FL bill would end sales tax on diapers

Florida state Senator Lauren Book (D) recently filed legislation (SB 56) that would end sales taxes on diapers, incontinence undergarments, incontinence pads, or incontinence liners, etc. A similar bill (HB 163) has been filed in the Florida House by Rep. Janet Cruz (D). Senator Book told the Sun Sentinel, “As a legislature we provide tax…

FL State Sen. Jeff Brandes files electronic device privacy protection bill

Florida state senator Jeff Brandes (R), has filed SB 1256, which would require a warrant for the search of the content, information, and communications of cellular phones, portable electronic communication devices, and microphone-enabled household devices (i.e. Amazon’s Echo, Google Home devices, etc.). The intent of the legislation is to protect your privacy regarding these devices…

Florida bill takes on occupational license reform

A Florida bill (SB 526), sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes (R) is taking on occupational licensing reform. This legislation repeals or revises licensing and permit requirements and regulations for certain business professionals, such as landscapers, barbers, hair wrappers, hair braiders, manicurists, pedicurists, and makeup artists. Track SB 526 Original filed version The Liberty First Network…

Healthcare Freedom: FL bill would protect “direct primary care agreements”

Recently filed legislation in the Florida House, HB 37, seeks to protect direct patient/doctor agreements from burdensome government regulations by establishing in law that a “Direct Primary Care agreement” and the act of entering into such an agreement is not insurance and not subject to regulation under the Florida Insurance Code. Read the original proposed…