TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a total of 36 bills today. Among them are measures setting new standards for cyberbullying; banning the use of electronic funds transfer cards in adult entertainment or gambling facilities; and codifying an agreement between the Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration on setting limits on nutrient levels in Florida lakes and rivers.
Here's a list of the bills, courtesy of the governor's office:
HB 21 The bill requires the Department of Education to create a uniform, statewide photo identification badge signifying that a noninstructional contractor meets certain background screening and other requirements.
CS/SB 56 The bill updates the protocols of the Department of Health and medical examiners when reporting and classifying the cause of death of an infant under one year of age who suddenly dies when in apparent good health.
CS/HB 93 The bill allows individuals obtaining or renewing their motor vehicle registration or driver license to make a voluntary contribution of $1.00 to assist the homeless.
CS/CS/HB 113 The bill creates a new offense making it a third-degree felony for an adult to knowingly distribute material harmful to a minor or post materials harmful to a minor on public and private school property.
CS/HB 135 The bill designates the following Brevard County properties as spaceport territory: the Space Coast Regional Airport, the Space Coast Industrial Park, and the Spaceport Commerce Park.
CS/CS/HB 277 The bill prevents an increase in the assessed value of residential properties as a result of installing a renewable energy source device.
CS/SB 284 The bill establishes a process for private schools to register to be notified at the same time public school districts are notified about an emergency occurrence in the local area that could threaten student safety. The bill also allows school districts, or private schools, to adopt a protocol developed by a licensed physician for the administration of epinephrine auto-injection by trained school personnel.
CS/CS/CS/HB 319 The bill makes changes to local transportation concurrency options which are designed to ensure transportation facilities and services are available and kept concurrent with local development.
SB 342 The bill allows the rental of homestead properties to be rented for up to 30 days a calendar year while maintaining the homestead classification.
CS/CS/CS/HB 375 The bill provides that the owner of a residence may be approved and permitted by the Department of Health as a maintenance entity for their own engineer-designed Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal System or Aerobic Treatment Unit.
HB 407 This bill protects Florida’s children by enhancing criminal penalties against convicted gang members who trespass in school safety zones and provides enhanced criminal penalties for any person who solicits or recruits children under age 13 into a gang.
CS/CS/HB 411 The bill codifies the two existing children’s initiatives in Orlando and Jacksonville in statute.
CS/HB 423 The bill exempts dyed diesel fuel used for commercial fishing and aquaculture purposes from the sales and use tax.
CS/CS/HB 437 The bill clarifies Florida Housing Finance Corporation's corporate roles and responsibilities.
SB 452 The bill permanently reauthorizes the public records exemption for a donor's personal identifying information, held in the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Registry.
CS/HB 461 The bill requires the Department of Education, in coordination with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and with input from stakeholders including representatives of the auditory oral community, to develop a model communications plan for use during the individual educational plan development.
CS/CS/SB 468 The bill codifies a pilot project by the Office of Insurance Regulation that provides an alternative mechanism to the insurance policy form filing and approval process for property and casualty insurance lines, excluding workers’ compensation and personal lines.
CS/CS/CS/HB 487 The bill creates the Freemasonry specialty license plate, establishes the annual use fee of $25, and provides that those funds will benefit the Masonic Home Endowment Fund, Inc.