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2013 Bill Tracking

2013 Bill Tracking

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AFP-FL Priority Issues Are Listed In Bold

AFP ISSUE        BILL #         SPONSORSUMMARY                                                                          TIED BILLSOUR POSITION
Transparency, AccountabilityHB 23Rodrigues (R)Requires that members of the public be given reasonable opportunity to speak at local government meetings.SB 50Support
Transparency, AccountabilitySB 50NegronRequires that members of the public be given reasonable opportunity to speak at local government meetings.HB 23Support
Anti-Free MarketSB 90Smith (C)Requires all state contracts of more than a certain amount to require call-center services to be staffed by persons located within the United States.HB 507Oppose
Reduces Red-TapeHB 121CombeeRequires local governments to report data & information relevant to creation of new businesses, or expansion of existing businesses, to the Dept. of Economic Opportunity to post on their website.SB 670Support
Corporate WelfareHB 165GonzalezExpands tax incentives for professional sports franchisesHB 721
SB 922
SB 306
Oppose
Corporate WelfareSB 236HukillIncreases tax refunds for qualified defense contractors and space flight businesses and for qualified target industry businesses, etc.HB 4013Oppose
Corporate WelfareSB 306BraynonExpands tax incentives for professional sports franchises, specifically in Miami-Dade CountyHB 165
HB 721
SB 922
Oppose
Tax IncreaseSB 316DetertExpands Florida taxing authority to internet sales on companies outside of FloridaSB 88
HB 497
Oppose
Pro-Free MarketSB 320EversRepeals the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in this state include a percentage of ethanolHB 4001Support
Corporate Income Tax DecreaseHB 401SpanoIncreases Corporate income tax exemption from $50,000 to $75,000SB 562Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate WelfareSB 406GardinerRequires the Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to analyze economic development incentivesHB 641Support
Pension ReformSB 458RingMaintains requirement that local governments provide extra benefits for police and firefighter pensions.Read Our Letter to Senator Ring HereOppose in Current Form
School ChoiceHB 465BrodeurRequires parent approval of individual education plans for disabled studentsSB 1108Support
Tax IncreaseHB 497MoskowitzExpands Florida taxing authority to internet sales on companies outside of FloridaSB 88
SB 316
Oppose
Anti-Free MarketHB 507ReedRequires all state contracts of more than a certain amount to require call-center services to be staffed by persons located within the United StatesSB 90Oppose
Corporate Welfare, Anti-Free MarketSB 518HukillExpands exemptions and incentives for politically favored businesses.SB 236
SB 316
HB 391               HB 4013
Oppose
Pension ReformSB 534BrandesProtects the state from having to bail-out underfunded local pension plans and requires local government pension plans to use standardized assumptions to calculate funded ratios.HB 599Support
Anti-Free MarketSB 560SimpsonEstablishes ability to sell natural gas fuel, but creates 5-year exemption from paying gas taxesHB 579Oppose exemption
Corporate Income Tax DecreaseSB 562HukillIncreases corporate income tax exemption from $50,000 to $75,000HB 401Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate WelfareHB 563Rodríguez (J)Requires DEO to calculate return-on-investment for publicly funded incentive programs and to establish a website for public access to information.SB 572Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate WelfareSB 572SobelRequires DEO to calculate return-on-investment for publicly funded incentive programs and to establish a website for public access to information.HB 563Support
Anti-Free MarketHB 579RayEstablishes ability to sell natural gas fuel, creates tax incentive program for natural gas vehiclesSB 560Oppose incentives
Limited GovernmentSB 584HaysLimits the state, a county, or a municipality’s ability to purchase land for conservation purposes.HB 901Support
Pension ReformHB 599CaldwellClarifies state isn’t responsible for underfunded local pension plans, requires local plans to use standardized assumptions to calculate funding levels.SB 0534Support
Free-Market, Transparency, AccountabilitySB 602HukillRequires local governments to competitively bid construction projects.HB 687Support
Tax Decrease & RepealHB 629O’TooleProvides for incremental reduction and repeal of tax on commercial real property.SB 656Support
Transparency, Accountability, Corporate WelfareHB 641Rodrigues (R)Requires the Office of Economic and Demographic Research and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to analyze economic development incentives.SB 406Support
Tax Decrease & RepealSB 656HukillProvides for incremental reduction and repeal of tax on commercial real property.HB 629Support
Reduce Red-TapeSB 670BrandesRequires local governments to report data & information relevant to creation of new businesses, or expansion of existing businesses, to DEO to post on their website.HB 121Support
Free-Market, Transparency, AccountabilityHB 687McBurneyRequires local governments to competitively bid projects.SB 602Support
Reduced Government RegulationSB 720BrandesRemoves unnecessary licensing burdens on auctioneers, hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping.Support
Corporate WelfareHB 721CummingsExpands tax incentives for professional sports franchisesHB 165
SB 306
SB 922
Oppose
School ChoiceSB 862StargelAllows parents with a student in a failing public school to petition the school board to implement a turnaround optionHB 867Support
School ChoiceSB 867TrujiloBilecaAllows parents with a student in a failing public school to petition the school board to implement a turnaround optionHB 862Support
Limited GovernmentHB 901StoneLimiting the state, a county, or a municipality’s ability to purchase land for conservation purposes.SB 584Support
Corporate WelfareSB 922BradleyExpands tax incentives for professional sports franchisesHB 165
SB 306
HB 721
Oppose
Transparency & AccountabilitySB 1024Commerce & Tourism CommitteeRevises and consolidates reporting requirements of DEO and Enterprise FloridaHB 7007No Position in Current Form
School ChoiceSB 1108GardinerRequires parent approval of individual education plans for ESE studentsHB 465Support
Transparency & AccountabilitySB 1150BenaquistoBrandesImproves accountability for state contracts Support
Pro-Free MarketHB 4001Gaetz (M)Repeals the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in this state include a percentage of ethanolSB 320Support
Corporate WelfareHB 4013SantiagoIncreases tax incentives for qualified defense contractors, space flight businesses & select, targeted businessesSB 518
SB 236
Oppose
Transparency & AccountabilityHB 7007Economic Development & Tourism SubcommitteeRevises and consolidates reporting requirements of DEO and Enterprise FloridaSB 1024No Position in Current Form
School ChoiceHB 7009Choice & Innovation SubcommitteeExpands opportunities for new charter schools and provides additional standards for accountability and transparencySupport
Pension ReformHB 7011Government Operations SubcommitteeAutomatically places all new FRS employees in the state investment plan rather than pension plan.Support
School ChoiceHB 7029Choice & Innovation SubcommitteeExpands digital learning opportunities for students  Support