2022 Florida Legislative Session Bill Tracker

[updated 10/15/21]

 

Firearms

HB 103 Carrying of Firearms Without Licenses. This bill often referred to as “Constitutional Carry” removes the requirement that a license to carry a concealed firearm is required in order to carry such a firearm. This would also enable Florida citizens to carry a gun, open or concealed.

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HB 6007 Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms. This bill would allow concealed carry licensees to carry a handgun or a concealed weapon or firearm into a college or university facility.

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HB 6013 Removing Firearm Regulations. This bill repeals gun control laws passed in 2018 under the Marjorie Stoneham Douglas High School SB 7026 legislation, including the Red Flag Law, ban on bump stocks, and restores the age to purchase firearms back to 18 years old.

RLCFL SUPPORTS

 

State Government Laws on Emergency Orders

HB 75 Limiting COVID-19 Restrictions. This bill would prohibit state or any political subdivision from enacting mask mandate; provides any such mandate is void; prohibits state & local governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, issuing vaccine passports. Prohibits businesses from requiring customers to provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or COVID-19 post-transmission recovery or discriminating against customers on basis of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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HB 215/SB 254 Emergency Orders Prohibiting Religious Services or Activities. These bills provide that an emergency order may not expressly prohibit religious services or activities.

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SB 452 Public Health. Prohibits counties and municipalities from requiring citizens to submit to any medical procedure or receive any medical treatment. Prohibits counties and municipalities from conditioning access to public property or services on whether a citizen has submitted to any medical procedure or received any medical treatment. Prohibits counties and municipalities from requiring the wearing of a face covering. Prohibits district school boards from adopting, implementing, or enforcing a policy, a rule, a code of conduct, or an order requiring the wearing of a face covering.

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HB 6009 Vaccinations During Public Health Emergencies. This bill removes language in current Florida law that allows the Florida Department of Health to force vaccines on citizens for communicable diseases.

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Elections

HJR 35/SJR 244 Partisan Elections for Members of District School Boards. These bills would require that elections for school board members be partisan, currently, the Florida constitution requires school board elections to be non-partisan. If passed by the Florida Legislature, it would be placed on the November 2022 general election ballot as a proposed state constitutional amendment and would require 60% of voters to pass.

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HB 99 Forensic Audit of the 2020 General Election. This bill requires the Governor to appoint independent third party to conduct forensic audit of 2020 general election; requires audit of certain precincts; provides dates by which such audit must begin and be completed; provides reporting requirements.

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10th Amendment-Unconstitutional Federal Interference

HB 133 Prohibiting Cooperation with a United States Capitol Police Office. This bill would prevent state and local police agencies, or any other government agency from aiding or cooperating with U.S. Capitol Police. It further prohibits agencies from allowing U.S. Capitol Police to access state government databases.

RLCFL SUPPORTS

 

Tax and Budget

HB 217 Film, Television, and Digital Media Project Rebate Program. This bill would create the Film, Television, and Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program and would offer film, TV, and digital media productions a rebate for the lesser of 20% or $2 million of production costs if they get pre-approved as a “certified project.” HB 217 is another attempt at a failed corporate welfare program by requiring certain benchmarks are met before tax rebates are awarded. The problem is this is still a form of corporate welfare, with the government picking winners and losers, in this case picking certain industries for favored treatment and taxpayer-funded handouts.

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Regulatory Reform

HB 6029 Traffic Infraction Detectors. This bill repeals the use of red-light cameras in Florida.

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