With the House adjourning early, a number of bills effectively died on Tuesday.
It is possible that some bills could be included in the call for consideration when legislators return for a special session.
The following bills died on Tuesday:
Medical marijuana – The bill would have expanded the use of low-THC cannabis by increasing the number of conditions by which a physician may order it to a patient and the amount of organizations able to cultivate, process and dispense it.
Uber – Two bills would have regulated transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, whom cab companies say are bucking local taxi ordinances. Sen. David Simmons’ SB 1298 placed insurance requirements for the companies. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s HB 817 included less stringent insurance requirements, would have enacted background checks for drivers and preempted local laws concerning TNCs.
Public records exemption for fracking chemicals – Bills would allow well operators to keep fracking chemicals from full public disclosure if they are trade secrets.
Guns in schools – HB 19 and SB 180 would allow school boards and superintendents to authorize someone to carry a concealed weapon on a K-12 campus. HB 4005 and SB 176 would allow concealed weapons license holders to carry on state college campuses.
Gender bathroom – Strongly opposed by transgender Floridians, HB 583 would have required people to use the bathrooms or the public facilities specific to their biological gender or the gender stated on their driver’s license.
Cohabitation – The living-in-sin bills (SB 1078 and HB 4049) would have repealed an 1868 law that says unmarried men and women cannot live together under the same roof.
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