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 Florida Legislator Score

How often did your lawmaker vote to help Floridians?
We selected bills that help or hurt Floridians in a variety of areas: Economic Opportunity, Democracy, Protecting Florida’s animals and natural environment, and preserving Home Rule. Lawmakers get credit when they vote for a bill that helps Floridians, or against a bill that hurts Floridians.
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My Safe Florida Home Program

The My Safe Florida Home program was enacted by the Florida Legislature to help Florida homeowners protect their homes against hurricanes and save money. Here’s how it works: Florida homeowners apply for a free home…

Employment Regulations

Two bills put on display anti-worker and anti-Home Rule extremism. House Bill 433 – the “Workplace Heat Exposure Requirements” and Senate Bill 1492, “Employment Regulations” are similar bills that simultaneously undercut the authority of local…

Employment

House Bill 49 and Senate Bill 1596 would take us back in time and roll back decades of child labor protections in Florida. This legislation would allow employers to schedule 16- and 17-year-olds for unlimited…

Consumer Finance Loans

As uncertainty persists in Florida’s property insurance landscape, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book and Senator Ileana Garcia (R-Miami) have filed a bipartisan measure (SB 348) that would give low-income residents older than 65 10% back…

Employment of Minors

House Bill 49 and Senate Bill 1596 would take us back in time and roll back decades of child labor protections in Florida. This legislation would allow employers to schedule 16- and 17-year-olds for unlimited…

Earned Wage Access Providers

The “Fintech” industry (financial tech companies) are peddling a new product aimed at workers at the bottom of the wage scale who need money immediately but don’t qualify for traditional loans or credit cards. The…

Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund

In response to the escalating cases of construction fraud victimizing Florida homeowners, the need to fortify the Homeowners Construction Recovery Fund (HCRF) has become glaringly apparent. Established in 1993, the HCRF has served as a…

Insurance Rebate Program for Low-Income Seniors

As uncertainty persists in Florida’s property insurance landscape, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book and Senator Ileana Garcia (R-Miami) have filed a bipartisan measure (SB 348) that would give low-income residents older than 65 10% back…

Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund

In response to the escalating cases of construction fraud victimizing Florida homeowners, the need to fortify the Homeowners Construction Recovery Fund (HCRF) has become glaringly apparent. Established in 1993, the HCRF has served as a…

Property Insurance Rebate Program for Low-income Seniors

This bill, named “Property Insurance Rebate Program for Low-income Seniors,” aims to create a regulatory framework to provide property insurance rebates to eligible low-income senior citizens within the state of Florida. It creates a program…

Requiring Broader Public Support for Constitutional Amendments or Revisions

HJR 335 would make the citizen ballot initiative process even harder than it already is by moving the bar from 60% to 66% in order to pass a state constitutional amendment at the ballot. The…

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

This bill requires anyone licensed or permitted by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to create email accounts with specific divisions within the department. This is designed to streamline communication and support the…

Community Associations

This bill introduces amendments and modifications to the regulations pertaining to community associations in Florida. Key provisions of the bill includes requiring associations to return official records following the termination of a contract within a…

Community Associations

This bill relates to community associations and stipulates requirements for community association managers and management firms. These managers and firms must return official records to an association within a certain time after terminating a contract,…

Vacation Rentals

Would require advertising platforms to collect and remit specified taxes for certain vacation rental transactions; defining the term “advertising platform”; adding licensing to the regulated activities of public lodging establishments and public food service establishments…

My Safe Florida Home Program

This bill seeks to revise the My Safe Florida Home Program, specifically in relation to hurricane mitigation inspections and grants. The proposed amendments specify eligibility requirements for these inspections, authorizing applicants to resubmit applications under…

Employment Regulations

Two bills put on display anti-worker and anti-Home Rule extremism. House Bill 433 – the “Workplace Heat Exposure Requirements” and Senate Bill 1492, “Employment Regulations” are similar bills that simultaneously undercut the authority of local…

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

This bill outlines changes to the licensing and operations of businesses regulated by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The bill modifies licensing rules across various industries such as tobacco distribution, engineering, accountancy, and…

Consumer Finance Loans

This year, Senate Bill 1436 and its companion House Bill 1347 are being introduced as a means of allowing payday lenders to charge a 36% interest rate on loans of up to $10,000. The lenders…