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CS/SB 530: Dispute Resolution

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Thrasher

Dispute Resolution; Revising the short title of the “Florida Arbitration Code” to the “Revised Florida Arbitration Code”; providing that an agreement may waive or vary the effect of statutory arbitration provisions; requiring a court to decide whether an agreement to arbitrate exists or a controversy is subject to an agreement to arbitrate; providing that a person waives any objection to lack of or insufficiency of notice by appearing at the arbitration hearing; requiring certain disclosures of interests and relationships by a person before accepting appointment as an arbitrator, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 7/1/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-232
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/30/2013 Senate • Filed
2/6/2013 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Rules -SJ 40
2/11/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/19/13, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/19/2013 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 114
2/20/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/21/2013 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 114
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 40
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 110
3/18/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 03/21/13, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
3/21/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -SJ 240
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 240
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/27/13
3/27/2013 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 265
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/4/2013 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 305
• Amendment(s) adopted (888408) -SJ 306
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 306
4/10/2013 House • In Messages
4/29/2013 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 973
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/30/13
• Received -HJ 972
4/30/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 1012
• Substituted for CS/CS/HB 693 -HJ 1013
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/1/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1056
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 1057
5/1/2013 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 986
6/14/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/28/2013 • Approved by Governor
7/1/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-232