2019 Legislative Session Tracking

Last Updated 4/19/19

Bill Number (Click for Bill Text) Bill Name Bill Sponsor Bill Summary Status FLTA Position Notes
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 and Headed to Governor 

  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: Laid on the Table and took up HB 91 (Passed)

   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.   Companion SB 1254
SB 1254 

Dependent Special Districts

Senator Torres  Dependent Special Districts; Requiring certain prospective buyers to receive a disclosure summary before closing on a contract for the purchase of property in a dependent special district; authorizing purchasers of property within a dependent special district to rescind a sales contract or collect damages from the developer under specified conditions, etc. 

Senate: Filed, not assigned to committees 

No change.

  Companion: HB 163 
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: Laid on the Table and took up SB 248

(Passed)


FLTA has concerns

 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.

Passed Senate

Passed and Headed to Governor


FLTA has concerns

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: Headed to Floor for House Vote (Special Order Calendar)

Support as Amended   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: Headed to Floor for Senate vote

  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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