At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2018, six new laws are now in effect
in Florida. which are the following:
- SB 590 – The is a new option for parenting plans. Among other things,
the plan would determine where the child will live and how parental responsibility
shall be shared.
- HB 647 – This law dissolved the Hillsborough County Public Transportation
Commission, which is an independent special district. The commission was
created to regulate things like taxi and limousine services. This is considered
a huge win for rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.
- HB 435 – Rules of banking corporations, such as issues related to
licensure and record keeping, have been revised.
- HB 437 – Tied to HB 435 this law creates public-records exemptions
involving the Office of Financial Regulation, which is not allowed to
release personal identifying information of customers or shareholders.
The exemptions deal with new entities known as “international trust
entities” and “qualified limited service affiliates.”
- HB 911 – This law makes several changes related to rules and licensure
for public insurance adjusters.
- SB 800 – Health insurers and maintenance organizations are now required
to offer “medication synchronization” once a year. Patients
are now able to align the refill dates of prescriptions.
Most other new laws passed during the 2017 session went into effect July
1, 2017, which is the start of the state’s fiscal year.
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