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December 2019 Monthly Report

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December 2019 Monthly Report - Region 11 - LPF

No significant activity to report.   Region11@lpf.org email address is now up and running as is the LPF Forum access.

Met briefly with St. Lucie County Commissioner Sean Mitchell, topics discussed included but were not limited to county housing stock, county property tax rates (among highest in state), current county staffing levels and expenses, sheriff's expenses on medical care ($11M per year), and the PPP at Port of Fort Pierce (of which I am on the Public Advisory Committee) which has received the first two months of payments from new port management company/tenant.  Engaged with new St. Lucie County Property Tax Reduction advocacy group.

Attended 11/22 Legislative Breakfast set up by the joint Planning and Engineering Societies in Palm Beach.  Of Note to this body SB771 is new bill to end regulation of home based businesses, and HB707 will sunset professional licensing.

Current activities in this holiday season while I am travelling to continue to re-engage with LPF communications tools; establish a plan for affiliating Region 11 counties, and to focus on Platform committee work as we are entering a critical time before the State convention.   Purchased my package for the State convention including the hotel room, purchased my plane tickets for the National Convention (previously purchased the package for National Convention).

In Liberty,

John R. Thompson
Region 11 Representative
Libertarian Party of Florida
Region11@lpf.org
561-632-6628
#1 - December 15, 2019, 08:21:31 PM

It is Senate Bill 778 not 771

https://legiscan.com/FL/bill/S0778/2020

Florida Senate Bill 778 (Prefiled Legislation)
FL State Legislature page for S0778
Summary
Sponsors
Texts
Votes
Research
Comments
Track
Status
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 5 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-11-21 - Referred to Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
Pending: Senate Community Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary
Specifying conditions under which a business is considered a home-based business; authorizing a home-based business to operate in a residential zone under certain circumstances; preempting to the state the ability to regulate or license home-based businesses; prohibiting a local government from certain actions relating to the licensure and regulation of home-based businesses, etc.

Tracking Information
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Title
Home-based Businesses

Sponsors
Sen. Keith Perry [R]
History
Date   Chamber   Action
2019-11-21   Senate   Referred to Community Affairs; Commerce and Tourism; Rules
2019-11-05   Senate   Filed
Same As/Similar To
H537 (Similar To) 2019-11-15 - Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Commerce Committee

Code Citations
Chapter   Article   Section   Citation Type   Statute Text
559   955      Amended Code   See Bill Text
Florida State Sources
Type   Source
Summary   https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/778
Text   https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/778/BillText/Filed/HTML
Bill Comments
#2 - December 15, 2019, 10:00:32 PM

House Bill 707

https://legiscan.com/FL/bill/H0707/2020

Florida House Bill 707 (Prefiled Legislation)
FL State Legislature page for H0707
Summary
Sponsors
Texts
Votes
Research
Comments
Track
Status
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 19 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-12-03 - Referred to Commerce Committee; Health and Human Services Committee; Appropriations Committee
Pending: House Commerce Committee Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary
Authorizes schedule for the systematic review of occupational regulatory programs; authorizes Legislature to take certain actions before scheduled repeal of occupational regulatory program; provides regulation of occupation to state if such occupation's regulatory program has been repealed through this act; provides schedule of repeal for occupational regulatory programs.

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Title
Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations

Sponsors
Rep. Paul Renner [R]
History
Date   Chamber   Action
2019-12-03   House   Referred to Commerce Committee; Health and Human Services Committee; Appropriations Committee
2019-11-19   House   Filed
Same As/Similar To
H713 (Similar To) 2019-12-11 - CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0
S1124 (Similar To) 2019-12-13 - Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules
S1138 (Similar To) 2019-12-13 - Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations

Code Citations
#3 - December 15, 2019, 10:04:45 PM