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So What Bills Didn't Get Passed in the 2011 Florida Legislative Session?


BRADENTON -- While the Florida Legislature was able to pass a prolific amount of legislation this year, not all of the big issues were able to slide through. Some of the measures that failed to pass during the session include:

Bans on third trimester abortions

A bill allowing Citizens Property Insurance's annual maximum increase to jump from 10 to 25 percent

Giving the governor power over judicial appointments

The elimination of minimum mandatory sentences for nonviolent offenders convicted of drug offenses

Requiring employers to use E-verify

Banning unions from offering an automatic payroll deduction to members

Repeal of the Red Light Camera Law

A law that would bar lawmakers from voting on legislation that would "inure to his or her special private gain or loss" or to an employer, relative, business associate or board upon which the official sits

A law that would allow lobbyists to provide $25 worth of food and drink or gifts to lawmakers. Items worth more than $25 up to $100 would be reported, and anything over $100 would require approval of Senate president or House speaker

Raising the age for booster seat requirements

Mandating that student athletes who display signs of concussion be removed form a game or practice until cleared by a physician

Allowing commerical ads on school buses

Hiring Jack Nicklaus Design to build courses in state parks in every region of the state, creating a Jack Nicklaus Golf Trail

A law for utilities to raise rates $377 million every year for the next five years to build solar or biomass renewable energy plants

Repeal of the septic tank inspection law

A law requiring the Governor, Lt. Governor and cabinet to put personal assets in blind trusts

A law failed that sought to expand gambling resorts in the state, as did two that would have regulated online gambling and internet sweepstake cafes.

Click here to see what bills did pass during the 2011 legislative session


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