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2022 Legislative Accomplishments

HM 63 – Recognizing Veteran Suicide
Urges the U.S. Congress to recognize the crisis of suicide among veterans and to fully fund prevention efforts by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

HB 195 – Juvenile Diversion Program Expunction
Requires FDLE to expunge the nonjudicial arrest record of certain minors who successfully complete a court sponsored diversion program for specified offenses.
Authorizes minor who successfully completes diversion program for any offense, rather than only for first-time misdemeanor offense, to lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge certain information.

HB 197 – Pub. Rec./Nonjudicial Arrest Record of a Minor
Provides exemption from public records requirements for nonjudicial record of arrest of minor who has successfully completed diversion program.

HB 391 – Pub. Rec./Judicial Assistants
Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain identifying & location information of current & former judicial assistants & their spouses & children

HB 401 – Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Affordable Housing and Nonprofit Homes
Defines “actual rental income” for certain property used for affordable housing purposes; revises ownership entities for nonprofit homes qualifying for exemption from ad valorem taxation to include certain limited partnerships.

HB 421 – Long-term Cleanup of Water Bodies
Directs the Department of Environmental Protection to procure specified technology for the purpose of long-term clean up of Florida water bodies.

HB 559 – Occupational Licensure of Military Spouses
• Requires DBPR or applicable board to expedite professional license applications submitted by spouses of active duty members of Armed Forces.
• Requires DBPR to issue temporary professional licenses under certain circumstances
• Requires DOH or applicable board to issue professional license to spouses of active duty members of Armed Forces if certain requirements are met.

HB 713 – Required Insurance Coverage for Commercial Motor Vehicles
Revises minimum liability insurance requirements for certain movers’ commercial motor vehicles.

HB 719 – Swim-up Bars
Requires Florida Building Commission to adopt requirements & procedures within Florida Building Code for approval of swim-up bars at commercial & public swimming pool locations.
Requires commission to work with swimming pool industry representatives when developing such requirements & procedures.

HB 805 – Overpayment Claims by Health Insurers
Revises timeframe for overpayment claims by health insurers & HMOs against providers.
Provides applicability of such timeframe to overpayment claims as result of specified retroactive review or audit.

APPROPRIATIONS

HB 2033 – Seminole State College – Building “D” Renovation
Provides an appropriation of $1,181,019 for the Seminole State College – Building “D” Renovation.

HB 2069 – Stetson University – Community Resource Center for Mental Health and Alzheimer’s
Provides an appropriation of $298,489 for the Stetson University – Community Resource Center for Mental Health and Alzheimer’s.

HB 2099 – Operation G.R.O.W.
Provides an appropriation of $348,618 for the Operation G.R.O.W. to assist Seminole County adults with disabilities workforce training.

HB 2101 – Community, Cops, Courts & State Attorney Violent Crime Intervention (CCCSA)
Provides an appropriation of $492,411 for the Community, Cops, Courts & State Attorney Violent Crime Intervention (CCCSA).

HB 2131 – The Nygren Buggy Collection
Provides an appropriation of $25,000 to the Seminole County Culture & Arts Museum for The Nygren Buggy Collection.

HB 2211– Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative – Seminole County Expansion
Provides an appropriation for the Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative – Seminole County Expansion.
Appropriation: $150,000

HB 2231 – Pathways to Home Supportive Housing
Provides an appropriation of $488,074 for the Pathways to Home Supportive Housing.

HB 2239 – UCF-PTSD Clinic for Florida Veterans and First Responders
Provides an appropriation of $515,000 for the UCF-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic for Florida Veterans and First Responders.

HB 2241 – United Against Poverty Member Share Grocery Program
Provides an appropriation of $464,034 for the United Against Poverty Member Share Grocery Program.

HB 2293 – Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando – Public Safety/Emergency Responder Support
Provides an appropriation of $150,000 for the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando – Public Safety/Emergency Responder Support.

HB 2307 – Restoration and Preservation of Brightwater Estate and Gardens
Provides an appropriation of $500,000 for the Restoration and Preservation of Brightwater Estate and Gardens in Casselberry.

HB 2415 – Oviedo Percolation Pond Decommissioning Phase 1 Tank Demo/Construction
Provides an appropriation of $500,000 for the Oviedo Percolation Pond Decommissioning Phase #1 Tank Demolition & Construction.

HB 2417 – SCPS – Health Careers Pipeline Modernization
Provides an appropriation of $3,000,000 for the Seminole County Public Schools – Health Careers Pipeline Modernization at Seminole High School Academy of Health Careers.

HB 2419 – Oviedo Septic to Sewer Master Study
Provides an appropriation of $250,000 for the Oviedo Septic to Sewer Master Study.

HB 2421 – Oviedo Boulevard Trail Connector
Provides an appropriation of $300,000 for the Oviedo Boulevard Trail Connector.

HB 2441– Longwood Server Infrastructure Replacement
Provides an appropriation of $495,000 for the City of Longwood Server Infrastructure Replacement. Cyber-Security.

HB 2519 – Winter Springs State Road 434 Reclaimed Expansion
Provides an appropriation of $500,000 for the Winter Springs State Road 434 Reclaimed Water Expansion.

HB 2743 – Seminole County Juvenile Drug Court
Provides an appropriation of $260,000 for the Seminole County Juvenile Drug Court.
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HB 2745 – Best Buddies Mentoring and Student Assistance Initiatives
Provides an appropriation of $350,000 for the Best Buddies Mentoring and Student Assistance Initiatives.

HB 2921 – Grace Medical Home – Mobile Medical Van
Provides an appropriation of $250,000 for the Grace Medical Home – Mobile Medical Van.

HB 2923 – Orlando Sanford International Airport Business Park Development
Provides an appropriation of $1,500,000 for the Orlando Sanford International Airport Business Park Development.

HB 2953 – Florida College to Congress Opportunity Scholarship
Provides an appropriation of $250,000 for the Florida College to Congress Opportunity Scholarship.

HB 3527 – At Risk Youth Advocacy Program
Provides an appropriation of $100,000 for the At-Risk Youth Advocacy Program.

HB 3529 – Project Opioid Initiative-Extended Release Injectable Medication
Provides an appropriation of $2,500,000 for Project Opioid Initiative-Extended Release Injectable Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Program

HB 3533 – Sanford Nutrient Reduction at Lake Jessup and Lake Monroe
Provides an appropriation of $750,000 for Sanford Nutrient Reduction at Lake Jesup and Lake Monroe

HB 3853 – City of Sanford Sanford Marina Repairs
Provides an appropriation of $805,900 for the City of Sanford downtown Marina Repairs.

HB 4275 – Seminole County Little Wekiva River Ongoing Maintenance
Provides an appropriation of $500,000 for the Seminole County Little Wekiva River Ongoing Maintenance.

HB 4277 – Seminole County Wekiva Springs Road Intersection Improvements
Provides an appropriation of $500,000 for the Seminole County Wekiva Springs Road Intersection Improvements.

HB 4279 – Seminole County E.E. Williamson Road Trail Connect Project
Provides an appropriation of $1,000,000 for the Seminole County E.E. Williamson Road Trail Connect Project.