For the 2023 Legislative Session, Representative Ashley V. Gantt (D-Miami) has filed CS/HB 87 – Lactation Spaces in Courthouses, HB 1493 – Reemployment Assistance, HB 1261 – Rent and Security Deposits of Communities for Adults Aged 55 or Older, HB 501 – Restoration of Voting Rights Information on Sentencing Scoresheets, HB 1473 – Vacating Premises After Rental Agreement Termination, HB 1213 – Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Public Defender Student Loan Repayment Program and HB 1075 – Divine Nine Specialty License Plate.
Representative Gantt’s legislative priorities are to support families and senior citizens, as well as educating Floridians about their voting rights.
Committee Substitute/House Bill 87 would require each Florida county courthouse to have a dedicated lactation space. The space must be private, clean, and accessible for mothers to nurse or pump breastmilk, and must be available for all courthouse patrons, including attorneys, jurors, and courthouse staff.
House Bill 1261 would create a guideline for rental communities designed for 55 & over residents by establishing a scale to prevent increases from exceeding 55 percent of the average fixed income of the renters in the community.
House Bill 501 would provide a notice to defendants about sentencing effects on their voting rights prior to conviction of an offense that could indefinitely prohibit the individual from voting.
For more information on legislation sponsored by Representative Gantt, please visit Representative Ashley Viola Gantt 2023- Sponsored Bills | Florida House of Representatives (myfloridahouse.gov).