Monday, March 12, 2012

A list of what passed, what failed at the Florida Legislature

The Herald/Times Tallahasee bureau has the scorecard:
Some bills that passed and failed in the 2012 session. Bills must be approved by Gov. Rick Scott.UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (PASSED) 
Renames the state’s unemployment compensation system to "Reemployment Assistance," and provides more than $800 million in tax relief to businesses. (SB 1416/HB 7027)BUSINESS REGULATIONS (PASSED) 
Removes some continuing education requirements and decriminalizes agency rules for barbers and auctioneers, among other state-regulated professions. (SB 762/HB 517)EMPLOYEE TIPS (FAILED) 
Allowed an employer to guarantee a minimum wage for tipped employees, while reducing wages to employees who make enough in tips to earn the minimum wage. (SB 2106)TIMESHARE RESALES (PASSED) 
Cracks down on timeshare resellers, increasing penalties for fraud. (SB 1408/HB 1001)E-VERIFY (FAILED) 
Required every employer to use an E-Verify program to prove that workers are not illegal immigrants. (SB 1638/HB 1315)
Read the whole thing here.

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