses are not required to validate certain instruments conveying leasehold interest in real property.      
 SB 1224  Real Estate Conveyances  PDF of SB 1224

Real Estate Conveyances; Providing that subscribing witnesses are not required to validate certain instruments conveying a leasehold interest in real property, etc.

  Newly filed. Awaiting committee assignments    
  Redaction Legislation 
       
 SB 128 Redaction: Judicial Assistants  PDF of SB 128  Providing an exemption from public records requirements for certain identifying and location information of current and former judicial assistants and their spouses and children; providing for retroactive application of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.  In Committee 3 of 3. After Comm, to Senate Floor for vote.    
HB 479  Redaction: Judicial Assistants  PDF of HB 479  Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain identifying & location information of current & former judicial assistants & their spouses & children; provides for retroactive application; provides statement of public necessity.  In committee 2 of 3    
             
SB 248   Redaction: County Attorneys and Assistant County Attorneys PDF of SB 248  Providing an exemption from public records requirements for the personal identifying and location information of current and former county attorneys and assistant county attorneys and the names and personal identifying and location information of the spouses and children of such attorneys; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. In Committee 3 of 3. After Comm, to Senate Floor for vote.    
HB 63  Redaction: County Attorneys and Assistant County Attorneys PDF of HB 63  Provides exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying & location information of current & former county attorneys & assistant county attorneys & names & personal identifying & location information of spouses & children of such attorneys; provides statement of public necessity.  In committee 1 of 3    
             
 SB 832 Redaction: Members of the Legislature and the Cabinet   PDF of SB 832 Providing an exemption from public records requirements for certain identifying and location information of current members of the Legislature and the Cabinet, and the children and spouses of such legislators and officers; providing for retroactive application; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.  In committee 1 of 3    
             
 SB 872 Redaction: Commissioners and Specified Personnel/School Administrators   PDF of SB 872 Providing an exemption from public records requirements for the personal identifying and location information of current and former commissioners and specified commission personnel of the Florida Commission on Offender Review and the names and personal identifying and location information of the spouses and children of such personnel; providing an exemption from public records requirements for the personal identifying and location information of school administrators and the names and personal identifying and location information of the spouses and children of school administrators; providing for future review and repeal of the exemption; providing statements of public necessity, etc.  In committee 1 of 3    
HB 893  Redaction: Florida Commission on Offender Review   PDF of HB 893 Provides exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying & location information of current & former commissioners of FCOR & certain current commission personnel; provides exemption for names & personal identifying & location information of spouses & children of such commissioners & personnel; provides statement of public necessity.  Filed. Awaiting committee assignments    
             
 SB 878 Redaction: Emergency Room Health Care Practitioners   PDF of SB 878 Providing an exemption from public records requirements for the personal identifying and location information of current or former emergency room health care practitioners and the spouses and children of such practitioners; providing for retroactive application; providing a statement of public necessity, etc.  In Committee 1 of 3    
 HB 145 Redaction: Emergency Room Health Care Practicioners   PDF of HB 145 Provides exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying & location information of current or former emergency room health care practitioners & spouses & children of such practitioners; provides statement of public necessity.  In committee 1 of 3    






       

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