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CS/HB 5203: Reemployment Services

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee ; O'Toole

Reemployment Services; Repeals provisions relating to Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund within DOE; terminates trust fund & transfers balance remaining in, & all revenues of, terminated fund; revises legislative intent to remove DOE's duty to administer Workers' Compensation Law; removes authorization of DFS to share confidential & exempt records, reports, or information with DOE; amends provisions relating to reemployment of injured workers & rehabilitation; authorizes DFS to contract with third parties to administer training & education screenings, reemployment assessments, vocational evaluations, & reemployment services; removes rulemaking authority of DOE with respect to Workers' Compensation Law. APPROPRIATION: $350,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 4/22/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-135, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2012-118)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2012 House • Filed
1/25/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 275
1/26/2012 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee -HJ 297
1/30/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/01/12, 11:00 am, Webster Hall
2/1/2012 House • CS by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0 -HJ 457
2/2/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 452
• CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 451
2/6/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/08/12
2/8/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 532
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/9/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 556
• CS passed; YEAS 119 NAYS 0 -HJ 556
• Requests that the Senate pass the bill as passed by the House or agree to conference -HJ 566
2/14/2012 Senate • In Messages
2/21/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 547
• Referred to Budget -SJ 548
2/23/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Budget -SJ 666
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/23/12 -SJ 666
• Read 2nd time -SJ 668
• Amendment(s) adopted (155924) -SJ 668
• Read 3rd time -SJ 668
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 668
• The Senate having refused to pass the bill as passed by the House, acceded to the request for a conference -SJ 670
• Immediately certified -SJ 668
2/23/2012 House • In returning messages
2/28/2012 House • Conference Committee appointed: Representatives O'Toole (Chair), Proctor (Co-Chair), Gonzalez (Co-Chair), Ahern, Bullard, Harrison, Nunez, Oliva, Passidomo, Reed, Stargel, Taylor, Trujillo, Williams, A. -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 House • Conference Committee Report considered -HJ 1325
• Conference Committee Report adopted (955423) -HJ 1327
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 1328
3/9/2012 Senate • In returning messages
• Conference Committee Report received -SJ 1297
• Conference Committee Report adopted (955423) -SJ 1298
• Passed as amended by Conference Committee Report; YEAS 36 NAYS 1 -SJ 1300
3/9/2012 House • Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1717
4/6/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/20/2012 • Approved by Governor
4/22/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-135, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5001 (Ch. 2012-118)