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Good Government Bills 5/6/2011

Good Government Bills 5/6/2011

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Good Government Bills
 
Sorted by Bill NumberHB 0001
Relating to Health Care Services
PlakonHealth Care Services: Proposes creation of s. 28, Art. I of State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compellingany person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permits health careprovider to accept direct payment from person or employer for lawful health care services; exempts persons,employers, & health care providers from penalties & taxes for paying or accepting direct payment for lawful healthcare services; permits purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems; specifies whatamendment does not affect or prohibit. Effective Date: Not Specified
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee4/27/2011 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0002; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0002
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / High Importance. / Support.
Relating to Health Care Services
HaridopolosHealth Care Services; Proposes an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compellingany person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permits a person or anemployer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permits a health care providerto accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; etc.
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/5/2011 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / High Importance. / Support.
Relating to Balanced Federal Budget
HaridopolosBalanced Federal Budget; Urges Congress to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to theConstitution of the United States to achieve and maintain a balanced federal budget.
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee4/29/2011 HOUSE In Messages
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Local Government Accountability
Smith (J)Local Government Accountability: Revises provisions relating to procedures for declaring special districts inactive;specifies level of detail required for local governmental entity's proposed budget; revises provisions for localgovernmental entity's audit & annual financial reports; requires local governmental entity's budget to be postedonline; revises budgetary guidelines for district school boards. Effective Date: October 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/3/2011 HOUSE Laid on Table, refer to S 0224
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Creation of the Department of Health and Human Services
AdkinsCreation of the Department of Health and Human Services: Creates Department of Health & Human Services(DHHS); provides for appointment of Secretary of Health & Human Services by Governor; provides guidelines forprocurement of health services; establishes Central Office of Investigative Services & Office of Inspector General;directs Board of Governors to establish regional policy development & research exchange centers at specified stateuniversities for certain purposes; repeals provisions relating to DCFS, AHCA, DOH, & related trust funds; providesfor transfer of related functions & responsibilities to DHHS. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee1/25/2011 HOUSE Now in Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee
Bills relating to Priority/Importance/Position
 
 
GoodGovernment
 Top Priority. / High Importance. / Support.
Relating to Public Meetings
EisnauglePublic Meetings: Provides right for members of public to be heard at meetings of certain governmental boards &commissions; prescribes conditions qualifying, & exceptions to, such right; provides for adoption of rules governingconduct of, & behavior at, such meetings. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Government Operations Subcommittee2/1/2011 HOUSE Now in Government Operations Subcommittee
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Public Meetings
NegronPublic Meetings; Provides a right for members of the public to be heard at meetings of certain governmental boardsand commissions. Prescribes conditions qualifying, and exceptions to, the right. Provides for the adoption of rulesgoverning the conduct of, and behavior at, the meetings. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Governmental Oversight and Accountability1/5/2011 SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Rules
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Incremental Reduction and Future Repeal of the CorporateIncome Tax
 HarrisonIncremental Reduction and Future Repeal of the Corporate Income Tax: Provides for incremental reduction ofcorporate income tax & for its future repeal; provides legislative findings & intent & provides for application; providesfor future application to franchise tax of specified parts & sections of ch. 220 as those parts & sections existed beforetheir repeal; provides direction to Division of Statutory Revision to assist legislative committee staff in preparation ofconforming legislation for submission to specified future regular sessions. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Finance & Tax Committee4/6/2011 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference; 04/08/11,9:00am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Creation of Dept. of Health and Human Services
OelrichCreation of Dept. of Health and Human Services; Creates the Department of Health and Human Services. Providesfor appointment of a Secretary of Health and Human Services by the Governor. Establishes regions for theadministration of program services. Establishes program divisions within each region. Establishes the Central Officeof Investigative Services. Repeals provisions relating to the Department of Children and Family Services, Agency forPersons with Disabilities, Agency for Health Care Administration, and Department of Health, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE:July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Health Regulation2/9/2011 SENATE Referred to Health Regulation; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Governmental Oversightand Accountability; Budget
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Scope and Exercise of Federal Power to RegulateCommerce
 CaldwellScope and Exercise of Federal Power to Regulate Commerce: Urges Congress to honor provisions of U.S.Constitution that limit scope & exercise of federal power to regulate commerce. Effective Date: Not Specified
Current Committee of Reference:
Federal Affairs Subcommittee
 
 2/16/2011 HOUSE Now in Federal Affairs Subcommittee
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Homestead/Nonhomestead Property
FasanoHomestead/Nonhomestead Property; Proposes amendments to the State Constitution to allow the Legislature bygeneral law to prohibit increases in the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property if the just value of the property decreases, reduce the limitation on annual assessment increases applicable tononhomestead real property, provide an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property whohave not owned homestead property for a specified time before purchase of the current homestead property, etc.
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/3/2011 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (271546); Substituted for HB 0381; Laid on Table,Refer to HB 0381
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Unemployment Compensation
DetertUnemployment Compensation; Increases the number of employer payroll service providers who qualify for access tounemployment tax information by filing a memorandum of understanding. Revises provisions relating to statutoryconstruction. Requires that an individual claiming benefits report certain information and participate in an initial skillsreview. Disqualifies an individual for benefits for any week he or she is incarcerated. Requires claims to besubmitted by electronic means, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law, except as otherwise provided
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/3/2011 SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 7005; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 7005
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to State Revenue Limitation
 Budget Subcommittee on Finance andTaxState Revenue Limitation; Proposes amendments to the State Constitution to replace the existing state revenuelimitation with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes.
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/4/2011 SENATE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Revenue-Neutral Tax Reform
CostelloRevenue-Neutral Tax Reform: Replaces revenue from required local effort school property tax with revenue fromstate sales tax increase; provides legislative intent & findings; provides for 2.5 cent increase in tax on sales, use, &other transactions as replacement for required local effort school property tax; revises brackets for calculating salestax amounts; provides for reservation & allocation of revenues from additional 2.5 cent increase in tax rate; conformsprovisions relating to calculating required local effort for school funding, funding for fiscally constrained counties,funding for developmental research schools, & adoption of district school board budget; deletes requirement thatdistrict school board levy minimum millage rate necessary to provide district's required local effort; revises noticeform relating to district school board's proposed tax increase for required local effort. Effective Date: January 1, 2012
Current Committee of Reference:
Finance & Tax Committee3/3/2011 HOUSE Now in Finance & Tax Committee
Bills relating toGoodGovernment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Position not specified.
Relating to Special Election
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