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CS/SB 530: Entertainment Industry

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Gruters ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Flores ; Farmer ; Stewart ; Rouson ; Cruz ; Berman ; Harrell ; Gibson ; Bracy ; Pizzo ; Hooper ; Torres

Entertainment Industry; Creating the Film, Television, and Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program within the Department of Economic Opportunity under the supervision of the Commissioner of Film and Entertainment; authorizing applicants to receive rebates up to a specified amount, including bonuses; requiring an applicant that receives funding to make a good faith effort to use existing providers of infrastructure or equipment in this state and to employ residents of this state; requiring the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council to determine a score for each qualified project using specified criteria, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/16/2019 Senate • Filed
11/1/2019 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Appropriations -SJ 41
12/2/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 12/10/19, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building
12/10/2019 Senate • CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 134
12/12/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
12/13/2019 Senate • Now in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 41
• CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 126
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology