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The Florida Commission on the Status of Women encourages women from across the state to become educated about the legislative process, bills and proposals that are being considered that affect Florida's families.

The Public Policy Committee of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women has released the 2013 Summary of Florida Laws Affecting Women and Families, an annual publication designed to encourage women from across the state to become educated about the legislative process and new laws that affect Florida's families.

The 2013 session of the Florida Legislature was the state’s 115th, and included a bill aimed at preventing the problems that plagued parts of Florida during the 2012 elections. The bill that passed would allow up to fourteen days for early voting, though local supervisors could remain at the current eight days, and allows for more flexibility with early voting sites. It would limit the length of some ballot summaries for constitutional amendments.

Histories, committee analyses and voting records on all of the bills included in this summary can be obtained by visiting www.myfloridahouse.gov or www.flsenate.gov.

                                                                

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Number

Title

Filed By

H 0001

Public School Buses

Slosberg

S 0052

Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

Detert

S 0054

Equal Rights for Men and Women

Joyner

S 0056

Infant Death

Hays

S 0062

Low-speed Vehicles

Hays

S 0066

Child Safety Devices in Motor Vehicles

Altman

H 0069

Inmate Reentry

Campbell

S 0070

Employment Discrimination

Joyner

S 0072

Employment Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Joyner

S 0074

Use of Hand-held Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

Sachs

S 0076

Workforce Education Programs

Flores

H 0079

Mammogram Reports

Cruz

S 0080

Elections

Joyner

S 0082

Early Voting

Margolis

S 0086

Distribution of Materials Harmful to Minors

Flores

S 0088

Mail Order Sales

Margolis

S 0092

Searches and Seizures

Negron

H 0093

Homelessness

Reed

S 0094

Disabled Parking Permits

Joyner

S 0100

Employment Practices

Detert

S 0102

Charitable Contributions

Detert

S 0104

Mobile Home Parks

Detert

S 0108

Child Care Facilities

Detert

S 0114

Elections

Sachs

S 0116

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Margolis

S 0118

Funerals, Burials, and Memorial Services

Benacquisto

S 0124

Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease

Ring

H 0125

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly

Smith

S 0126

Mammogram Reports

Ring

S 0128

Autism

Ring

S 0130

Unemployment Compensation

Braynon

H 0131

Juvenile Expunction

Pritchett

S 0134

Meetings of District School Boards

Ring

S 0136

Self-defense

Smith

S 0142

Intellectual Disabilities

Altman

S 0146

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Altman

S 0148

Sentencing In Capital Felonies

Altman

S 0150

Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Children

Altman

S 0152

Motor Vehicles

Altman

S 0154

Certified School Counselors

Detert

H 0155

Prohibition of Electronic Gambling Devices

Trujillo

S 0158

Highway Safety

Hays

S 0160

Licensure Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans

Richter

S 0162

School Grades

Detert

S 0164

Children in Foster Care

Detert

S 0172

John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program

Diaz de la Portilla

S 0176

Elections

Diaz de la Portilla

S 0180

Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Flores

S 0182

Homestead Exemption

Detert

H 0187

Assisted Living Facilities

Fasano

H 0193

Sentences of Inmates

Fresen

S 0196

Families First

Sobel

S 0226

Disability Awareness

Ring

S 0228

Presuit Discovery in Medical Negligence Actions

Flores

S 0230

Flag Etiquette

Ring

S 0234

Voter Registration

Clemens

S 0240

Protest Activities

Clemens

S 0248

Treatment Programs for Impaired Licensees and Applicants

Thrasher

H 0253

Protection of Vulnerable Persons

Passidomo

S 0258

Florida Clean Indoor Air Act

Bradley

H 0259

Families First

Pafford

S 0260

Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Latvala

H 0261

Unemployment Compensation

Rodriguez

S 0264

Firesafety Devices

Hays

S 0266

State Lotteries

Margolis

S 0268

Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Abruzzo

S 0280

Criminal Prosecution of Juveniles

Smith

S 0284

Student Safety

Negron

S 0294

Controlled Substances

Bradley

S 0302

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training in Public Schools

Altman

S 0308

Abusive Workplace Environments

Braynon

S 0310

Fair Housing

Braynon

S 0312

Family Support Personnel Policies

Braynon

H 0315

Senior Services

Schwartz

S 0316

Taxes

Detert

S 0318

Background Screening for Noninstructional Contractors on School Grounds

Grimsley

S 0332

Public School Instruction

Abruzzo

S 0334

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Evers

S 0350

Allocation and Expenditure of State Lottery Revenues

Braynon

S 0362

Use of Deadly Force

Bullard

S 0368

Employment of Felons

Smith

S 0370

Disposition of Human Remains

Sachs

S 0372

Beverage Law

Latvala

S 0374

Concealed Weapons and Firearms

Braynon

S 0376

Public Records/Children and Spouses of Law Enforcement Personnel

Hays

S 0384

Grandparent Visitation Rights

Abruzzo

S 0388

Elections

Soto

S 0390

Veterans’ Organizations

Dean

S 0392

Joint Use of Public School Facilities

Brandes

S 0394

Ticketholders’ Rights

Hays

H 0395

Abortion

Van Zant

S 0396

Use of Wireless Communications Devices or Telephones

Abruzzo

S 0400

False Reports to Law Enforcement Officers

Dean

S 0402

Homelessness

Joyner

H 0407

Criminal Gang Prevention

Ingram

S 0408

Motor Vehicles

Clemens

S 0414

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Richter

S 0416

Inspection of Licensed Child Care Facilities

Ring

S 0420

Sentencing for Controlled Substance Violations

Sachs

S 0422

Cancer Treatment

Benacquisto

S 0436

Residential Properties

Altman

S 0440

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly

Simpson

S 0456

Foreign-trained Medical Professionals

Garcia

S 0462

Death Certificates

Thompson

S 0472

Developmental Disabilities

Bean

S 0478

Student Assessment Program for Public Schools

Flores

S 0484

State Employee Salaries

Joyner

S 0488

Medicaid Dental Services

Braynon

S 0490

Landlords and Tenants

Stargel

S 0492

Estates

Hukill

S 0500

Massage Establishments

Clemens

H 0501

Possession or Discharge of Firearm or Destructive Device During Commission of Specified Offenses

Jones

S 0504

Animal Cruelty

Brandes

S 0508

Termination of Gas or Electric Service

Thompson

S 0510

Health Insurance

Legg

S 0514

Public School Safety

Sobel

S 0516

Residential Tenancies

Thompson

S 0532

Discrimination in Employment

Clemens

S 0536

Physical Therapy

Detert

H 0539

Resident Status for Tuition Purposes

Peters

S 0540

Mandatory Supervision of Specified Offenders by the Department of Corrections

Dean

S 0542

Public Records/Victim of Human Trafficking

Braynon

S 0548

Florida Kidcare Program

Detert

S 0550

Worthless Checks, Drafts, or Orders of Payment

Simpson

S 0552

Human Trafficking

Braynon

S 0568

Women's History Month

Joyner

S 0580

Homeowners’ Associations

Hays

S 0590

Fees and Costs Incurred in Guardianship Proceedings

Joyner

S 0592

Garnishment

Galvano

S 0594

Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities

Bean

S 0598

Virtual Instruction Courses for Students with Disabilities

Margolis

S 0610

Public Records/Claim Settlement on Behalf of a Minor or Ward

Joyner

S 0612

Health Care Practitioners

Galvano

H 0613

Employment Discrimination

Cruz

S 0614

Vision Screening of Preschool Students

Garcia

S 0618

Gasoline Stations

Ring

S 0622

Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person

Bullard

S 0626

Bullying in the Public School System

Bullard

S 0630

Regulation of Summer Camps

Clemens

S 0636

Students with Limited English Proficiency

Soto

H 0641

Economic Development

Rodrigues

S 0646

Assisted Living Facilities

Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

H 0699

Florida Salutes Veterans License Plate

Smith

H 0717

The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992

Berman

SB 718

Family Law

Rules Committee

S 0730

Federal Immigration Detainer Requests

Bullard

S 0774

Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992

Thompson

S 0788

Criminal Gang Prevention

Abruzzo

S 0798

Black History Month

Joyner

H 4005

Death Penalty

Rehwinkel Vasilinda

H 7005

Massage Establishments

Criminal Justice Subcommittee

H 7007

Department of Economic Opportunity

Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee

S 7010

Assisted Living Facilities

Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

H 8001

Equal Rights for Men and Women

Berman


2013 Legislative Session

The 2013 session of the Florida Legislature was the state’s 115th, and included a bill aimed at preventing the problems that plagued parts of Florida during the 2012 elections. The bill that passed would allow up to fourteen days for early voting, though local supervisors could
remain at the current eight days, and allows for more flexibility with early voting sites. It would limit the length of some ballot summaries for constitutional amendments.

Florida lawmakers approved 286 bills during the 60-day legislative session. There were 1,848 bills filed for the 2013 session, nearly evenly divided between House and Senate. That’s the fewest since 2004 and 22 percent less than the decade average of 2,361. The total bills passed this year is 43 percent less than the high-water mark of the last decade, when 500 bills were passed during the 2004 Legislative Session. For more information on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, please visit our website at www.fcsw.net or call our office at 850-414-3300.  


2013 Summary of Florida Laws Affecting Women and Families

 

 

 

Florida Commission on the Status of Women
Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol, PL-01
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1050
Phone: 850-414-3300
Fax: 850-921-4131