Impact Report 9: 2020 session likely to be extended

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Impact Report 9: 2020 session likely to be extended


As lawmakers continue to debate over the details of the 2020 budget package, many signs are pointing to an extended 2020 legislative session. FICPA’s Governmental Affairs team has a new update on all of the bills that stand to impact the CPA profession, including new uncertainty around the deregulation package and sunset review legislation.

Also in this week’s IMPACT Report:

  • Bill Tracking Updates
  • New FICPA Podcast: Senator Joe Gruters


Justin Thames
Director of Governmental Affairs

Bill Tracking

SB474 – Deregulation of Professions and Occupations by Sen. Albritton

Status: Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading


SB126 – Sales and Use tax by Sen. Gruters 

Status: Favorable by Finance and Tax; YEAS 8 NAYS 0. Now in Appropriations


SB616 – Background Screening by Rep. Powell

Status: Introduced – SJ 47


HB6021 – Corporate Income taxes by Rep. Eskamani

Status: Introduced – HJ 258


SB740 – Real Estate by Rep. Diaz

Status: Introduced- SJ 56


SB450 – Whistleblower’s Act by Sen. Brandes

Status: Introduced -SJ 34


HB707 – Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations by Rep. Renner

Status: Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations; Rules


HB1141 – Taxation of Real Property by Rep. Caruso

Status: Introduced -HJ 100


SB1140 – Public Accountancy by Sen. Gruters

Status: Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading


SB1526 – Food Donation Programs by Sen. Albritton

Status: Introduced -SJ 112


SB1238 – Regulatory Reform by Rep. Diaz

Status: Introduced -SJ 90


HB963 – Consumer Data Privacy by Rep. Santiago 

Status: Introduced -HJ 83


HB7095 – Adoption of the Internal Revenue Code for Purposes of the Corporate Income Tax by Rep. Avila

Status: Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20


HB 7097 – Taxation by Rep. Avila

Status: Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20

Other Weekly News and Highlights:

New podcast! Director of Governmental Affairs, Justin Thames, speaks with FICPA member & State Senator Joe Gruters about his service in the Florida Senate, leadership positions, and key policy issues for the 2020 legislative session. LISTEN HERE!

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