2019 Legislative Session Tracking

Last Updated 2/15/19

Bill Number (Click for Bill Text) Bill Name Bill Sponsor Bill Summary Status FLTA Position Notes
HB 63 Property-Assessed Clean Environment House - Rodrigues To include sewage treatment improvements as qualifying improvements; revises contract language provided to prospective purchaser if qualifying improvement has been made on property

House: Now in Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcomm. (1:3)

No change.

No position - monitoring only   Companion SB 282
SB 282 Property-Assessed Clean Environment Senate - Gruters Providing findings related to improvements to onsite sewage and treatment systems; adding registered septic tank contractors to the list of contractors authorized to make or install a qualifying improvement; revising the contract language to be provided to a prospective purchaser if a qualifying improvement has been made on a property, etc.

Senate: In Community Affairs (1:3)

No change.

 No position - monitoring only  Companion HB 63 
SB 54 Possession of Real Property Senate - Rouson Repealing provisions relating to a governmental entity’s establishment of recreational customary use on a portion of a beach above the mean high-water line on private property, etc. 

Senate: In Judiciary Committee (1:4)

No change.

  No companion to date 1/16
SB 118 Election of Secretary of State/Membership of Cabinet Senate - Bean Election of Secretary of State/Membership of Cabinet; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to provide for the election of the Secretary of State and his or her inclusion as a member of the Cabinet, etc.

Senate: In Ethics and Elections Committee (1:3)

No change.

  No companion to date 1/16
HB 91 Lis Pendens House: Altman Provides that person who acquires for value lien on property during course of specified legal actions takes such lien free of claims in certain circumstances; specifies effect of valid, recorded lis pendens in certain circumstances involving judicial sale.

House: Passed Civil Justice Committee now in Justice Appropriations Comm (2:3)

  Companion SB 462
SB 462   Lis Pendens Senate: Powell   Providing that a person who acquires for value a lien on property during the course of specified legal actions takes such lien free of claims in certain circumstances; specifying the effect of a valid, recorded notice of lis pendens in certain circumstances involving a judicial sale, etc. 

Senate: Passed Judiciary Committee; now in Community Affairs (2:3)

   Companion HB 91
HB 163 Dependent Special Districts House: J. Cortes Requires certain prospective buyers to receive disclosure summary before closing on contract for purchase of property in dependent special district; specifies contents of disclosure summary; specifies circumstances under which sales contract may be voided by buyer; authorizes purchasers of property within dependent district to rescind sales contract or collect damages from developer under specified conditions; specifies length of time for which such right applies; authorizes prevailing party to recover reasonable attorney fees; prohibits expenditure of specified funds in defense of action. House: Now in Local, Federal & VA Committee No change.   No companion to date 1/16
HB 203 Pub.Rec./Civilian Personnel Employed by Law Enforcement Agency House - Zika Defines term "home address" for purposes of public records exemptions for personal identifying & location information of certain agency personnel & their family members; exempts personal identifying & location information of active or former civilian personnel employed by law enforcement agency, & of spouses & children of such personnel, from public records requirements; provides for legislative review & repeal of exemptions; provides statements of public necessity.

House: Now in Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee on 2/20/19 (2:3)


Oppose as written. 

FLTA Analysis

 Companion SB 248
SB 248 Public Records/Civilian Personnel Employed by a Law Enforcement Agency Senate - Hooper Defining the term “home addresses” for purposes of public records exemptions for personal identifying and location information of certain agency personnel and their family members; exempting personal identifying and location information of active or former civilian personnel employed by a law enforcement agency, and of spouses and children of such personnel, from public records requirements; providing for legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing statements of public necessity, etc. Senate: Now in Governmental Oversight & Accountability (2:3)

Oppose as written. 

FLTA Analysis


 Companion HB 203
HB 409 

Electronic Legal Documents

A.K.A. Remote Online Notary

House - Perez  Authorizes online notarizations; specifies requirements & standards for performance of such online notarizations; requires DOS to adopt rules by specified date.

House: Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee (1:3)

No Change.

   SB 548
SB 548 

Electronic Legal Documents 

A.K.A. Remote Online Notary

 Senate - Brandes Electronic Legal Documents; Revising provisions relating to use of the office of notary public; authorizing online notarizations; specifying registration and qualification requirements for online notaries public; prescribing online notarization procedures; specifying the manner by which an online notary public must verify the identity of a principal or a witness, etc.

 Senate: Now in Judiciary Subcommittee (1:3)

No Change.

  Companion HB 409 
HB 495   Notice to Homeowners in Mortgage Foreclosure Actions House - Driskell  Requires foreclosing mortgagee in residential action to provide notice to mortgagor; provides notice requirements.

 House: Now in Civil Justice (1:3)

No change.

   No Companion to Date






       

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