Bill Summary

HB 55 Relating to Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices (2013 Session)
Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices: Requires claimant to provide demand letter to motor vehicle dealer as condition precedent to initiating civil litigation, including arbitration, against such dealer under Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act; provides for expiration of demand letter after specified period; provides for tolling of applicable time limitations for initiating actions; requires stay of civil litigation, including arbitration, brought without compliance with demand letter requirements; provides an additional opportunity for claimants to comply with specified provisions; provides condition that constitutes waiver of notice; provides for applicability; requires that specified notice be provided to consumers & acknowledged before provisions may apply. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
12/19/12
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Filed
01/11/13
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Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
01/11/13
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Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee
01/17/13
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On Committee agenda - Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/24/13, 9:00 am, 404 H
01/24/13
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Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; 11 Yeas, 1 Nay
01/24/13
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Now in Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee
01/30/13
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On Committee agenda - Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee, 02/06/13, 2:00 pm, 12 H
02/06/13
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Favorable with CS by Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee; 9 Yeas, 3 Nays
02/11/13
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Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
02/12/13
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Now in Judiciary Committee
02/14/13
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On Committee agenda - Judiciary Committee, 02/21/13, 12:00 pm, 404 H
02/21/13
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Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee; 11 Yeas, 2 Nays
02/27/13
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Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed
03/01/13
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Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
03/08/13
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Placed on Special Order Calendar for 03/12/13
03/12/13
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Read Second Time; Amendments Adopted (67233, 241765, 404113, 665871); Amendment Withdrawn (930765); Placed on Third Reading for 03/13/13
03/12/13
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Engrossed Text (E1) Filed
03/13/13
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Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 83 Yeas / 29 Nays)
03/21/13
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In Messages
03/22/13
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Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Judiciary
04/16/13
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Substituted for SB 0292; Withdrawn from Commerce and Tourism, Judiciary ; Read Second Time; Placed on Third Reading for 04/24/13
04/24/13
SENATE
Read Third Time; Passed (Vote: 33 Yeas / 4 Nays)
04/26/13
SENATE
In Messages
04/26/13
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Ordered enrolled
04/30/13
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Enrolled Text (ER) Filed
06/10/13
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Signed by Officers and presented to Governor (Governor must act on this bill by 06/25/13)
06/14/13
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Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2013-186
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H 0055C2
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Amendment 67233
Filed on 03/11/13
Adopted on 2nd Reading
Amendment 241765
Filed on 03/11/13
Adopted on 2nd Reading
Amendment 404113
Filed on 03/11/13
Adopted on 2nd Reading
Amendment 665871
Filed on 03/11/13
Adopted on 2nd Reading
Amendment 930765
Filed on 03/11/13
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H 0055E1
Filed on 03/12/13
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No amendments to this bill text filed.
H 0055ER
Filed on 04/30/13
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No amendments to this bill text filed.
H 0055
Criminal Justice Subcommittee Filed on 01/22/13
H 0055A
Criminal Justice Subcommittee Filed on 01/24/13
H 0055B
Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee Filed on 02/04/13
H 0055C
Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee Filed on 02/11/13
H 0055D
Judiciary Committee Filed on 02/19/13
H 0055E
Judiciary Committee Filed on 02/27/13
H 0055F
Judiciary Committee Filed on 02/27/13
H 0055Z
Final Bill Analysis Filed on 05/16/13
H 0055Z1
Final Bill Analysis Filed on 06/18/13
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