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FFCA Legislative Update for April 10-17, 2017

FFCA End of Session Update 2016

FFCA 2017 Legislative Policy Statement

2017 Bills (20)

HB 0007 Relating to Availability of Health Care Services for All Florida Patients (Miller) (A) 01/23/17
Availability of Health Care Services for All Florida Patients: Revises & deletes certain provisions relating to local health councils, rural hospitals, health facility licensing, & certificates of need; provides duties of AHCA & DOH. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/23/17 HOUSE Filed

HB 0047 Relating to Texting While Driving (Stark) 01/09/17
Texting While Driving: Revises penalties for violations of Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law; provides enhanced penalties for such violations when committed in school zone or school crossing; removes requirement that specified provisions be enforced as secondary action by law enforcement agency. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
11/23/16 HOUSE Filed
01/09/17 HOUSE Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee
01/09/17 HOUSE Now in Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee

HB 0061 Relating to Emergency Services for an Unintentional Drug Overdose (Lee Jr.) (L) 01/09/17
Emergency Services for an Unintentional Drug Overdose: Requires hospital providing emergency services to person suffering from unintentional drug overdose to provide certain services & information; provides conditions for patient transfer to licensed detoxification or addictions receiving facility; provides attending physician responsibilities; provides conditions under which person who suffers unintentional drug overdose & seeks emergency services & care may not be charged, prosecuted, or penalized for specified offenses. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
11/28/16 HOUSE Filed
01/09/17 HOUSE Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
01/09/17 HOUSE Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee

HB 0069 Relating to Use of Wireless Communications Devices while Driving (Slosberg) 01/09/17
(I: 0144 ) Use of Wireless Communications Devices while Driving: Provides for primary enforcement of Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law for drivers age 18 or younger; requires deposit of fines into Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
12/02/16 HOUSE Filed
01/09/17 HOUSE Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee
01/09/17 HOUSE Now in Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee

SB 0080 Relating to Public Records (Steube) 12/16/16
(C: 0163 0246 ) Public Records; Requiring a complainant to timely provide certain written notice in order to be entitled to attorney fees in certain civil actions for enforcement of ch. 119, F.S., etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017
11/30/16 SENATE Filed
12/16/16 SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Judiciary

SB 0126 Relating to Public Officers and Employees (Steube) 12/20/16
Public Officers and Employees; Authorizing an agency to promote or advance an employee who is a relative of a public official if certain conditions are met, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017
12/08/16 SENATE Filed
12/20/16 SENATE Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs

HB 0143 Relating to Firefighters (Fitzenhagen) 01/11/17
(I: 0158 ) Firefighters: Defines “firefighter”; establishes presumption as to firefighter’s condition or impairment of health caused by certain types of cancer he or she contracts in line of duty; specifies criteria firefighter must meet to be entitled to presumption; requires employing agency to provide physical examination for firefighter; specifies circumstances under which presumption does not apply; provides for applicability; requires Legislature to review specified cancer research programs by certain date; provides for employer contribution rate increase to fund changes made by act; provides directive to Division of Law Revision & Information; provides declaration of important state interest. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/04/17 HOUSE Filed
01/11/17 HOUSE Referred to Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee
01/11/17 HOUSE Now in Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee

SB 0144 Relating to Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving (Garcia) 12/20/16
(I: 0069 ) Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Providing for primary enforcement of the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law for drivers age 18 or younger; requiring deposit of fines into the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund; providing an effective date, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017
12/12/16 SENATE Filed
12/20/16 SENATE Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations

SB 0146 Relating to Damages Recoverable for the Cost of Medical or Health Care Services (Passidomo) 12/20/16
(S: 0384 0537 ) Damages Recoverable for the Cost of Medical or Health Care Services; Providing for the calculation of an award of damages for certain medical or health care services paid or owed by a claimant or a governmental or commercial insurance payor; providing that the amount of a lien or subrogation claim asserted by Medicaid, Medicare, or a payor regulated under the Florida Insurance Code for certain past medical expenses, in addition to the amount of copayments or deductibles payable by the claimant, is the maximum amount recoverable and admissible into evidence under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
12/12/16 SENATE Filed
12/20/16 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Banking and Insurance; Rules

SB 0158 Relating to Firefighters (Latvala) (J) 01/24/17
(I: 0143 ) Firefighters; Establishing a presumption as to a firefighter’s condition or impairment of health caused by certain types of cancer he or she contracts in the line of duty, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017
12/14/16 SENATE Filed
01/10/17 SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations
01/13/17 SENATE On Committee agenda – Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 01/24/17, 10:00 am, 401 S
01/24/17 SENATE Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays
01/24/17 SENATE Now in Community Affairs

SB 0168 Relating to Career Development for Officers and Firefighters (Latvala) (J) 01/10/17
(I: 0247 ) Career Development for Officers and Firefighters; Requiring state agencies to establish a career development plan for certain purposes; specifying circumstances under which salary increases must be awarded to officers and firefighters; prescribing duties to state agencies with respect to plan implementation, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017
12/14/16 SENATE Filed
01/10/17 SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations

SB 0228 Relating to Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment (Brandes) 01/12/17
Physician Orders for Life-sustaining Treatment; Establishing the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program within the Department of Health; providing limited immunity for legal representatives and specified health care providers acting in good faith in reliance on POLST forms; authorizing emergency medical transportation providers to withhold or withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other medical interventions if presented with POLST forms that contain an order not to resuscitate, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017
01/03/17 SENATE Filed
01/12/17 SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations

HB 0247 Relating to Career Development for Officers and Firefighters (Payne) 01/25/17
(I: 0168 ) Career Development for Officers and Firefighters: Requires state agencies to establish career development plan for certain purposes; specifies circumstances under which salary increases must be awarded to officers & firefighters; prescribes duties to state agencies with respect to plan implementation; specifies eligibility criteria; restricts number of officers & firefighters who may qualify for each level. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/13/17 HOUSE Filed
01/25/17 HOUSE Referred to Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee
01/25/17 HOUSE Now in Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee

HB 0249 Relating to Drug Overdoses (Rommel) 01/25/17
Drug Overdoses: Requires certain persons to report controlled substance overdoses; provides for reporting agency in each county; defines “overdose”; provides requirements for such reports; provides immunity for persons who make such reports in good faith; requires sharing of data with specified entities; provides for use of such data; requires maintenance of records for specified periods; prohibits failure to make such reports. Effective Date: October 1, 2017
01/17/17 HOUSE Filed
01/25/17 HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
01/25/17 HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

HB 0355 Relating to Emergency Scenes (Hager) 01/23/17
Emergency Scenes: Prohibits removal of tangible personal property from an emergency scene in certain circumstances. Effective Date: October 1, 2017
01/23/17 HOUSE Filed

HB 0383 Relating to Pub. Rec./Former Firefighters Personal Identifying Information (Willhite) 01/23/17
Pub. Rec./Former Firefighters Personal Identifying Information: Expands exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying & location information of certain firefighters & their spouses & children to include personal identifying & location information of former firefighters & their spouses & children; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.Effective Date: upon becoming a law
01/23/17 HOUSE Filed

HB 0447 Relating to Prisoner Medical Services (Grall) 01/24/17
Prisoner Medical Services: Limits compensation of health care providers & providers of emergency medical transportation services that do not have contracts with county or municipality operating detention facility to provide such services. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/24/17 HOUSE Filed

HB 0455 Relating to Tax Exemptions for First Responders and Surviving Spouses (Metz) 01/24/17
Tax Exemptions for First Responders and Surviving Spouses: Specifies information to be included in an application for certain tax exemptions; provides exemption from taxation for certain first responders; provides exemption from taxation for certain surviving spouses of first responders; specifies documentation required to receive exemption; requires use of physician’s certification; grants rule making authority; specifies procedures for receiving tax exemption for 2017; specifies procedures for denials of tax exemptions. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/24/17 HOUSE Filed

HB 0465 Relating to Firefighter Emeritus (Raburn) 01/24/17
Firefighter Emeritus: Provides for designation as Firefighter Emeritus; provides requirements; requires Division of State Fire Marshal to adopt rules. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/24/17 HOUSE Filed

HB 0475 Relating to Emergency Medical Air Transportation Services (Watson) (C) 01/24/17
Emergency Medical Air Transportation Services: Directs DOH to establish Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Account within Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund; requires department to use moneys in such account for specified purposes; provides duties of director of Division of Emergency Preparedness & Community Support; provides conditions for department to increase Florida Medicaid reimbursement payments to emergency medical air transportation services providers; requires additional penalty to be imposed for certain moving violations; provides for distribution & use of moneys received. Effective Date: July 1, 2017
01/24/17 HOUSE Filed

 
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