Florida Representative John Cortes [D]

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FLH0199PassDesignates act "Donna's Law"; creates exception to general time limitations allowing prosecution to be commenced at any time for specified sexual battery offenses against victims younger than a certain age.
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2020-06-24
Chapter No. 2020-81
FLH0171PassRequiring the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, to create a process for the uniform award of postsecondary credit or career education clock hours to certain servicemembe...
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2020-06-24
Chapter No. 2020-80
FLH0037PassRevises civil penalties for certain violations relating to stopping for school bus.
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2020-06-22
Chapter No. 2020-64
FLH0043PassRequiring the Florida Court Educational Council to establish certain standards for instruction of circuit and county court judges for dependency cases; requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to provide certain information to law enforcement offi...
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2020-06-19
Chapter No. 2020-40
FLH0163PassProvides requirements for continuum of care catchment areas & lead agencies; requires continuums of care to create continuum of care plans; revises requirements for certain grants; establishes grant-in-aid program to help continuums of care prevent &...
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2020-06-19
Chapter No. 2020-44
FLH4625FailProvides an appropriation for the Community Hope Center - Service Center.
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2020-03-19
Died in Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH4627FailProvides an appropriation for the Kissimmee Hill Street Drainage Project.
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2020-03-19
Died in Appropriations Committee
FLH4629FailProvides an appropriation for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society - Kissimmee Wastewater.
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2020-03-19
Died in Appropriations Committee
FLH0137FailRevises process for recalling director of homeowners' association; requires specified percentage of certain parcel owners to initiate recall petition or special meeting to recall director; requires board of directors to duly notice & hold referen...
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2020-03-14
Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0135FailRequires community development districts to obtain a just valuation of property before acquiring any property that includes land or is permanently affixed to land.
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2020-03-14
Died in Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
FLH0235FailRequires certain fees to be paid to DBPR; provides for prevailing party in nonbinding arbitration to recover certain costs & fees.
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2020-03-14
Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0233FailRequires nonbinding arbitration in certain homeowners' association disputes; authorizes parties to initiate judicial proceeding; provides procedures for certain homeowners' association disputes which do not require nonbinding arbitration.
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2020-03-14
Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0041FailProhibits specified licensees & practitioners from practicing or performing conversion therapy on individual who is younger than specified age; provides that such licensee or practitioner is subject to disciplinary proceedings by DOH & appropriate bo...
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2020-03-14
Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
FLH0161FailProhibits discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity in public lodging establishments & public food service establishments; revises provisions of Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 & Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation & ge...
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2020-03-14
Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
FLH0493FailAuthorizes certain entities to petition court to dissolve community development district with outstanding financial obligations or operating or maintenance responsibilities; provides procedures to be used by court in appointing receivers; specifies c...
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2020-03-14
Died in Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
FLH0045FailRevises private school eligibility requirements for state school choice scholarship program.
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2020-03-14
Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
FLH0531FailRequires DOC rules include certain inmate rights; provides requirements for disciplinary confinement of inmates; specifies basic rights; creates presumption that inmates meeting specified conditions are permanently incapacitated for purposes of consi...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0509FailProhibits animal shelters from euthanizing animals under certain conditions; requires animal shelters to release animals to rescue organizations; provides exceptions.
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2020-03-14
Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0497FailCreates Film, Television, & Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program within DEO; provides eligibility requirements & application procedures; requires Commissioner of Film & Entertainment to review applications & take certain actions; requires annual rep...
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2020-03-14
Died in Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee
FLH0057IntroAuthorizes hospitals to dispense limited supply of medicinal drugs to patient of emergency department of hospital or patient discharged from hospital; provides drug supply requirements for prescribing or dispensing of such drugs in specified areas; a...
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2020-03-14
Died on Calendar
FLH0419FailCreates Citizens Oversight Council within DOC; provides for membership & terms; specifies duties & responsibilities concerning correctional & juvenile facilities; prohibits interference with day-to-day operations of facilities; prohibits discussion o...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0315FailAuthorizes district school boards & charter school governing boards to allow specified number of mental health days as excused absences for students.
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2020-03-14
Died in PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0621FailRequires veterinarians to report suspected animal cruelty in certain circumstances; requires certain persons to report suspected animal cruelty to veterinarian; provides immunity; prohibits alteration or destruction of certain records; specifies that...
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2020-03-14
Died in Business and Professions Subcommittee
FLH0541FailRevises statute of limitations periods for prosecution of certain sexual offenses; specifies that period for prosecution of certain sexual offenses may not begin until results of specified testing have been received; requires FDLE to create & maintai...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0499FailRevises prohibition on sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing firearm or ammunition; requires persons convic...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0275FailRequires placement of bleeding control kits in state buildings & schools; requires school districts to provide instruction for all students in first aid for severe bleeding; requires DOE to develop list of approved first aid for severe bleeding instr...
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2020-03-14
Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
FLH0457FailAuthorizes counties to restrict smoking within boundaries of certain public beaches & public parks; prohibits smoking within boundaries of state park.
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2020-03-14
Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
FLH0569FailRequires governing body of each public airport that meets certain criteria to create diesel exhaust fluid safety mitigation & exclusion plan for submission to DOT; provides plan requirements; requires annual certification of compliance.
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2020-03-14
Died in Infrastructure and Security
FLH0565FailExpands exception to eligibility requirement for expunction of criminal history record to allow prior expunction of criminal history record granted for offense committed when person was minor; provides exception.
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2020-03-14
Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0513FailRequires certain employers to provide drinking water, shade, & annual training to employees & supervisors; requires DACS & DOH to adopt specified rules.
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2020-03-14
Died in Workforce Development and Tourism Subcommittee
FLH0285FailRemoves references to state attorney's discretion to direct file juvenile; revises discretionary direct file criteria; provides for opportunity for hearing to reverse direct file; revises provisions concerning housing of children held in detentio...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0299FailRequires state attorney of each judicial circuit to establish conviction integrity review unit & an independent review panel within state attorney's office; specifies membership; authorizes an incarcerated person to submit petition requesting tha...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0425FailProvides specified cost-of-living adjustment factor for members of Special Risk Class of Florida Retirement System.
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2020-03-14
Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
FLH0427FailProvides that donation of human tissue by person who is knowingly infected with HIV to person who is not HIV-infected is felony; expands scope of unlawful acts by person infected with sexually transmissible disease; provides certain actions are not s...
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0047FailAllows an individual who has biological or legal parent-child relationship with, who is legal guardian of, or who is spouse or sibling of a person to seek a risk protection order.
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0543FailProhibits DOH from charging fee for issuance, replacement, or renewal of medical marijuana identification card for service-disabled veteran or his or her caregiver if specified form is included with application for such card.
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2020-03-14
Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
FLH0281FailRevises definition of term "first responder," for purposes of property tax exemption, to include specified law enforcement officers & firefighters; defines "law enforcement officer" for certain purposes; provides applicability.
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2020-03-14
Died in Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
FLH0507FailAuthorizes life support services to transport injured police canines under certain circumstances; authorizes paramedic or emergency medical technician to provide emergency medical care to injured police canines under certain circumstances; provides i...
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2020-03-14
Died in Health Quality Subcommittee
FLH0289FailRequires background checks for sale or transfer of ammunition.
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0551FailRequires community transportation coordinators to increase & support programs that enhance cross-county mobility for specified purposes for transportation disadvantaged; requires coordinating boards to evaluate multicounty or regional transportation ...
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2020-03-14
Died in Infrastructure and Security
FLH0595FailProhibits employers from taking adverse personnel action against employees or applicants who are qualified patients using medical marijuana; requires employers to provide certain written notice to employees or applicants who test positive for marijua...
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2020-03-14
Died in Oversight, Transparency and Public Management Subcommittee
FLH6051FailDeletes provision which prohibits certain damages in wrongful death cases to be recoverable by adult children & parents of adult children.
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2020-03-14
Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
FLH0421FailProhibits holding child being prosecuted as adult in jail or other facility intended or used for detention of adults; provides exception; requires court to consider specified factors in making certain determination; removes provisions under which cou...
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2020-03-14
Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
FLH0067FailRequires certain eye examination for newborns; requires that coverage for children under health insurance policies & health maintenance contracts include certain eye examinations for newborns & infants.
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2020-03-14
Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
FLH0451FailRequires all sales or transfers of firearms be conducted through a licensed firearm dealer & persons involved in the sale or transfer subject to background checks.
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
FLH0601FailRequires district school boards to provide transportation for each public elementary school student if student's single parent or guardian is developmentally disabled.
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2020-03-14
Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
FLH0603FailProvides DOE to require K-12 public school facilities to install carbon monoxide alarms; provides requirements for such alarms.
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2020-03-14
Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
FLH1359FailRevises requirements for award of annual contract to instructional personnel; provides for award of retention contract.
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2020-03-14
Died in PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee
FLH0491FailProhibits candidate from donating surplus campaign funds to charitable organization that employs candidate; provides candidate may give funds that have not been spent or obligated to state or political subdivision.
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2020-03-14
Died in returning Messages
FLH0025FailReduces criminal penalties for possession of specified amounts of cannabis & products containing specified amounts of THC; specifies that juvenile violators of certain provisions are eligible for civil citation or prearrest diversion programs.
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2020-03-14
Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
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