Representative Fentrice Driskell (D-Tampa)’s bills, House Bill 649 Transfers in Divorce, House Bill 1461 Driver License Reinstatement, and House Bill 1215 Abandoned and Historic Cemeteries, each passed unanimously in their first committee stops.
HB 649 specifies that certain interests received by transferees after divorce are exempt from claims of creditors upon being awarded or received. It passed through the Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee.
HB 1461 creates the Drive for Success pilot program, a year-round program to assist persons whose driver licenses were suspended, and who have unpaid fines and fees. It passed through the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee.
HB 1215 addresses the multitude of abandoned African-American cemeteries located throughout the State of Florida by creating a task force to investigate, maintain, and memorialize these locations. It passed through the Government Operations Subcommittee.
“It is with great honor that I announce the passage of HB 649, HB 1461, and HB 1215 with strong bipartisan support at each of their first committee stops. I am looking forward to continuing working with my colleagues to get these bills through their remaining committees. I am committed to working towards a Florida where everyone has the freedom to be healthy, prosperous, and safe,” said Representative Driskell.
State Representative Fentrice Driskell represents Florida House District 63, which is located in Hillsborough County and includes the Tampa-area communities of Carrollwood, Lake Magdalene, Lutz, University, New Tampa, and Pebble Creek.