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SB 1996: Department of Economic Opportunity


Department of Economic Opportunity; Requiring the Auditor General and the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a joint audit and review of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation; revising provisions relating to the State Apartment Incentive Loan Program; deleting the future expiration of provisions authorizing workers’ compensation coverage for a participant in an adult or youth work experience activity; authorizing a local governmental entity that is an independent special district providing certain utility services to reduce its rates by resolution for a specified time for a user that will provide a community benefit, etc.

Effective Date: except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2012
Last Action: 4/22/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-127, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2012-118), HB 5003 (Ch. 2012-119), CS/HB 7023 (Ch. 2012-29)
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Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/16/2012 Senate SPB 7102 submitted as a committee bill (SB 1996) by Budget
• Filed
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 529
2/21/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/12
• Introduced -SJ 529
2/23/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 663
• Amendment(s) adopted (474518, 488314) -SJ 664
• Read 3rd time -SJ 664
• Passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 664
• Requests that the House pass the bill as passed by the Senate or agree to conference -SJ 666
• Immediately certified -SJ 664
2/23/2012 House • In Messages
2/27/2012 House • Received -HJ 842
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 842
• Read 2nd time -HJ 842
• Amendment(s) adopted (132875) -HJ 842
• Read 3rd time -HJ 842
• Passed as amended; YEAS 103 NAYS 8 -HJ 842
• Refused to concur, acceded to request for conference committee -HJ 846
2/27/2012 Senate • In returning messages
2/28/2012 House • Conference Committee appointed: Representatives Horner (Chair), Bernard, Brandes, Brodeur, Broxson, Burgin, Drake, Nehr, Rogers, Workman -HJ 899
2/28/2012 Senate • Conference Committee appointed: Budget Conference Committee on Budget/Appropriations: Alexander (Chair), Negron (Vice Chair), Bennett (At Large), Gaetz (At Large), Gardiner (At Large), Joyner (At Large), Rich (At Large), Thrasher (At Large); Budget Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bogdanoff (Chair), Evers, Smith, Storms; Budget Conference Committee on Education Pre-K - 12/PreK-12: Simmons (Chair), Detert, Gardiner, Montford, Ring; Budget Conference Committee on Finance and Tax: Norman (Chair), Alexander, Gaetz, Siplin; Budget Conference Committee on General Government/Government Operations: Hays (Chair), Braynon, Bullard, Diaz de la Portilla, Dockery, Jones, Thrasher; Budget Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Negron (Chair), Fasano, Flores, Garcia, Oelrich, Rich, Richter, Sobel; Budget Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Lynn (Chair), Altman, Sachs, Siplin, Wise; Budget Conference Committee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development/Transportation and Economic Development: Benacquisto (Chair), Bennett, Dean, Gibson, Latvala, Margolis -SJ 704
3/9/2012 Senate • Conference Committee Report received -SJ 1209
• Conference Committee Report adopted (171672) -SJ 1210
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 1211
3/9/2012 House • In returning messages
• Conference Committee Report considered -HJ 1617
• Conference Committee Report adopted (171672) -HJ 1618
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 106 NAYS 11 -HJ 1619
3/9/2012 Senate • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -SJ 1679
4/6/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/20/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/22/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-127, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2012-118), HB 5003 (Ch. 2012-119), CS/HB 7023 (Ch. 2012-29)