Although the 2018 session was Senator Taddeo’s first, she was successful in passing legislation. Here are some bills that Senator Taddeo helped sign into law.
Flood Insurance SB 1282
Increases transparency by Requiring homeowners’ insurance policies to disclose that hurricane insurance does not include flood insurance- Taking effect in 2019.
PTSD Benefits for First Responders SB 1494
Provides workers’ compensation benefits to first responders who are diagnosed with job-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency SB 1494
Requires pharmacists to inform costumers of generic drug options so they can make an educated choice.
Child Welfare SB 590
Requires Department of Children and Families to develop a statewide family-funding program.
Elected Official Authorization to Visit Juvenile Facilities SB 1004
Authorizes elected officials to visit all juvenile facilities operated by a county or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Animal Welfare SB 1576
Requires some entities that take possession of lost stray cats or dogs to adopt written policies and procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made quickly and reliably to return animals to their owners.
Unwanted Telemarketing SB 962
Provides limits against unwanted telemarketing and enable service providers to block certain calls.
Children of inmates Babies N Brains Family Supports Program Appropriations Initiative
Funding for early education programs supporting children of incarcerated individuals.
Child Marriage Ban SB 140
Prohibits those younger than 18 from getting married in Florida.
Slavery Memorial SB 286
Creates the first Florida Slavery Memorial at the Florida Capitol Complex in Tallahassee.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders SB 376
Provides benefits to first responders who suffer from job-related PTSD.
Mary McLeod Bethune Statue SB 472
Replaces one of Florida’s two statues in the U.S. Capitol. The Statue of civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune will replace the statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith.
College Fee Waivers for Veterans SB 460
Authorizes Florida colleges to waive fees for Florida Veterans to make higher education more affordable.
Partial Fracking Ban SB 550
Bans fracking in part of the Gulf of Mexico that is utilized by the US Military.
State and Local Relations with Venezuela SB 538
Prohibits businesses in the United States to do business with the government of Venezuela. The bill authorizes the Governor to waive these requirements if the Venezuelan government collapses.
Supporting the Florida-Israel Relationship SB 780
Prohibits state agencies and local governments from entering into or renewing contracts with companies that boycott Israel.