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SB 704: Entertainment Industry

GENERAL BILL by Gruters ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stewart ; Pizzo ; Berman ; Cruz ; Hutson ; Torres ; Taddeo ; Hooper ; Ausley ; Harrell ; Rouson ; Wright ; Bracy ; Polsky ; Gibson ; Jones

Entertainment Industry; Creating the Film, Television, and Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program within the Department of Economic Opportunity under the supervision of the Commissioner of Film and Entertainment; requiring that film, television, and digital media projects being produced in this state meet specified criteria for rebate eligibility; requiring an applicant that receives funding to make a good faith effort to use existing providers of infrastructure or equipment in this state and to employ residents of this state; requiring the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council to determine a score for each qualified project using specified criteria, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/21/2021 Senate • Filed
    1/28/2021 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 86
    2/8/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 02/15/21, 3:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
    2/15/2021 Senate • Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 9 NAYS 2 -SJ 176
    2/16/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development
    3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 86
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development

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  • SB 704, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/21/2021 at 11:18 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Commerce and Tourism (Pre-Meeting) 2/12/2021 (pdf)
    Commerce and Tourism (Post-Meeting) 2/16/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 757 Film, Television, and Digital Media Targeted Rebate Program Trabulsy, Joseph Identical Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/15/2021 3:30 PM Commerce and Tourism 9 Yeas - 2 Nays

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