2023 Florida Legislative Session Bill Tracker

[updated 1/22/2023]
 
ELECTIONS
HJR 31 / SJR 94 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 2024 general election ballot as a proposed state constitutional amendment and would require 60% of voters to pass.
RLCFL SUPPORTS 

 

HJR 131 Recall of County Officers and Commissioners. These bills propose an amendment to Florida’s Constitution which would provide that any member of governing body of a non-charter county may be removed from office by the voters of the non-charter county. Currently, only twenty charter counties in Florida have the ability to recall an elected county official. 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 sixty percent of voters to pass.
RLCFL SUPPORTS 

 

EDUCATION 
HB 1 School Choice. This bill would expand the Florida Family Empowerment Scholarship so that any student eligible to enroll in public school could be in line for a voucher to attend a private school.
RLCFL WILL SUPPORT WITH CHANGES 
 
2nd AMENDMENT
 HB 221 / SB 214 Sales of Firearms and Ammunition. These bills would stop the collection of financial data on firearm and ammo purchases and impose fines on credit card companies that collect data on those purchases. Credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express say they plan on categorizing gun shop sales, which were considered general merchandise. Individual codes used to identify firearm purchases opens a backdoor to an unofficial gun registry.
RLCFL SUPPORTS 
 
TAXES AND BUDGET 
HB 251 Florida First Production Partnership Program. This bill would create the Film, Television, and Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program and would offer film, TV, and digital media productions a tax rebate by requiring that 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, where certain industries get to pay less in taxes while other industries are forced to carry a higher tax burden.
RLCFL OPPOSES 

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