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SB 946: Entertainment Industry

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

Entertainment Industry; Creating the Targeted High Wage Production 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 to be eligible for tax credit awards; requiring a certified project 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; requiring the department to disqualify a project under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/14/2022 Senate - Died in Finance and Tax
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/16/2021 Senate • Filed
11/30/2021 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 63
1/3/2022 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 01/10/22, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
1/10/2022 Senate • Favorable by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 9 NAYS 1 -SJ 95
1/11/2022 Senate • Now in Finance and Tax
• Introduced -SJ 63
3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
3/14/2022 Senate • Died in Finance and Tax