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Governor Rick Scott Signs 13 Bills Into Law ………..

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


Criminal History Records – This bill prevents businesses that publish arrest photos from charging a fee to remove them if requested. 


CS/SB 90

Renewable Energy Source Devices – This bill implements the constitutional amendment approved by the voters for a tax exemption on renewable energy devices.


CS/CS/SB 474

Hospice Care – This bill directs the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Agency for Health Care Administration to adopt national hospice outcome measures.


CS/SB 494

Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration – This bill expands the eligibility requirements of the Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Compensation Act.


CS/CS/SB 724

Estates – This bill revises provisions relating to the elective share of an estate.


CS/SB 1520

Termination of a Condominium Association – This bill revises requirements for the termination of a condominium association.

CS/SB 1694

Support for Parental Victims of Child Domestic Violence – This bill allows the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to coordinate with organizations to enhance resources available to parents who are victims of domestic violence.


CS/CS/SB 1726

Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects – This bill authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to oversee the University of Florida and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in developing industrial hemp pilot projects.

SB 2504

Collective Bargaining – This bill resolves collective bargaining issues.


SB 2506

Clerks of the Court – This bill makes changes to the clerks of court budget process to ensure adequate funding.


SB 2508

Division of State Group Insurance – This bill allows for an audit of dependent eligibility for the state group insurance program and revises pharmacy benefits.

SB 2510

Public Records/ Dependent Eligibility Verification Services – This bill creates a public records exemption for information collected when determining a dependent’s eligibility for the state group insurance program.


SB 2514

Health Care – This bill conforms health care statutes to the funding policies used in the General Appropriations Act.  


To view the transmittal letters, click HERE.


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