Legislative Report

January 24, 2022 

Compiled by Region 2 PEOPLE Chair Dr. Flamm


SB 270/HB 1327: Funds for Student Transportation, sponsor Travis Hutson (R)

Funds for Student Transportation; Modifying requirements for determining student membership in a school district in order to determine the annual allocation for funding for student transportation, etc. Creates more routes without funding mechanism. Effective Date: 07/01/2022. 

STATUS: As currently written we are against unless it has sufficient funding. Working with appropriations to try to improve the bill. The bill does not provide sufficient funding to pay for the additional routes. Hence our drivers will have more work but no more pay. Legislative leaders are trying to find more money for drivers, food workers and janitors.

1/24/2022: NO CHANGE

1/11/2022: Introduced SJ 15

11/02/21: Now in Senate Appropriations Committee

11/02/21: Passed Senate Education Committee; 8-0

9/21/21: Filed in Senate

For more information:


Text: http://static-lobbytools.s3.amazonaws.com/bills/2022/pdf/0270.pdf

SB 280/HB, local preemption 403 Sponsor

Pre-emption bill. Allows for civil action against local governments that adopt local ordinances


1/18/2022: First read Senate Community Affairs as SJ 172

1/12/2022 Passed Senate Community Affairs 6-2

1/11/2022: First reading in House (original bill)

More information:

SB 280https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/280

HB 403:  https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/280/?Tab=RelatedBills


1/21/2022: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2022/01/21/florida-senate-moves-forward-with-bill-that-would-allow-businesses-to-sue-over-local-ordinances-that-cause-loss-of-profit

1/21/2022: https://cbs12.com/news/local/controversial-local-measures-ready-for-full-senate-florida-business-lawsuit-municipalities-preemption-bill 

SB 620/HB 569, Local Predemption Sponsor Travis Hutson (R)

Local government pre-emption bill

Authorizing certain businesses to claim business damages from a county or municipality if the county or municipality enacts or amends certain ordinances or charter provisions; authorizing businesses to recover costs and fees in a specified manner and if certain requirements are met; requiring courts to consider certain factors and follow specified  guidance when assessing costs; specifying requirements for the courts in determining and awarding attorney fees; requiring attorneys and businesses to submit certain documentation relating to attorney fees, etc.


1/20/2022: Passed Senate Appropriations 11-7

1/16/2022: On Senate Appropriations committee agenda

11/16/2021: Passed Senate Judiciary Committee, 7-4

For more Information:

SB 620https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/620 


1/21/2022: https://cbs12.com/news/local/controversial-local-measures-ready-for-full-senate-florida-business-lawsuit-municipalities-preemption-bill 

1/20/2022: https://thecapitolist.com/florida-taxwatch-sb-620-has-real-risk-to-negatively-impact-taxpayers/ 

SB 1124/HB 943Preemption of local government wage mandates, sponsor Joe Gruters (R)

Preemption of Local Government Wage Mandates; Creating the "Wage Mandate Preemption Act"; revising prohibitions relating to political subdivisions enacting, maintaining, or enforcing wage mandates in an amount greater than the state minimum wage rate, etc. Stop local wage ordinances


1/20/2022: Senate community Affairs agenda for 1/25/2022 @ 330PM

1/11/2022: Introduced SJ 75

1/7/2022: Sent to Local Admin. & Vet. Affairs (now), Regulatory Reform, State Affairs,

12/16/2021: Filed in House

1/7/2022: Sent to senate Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; rules

12/1/2021: Filed in Senate

SB 1124https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1124/?Tab=BillHistory

HB 943https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/943


12/29/2021: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2021/12/29/florida-labor...

SJR 1412/HB 1127Limit constitute. amends. by citizen initiative, sponsor, Jason Brodeur (R)

Revisions or Amendments of the State Constitution by Citizen Initiative; Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to limit revisions or amendments of the State Constitution by citizen initiative to matters relating to procedural subjects or to the structure of the government or of the State Constitution, etc.


1/19/2022: In House Judiciary Committee

1/18/2022: Introduced as SJ 125

1/12/2022:  Referred to Senate Ethics & elections, Govt oversight & Account.; Rules – SJ 125

1/3/2022: Filed in Senate. Filed in House

SJR 1412https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1412

HJR 1127https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1127

SB 1458 (HB 1197): Employee organizations, sponsors Dennis Baxley (R), Scott Plakon (R), Cory Byrd (R)

Employee Organizations; Requiring employee organizations to provide a notice of employees’ rights form to specified employees; requiring an employee organization to revoke an employee’s membership upon receipt of the employee’s written request for revocation; prohibiting certain employee organizations from having dues and uniform assessments deducted by the employer from certain employees’ salaries; revising requirements for applications for renewal of registration of an employee organization; revising requirements for applications for renewals of registration for employee organizations certified as bargaining agents for units of instructional personnel, etc.  NEED 50+1% membership to keep union certification.


1/18/2022: Introduced in Senate as SJ 128

1/12/2022: Referred to Senate Judiciary, Govt. Oversight & Accounta., Appropriations – SJ 129

1/11/2022: House 1st reading, Govt. Ops, Subcomm.

1/5/2022: Filed in House

1/4/2022: Filed in Senate

For more information:

SB 1458https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1458/?Tab=RelatedBills

HB 1197https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022/1197


1/5/2022: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/state/2022/01/05/bill-would-ban-union-dues-being-taken-out-public-employee-paychecks-state-workers-tallahassee/9107567002/ 

1/4/2022: https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/florida-senate-proposal-targets-public-employee-unions