Events

June 2017

Weaponized Drone Warefare Conference:
June 1, 2017

America's Tech Council Battle Bots Olympics:
June 15, 2017

iPhone vs Galaxy Show:
June 19, 2017

 

July 2017

Summerbrooke 4th of July Celebration:
July 4, 2017

Star Wars Fanzone Meet-up:
July 10, 2017

Tiger Woods Roadside Golf Clinic:
July 19, 2017

 

August 2017

Tech Coast Conference:
August 23, 2017
https://techcoastconference.com

 

September 2017

FSU Booster Club Bash:
September 9, 2017

October 2017

University of Florida Outreach Program:
October 12, 2017

November 2017

Gators Beat Noles Game:
November 25, 2017

  • Technology Report Legislative Update Week 7

    AST Reorganization

     

    The Florida Technology Council has been meeting with members and staff addressing current and future roles of AST in Florida.

     

    _______________________________________

     

    Stephanie Smith, Manager of Florida Public Policy at Uber: "On behalf of the entire Uber team... THANK YOU FTC!"

     

    Miami Herald: It’s up to Rick Scott now: Should local governments be allowed to regulate Uber?

     

    Years of fighting between local governments, the Legislature and ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft could soon come to an end.

     

    Lawmakers have sent to Gov. Rick Scott legislation that would prohibit local government from regulating the companies. Instead, the companies would need to meet statewide insurance and background check standards only.

     

    Scott’s office has not yet signaled whether he will sign the bill.

     

     ____________________________________

     

     

    Senate ready to hear bill on wireless communication

    use in right-of-ways

     

    After strong support from FTC the Senate Rules Committee unanimously agreed to legislation allowing access to public right-of-ways to install wireless communications infrastructure to bring 5G wireless capability to Florida.

     

    Susan Salisbury of The Palm Beach Post previously reported that municipalities saw the bill as one-sided, that it would take away their ability to control where 5G equipment is installed and favors telecommunications giants such as AT &T, Verizon and Sprint.

     

    Amendments to SB 596 by Sen. Travis Hutson were offered to mitigate local governments’ concern.

     

    “We have worked really hard within the industry and different local city and county governments to try to come up with a compromise, when you talk about that preemption,” said Hutson.

     

    Changes included narrowing the definition of utility poles equipment can be attached to, revising the application process, and increasing the annual fee for pole attachments to $100.

     

    The opponents to the fee cap argued that the market rate for such fees has not been established.

     

    “By the state setting an arbitrary price cap, we are subsidizing a for-profit private company and their shareholders instead of letting local governments protect the assets that our taxpayers have invested in,” said Megan Sirjane-Samples of Florida League of Cities.

     

    But Sen. Jack Latvala said the fee represented “the privilege of putting a cell on the pole that already exists,” and rhetorically asked if local governments “aren’t happy with the $100 for that.”

     

    A similar House bill (HB 687) has one more committee stop.

     

     

    Bill Report

     Sorted by Bill Number

    HB 23

    Relating to Public Assistance

    Eagle

     

    Public Assistance: Revising penalties for noncompliance with work requirements for temporary cash assistance; requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity, in cooperation with CareerSource Florida, Inc., and the Department of Children and Families, to develop and implement a work plan agreement for participants in the temporary cash assistance program; authorizing changes to public assistance policy and federal food assistance waivers to conform to federal law and simplify administration unless such changes increase program eligibility standards, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    4/19/2017

    HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 82 Yeas / 38 Nays)

     

    4/20/2017

    SENATE In Messages

     

    4/20/2017

    SENATE Received; Referred to Appropriations

     

    HB 69

    Relating to Use of Wireless Communications Devices while Driving

    Slosberg

     

    Use of Wireless Communications Devices while Driving: Provides for primary enforcement of Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law for drivers age 18 or younger; requires deposit of fines into Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    12/2/2016

    HOUSE Filed

     

    1/9/2017

    HOUSE Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee

     

    1/9/2017

    HOUSE Now in Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee

     

    SB 90

    Relating to Renewable Energy Source Devices

    Brandes

     

    Renewable Energy Source Devices; Revising the definition of the term “renewable energy source device”; prohibiting the consideration of just value of property attributable to a renewable energy source device in determining the assessed value of any real property; exempting a renewable energy source device from the tangible personal property tax, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2018

     
     

    4/17/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations, 04/20/17, 10:00 am, 412 K

     

    4/20/2017

    SENATE Favorable by Appropriations; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    4/21/2017

    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

     

    SB 104

    Relating to Computer Coding Instruction

    Brandes

     

    Computer Coding Instruction; Authorizing high schools to offer students opportunities to take specified computer coding courses beginning with a specified school year; providing that high schools will not be required to offer such courses; requiring the Commissioner of Education to identify the computer coding courses that satisfy two credits of sequential foreign language instruction under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    1/30/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Education, 02/06/17, 4:00 pm, 412 K

     

    2/6/2017

    SENATE Favorable by Education; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    2/7/2017

    SENATE Now in Rules

     

    SB 110

    Relating to Public Records and Public Meetings/Information Technology/Postsecondary Education Institutions

    Brandes

     

    Public Records and Public Meetings/Information Technology/Postsecondary Education Institutions; Creating an exemption from public records requirements for certain records held by a state university or Florida College System institution which identify detection, investigation, or response practices for suspected or confirmed information technology security incidents; creating an exemption from public meetings requirements for portions of public meetings which would reveal such data and information; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemptions; providing statements of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

     
     

    4/4/2017

    SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed

     

    4/6/2017

    SENATE Now in Rules

     

    4/20/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Rules, 04/25/17, 2:00 pm, 110 S

     

    HB 139

    Relating to Local Tax Referenda

    Ingoglia

     

    Local Tax Referenda: Requires local government discretionary sales surtax referenda to be held on the date of a primary or general election and requires a specified percentage of votes for passage; requires notice of intent to levy certain local government discretionary sales surtaxes; prohibits certain entities for a specified period from increasing taxes that were reduced at the time a discretionary sales surtax was levied. Effective Date: July 1, 2018

     
     

    4/20/2017

    HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed

     

    4/20/2017

    HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

     

    4/20/2017

    HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17

     

    SB 144

    Relating to Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving

    Garcia

     

    Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving; Revising the legislative intent relating to the authorization of law enforcement officers to stop motor vehicles and issue citations to persons who are texting while driving; deleting a provision requiring that enforcement of the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law be accomplished only as a secondary action; requiring deposit of fines into the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2017

     
     

    3/17/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Transportation, 03/22/17, 4:00 pm, 401 S

     

    3/22/2017

    SENATE Favorable by Transportation; 5 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    3/23/2017

    SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development

     

    SB 174

    Relating to Enterprise Information Technology Services Management Act

    Artiles

     

    Enterprise Information Technology Services Management Act; Revising certain powers, duties, and functions of the Agency for State Technology in collaboration with the Department of Management Services; authorizing certain service-level agreements entered into by the state data center to be extended for a specified duration, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    3/29/2017

    SENATE Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading, 03/30/17

     

    3/30/2017

    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 38 Yeas / 0 Nays)

     

    4/4/2017

    HOUSE In Messages

     

    SB 178

    Relating to Traffic Infraction Detectors

    Artiles

     

    Traffic Infraction Detectors; Repealing provisions relating to the definitions of “local hearing officer” and “traffic infraction detector” and to the installation and use of traffic infraction detectors to enforce specified provisions when a driver fails to stop at a traffic signal, provisions that authorize the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a county, or a municipality to use such detectors, and the distribution of penalties collected for specified violations, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020

     
     

    2/7/2017

    SENATE Unfavorable by Transportation; 2 Yeas, 2 Nays

     

    2/8/2017

    SENATE Laid on Table

     

    3/22/2017

    Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR`s Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 03/24/17, 9:00 am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)

     

    SB 206

    Relating to Electronic Wills

    Passidomo

     

    Electronic Wills; Creating the “Florida Electronic Wills Act”; specifying requirements that must be satisfied in the execution of electronic wills; authorizing an electronic will that is properly executed in this or another state to be offered for and admitted to probate in this state, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    4/19/2017

    SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed

     

    4/19/2017

    SENATE Now in Rules

     

    4/20/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Rules, 04/25/17, 2:00 pm, 110 S

     

    HB 221

    Relating to Transportation Network Companies

    Sprowls

     

    Transportation Network Companies: Provides that transportation network company (TNC) driver is not required to register certain vehicles as commercial motor vehicles/for-hire vehicles; requires TNC to designate & maintain agent for service of process; provides requirements re: fare collection, vehicle/driver identification, electronic receipts, TNC & driver insurance, proof of coverage, disclosure, & claims; provides conditions under which TNC drivers are independent contractors; requires zero-tolerance policy for drug/alcohol use; provides driver requirements; requires driver background checks; provides for procedures report & injunctive relief under certain circumstances; prohibits certain conduct; requires compliance with nondiscrimination laws; requires maintenance of specified records; specifies governance by state law; provides applicability & construction. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    4/19/2017

    SENATE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 1 Nays); Immediately certified

     

    4/19/2017

    HOUSE Ordered enrolled

     

    4/19/2017

    HOUSE Enrolled Text (ER) Filed

     

    HB 265

    Relating to Computer Coding Instruction

    Porter

     

    Computer Coding Instruction: Requires Articulation Coordinating Committee to develop & submit recommendations relating to computer science instruction to BOG, SBE, & Legislature; requires Commissioner of Education to include certain courses relating to computer science in Course Code Directory; requires student notification under certain circumstances; requires DOE to annually report to BOG & Legislature; requires SBE to develop strategies relating to computer science educator certification & teacher recruitment. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    3/28/2017

    HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

     

    3/29/2017

    HOUSE Reference to PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee removed; Remaining reference: Education Committee

     

    3/29/2017

    HOUSE Now in Education Committee

     

    SB 274

    Relating to STEM Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

    Thurston, Jr.

     

    STEM Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program; Creating the STEM Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program; requiring the Department of Education to administer the program; specifying candidate eligibility and the use of program funds, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    1/6/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    1/25/2017

    SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; Appropriations

     

    HB 275

    Relating to State Work Opportunity Tax Credit

    Alexander

     

    State Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Provides credit against corporate income tax for businesses hiring certain persons convicted of felony; provides requirements & limitations; requires DOR & DEO to adopt rules & authorizes certain guidelines. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

     
     

    1/25/2017

    HOUSE Now in Ways & Means Committee

     

    2/1/2017

    Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 02/03/17, 9:00 am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)

     

    2/8/2017

    Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR's Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 02/10/17, 10:00 am, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)

     

    HB 277

    Relating to Electronic Wills

    Grant (J)

     

    Electronic Wills: Designates act as "Florida Electronic Wills Act"; specifies requirements that must be satisfied in execution & self-proof of electronic wills; provides requirements for certain documents deemed executed in this state; authorizes electronic will is properly executed in this or another state to be offered for & admitted to probate in this state; specifies requirements for service as qualified custodian; provides requirements for admitting electronic will not self-proved into probate. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    3/17/2017

    HOUSE Now in Judiciary Committee

     

    4/18/2017

    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 04/20/17, 8:00 am, 404 H

     

    4/20/2017

    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee; 16 Yeas, 2 Nays

     

    SB 278

    Relating to Local Tax Referenda

    Steube

     

    Local Tax Referenda; Requiring local government discretionary sales surtax referenda to be held on the date of a primary election or on the date of a general election and specifying the required approval of voters for passage, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019

     
     

    4/12/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Community Affairs, 04/17/17, 4:00 pm, 301 S

     

    4/17/2017

    SENATE Favorable with CS by Community Affairs; 6 Yeas, 1 Nay

     

    4/18/2017

    SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed

     

    SB 296

    Relating to Statements Made by a Criminal Defendant

    Bracy

     

    Statements Made by a Criminal Defendant; Requiring that hearsay statements made during certain custodial interrogations comply with specified requirements in order to be admissible; describing circumstances in which an oral, written, or sign-language statement made by an interrogee during a custodial interrogation is presumed inadmissible as evidence against such person unless certain requirements are met; providing for the admissibility of certain statements of an interrogee when made in certain proceedings or when obtained by federal officers or officers from other jurisdictions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    2/13/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Criminal Justice, 02/21/17, 9:00 am, 37 S

     

    2/21/2017

    SENATE Favorable by Criminal Justice; 7 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    2/21/2017

    SENATE Now in Judiciary

     

    SB 322

    Relating to Public Records and Meetings/Unsolicited Proposals

    Steube

     

    Public Records and Meetings/Unsolicited Proposals ; Reenacting provisions which provide exemptions from public records and public meetings requirements for unsolicited proposals received by a responsible public entity, unsolicited proposals discussed in a portion of a meeting of such an entity, and the recording of, and any records generated during, a closed meeting; expanding the exemptions to incorporate the amendment made to the definition of the term “responsible public entity” in provisions by SB 332; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: On the same date that SB 332 or similar legislation relating to public-private partnerships takes effect, if such legislation is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension thereof and becomes a law

     
     

    1/10/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    1/25/2017

    SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules

     

    SB 332

    Relating to Public-private Partnerships

    Steube

     

    Public-private Partnerships; Revising the definition of the term “responsible public entity”; revising legislative findings to recognize the public need of pursuing information technology projects through the establishment of public-private partnerships, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    1/10/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    1/25/2017

    SENATE Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules

     

    SB 340

    Relating to Transportation Network Companies

    Brandes

     

    Transportation Network Companies; Providing that a transportation network company (TNC) driver is not required to register certain vehicles as commercial motor vehicles or for-hire vehicles; providing requirements for a TNC’s digital network; providing that specified automobile insurers have a right of contribution against other insurers that provide automobile insurance to the same TNC drivers in satisfaction of certain coverage requirements under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    4/6/2017

    SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

     

    4/13/2017

    SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/18/17

     

    4/18/2017

    SENATE Read Second Time; Substituted for HB 0221; Laid on Table, Refer to HB 0221

     

    SB 362

    Relating to Agency for State Technology

    Brandes

     

    Agency for State Technology; Establishing within the agency a chief data officer position and the Geographic Information Office, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    3/10/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 03/15/17, 4:00 pm, 110 S

     

    3/15/2017

    SENATE Favorable with CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    3/17/2017

    SENATE Now in Appropriations

     

    HB 371

    Relating to Assistive Technology Devices

    Ausley

     

    Assistive Technology Devices: Revises provisions relating to accessibility & use of assistive technology devices by persons with disabilities. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    4/4/2017

    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Education Committee, 04/06/17, 8:00 am, 102 H

     

    4/6/2017

    HOUSE Favorable by Education Committee; 18 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    4/6/2017

    HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

     

    SB 460

    Relating to Personal Delivery Devices

    Brandes

     

    Personal Delivery Devices; Authorizing the operation of personal delivery devices within county or municipal jurisdictions under certain circumstances; prohibiting the operation of personal delivery devices on the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network; requiring a personal delivery device operator to maintain an insurance policy that provides general liability coverage of at least a specified amount for damages arising from the operation of a personal delivery device; exempting personal delivery devices from certain registration and insurance requirements, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    3/29/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Banking and Insurance, 04/03/17, 4:00 pm, 110 S

     

    4/3/2017

    SENATE Favorable by Banking and Insurance; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    4/4/2017

    SENATE Now in Rules

     

    HB 485

    Relating to State Technology

    Grant (J)

     

    State Technology: Directs DHSMV to implement protocols & standards for issuing optional digital proof of driver license & procure interfaces necessary for manufacture; requires Agency for State Technology to publish & maintain such protocols & standards; requires agency to review & approve or reject private entity's request for access to interfaces; provides for designation of authorized manufacturer of digital proofs; provides for revenue sharing; provides that presenting electronic device displaying digital proof does not constitute consent for law enforcement officer access; provides for assumption of liability. Effective Date: October 1, 2017

     
     

    3/7/2017

    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; 14 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    3/8/2017

    HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

     

    3/10/2017

    HOUSE Now in Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee

     

    SB 560

    Relating to Small Business Participation in State Contracting

    Campbell

     

    Small Business Participation in State Contracting; Requiring certain agencies to award a percentage of contracts to small businesses; requiring contract vendors to use small businesses in the state as subcontractors or subvendors; requiring the rules ombudsman in the Executive Office of the Governor to establish a system for reporting small business participation in state contracting, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    1/27/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    2/9/2017

    SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations

     

    SB 570

    Relating to Public Assistance

    Rouson

     

    Public Assistance; Requiring CareerSource Florida, Inc., to submit a detailed annual report on certain information for individuals subject to mandatory work requirements who receive temporary cash or food assistance; requiring the Department of Economic Opportunity, in cooperation with CareerSource Florida, Inc., and the Department of Children and Families, to develop and implement a work plan agreement for participants in the temporary cash assistance program, etc.APPROPRIATION: $300,000.00 Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    4/17/2017

    SENATE Favorable with CS by Commerce and Tourism; 8 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    4/18/2017

    SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed

     

    4/19/2017

    SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

     

    SB 596

    Relating to Utilities

    Hutson

     

    Utilities; Creating the “Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act”; prohibiting the Department of Transportation and certain local governmental entities, collectively referred to as the “authority,” from prohibiting, regulating, or charging for the collocation of small wireless facilities in public rights-of-way under certain circumstances; prohibiting an authority from requiring approval or charges for routine maintenance, the replacement of certain wireless facilities, or the installation, placement, maintenance, or replacement of certain micro wireless facilities, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    4/14/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Rules, 04/19/17, 4:00 pm, 110 S

     

    4/19/2017

    SENATE Favorable with CS by Rules; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    4/21/2017

    SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C3) Filed

     

    HB 601

    Relating to Personal Delivery Devices

    Williamson

     

    Personal Delivery Devices: Authorizes operation of personal delivery devices in counties & municipalities; provides exceptions; provides operation requirements; requires specified insurance coverage; excludes devices from definition of "motor vehicle"; exempts devices from registration & insurance requirements. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    4/5/2017

    HOUSE Engrossed Text (E1) Filed

     

    4/12/2017

    SENATE In Messages

     

    4/13/2017

    SENATE Referred to Transportation; Rules

     

    SB 630

    Relating to Traffic Infraction Detectors

    Campbell

     

    Traffic Infraction Detectors; Repealing provisions relating to the installation and use of traffic infraction detectors to enforce specified provisions when a driver fails to stop at a traffic signal, provisions that authorize the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a county, or a municipality to use such detectors, and the distribution of penalties collected for specified violations, respectively, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2020

     
     

    2/1/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    2/16/2017

    SENATE Referred to Transportation; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations

     

    HB 687

    Relating to Utilities

    La Rosa

     

    Utilities: Prohibits DOT & local governmental entities from regulating/prohibiting collocation of small wireless facilities in public rights-of-way; provides requirements for collocation permit application, processing, & issuance; prohibits requirement of approval/fees for certain purposes; provides requirements for rates, fees, & terms; prohibits adoption/enforcement of certain regulations & imposition of certain taxes, fees, & charges. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    3/15/2017

    HOUSE Favorable with CS by Energy & Utilities Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 2 Nays

     

    3/16/2017

    HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed

     

    3/20/2017

    HOUSE Now in Commerce Committee

     

    HB 725

    Relating to Autonomous Vehicles

    Brodeur

     

    Autonomous Vehicles: Authorizes person to engage autonomous technology to operate autonomous vehicle in autonomous mode; provides that autonomous technology is deemed operator of autonomous vehicle operating in autonomous mode for determining compliance with traffic & motor vehicle laws; provides construction & applicability with respect to specific statutory provisions; provides that autonomous technology is deemed to be validly licensed. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    3/10/2017

    HOUSE Now in Government Accountability Committee

     

    3/14/2017

    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Government Accountability Committee, 03/16/17, 9:00 pm, 17 H

     

    3/16/2017

    HOUSE Temporarily Postponed by Government Accountability Committee

     

    HB 1389

    Relating to Administrative Procedures

    Eisnaugle

     

    Administrative Procedures: Exempts certain administrative law judges & agency hearing officers from Career Service System; provides procedure for designating qualified representative; provides notice requirements for public meetings, hearings, & workshops & those utilizing telecommunications; requires adoption of uniform rules of procedure; provides for mandatory correction of rule to conform to change in law; provides procedure for conducting discovery in administrative proceeding; revises procedure for hearing involving disputed issue of material fact; authorizes agency head to designate & terminate agency hearing officer. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    3/7/2017

    HOUSE Filed

     

    3/10/2017

    HOUSE Referred to Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee; Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee

     

    3/10/2017

    HOUSE Now in Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee

     

    SB 1450

    Relating to Text-to-911 Services

    Powell

     

    Text-to-911 Services; Directing the Technology Program within the Department of Management Services to expedite implementation of a text-to-911 technology in the state; directing the office to use information identified in a specified report to assist public agencies and voice communications services providers in implementing the technology, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    3/2/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    3/14/2017

    SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations

     

    SB 1532

    Relating to Language Requirements for State Agency Websites and Advertisements

    Campbell

     

    Language Requirements for State Agency Websites and Advertisements; Requiring specified information to be published on state agency websites in certain languages; requiring state agencies to disseminate certain advertisements to the public in languages other than English through specified media outlets in certain counties, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2017

     
     

    3/2/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    3/14/2017

    SENATE Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules

     

    SB 1534

    Relating to Assistive Technology Advisory Council

    Thurston, Jr.

     

    Assistive Technology Advisory Council; Requiring a representative of the Department of Economic Opportunity, rather than of CareerSource Florida, Inc., to serve on the council; deleting a requirement that the council act as the board of directors of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology; requiring the council to advise the alliance, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    3/16/2017

    SENATE Pending withdrawal

     

    3/23/2017

    SENATE Withdrawn from Education; Commerce and Tourism; Rules

     

    3/23/2017

    SENATE Withdrawn from further consideration

     

    SB 1540

    Relating to Department of Management Services

    Brandes

     

    Department of Management Services; Creating the Statewide Procurement Efficiency Task Force within the department; specifying the purpose and membership of the task force; providing meeting requirements; providing that task force members shall serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    4/13/2017

    SENATE On Committee agenda - Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 04/18/17, 4:00 pm, 110 S

     

    4/18/2017

    SENATE Favorable with CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; 6 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    4/20/2017

    SENATE Now in Appropriations

     

    SB 1736

    Relating to Public Records/E-mail Addresses of Current Justices and Judges

    Rouson

     

    Public Records/E-mail Addresses of Current Justices and Judges; Providing an exemption from public records requirements for business e-mail addresses of current justices and judges; providing for future legislative review and repeal of the exemption; providing a statement of public necessity, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2017

     
     

    3/3/2017

    SENATE Filed

     

    3/14/2017

    SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules

     

    HB 3891

    Relating to National Cyber Partnership - Cyber Training for Veterans

    Latvala (C)

     

    National Cyber Partnership - Cyber Training for Veterans: Provides an appropriation for the National Cyber Partnership - Cyber Training for Veterans. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    3/13/2017

    HOUSE On Committee agenda - Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/15/17, 8:00 am, 102 H

     

    3/15/2017

    HOUSE Favorable by Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays

     

    3/16/2017

    HOUSE Now in Appropriations Committee

     

    HB 5301

    Relating to State Agency Information Technology Reorganization

    Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee

     

    State Agency Information Technology Reorganization: Creates Office of Technology & Data Solutions within DMS; terminates Agency for State Technology; transfers agency powers, duties, records, offices, contracts, & funds to office; provides powers, duties, & functions of office; transfers state data center from agency to DMS; revises state data center duties; creates Florida Cybersecurity Task Force; provides appropriations. Effective Date: July 1, 2017

     
     

    4/13/2017

    SENATE In Messages; Received; Referred to Appropriations; Rules; Withdrawn from Appropriations; Rules; Read Second Time; Amendment Adopted (100366); Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 35 Yeas / 0 Nays)

     

    4/13/2017

    SENATE The Senate having refused to pass the bill as passed by the House, acceded to the request for a conference; Immediately certified

     

    4/13/2017

    HOUSE In returning messages

     

    HB 6007

    Relating to Traffic Infraction Detectors

    Avila

     

    Traffic Infraction Detectors: Repeals provisions relating to installation & use of traffic infraction detectors to enforce specified provisions when driver fails to stop at traffic signal, provisions that authorize DHSMV, county, or municipality to use such detectors, & provisions for distribution of penalties collected for specified violations.Effective Date: July 1, 2020

     
     

    3/23/2017

    HOUSE Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 91 Yeas / 22 Nays)

     

    3/29/2017

    SENATE In Messages

     

    3/31/2017

    SENATE Received; Referred to Transportation; Community Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations

     

             

    Generated via REBECCA ROMAN ADAMS ST ADVOCATES

    41 rows in 0.407 seconds on Fri Apr 21 15:00:27 2017

  • FTC Member Update May 26, 2015

    DMS PUR 1,000:  This week DMS released a new PUR 1,000.  This form is attached to IFQ’s, RFP’s… removing limited liability caps.  FTC’s Executive Dir Jim Taylor and Chair Cyndy Loomis Immediately scheduled a meeting with DMS Interim Secretary Erin Rock, Sr. Dir of Policy Taylor Hatch, Chief Procurement Officer Rosalyn Ingram and David Zeckman to discuss concerns.  DMS was grateful to learn the removal of this cap would take away a vendor’s ability to purchase insurance and place the state in a position where only small judgement proof vendors would contract with the state.  We left the meeting assured DMS would revisit this PUR.

     

    Agency for State Technology:  FTC’s Executive Dir Jim Taylor and Chair Cyndy Loomis met with Interim AST CIO Eric Larson Tuesday to discuss future steps for AST.  FTC is establishing a committee including security experts from the FBI, NSA and FTC membership to review current processes and procedures to provide guidance.  AST is committed to working with FTC and like-minded organizations as well as public partners and vendors as they move forward.  

     

    Governor’s Office:   FTC met with the Governor’s Office this week to discuss 5301 involving AST.  The Council is supportive of the budget as it stands now but requested elimination of the conforming bill which excludes a hybrid cloud solution and provides state agencies only 120 days to submit a plan if even considering a change to the cloud. 

     

    FTC WEBSITE LAUNCH:  FTC website www.FLTechCouncil.org has been launched.  Domains .com & .tech will be connected and go live over the weekend.  Current members of FTC do not need to fill out application information to view behind the scenes Member Only sections.  We will enter this information for you and send your personal Login and Password information over the next few days.  FTC would like to again thank WiredPeople Inc. for their generous contribution sponsoring this new site.  The primary goal of this site is to drive member revenue while strengthening the Council by providing easier access for those wishing to join FTC.  A personal thank you to members Coaxis, ISF and Symantic for their recent assistance connecting with and bringing on new members. 

     

    FTC Web Blog: Members wishing to contribute blog articles please contact james.taylor@fltechcouncil.com

    Members seeking sponsor opportunities on the website and those seeking product placement on the website please do the same.

     

    TCC:  FTC’s Executive Dir Jim Taylor and Chair Cyndy Loomis meet with TCC President Jim Murdaugh to discuss opportunities for FTC legislative and education support of their efforts to create a stronger connection between education and the tech sector.  Taylor & Loomis are drafting collaboration plans for FTC/TCC for the executive board to review.

     

    State Council Partnership Opportunities:  FTC established connections between member ImageSoft and the Michigan Capital Region Technology Council.  Our goal is to establish relationships providing FTC members the ability to drive revenue in multiple states while developing opportunities for multi-state contract pricing. ImageSoft has offices in Detroit Michigan as well as JAX.

     

    FBI Cyber Security Counterintelligence Domain Group:  All FTC technology members wishing to sit on this FBI task force have been approved for participation.  After receiving your FTC website Username and password you will be able to enroll directly from our site by visiting www.FLTechCouncil.org.    

     

    Congratulations:  FTC was proud to see our Chair, ISF CEO Cyndy Loomis, as a featured speaker at yesterday’s Tax Watch event in South Florida.  Ms. Loomis costarred with AST Interim CIO Eric Larson and FTC board member Foley & Lardner’s Jason Allison.  Well done Cyndy!

     

    Microsoft School: FTC Executive Director and Chair are meeting with education leaders at Microsoft’s Dunbar High School in Fort Myers today (Friday) to establish new tech/education opportunities across our state.  More info to come.  While in Fort Myers FTC is met with The LSH Group which has now joined the Council.  Membership with CEO Linda Hanwacker will provide great value for LSH as well as the FTC.  If you happen to know Linda please reach out and welcome her to the family.  (A special thank you to Coaxis for turning the 6 hour 2 day trip into a comfortable 1 ½ hour in&out flight via their company plane.  FTC truly has the most supportive members on the planet)

     

    If you have any thoughts, suggestions, ideas you would like to discuss, or ways we can support your business please contactJames.Taylor@FLTechCouncil.Com at your convenience. 

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

     

    - Jim Taylor

Copyright © 2019 Florida Technology Council - All rights reserved

Powered by