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Updated 04/19/2023


The 2023 Florida Legislative Session is over half-way concluded.  It has been a quiet session for FRPA, which is a welcome change.  Currently budget conferences will continue, and we are please to report that funding for the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program remains fully funded in both the House and Senate budget proposals.  There is a lot of time left in session which considering budget negotiations, so we can't take our eye off the ball.  Continue to reiterate to your state elected officials, the importance of these land acquisition and development programs that promote partnerships between state and local governments toward the provision of valuable recreations services to residents and visitors.

Earlier this session:

Committees in both chambers have been appointed.  It is critical that as members, you know who your legislators are.  Click here to Find Your Representative.  By looking at your Voter Registration Card and finding your Senate District, you can Find Your Senator.

Once you have located these elected officials through the links above, you can see on the Representative's/Senator's webpage what committees they have been assigned.  On these pages you can also find information on the individual's interests and other information that will help you prepare a visit to their office, or a letter supporting issues of importance to you.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check it regularly as we will update information as it becomes available.  FRPA eConnect will also be used to send legislative Elerts if quick action is needed on an issue.


    SB 74 by Senator Rodriguez
    HB 1541 by Representative Chambliss ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Benjamin ; Casello ; Mooney ; Porras

    Citing this act as the "Kareem Angel Green Act"; providing that certain organizations that care for or supervise children must require parents or legal guardians to attest certain information in writing before taking children under their care or supervision to public bathing places or public swimming pools; providing requirements to provide personal floatation equipment for children when such organizations conduct certain activities in public bathing places or public swimming pools.   Providing an exception for children participating in swimming instruction.

    Status of SB 74

    12/14/2022 Filed
    01/04/2023 Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
    03/07/2023 Introduced

     Status of HB 1541

    03/06/2023 Filed
    03/07/2023 Read first time
    03/09/2023 Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee; and Health & Human Services Committee




    SB 76 by Senator Hooper
    HB 109 by House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee 

    Requiring the Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of Environmental Protection to allow residents and nonresidents to make state park campsite reservations within specified timeframes; requiring Florida residents to provide information from their Florida driver license or identification card for certain reservations made in advance, etc.  Impact of bill provides a one month advance reservation capability for residents versus non-residents providing proof of residency is provided.

    Status of SB 76

    12/14/2022 Filed
    01/04/2023 Referred to Environment and Natural Resources; Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Fiscal Policy
    01/17/2023 Favorable by Environment and Natural Resources Committee 
    03/14/2023 CS by Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government
    03/21/2023 CS by Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government read 1st time
    03/28/2023 Favorable by Fiscal Policy
    03/29/2023 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    03/30/2023 Placed on Special Order Calendar,
    04/04/2023 Read 2nd time; Substitute CS/HB 109; Laid on table refer to CS/HB 109

    Status of HB 109

    01/04/2023 Filed
    01/10/2023 Referred to Agriculture, Conservation & Resiliency Subcommittee; Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Infrastructure Strategies Committee
    02/08/2023 Favorable by Agriculture, Conservation & Resiliency Subcommittee
    02/22/2023 Favorable by Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee
    03/08/2023 Favorable by Infrastructure Strategies Committee
    03/30/2023 Placed on Special Order Calendar,
    03/20/2023 Added to Special Order Calendar
    03/23/2023 Read 2nd Time; Placed on 3rd Reading
    04/04/2023 Placed on Calendar on 2nd reading; Read 2nd time; Read 3rd time; CS Passed
    04/05/2023 In Messages; Ordered enrolled



    SB 84 by Senator Rodriguez

    Requiring a state park to have a certified lifeguard on duty at designated swimming areas within the park during certain timeframes; requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to install a water rescue station at each designated swimming area; requiring Public Schools to provide comprehensive age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate K-12 instruction on water safety, etc.

    Status of SB 84

    12/15/2022 Filed
    01/04/2023 Referred to Education Pre-K -12; Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Fiscal Policy
    03/07/2023 Introduced