HJR 7001

Supermajority Vote for State Taxes or FeesWays and Means Committee

House Joint Resolution 7001
by Ways and Means Committee

Referred to Appropriations Committee

Summary: Proposes amendment to State Constitution to prohibit a state tax or fee from being imposed or raised except through legislation approved by two-thirds of each house of legislature; requires a state tax or fee imposed or raised to be contained in separate bill that contains no other subject.

Updated Status – 02/08/2018: Passed the House of Representative. Senate companion bill, Senate Joint Resolution 1742, to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

SB 502

Corporate Income TaxSenator Kelli Stargel

Corporate Income Tax
by Senator Kelli Stargel

Referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations

Summary: Adopts the 2018 version of the Internal Revenue Code; providing retroactive operation, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law and operate retroactively to January 1, 2018

Status: Referred to committee. Waiting to be placed on Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax agenda.

SB 88

High School Graduation RequirementsSenator Dorothy Hukill

High School Graduation Requirements
by Senator Dorothy Hukill

Referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations

Summary: Revises the requirements for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to include financial literacy; revises the required credits for a standard high school diploma to include one-half credit of instruction in personal financial literacy and money management and seven and one-half, rather than eight, credits in electives, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018

Status- 02/02/2018: Passed all committees of reference and the full Senate. Now being considered by the House of Representatives. House companion bill, House Bill 323, has been voted favorably by the PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee and will now be considered by the House Education Committee.

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