Judge's Gavel on Books

LEGISLATION

REPRESENTATIVE WOODSON’S SPONSORED AND PASSED BILLS 

Homestead Exemption for Seniors

HB597

 

Simplifies the renewal process for the additional Homestead Exemption available to qualifying seniors throughout the State of Florida by requiring that they submit the statement of household income only the first time they are claiming the exemption.

Student Mental Health 

HB 489/SB1218 amended into SB590/HB7035

 

Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each school district in the state will be required to include the numbers for national or state crisis and suicide hotlines on any school-issued student identification card for students in grades 6-12.  Reps. Woodson and Daley 

 

Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children 

HB 1075 amended into SB1532/HB1089

 

The bill ensures divorcing parents of children with special needs and/or emotional concerns are educated about the specific needs for their children, as well as about resources and community services available and how to access them. 

 

Homeless Youth

HB1577

 

Provides youth exiting foster care and with those who experience homelessness with access to services and tools to alleviate some barriers and obstacles they face in their lives. 

 

Abatement of Taxes 

HB 71 amended into HB7071 

 

Provided property tax relief to owners of residential properties destroyed by a catastrophic event.