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CS/CS/SB 368: Elder-focused Dispute Resolution Process

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Judiciary ; Baxley

Elder-focused Dispute Resolution Process; Authorizing the courts to appoint an eldercaring coordinator and refer certain parties and elders to eldercaring coordination; prohibiting the courts from referring certain parties to eldercaring coordination without the consent of the elder and other parties to the action; specifying the duration of eldercaring coordinator appointments; requiring the courts to conduct intermittent review hearings regarding the conclusion or extension of such appointments; requiring the Florida Supreme Court to establish certain minimum standards and procedures for eldercaring coordinators, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/26/2021 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 441 -SJ 674
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/22/2020 Senate • Filed
1/11/2021 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 62
1/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/03/21, 9:00 am, 37 Senate Building
2/3/2021 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 177
2/4/2021 Senate • Now in Judiciary
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 62
3/10/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/15/21, 3:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/15/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 271
3/17/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations
3/18/2021 Senate • CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 274
4/21/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/21/21, 4:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
• CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -SJ 642
4/22/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/21 -SJ 720
• CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 643
4/26/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 674
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 441 -SJ 674
• Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/HB 441 -SJ 674