Bills Favored

HOUSE BILLS

HB 375 – Debit Cards: FPE supports this Bill as it seek to protect the financial interests of all Working Class Floridians.

GENERAL BILL by Clemens (CO-SPONSORS) Kriseman; Pafford

Debit Cards: Prohibits certain financial institutions from charging specified fees for use or holding of debit card by consumer; provides administrative penalties.

Effective Date: July 1, 2012

Last Event: Filed on Monday, October 17, 2011 8:12 AM

To follow and view complete bill go to http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=47519&SessionIndex=-1&SessionId=70&BillText=&BillNumber=

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SENATE BILLS

SB 204: Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers

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GENERAL BILL by Fasano

Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers; Providing that a law enforcement officer or correctional officer who is injured by the intentional failure of the law enforcement or correctional agency to comply with part VI, ch. 112, F.S., may petition the circuit court in the county where the law enforcement or correctional agency maintains its headquarters for an injunction to enjoin the agency from the violation and to compel the agency to perform the duties imposed by part VI, ch. 112, F.S., etc.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

To follow and view complete bill go to http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2012/204

SB 242: Public School Funding

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GENERAL BILL by Dockery

Public School Funding; Requiring the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a study to determine minimum per-student funding to meet constitutional requirements; requiring a report to the Legislature, etc.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

To follow and view complete bill go to http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2012/242

SB 304: Governmental Ethics

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GENERAL BILL by Fasano

Governmental Ethics; Requiring that all disclosures otherwise required by law be made in writing on forms prescribed by the Commission on Ethics; providing penalties if a public official makes a prohibited appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement decision; providing that if a covered public official holds an economic interest in a qualified blind trust, he or she does not have a conflict of interest that would otherwise be prohibited by law; requiring a state public officer holding an elected or appointed office to publicly state the nature of all of the officer’s interests, and all of the interests of his or her principals, relatives, or business associates which are known to him or her, in the matter from which the officer is abstaining from voting; prohibiting a reporting individual or procurement employee from knowingly accepting an honorarium from a vendor doing business with the reporting individual’s or procurement employee’s agency; raising the civil penalties that may be imposed for violations of ch. 112, F.S., from $10,000 to $100,000, etc.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

To follow and view complete bill go to http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2012/304

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