TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law:

CS/CS/SB 18 Relief of ‘Survivor’ and the Estate of ‘Victim’ – This bill directs the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide a total of $3.75 million in compensation relief to Victor Barahona and the estate of Nubia Barahona.


CS/CS/SB 80 Public Records This bill specifies the conditions under which a court may award attorney fees in public record disputes.


CS/SB 818 Timeshares – This bill revises definitions and requirements for termination of timeshare plans and creates a new section related to the extension of the terms of timeshares.

CS/CS/SB 852 Human Trafficking This bill strengthens the oversight for victims of Human Trafficking by creating guidelines for Florida Department of Children and Families to better coordinate services.


CS/CS/SB 884 Shark Fins – This bill increases penalties for shark finning and codifies a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rule prohibiting this practice.


CS/CS/SB 886 Public Records – This bill creates a public records exemption for individuals with substance abuse impairment under the Florida Marchman Act.


SB 1020 Collective Bargaining Impasses – This bill amends the timeline for portions of the Legislature’s process to resolve collective bargaining issues at impasse.


CS/CS/CS/HB 185 State Park Fees This bill provides free annual state park entrance passes and a 50 percent discount on campsite fees to foster families, and a free annual state park entrance pass to families who adopt children with special needs.



HB 711

“Boater Safety Bill”– This bill further reduces registration fees for boats equipped with a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).


HB 741 Department of Business and Professional Regulation Fees This bill reduces the building permit surcharge assessed on applicable building permits to 1 percent and limits the delinquent license fees to a flat rate of $25.00 for professions under Ch. 455, F.S.

CS/HB 927

Real Estate Appraisers This bill updates the types of instruction methods real estate schools may use, amends appraisal management company statutes to comply with changes to federal rules, and eliminates the post-licensure education requirement for trainee real estate appraisers.


CS/CS/HB 1201 Department of Corrections –This bill changes provisions within the department to help enhance the efficiency, operations, and security of the state prison system.


HB 1233 Cottage Food Operations – This bill increases the annual gross sales threshold from $15,000 to $50,000, to qualify as a cottage food operation and allows cottage food operations to sell products over the internet.
HB 7045 OGSR/ Reports of Unclaimed Property – This bill prevents the scheduled repeal of the public records exemption for social security numbers and property identifiers contained in reports of unclaimed property held by the Department of Financial Services.


HB 7067 OGSR/ Title Insurance Agencies or Insurers/ Office of Insurance Regulation – This bill continues the existing public records exemption for proprietary business information of a title insurance agency or title insurer.


HB 7107 Homestead Exemption Implementation – This bill would implement a proposed third homestead property tax exemption constitutional amendment if voted into law.


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