CS/CS/HB 55: Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee ; Gaetz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Patronis ; Rader
Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices; Requires claimant to provide demand letter to motor vehicle dealer as condition precedent to initiating civil litigation, including arbitration, against such dealer under Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act; provides for expiration of demand letter after specified period; provides for tolling of applicable time limitations for initiating actions; requires stay of civil litigation, including arbitration, brought without compliance with demand letter requirements; provides additional opportunity for claimants to comply with specified provisions; provides condition that constitutes waiver of notice; provides for applicability; requires that specified notice be provided to consumers & acknowledged before provisions may apply.
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 23
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/24/13, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
• Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 1 -HJ 152
• Now in Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee -HJ 152
• On Committee agenda-- Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee, 02/06/13, 2:00 pm, 12 HOB
• CS by Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 3 -HJ 153
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 151
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/13, 12:00 pm, 404 HOB
• CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 2 -HJ 157
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 151
• Introduced -HJ 23
• CS by Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 142
• CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 142
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/12/13
• Read 2nd time -HJ 218
• Amendment(s) adopted (067233, 241765, 404113, 665871) -HJ 218
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 234
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 83 NAYS 29 -HJ 234
• In Messages
• Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary -SJ 257
• Received -SJ 257
• Withdrawn from Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary -SJ 474
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 474
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 292 -SJ 474
• Read 2nd time -SJ 474
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -SJ 561
• CS passed; YEAS 33 NAYS 4 -SJ 561
• Ordered enrolled -HJ 910
• Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2013-186
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