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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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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…

Local Regulation of Nonconforming and Unsafe Structures

This is a bill which threatens the integrity of many of Florida’s cherished coastal historic districts. The proposed bill, SB 1526, known as the “Resiliency and Safe Structures Act,” sponsored by Sen. Bryan Ávila (R-Miami…

Land Use and Development Regulations

This bill would make changes to the types of data that can be used for comprehensive plan amendments, including population projections and prohibit local governments from limiting density and intensity within optional elements of their…

Land Use and Development Regulations

SB 1184 (Ingoglia) and HB 1221 (McClain) make changes to the types of data that can be used for comprehensive plan amendments, including population projections and prohibit local governments from limiting density and intensity within…

Agritourism

This bill pertains to agritourism, which involves the promotion of agricultural-related activities for public enjoyment and educational purposes. The legislation aims to support bona fide agricultural activities by providing a revenue stream and public awareness…

Building Regulations

House Bill 267 (sponsored by Rep. Esposito) and Senate Bill 684 (sponsored by Sen. DiCeglie) would require local governments to create a program to expedite issuing residential building permits. Among other provisions, the deadline for…

Energy Resources

This bill seeks to establish several guidelines and restrictions regarding the state of Florida’s energy resources. The regulations mainly revolve around the resiliency of their facilities^ which are locations that store and transport natural gas…

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…

Energy Resources

This bill focuses on enhancing energy resources reliability and resilience in Florida. It outlines that resilience facilities should be allowed to operate in certain land use categories under local government comprehensive plans. It eliminates the…

Expedited Approval of Residential Building Permits

Imposes deadlines and requirements on local residential building permits, especially planned communities. Expands developers’ ability to use third-party inspectors instead of AHJ inspectors, and reduce permitting fees paid to AHJ…

Residential Building Permits

House Bill 267 (sponsored by Rep. Esposito) and Senate Bill 684 (sponsored by Sen. DiCeglie) would require local governments to create a program to expedite issuing residential building permits. Among other provisions, the deadline for…

Local Regulation of Nonconforming and Unsafe Structures

This is a bill which threatens the integrity of many of Florida’s cherished coastal historic districts. The proposed bill, SB 1526, known as the “Resiliency and Safe Structures Act,” sponsored by Sen. Bryan Ávila (R-Miami…

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…

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…

Expedited Approval of Residential Building Permits

Imposes deadlines and requirements on local residential building permits, especially planned communities. Expands developers’ ability to use third-party inspectors instead of AHJ inspectors, and reduce permitting fees paid to AHJ…