Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs 17 State Bills Into Law On Friday
By Space Coast Daily // April 9, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Governor Rick Scott signed the following 17 bills into law Friday.
SB 1386 – Insurance Agents – This bill revises provisions relating to insurance agents and increases the allowable amount of coverage for funeral related expenses.
SB 1402 – Ratification of Department of Financial Services Rules – This bill ratifies the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual.
SB 1412 – Orders of No Contact – This bill clarifies that courts have the discretion to issue an order of no contact to a person on pretrial release.
SB 1416 – Public Records – This bill creates a public records exemption that is necessary for the Office of Insurance Regulation to comply with National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ accreditation standards.
SB 1422 – Insurer Regulatory Reporting – This bill revises provisions within the Insurance Code relating to solvency requirements and regulatory oversight of insurers by the Office of Insurance Regulation.
SB 1432 – Service of Process – This bill allows for substitute service of process at a virtual office, executive office, or mini suite when personal service is not possible.
SB 1470 – Crustaceans – This bill revises certain penalties related to stone crab and spiny lobster.
SB 1508 – The Airport Zoning Law of 1945 – This bill streamlines the current local airport protection zoning process.
SB 1534 – Housing Assistance – This bill makes several changes to laws related to housing assistance and housing for the homeless to give local governments greater flexibility.
SB 1602 – Elevators – This bill strengthens elevator safety measures.
SB 1604 – Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics – This bill revises several provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act.
SB 7012 – Death Benefits Under the Florida Retirement System – This bill increases the benefits available to survivors of special risk class members of the Florida Retirement System killed in the line of duty to the full amount of the salary received at the time of death.
SB 7022 – A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act – This bill reenacts an existing public records exemption for photographs and video recordings depicting the killing of law enforcement officers.
SB 7028 – The State Board of Administration – This bill encourages the State Board of Administration (SBA) to notify companies operating in Northern Ireland of its support of the MacBride Principles and removes one of the requirements that trigger the expiration of the prohibition for the SBA to invest in companies with operations in Iran.
SB 7040 – Workforce Development – This bill provides for implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
SB 7048 – A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review Act – This bill reenacts an existing public records exemption for Florida’s seven regional autism centers.
SB 7076 – The Legislature – This bill requires the Florida Legislature to convene in Regular Session on January 9, 2018.