The following is a list of bills we are watching closely. You can track the bill through the legislative process using the My Florida Website. You can contact your representative in the Senate or in the House. Representatives are listed in alphabetical order and include District and County information.
- HB35 Pre-K Early Intervention Program: requires Florida Partnership for School Readiness to develop legislation to expand prekindergarten early intervention program to provide access to all 4-year old children at no cost to children's parents. Amends 230.2305.
- HB49 Felon's Right to Vote: constitutional amendment to authorize Legislature to provide conditions under which convicted felons' right to register or vote may be restored by statute.
- HB51 Former Felon's Right to Vote: creates "Citizens' Empowerment Act;" provides for automatic restoration of former felons' right to vote following completion & satisfaction of sentence of incarceration & community supervision; provides conditions for such automatic restoration; amends specified provisions to conform.
- HB69 Drugs/Generic & Brand-Name: requires removal of specified drugs from negative formularly for generic & brand-name drugs established in specified provision; provides that act does not amend existing law.
- HB79 Transportation Disadvantaged TF: imposes fee for registration of certain trucks, trailers & motorcycles & for tag transfers & temporary tages to be deposited into Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund.
- HB179 Child Care Facilities: requires CFS Department to establish database of information regarding violations, citations, & penalties imposed against child care facilities regulated by state; specifies database capabilities & uses of information contained therein.
- HB 421 Mental Health Treatment/Adults: directs CFS Department to develop & implement pilot project to provide client-directed & choice-based mental health treatment & support services to certain adults; requires independent evaluation; provides evaluation criteria; requires reports; provides for expiration.
- HB 427 Homelessness: creates State Office on Homelessness within CFS Department; creates Council on Homelessness; revises definition of "homeless child" for purposes of Florida School Code; requires school districts to make reasonable efforts to remove policies that create barriers to enrollment of homeless students; provides temporary exemption from required immunizations prior to school attendance for homeless children, etc.