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Business Deregulation and Economic Reform Bills 5/6/2011

Business Deregulation and Economic Reform Bills 5/6/2011

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Business Deregulation & Economic Reform Bills
 
Sorted by Bill NumberSB 0728
Relating to Unemployment Compensation
DetertUnemployment Compensation; Increases the number of employer payroll service providers who qualify for access to unemployment taxinformation by filing a memorandum of understanding. Revises provisions relating to statutory construction. Requires that an individualclaiming benefits report certain information and participate in an initial skills review. Disqualifies an individual for benefits for any week heor she is incarcerated. Requires claims to be submitted by electronic means, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law, except asotherwise 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
Compare
 SB 1058Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Hill)HB 1283Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Ahern)SB 1728Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Latvala)SB 2044Relating to Tax Administration (Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax)SB 2156Relating to Governmental Reorganization (Budget)HB 7005Relating to Unemployment Compensation (Economic Development & TourismSubcommittee)HB 7247Relating to Government Reorganization/OTTED, DCA, & AWI (Select Committee onGovernment Reorganization)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act
HaysFlorida Climate Protection Act; Repeals provisions relating to a cap-and-trade regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsfrom electric utilities. Conforms a cross-reference. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/3/2011 HOUSE In Messages
Identical
 HB 4117Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act (Plakon)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
HB 1069Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credits
DorworthCapital Investment Tax Credit: Specifies procedures to claim sales & use tax credit; authorizes qualifying business that has insufficientcorporate income tax liability to fully claim capital investment tax credit to apply credit against its liability for sales & use taxes to becollected, reported, & remitted to DOR; requires qualifying business that receives credit against its sales & use tax liability to makeadditional capital investments; requires qualifying business to annually report its capital investments to OTTED, President of Senate, &Speaker of House; requires qualifying business that fails to make required capital investments to repay amount of sales & use tax creditclaimed with interest; limits availability of sales & use tax credit to certain businesses that have their headquarters in this state, that qualifyfor capital investment tax credit, & that entered into agreement with DOR during certain period; limits annual amount of tax credits thatmay be approved for each eligible qualifying business; authorizes OTTED & DOR to adopt rules. 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 BeTaken)
Identical
 SB 1470Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credit (Altman)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.
Relating to Corporate Income Tax/Reduction & Future Repeal
NormanCorporate Income Tax/Reduction & Future Repeal; Provides for incremental reductions of the corporate income tax effective on specifieddates. Provides for future repeal of part I of chapter 220, F.S., relating to the chapter title, legislative intent, and definitions, and part II ofchapter 220, F.S., relating to the imposition and apportionment of the corporate income tax. Provides legislative findings, intent, andapplication, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011, except as otherwise provided
Current Committee of Reference:
Commerce and Tourism4/6/2011 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference; 04/08/11, 9:00am, 117 K (No Votes Will BeTaken)
Compare
 SB 1236Relating to State Revenues (Richter)
Identical
 HB 0503Relating to Incremental Reduction and Future Repeal of the Corporate Income Tax(Harrison)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
HB 1231Relating to Telecommunications
HornerTelecommunications: Creates "Regulatory Reform Act"; revises & repeals provisions relating to Public Service Commission &telecommunication companies, facilities, & services; requires commission to initiate rulemaking to reduce regulatory assessment fee fortelecommunications companies & produce annual report describing its efforts to do so. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
 
 
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee5/5/2011 Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2011-36
Compare
 HB 4149Relating to Regulation of Electronic Communications (Porter)
Similar
 SB 1524Relating to Telecommunications (Simmons)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
HB 1243Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
BoydCitizens Property Insurance Corporation: Revises legislative intent; provides certain residential structures are not eligible for coverage bycorporation after certain date; prohibits corporation from levying assessments until surcharge is levied; requires corporation to commissionconsultant to prepare report on outsourcing; revises wind coverage provisions; specifies that corporation's insurance policies must providethat surplus lines insurer's offer to cover risks makes policy ineligible for renewal; requires policyholders acknowledge assessment ofsurcharges; provides for termination of agent for rebate violation; provides policies do not cover screen enclosures & limits coverage forsinkhole damage; requires members of board to abstain from voting on issues of interest; requires members to disclose interest; providescorporation is residual market mechanism; revises provisions relating to corporation rates; provides surplus lines insurers may participatein depopulation, take-out, or keep-out programs; provides requirements surplus lines insurer must meet to participate; clarifies corporationimmunity; authorizes release of confidential files to insurer; deletes requirement for annual report on wind-only losses; requires propertyowners in Special Flood Areas maintain separate insurance. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee4/12/2011 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on second reading
Compare
 SB 1714Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Hays)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
HB 1425Relating to State Minimum Wage
TobiaState Minimum Wage: Provides requirements for adjustment of state minimum wage. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Economic Affairs Committee4/6/2011 HOUSE Now in Economic Affairs Committee
Similar
 SB 1610Relating to State Minimum Wage (Detert)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credit
AltmanCapital Investment Tax Credit; Specifies procedures to claim a sales and use tax credit. Authorizes a qualifying business that hasinsufficient corporate income tax liability to fully claim a capital investment tax credit to apply the credit against its liability for sales and usetaxes to be collected, reported, and remitted to the Department of Revenue. Requires a qualifying business that receives a credit againstits sales and use tax liability to make additional capital investments, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Budget3/24/2011 SENATE Now in Budget
Identical
 HB 1069Relating to Capital Investment Tax Credits (Dorworth)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.
Relating to Telecommunications
SimmonsTelecommunications; Creates the "Regulatory Reform Act." Revises legislative intent with respect to the jurisdiction of the Florida PublicService Commission. Repeals provisions relating to price regulation, regulatory methods for small local exchange telecommunicationscompanies, experimental and transitional rates, limited proceedings, procedures for seeking a stay of proceedings, joint rates, tolls, andcontracts, rate adjustment orders, intrastate interexchange service contracts, and unlawful charges against consumers, respectively, etc.EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee4/27/2011 SENATE Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (170366, 448420, 905238); Substituted for HB 1231; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 1231
Compare
 HB 4149Relating to Regulation of Electronic Communications (Porter)
Similar
 HB 1231Relating to Telecommunications (Horner)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to State Minimum Wage
DetertState Minimum Wage; Conforms a provision to changes made by the act. Provides for calculating the adjusted real wage rate and itsapplication as the Florida minimum wage when both the previous year's Florida minimum wage and the federal minimum wage are lower.
 
Provides definitions. Conforms a cross-reference. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
No Current Committee4/27/2011 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on second reading
Similar
 HB 1425Relating to State Minimum Wage (Tobia)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
HaysCitizens Property Insurance Corporation; Discontinues policy discounts relating to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation after acertain date. Directs the corporation to provide coverage to certain excluded residential structures but at rates deemed appropriate by thecorporation. Provides that certain residential structures are not eligible for coverage by the corporation after a certain date. Prohibits thecorporation from levying certain assessments with respect to a year's deficit until the corporation has first levied a specified surcharge, etc.EFFECTIVE DATE: upon becoming a law
Current Committee of Reference:
Budget4/26/2011 SENATE Not received by Rules
Compare
 HB 1243Relating to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Boyd)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
Relating to Energy
Communications, Energy and Public UtilitiesEnergy; Requires a utility to purchase excess electrical output generated by any property owner's rooftop solar equipment within itsservice area. Requires all public utilities to perform a free energy audit of the business structures of commercial customers. Provides thatthe audit is deemed satisfied under certain conditions. Requires the Department of Management Services to prioritize buildings for anenergy audit and retrofits and to proceed with performing those audits and retrofits, etc. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Budget4/26/2011 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Budget
Compare
 SB 1102Relating to Energy (Detert)SB 1336Relating to Renewable Energy (Bennett)HB 1349Relating to Renewable Energy (Burgin)SB 1724Relating to Renewable Energy (Altman)HB 7217Relating to Energy Incentives and Initiatives (Energy & Utilities Subcommittee)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Oppose.
HB 4117Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act
PlakonFlorida Climate Protection Act: Repeals provisions for cap & trade regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricutilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee2/16/2011 HOUSE Now in Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
Identical
 SB 0762Relating to Florida Climate Protection Act (Hays)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
HB 4195Relating to Local Business Taxes
O'TooleLocal Business Taxes: Repeals ch. 205, F.S., "Local Business Tax Act." Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Current Committee of Reference:
Finance & Tax Committee4/5/2011 HOUSE Temporarily postponed by Finance & Tax Committee
Compare
 HB 5005Relating to Deregulation of Professions and Occupations (Business & ConsumerAffairs Subcommittee)
Bills relating toBusiness &EconomicDevelopment
 
Priority/Importance/Position
 Top Priority. / Importance not specified. / Support.
HB 7005Relating to Unemployment Compensation
Economic Development & Tourism SubcommitteeUnemployment Compensation: Increases number of employer payroll service providers who qualify for access to unemployment taxinformation; revises provisions relating to statutory construction; requires that applicant for benefits participate in initial skills review;provides exceptions; clarifies "good cause" for voluntarily leaving employment; disqualifies certain person for benefits; reduces amount &revises calculation of number of weeks of claimant's benefit eligibility; revises employer's unemployment compensation contribution rateby certain factors; revises application to conform to changes made by this act; provides employer payment schedule for 2012, 2013, &2014 contributions; revises allowable forms of evidence in benefit appeals; revises judicial venue for reviewing commission orders;specifies that evidence of mailing agency document is based on date stated on document; revives, readopts, & amends provision relatingto temporary extended benefits; provides for retroactive application; establishes temporary state extended benefits for weeks of

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