Senate Passes SB 2282 on First-Responder Services: April 30

Apr 30, 2009

Senate Bill 2282 relating to First-responder Services was passed unanimously today, Thursday, April 30, by the Florida Senate with an amendment on third reading.  To view the amendment, click here.

SB 2282, sponsored by the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance and State Senator Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton), prohibits counties and municipalities from imposing a fee or seeking reimbursement for costs relating to certain first-responder services.  It also defines the term “first responder.”

The companion bill to SB 2282 in the House of Representatives, HB 1043, was temporarily postponed on a second reading on Wednesday, April 29.

The effective date of SB 2282 is July 1, 2009.  To view the bill, click here.


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