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SB 538: Preference to Florida Businesses in Procurement of Personal Property and Services

GENERAL BILL by Bogdanoff ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz ; Fasano

Preference to Florida Businesses in Procurement of Personal Property and Services; Citing this act as the "Buy Florida Act"; requiring an agency, university, college, school district, or other political subdivision of the state to grant a specified preference to a vendor located within the state when awarding a contract for printing; providing an exception to the requirement for competitive solicitation of contractual services and commodities for public service announcement programs provided by certain nonprofit corporations; prohibiting the preclusion of a vendor whose principal place of business is in this state from being an authorized reseller of information technology commodities of state contractors, under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7087 (Ch. 2012-32)
Location: In messages from Senate
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations (BGA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/13/2011 Senate • Filed
11/2/2011 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Budget -SJ 47
11/22/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 12/05/11, 12:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
12/5/2011 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 111
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 111
12/21/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 01/09/12, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
1/9/2012 Senate • Favorable by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 111
• Now in Budget -SJ 111
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 47
• Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations -SJ 109
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations
1/27/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations, 02/01/12, 10:15 am, 401 Senate Office Building
2/1/2012 Senate • Favorable by Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
• Now in Budget -SJ 325
2/16/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 02/21/12, 3:45 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/21/2012 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -SJ 671
2/22/2012 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 671
2/28/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/12
3/1/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 737
• Amendment(s) adopted (201582, 741488, 843520, 853022) -SJ 737
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 738
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 768
• Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 769
3/2/2012 House • In Messages
3/9/2012 House • Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7087 (Ch. 2012-32)