Legal Update

Legal notice bill filed limiting or ending newspaper notice

Rep. Randy Fine (R) Palm Bay, Fla. recently filed the same public notice bill he filed last year, which would limit or end newspaper notice and replace it with notice on local and state government websites. The bill and its filing notice can be found below. No committee references and no Senate companion has been filed yet.

We will be opposing the bill and we will keep you in loop regarding the bill’s progress. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Sam.

HB 7 – Legal Notices – 2020

General Bill by Fine

Legal Notices: Provides for website publication of legal notices; provides criteria for such publication; authorizes fiscally constrained county to use publicly accessible website to publish legally required advertisements & public notices; requires governmental agency to provide specified notice to residents concerning alternative methods of receiving legal notices. Effective Date: July 1, 2021

Committees of Reference

Committee references not assigned.

Actions

12/13/19  HOUSE  Filed

Bill Text and Filed Amendments

HB 0007 Filed: 12/13/19