[LIST] Governor Scott signs 28 bills into law

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
June 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law Wednesday:

CS/HB 339- Motor Vehicle Service Agreement Companies

This bill requires motor vehicle service agreement companies to maintain $15 million in assets.

HB 371- Assistive Technology Devices

This bill allows students to take home their assistive technology devices.

CS/CS/HB 377- Limitations on Actions other than for the Recovery of Real Property

This bill clarifies the statute of repose by defining the date of completion for certain contracted services.

HB 379- Underground Facilities

This bill expands the reporting requirements for underground facility operators.

CS/CS/HB 397- Public Records/ Victim of Alleged Sexual Harassment/ Identifying Information

This bill creates a public records exemption for identifying information of state employees who file sexual harassment complaints.

CS/CS/HB 421- Public Housing Authority Insurance

This bill allows a business owned by public housing authorities to join a self-insurance fund.

CS/CS/HB 455- Tax Exemptions for First Responders and Surviving Spouses

This bill creates a property tax exemption for first responders permanently disabled in the line of duty and the surviving spouse of first responders killed in the line of duty.

CS/CS/HB 465- Firefighters

This bill creates a Lifetime Firefighter designation for firefighters and volunteer firefighters.

CS/HB 477 - Controlled Substances

This bill creates new and enhances current penalties relating to synthetic opioid drugs, including fentanyl and its derivatives.

CS/HB 493- Enhanced Safety for School Crossings

This bill directs the Florida Department of Transportation to study the viability and cost of creating a state-wide system for the designation of safe school crossing locations.

CS/CS/HB 501- Public Records and Meetings/ Information Technology/Postsecondary Education Institutions

This bill protects IT security information at public colleges and universities.

CS/HB 505- Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act

This bill removes a substance with a medically accepted use from the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act.

CS/CS/HB 573- Water Protection and Sustainability

This bill creates the “Heartland Headwaters Protection and Sustainability Act” and requires the Polk County Regional Water Cooperative to provide an annual report on local projects and conservation efforts.

CS/HB 577- Discount Plan Organizations

This bill streamlines the regulation of Discount Plans and Discount Plan Organizations.

HB 1203- Public Records/ Department of Corrections/ Health Information

This bill enhances the protections of inmate health and medical information.

HB 7091- Probation and Community Control

This bill enhances public safety by improving Florida’s community supervision laws.

CS/SB 164- Certificates of Title for Motor Vehicles

This bill eliminates the fee on car titles issued to remove the name of a deceased co-owner to a surviving spouse.

SB 256- Florida Center for the Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching

This bill saves the Florida Center for the Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching from repeal.

CS/SB 312- Eyewitness Identification

This bill provides guidelines for law enforcement agencies to follow when conducting photo and in-person lineups.

CS/CS/SB 368- Transportation Facility Designations

his bill makes 50 honorary designations of Florida transportation facilities, including “Lieutenant Debra Clayton Memorial Highway” and “First Class Deputy Norman Lewis Memorial Highway.”

CS/SB 396- Student Loan Debt

This bill requires colleges and universities to provide students with financial information about their student loans annually.

CS/CS/CS/SB 398- Estoppel Certificates

This bill provides fee caps and revises requirements for the issuance and expiration of estoppel certificates for condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations.

CS/CS/SB 800- Medication Synchronization

This bill requires health insurers and HMOs to allow patients to align refill dates of prescription medication.

CS/CS/SB 1018- Pollution

This bill requires public notification within 24 hours of pollution incidents and provides additional resources for pollution prevention and recovery.

CS/SB 1108- Public Records /Firefighters and their Spouses and Children

This bill extends the public record exemption for personal identifying information of firefighters and their spouses and children to former firefighters, their spouses and children.

CS/SB 1634- Residential Elevators

This bill enhances the safety standards of residential elevators.

CS/CS/SB 1672- Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

This bill renames the organization, streamlines its structure, and changes its mission to focus on regional transit challenges and opportunities in the Tampa Bay area.

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