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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)

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  • 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    3/12/2022 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • SB 946, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 11/16/2021 at 4:30 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Commerce and Tourism (Pre-Meeting) 1/7/2022 (pdf)
    Commerce and Tourism (Post-Meeting) 1/11/2022 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 217 Film, Television, and Digital Media Project Rebate Program Trabulsy Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 H Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/10/2022 4:00 PM Commerce and Tourism 9 Yeas - 1 Nays

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