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Skidmore sponsoring six bills in 2010 Florida legislative session

On Tuesday, March 2, the Florida Legislature will begin its 2010 legislative session to determine the state’s budget for Fiscal Year 2011. The Florida House and Senate will also debate a large number of bills being filed. Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore, who represents portions of both Broward and Palm Beach, has sponsored six bills for this session.

To learn more about any of these bills, click here and type in the bill number.

HB 671, Stop Convicted Felons from Owning Pain-Management Clinics

This bill would require the Florida Department of Health to refuse issue of a certificate of registration or revoke the registration of pain-management clinics that are owned, directly or indirectly, by a person who has been convicted of a felony.

HB 1347, Florida Biotechnology Investment Matching Grant Program

This bill would create a matching grant program to lure small or start-up biotechnology companies to the state of Florida and increase the amount of federal funding coming to this state. HB 1347 would help produce the kind of distinctive biotechnologies that drive today’s knowledge-based economy.

HB 959, Condominium and Homeowners Association Law Reform

This bill addresses the unfairness of current condominium and homeowners association laws by requiring banks to start carrying their fair share of the financial burden.  Specifically, HB 959 would make banks more responsive and directly liable to the condominium and homeowners associations for delinquent fees, regular and periodic maintenance and preservation care of units and properties in arrears during foreclosure proceedings.

HB 673, Driver License Restrictions

This bill would limit the number of teenage passengers less than 18 years of age allowed in an automobile when the licensed driver is 16 or 17 years old.  Many studies have shown that such a law would reduce the number of accidents and fatalities caused by young, inexperienced drivers.

HB 391, the Competitive Workforce Act

This bill would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public accommodations.  Without a state law, countless hard-working Floridians continue to be subjected to outright discrimination with no legal recourse.

HB 1043, Go Green Florida License Plate

This bill would create a “Go Green” license plate.  The revenue generated from fees would fund programs and projects that publicize renewable energy solutions and encourage a cleaner and safer environmental future.  Among other things, the bill would provide funds to establish a grants and awards program to incentivize students, schools, citizens and businesses to reduce energy consumption, develop more energy efficient practices, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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  3. Weekly update from Rep. Kelly Skidmore
  4. Work on reducing water, energy, tax bills
  5. 2010 Broward tax bills in the mail

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Feb 26 2010. Filed under Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Palm Beach, Tallahassee. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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