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CS/CS/HB 593: Government Accountability

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Government Operations Subcommittee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Rodriguez, J.

Government Accountability; Requiring each house of the Legislature to provide by rule reporting requirements regarding a lobbying firm's lobbying activities; requiring certain elected municipal officers to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests, rather than a statement of financial interests; requiring counties, municipalities, and special districts to maintain certain budget documents on the entities' websites for a specified period; repealing provisions which provide for the creation and administration of the Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 479 (Ch. 2016-22), CS/CS/CS/HB 651 (Ch. 2016-132), CS/CS/HB 7029 (Ch. 2016-237), HB 7071 (Ch. 2016-151)
Location: In committee/council (EE)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Community Affairs (CA)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/6/2015 House • Filed
11/17/2015 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 52
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 51
1/15/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 01/20/16, 9:00 am, Webster Hall --Temporarily postponed
1/22/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Subcommittee, 01/26/16, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
1/26/2016 House • CS by Government Operations Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 384
2/3/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/4/2016 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 394
• CS by Government Operations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 391
2/12/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/16/16, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
2/16/2016 House • CS/CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0 -HJ 483
2/17/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 478
2/19/2016 House • Original reference(s) removed: State Affairs Committee
• Referred to- Calendar -HJ 517
3/2/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/04/16
3/4/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 819
• Amendment(s) adopted (211739, 227421, 294685, 412737, 551743, 605449, 667255) -HJ 820
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 858
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 104 NAYS 3 -HJ 859
3/7/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Ethics and Elections; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 768
• Received -SJ 768
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Ethics and Elections, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 479 (Ch. 2016-22), CS/CS/CS/HB 651 (Ch. 2016-132), CS/CS/HB 7029 (Ch. 2016-237), HB 7071 (Ch. 2016-151)