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2024 Legislation

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Bills SUPPORTED by FJRI

Asbestos and Silica Claims HB 1367 - Brackett Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/01/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 14 Yeas, 3 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/14/24, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 6 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/27/24

Temporarily postponed.

SB 720 - Hutson

CS/SB 720 

Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 1 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/21/24, 9:00 am, 412 K

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 5 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/24
Cybersecurity Incident Liability

HB 473 - Giallombardo 

CS/HB 473 

CS/CS/HB 473

Referred to Commerce Committee; State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Commerce Committee, 01/23/24, 12:30 pm, 212 K

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/06/24, 11:30 am, 212 K

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 4 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/21/24, 8:00 am, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 3 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/29/24

SB 658 - DiCeglie

CS/SB 658

Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/29/24, 4:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 7 Yeas, 2 Nays

On Committee agenda - Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 02/06/24, 3:00 pm, 37 S

Vote History: 5 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/14/24, 9:00 am, 412 K

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 5 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Litigation Financing HB 1179 - Gregory  Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/25/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 10 Yeas,7 Nays

On Committee agenda - Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 01/29/24, 11:30 am, 17 H

Temporarily postponed. 

On Committee agenda - Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 17 H

Temporarily postponed.

SB 1276 - Collins 

CS/SB 1276

Referred to Judiciary; Fiscal Policy

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/22/24, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Fiscal Policy, 02/07/24, 3:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 5 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading



Bills OPPOSED by FJRI

Recovery of Damages in Claims for Medical Negligence

HB 77 - Roach  

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 310 - Martin Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services; Rules
Damages Recoverable in Wrongful Death Actions HB 129 - López Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
SB 442 - Book Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services; Rules

FJRI WATCH LIST


Access by Insureds to Claim-related Documents

HB 1287 - Cassel 

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

SB 1726 - Martin 

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Rules
Alcohol or Drug Defense

HB 447 - Michael 

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 588 - Yarborough 

Referred to Judiciary; Fiscal Policy; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/09/24, 2:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Fiscal Policy, 01/18/24, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 20 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/14/24, 9:00 am, 412 K

Temporarily postponed.

Attorney Fees and Costs in Property Rights Disputes

HB 1167 – Yarkosky

CS/HB 1167

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/25/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 16 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee, 01/31/24, 2:00 pm, 17 H

Vote History: 16 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/21/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

Added to Second Reading Calendar

SB 702 – Martin

Referred to Judiciary; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/16/24, 8:30 am, 412 K

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules Committee, 01/24/24, 11 am, 412K

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 0 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/01/24

Read Second Time; Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 40 Yeas / 0 Nays); Immediately certified

HOUSE In Messages

Attorney Fees under Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law

HB 1651 – Synder

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 1782 - Martin 

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy

Civil Liability for the Wrongful Death of an Unborn Child

HB 651 – Persons-Mulicka

CS/HB 651 

CS/CS/HB 651

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/18/24, 9:00 am, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 5 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/21/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 7 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

SB 476 – Grall

CS/SB 476

CS/CS/SB 476

Referred to Judiciary; Fiscal Policy; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 7 Yeas, 2 Nays

On Committee agenda - Fiscal Policy, 02/15/24, 12:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 6 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/26/24, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Temporarily postponed.

Claims Against Assisted Living Facilities

HB 995 - Chamberlin

CS/HB 995

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Select Committee on Health Innovation; Reference to Health & Human Services Committee added; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/01/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 5 Nays

SB 238 – Burton

CS/SB 238

Referred to Judiciary; Health Policy; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/29/24, 4:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 02/06/24, 11:30 am, 412 K

Vote History: 6 Yeas, 3 Nays

Defamation, False Light, and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses

HB 757 – Andrade

CS/HB 757  

CS/CS/HB 757

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/18/24, 9:00 am, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 5 Nays

On Committee agenda - Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee, 02/06/24, 8:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 5 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/21/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 14 Yeas, 7 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

SB 1780 - Brodeur 

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Fiscal Policy

District Courts of Appeal HB 457 – Silvers

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 490- Grall

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations

Exemptions from Products Liability Actions

HB 347 – Truenow

CS/HB 347

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/01/24, 8:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 11 Yeas, 5 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/14/24, 9:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 14 Yeas, 6 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/21/24

Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 02/22/24

02/22/24 Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 81 Yeas / 33 Nays)

SENATE In Messages

02/23/24 SENATE Received; Referred to Rules

SENATE On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/26/24, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 7 Nays

SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

SB 1252 – Collins

Referred to Judiciary; Agriculture; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 1 Nay 

Refer to HB 347. 

Legal Representation Contracts

SB 170 – Polsky

Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules

Liability on Optional Motor Vehicle Equipment

HB 1057 – Maggard

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Transportation & Modals Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 760 – Hutson

Referred to Judiciary; Banking and Insurance; Rules

Medical Negligence

SB 248 - Yarborough

CS/SB 248

Referred to Judiciary; Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services; Fiscal Policy; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/22/24, 1:30 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 2 Nays

Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services removed; Fiscal Policy added.

Motor Vehicle Insurance

HB 653 – Alvarez

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

SB 464 – Grall

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Judiciary; Fiscal Policy

Premises Liability for Third Party Acts

HB 1043 - Smith

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

SB 1152 – Collins

Referred to Judiciary; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

Property Insurance 

HB 1017 - Edmonds

Referred to Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Commerce Committee

SB 102 - Jones 

Referred to Banking and Insurance; Ethics and Elections; Appropriations

Social Media Use for Minors

HB 1 - McFarland and Sirois 

CS/HB 1 

Engrossed 1

Engrossed 2

Enrolled

Referred to Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee, 01/11/24, 11:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 13 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 01/17/24, 1:00 pm, 404 H

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 5 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/23/24

Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 01/24/24

Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 106 Yeas / 13 Nays)

SENATE In Messages       

SENATE On Committee agenda - Fiscal Policy, 02/15/24, 12:00 pm, 412 K      

Vote History: 12 Yeas, 5 Nays    

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/21/24   

02/21/24 SENATE Read Second Time;  Placed on Third Reading for 02/22/24

Read Second Time; Amendment Failed (193630); Amendment Adopted (901464); Placed on Third Reading for 02/22/24

02/22/24 SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 23 Yeas / 14 Nays); Immediately certified

HOUSE In returning messages

HOUSE Received from Messages; Concurred with Amendment (901464); Passed (Vote: 108 Yeas / 7 Nays)

HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

02/23/24 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 03/01/24)

SB 1788 – Grall

CS/SB 1788

Referred to Judiciary; Fiscal Policy

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 02/05/24, 2:30 pm, 110 S

Vote History: 7 Yeas, 2 Nays

Sovereign Immunity for Professional Firms

HB 619 – Tuck

CS/HB 619

CS/CS/HB 619

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Transportation & Modals Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/11/24, 2:00 pm, 404 H

Vote History: 14 Yeas, 4 Nays

On Committee agenda - Transportation & Modals Subcommittee, 01/25/24, 11:30 am, 404 H

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/07/24, 10:00 am, 404 H

Vote History: 20 Yeas, 0 Nays

02/15/24 - Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/21/24

02/21/24 Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 02/22/24

02/22/24 Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 113 Yeas / 1 Nay)

SENATE In Messages

02/23/24 Received; Referred to Rules

SB 1534 - Bradley 

CS/SB 1534

Referred to Judiciary; Community Affairs; Rules

On Committee agenda - Judiciary, 01/29/24, 4:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 10 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Community Affairs, 02/06/24, 3:00 pm, 401 S

Vote History: 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/14/24, 9:00 am, 412 K

Vote History: 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Suits Against the Government

HB 569 – McFarland

PCS HB 569

CS/HB 569

PCS for CS/CS/HB 569

Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee

On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/11/24, 2:00 pm, 404 H - PCS

Vote History: 17 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Appropriations Committee, 01/31/24, 9:00 am, 212 K

Vote History: 27 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/14/24, 9:00 am, 404 H

Temporarily postponed.

SB 472 – Brodeur

CS/SB 472 

CS/CS/SB 472

CS/CS/CS/SB 472

Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules

On Committee agenda - Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 01/29/24, 1:30 pm, 301 S

Vote History:  5 Yeas, 1 Nay

On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 02/22/24, 12:00 pm, 110 S

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/26/24, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 15 Yeas, 0 Nays

On Committee agenda - Rules, 02/26/24, 2:00 pm, 412 K

Vote History: 19 Yeas, 0 Nays

Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/24