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CS/CS/HB 685: Business Organizations

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Rooney ; Workman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bracy ; Campbell ; Gibbons ; McBurney ; Rodriguez, J. ; Spano

Business Organizations; Provides additional exceptions regarding requirement that LLC names be distinguishable from names of other entities or filings; divides ch. 607, F.S., into parts with existing provisions assigned to part I entitled "General Provisions," & creates two new parts, part II entitled "Social Purpose Corporations," relating to corporations with corporate purpose to create public benefit, & part III entitled "Benefit Corporations," relating to corporations with corporate purpose to create public benefit; provides that certain amendments entitle shareholders to appraisal rights.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 6/20/2014 - Chapter No. 2014-209
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/21/2014 House • Filed
2/3/2014 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee; Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 59
2/12/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/19/14, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/19/2014 House • CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 160
2/25/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 59
• Original reference(s) removed: Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 151
• Now in Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee -HJ 151
• CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 147
3/21/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee, 03/25/14, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
3/25/2014 House • Favorable by Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 345
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 345
4/2/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/04/14, 9:30 am, Sumner Hall
4/4/2014 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 476
4/7/2014 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 471
4/9/2014 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 502
4/21/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/14
4/23/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 617
• Read 3rd time -HJ 617
• CS passed; YEAS 113 NAYS 0 -HJ 618
4/23/2014 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 591
• Received -SJ 591
4/29/2014 Senate • Withdrawn from Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 800
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 800
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 654 -SJ 801
• Read 2nd time -SJ 800
• Read 3rd time -SJ 801
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 801
4/29/2014 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 876
6/13/2014 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/20/2014 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2014-209