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2021 Legislative Interim Meeting Schedule (Committee Weeks)

January 2021
  • Week of the 11th
  • Week of the 25th
February 2021
  • Week of the 1st 
  • Week of the 8th
  • Week of the 15th

2021 Florida Legislative Session - Important Dates

August 1, 2020 Deadline for filing claim bills (Rule 4.81(2))
January 29, 2021 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including requests for companion bills
February 26, 2021 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills
March 2, 2021 Regular Session convenes (Article III, section 3(b), State Constitution) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Rule 3.7(1))
April 17, 2021 Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Rule 6.4.(4)) All bills are immediately certified (Rule 6.8)
April 20, 2021 50th day – last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Rule 2.9(2))
April 30, 2021 60th day – last day of Regular Session (Article III, section 3(d), State Constitution)

Find Your Official Interactive Map

Use our interactive map tool to easy locate your Florida representative or state senator. Zoom in, then click on the pin with your legislators name - their contact information will appear on the left-side of the map!

 

2021 Legislation & Bills we're following

 by Trabulsy (CO-SPONSORS) Grieco; Harding; Hawkins; Snyder
Establishes New Worlds Reading Initiative under DOE; provides duties & responsibilities of administrator; provides requirements & procedures for participating entities; establishes student eligibility requirements & options relating to book selection; requires books be delivered at no cost to families; authorizes DOE to contract with third-party entity.
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Last Event: Now in PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:52 PM
Bill Text: HERE

 

SB 1372 - Literacy Improvement (Companion Bill HB 3 Home Book Delivery for Elementary Students)

 by Burgess
Establishing the New Worlds Reading Initiative under the Department of Education; requiring the administrator, in consultation with a specified entity, to develop a selection of books; requiring the administrator to coordinate monthly book distribution to certain students; requiring the administrator to assist with local implementation of the initiative; requiring that a certain notification include information about the initiative, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2021
Last Event: 02/17/21 S Filed on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:05 PM
Bill Text: HERE

 

SB 1104: Division of Library and Information Services

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Division of Library and Information Services; Removing the date by which the division must submit an annual report regarding the allocation of library funding to the Chief Financial Officer; revising the duties and responsibilities of the division in the administration of the records and information management program; deleting a provision that provides for the title of a record to pass to the division under specified circumstances; removing a limitation on the annual grant amount that the administrative unit of a library cooperative may receive from the state for purposes of sharing library resources, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/8/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

SB 1436: Florida Postsecondary Academic Library Network (Companion Bill HB 847 Florida Postsecondary Academic Library Network)

GENERAL BILL by Gruters

Florida Postsecondary Academic Library Network; Revising provisions relating to the awareness of certain postsecondary education programs and initiatives; deleting provisions relating to the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative; providing that the Board of Governors and the Department of Education will oversee a host entity chosen to deliver certain services; transferring responsibility for certain statewide online student advising services to the host entity; requiring the chancellors of the State University System and the Florida College System to provide a certain report, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 2/18/2021 Senate - Filed
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

HB 847 - Florida Postsecondary Academic Library Network (Companion Bill SB 1436 Florida Postsecondary Academic Library Network)

 by Byrd
Deletes provisions for Florida Academic Services Library Services Cooperative and Complete Florida Plus Program; revises provisions for statewide Internet-based catalog & online student advising services; provides duties for the Florida Postsecondary Academic Library Network.
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Last Event: Now in Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee on Monday, February 22, 2021 5:07 PM
Bill Text: HERE

 

HB 3787 - Smart Horizons Online Career Education

 by Plakon
Provides an appropriation for the Smart Horizons Online Career Education.
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Last Event: Now in Appropriations Committee on Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:55 AM
Bill Text: HERE
Check out the impact of the Career Online High School Program below!

FLA 2021 Legislative Platform Florida Libraries Are Critical to Recovery

2021-2022 Governor's Budget released (1/28/2021)

Budget items specific to important Division of Library & Information Services can be found at the link here.
Governor requests State Aid to Public Libraries Grant funding: $17,304,072.