Florida Legislation – 2019

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Summary
SB 84: Conversion Therapy
HB 109: Conversion Therapy
Prohibiting a person who is licensed to provide professional counseling or a practitioner who is licensed under provisions regulating the practice of medicine, osteopathic medicine, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling from practicing or performing conversion therapy for an individual who is younger than a specified age; providing that such licensee or practitioner is subject to disciplinary proceedings by the Department of Health and the appropriate board under certain circumstances, etc.
SB 254: Marriage Equality
HB 6009: Marriage Equality
Repealing provisions relating to marriages between persons of the same sex; removing a prohibition on the recognition of marriages entered into between persons of the same sex in this state, another state, or another jurisdiction, either domestic or foreign; removing the definition of the term “marriage,” which limits marriage only to a legal union between one man and one woman, etc.
HB 195: Study of the Bible and ReligionRequires each school district to offer specified courses relating to religion, Hebrew Scriptures, & Bible to certain students as elective courses; provides course requirements.
HB 235: Abortion
SB 792: Abortion
Requires physician to examine woman obtaining abortion for presence of detectable fetal heartbeat; revises informed consent for abortion procedure requirements; provides criminal penalties; prohibits termination of pregnancy when fetal heartbeat is detected; provides exceptions.
SB 330: Educational Standards for K-12 Public Schools;Revising the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; providing that such standards are the minimum baseline core content standards for K-12 public schools; revising the requirements for instructional materials that a district school superintendent annually certifies, etc.
SB 558: Termination of PregnancyTermination of Pregnancy; Citing this act as the "Florida Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"; prohibiting the attempted or actual performance or induction of an abortion in certain circumstances; providing a parameter to be used in determining the applicability of the prohibition; requiring a physician to use an abortion method that provides the best opportunity for the unborn child to survive the abortion in specified circumstances, etc.
HB 2105: Security Funding for Jewish Day SchoolsSecurity Funding for Jewish Day Schools; Provides an appropriation for the Security Funding for Jewish Day Schools. APPROPRIATION: $4,000,000.00
HB 2173: Jesus Christ Arch Angels Liberty Square ProgramJesus Christ Arch Angels Liberty Square Program; Provides an appropriation for the Jesus Christ Arch Angels Liberty Square Program. APPROPRIATION: $1,275,000.00
HB 2195: Living Stones' COVE Learning Academy
Living Stones' COVE Learning Academy; Provides an appropriation for the Living Stones' COVE Learning Academy. APPROPRIATION: $305,000.00
HB 2277: Tallahassee Jewish Community, Inc. Safety InitiativeProvides an appropriation for the Tallahassee Jewish Community, Inc. Safety Initiative. APPROPRIATION: $450,000.00
HB 2411: Salvation Army Sarasota - Recovery Beds (Community Addiction-Recovery Program)Provides an appropriation for the Salvation Army Sarasota - Recovery Beds (Community Addiction-Recovery Program). APPROPRIATION: $1,412,420.00
SB 926: Education in Public Schools Concerning Human Sexuality
H 703
Creating the “Florida Healthy Adolescent Act”; requiring public schools that provide certain information or programs to students relating to human sexuality to provide information that meets specified criteria; authorizing students to be excused from certain portions of a program or class under certain circumstances; repealing provisions relating to health education and instruction in acquired immune deficiency syndrome, etc.
HB 2771: Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Building ExpansionProvides an appropriation for the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Building Expansion. APPROPRIATION: $1,500,000.00
HB 3865: Holy Family Church Parking and DrainageProvides an appropriation for the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Building Expansion. APPROPRIATION: $1,500,000.00
HB 3449: Lima Center at St. Rose of Lima Catholic ChurchProvides an appropriation for the Lima Center at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. APPROPRIATION: $900,000.00
HB 855: Instructional MaterialsInstructional Materials; Revises criteria for selecting instructional materials; revises provisions relating to instructional materials & requirements for certain hearings, school districts, district school boards, & district school superintendents.
HB 3127: Greater Mercy Missionary Baptist Church Safe Day Provides an appropriation for the Greater Mercy Missionary Baptist Church Safe Day. APPROPRIATION: $150,000.00
SB 1290: Clinics that Perform AbortionsDeleting a provision prohibiting state agencies, local governmental entities, and Medicaid managed care plans from expending or paying funds or initiating or renewing contracts under certain circumstances with a certain organization that owns, operates, or is affiliated with a licensed clinic that performs abortions; deleting a requirement that the Agency for Health Care Administration inspect an abortion clinic’s patient records when performing licensure inspections, etc.
SB 1290: Clinics that Perform Abortions
HB 6057: Reproductive Issues

Removes requirement delaying abortion procedure; removes prohibition on expenditures or funds for or initiation or renewal of contracts with certain organizations that perform abortions under certain circumstances; removes requirement that AHCA review abortion clinic patient records as component of licensure inspections.
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SB 1454: Instructional Materials
HB 855: Instructional Materials
Prohibiting a public school employee or volunteer from providing certain materials to minors; requiring a school principal to notify certain parents of the inclusion of sex education instructional materials in a course; requiring district school boards to make certain information relating to instructional materials available to the public; revising the requirements for the district school board instructional materials review process, etc.
SPB 7070: K-12 EducationDeleting the authorization for a traditional public school to receive funds from the Schools of Hope Program; establishing the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program; requiring school districts, upon the request of the department, to provide statewide assessments and related materials to certain private schools; requiring that program funds for students entering a Department of Juvenile Justice commitment program be transferred from the school district in which the student last attended school before commitment, etc.