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Greg Steube  -  (R) Florida
State Senator - Florida Senate District 23
State District
6230 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34240-1713
  • Phone: (941) 342-9162
State Capitol
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
  • Phone: (850) 487-5023
Bill Bill Name Summary
S0060 Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions Reducing the tax levied on rental or license fees charged for the use of real property, etc.
S0140 Marriage Licenses Providing that a marriage license may not be issued to a person under the age of 18 years; requiring parties to a marriage to file a written and signed affidavit with the county court judge or clerk of the circuit court be...
S0178 Crimes Evidencing Prejudice Requiring reclassified crimes to include actual or perceived sex, creed, or employment in specified jobs of the victims, etc.
S0004 Higher Education Citing this act as the "Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018"; establishing the World Class Faculty and Scholar Program; authorizing state university investments in certain faculty retention, recruitment, and...
S0308 Federal Immigration Enforcement Citing this act as the "Rule of Law Adherence Act"; creating provisions relating to federal immigration enforcement; prohibiting sanctuary policies; requiring state entities, local governmental entities, and law enforcemen...
S0462 Advanced Well Stimulation Treatment Prohibiting the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments; clarifying that permits for drilling or operating a well do not authorize the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments, etc.
S0620 Disaster Preparedness Tax Exemption Providing a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property related to disaster preparedness during a specified period, etc.
S0550 Gulf of Mexico Range Complex Supporting an extension of the current moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico east of the Military Mission Line, etc.
S0444 Pregnancy Support Services Requiring the Department of Health to contract with a not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to provide pregnancy support and wellness services through subcontractors; requiring the contractor to spend a specif...
S0618 Subpoenas in Investigations of Sexual Offenses Authorizing an investigative or law enforcement officer conducting an investigation into specified matters to subpoena certain persons or entities for the production of records, documents, or other tangible things and test...
S0628 Maintenance of Certification or Recertification Prohibiting the Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine, respectively, the Department of Health, certain health care facilities, and insurers from requiring physicians and osteopathic physicians to maintain certificati...
S0664 Salvage of Pleasure Vessels Requiring salvors of pleasure vessels to provide specified verbal and written notice, etc.
S0796 Specialty License Plates/Florida State Beekeepers Association Establishing an annual use fee for the Florida State Beekeepers Association license plate; directing the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to develop a Florida State Beekeepers Association license plate, etc.
S0846 Sheriffs Providing Child Protective Investigative Services Requiring the Sheriff of Walton County to provide all child protective investigations in the county beginning with a specified fiscal year, etc.
S1026 Text-to-911 Service Requiring counties to develop a plan for implementing a text-to-911 system and have a system to receive E911 text messages by a specified date, etc.
S1048 Firearms Authorizing a church, a synagogue, or other religious institution to allow a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed handgun in certain established physical places of worship under certain cir...
S1076 Franchises Designating the "Protect Florida Small Business Act"; prohibiting a franchisor from terminating or not renewing a franchise under certain circumstances; prohibiting a franchisor from denying certain persons the opportunity...
S1236 School Safety Providing an exception to a prohibition on possessing firearms or other specified devices on school property or other specified areas for authorized concealed weapon or firearm licensees who are designated by school princi...
S1044 Victims of Human Trafficking Citing this act as the "Civil Cause of Action for Victims of Human Trafficking Act"; providing a civil cause of action for victims of human trafficking against a trafficker or facilitator; providing that such actions are n...
S1288 Tobacco Products Citing this act as the "Tobacco 21 Act"; revising shipping documentation requirements for specified sales of tobacco products; revising the age limit for smoking near school property; prohibiting certain entities from gift...
S0966 Educational Standards for K-12 Public Schools Revising the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards; providing that such standards are the minimum baseline core content standards for K-12 public schools; revising the requirements for instructional materials that a dis...
S1492 Certificates of Need for Hospitals Revising duties and responsibilities of the Agency for Health Care Administration relating to issuance of licenses to health care facilities and health service providers; revising health-care-related projects subject to ag...
S1644 Instructional Materials Requiring district school board rules to include a longer public review period for student editions of recommended instructional materials; requiring public access to and an opportunity to comment on instructional material...
S1878 Family Law Revising provisions related to parenting coordination to include child support plans; authorizing a court to use a child support plan in its creation or approval of a certain schedule in a child support order or an income ...
S1782 Traffic Accidents Authorizing a law enforcement agency to contract with a private entity to send a licensed, state-authorized claims adjuster to complete a short-form crash report or provide a driver exchange-of-information form, in lieu of...
S1452 Nonjoinder of Insurers Repealing provisions relating to nonjoinder of insurers, etc.
S1022 Determination of Parentage Authorizing a child, the child's mother, or the child's alleged parent to file a petition in circuit court to rebut the presumption of legal parentage; requiring the court to appoint a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad l...
S1296 Division of Historical Resources Removing superfluous language regarding the division's responsibilities in issuing permits for survey, excavation, exploration, and salvage activities on state-owned lands or on state-owned sovereignty submerged lands; rev...
S1396 Judgeships Adding judges to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court; adding and removing judges from certain county courts, etc.
S1576 Animal Welfare Requiring specified entities that take receivership of lost or stray dogs or cats to adopt written policies and procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to quickly and reliably return owned animals to thei...
S1478 Quarter Horse Racing Providing that a quarter horse permitholder and an alternative representative organization may agree to an alternative schedule of performances; establishing the requirements for electing an alternative quarter horse repre...
S1168 Insurance Providing that personal lines residential and commercial residential property insurance policies may not restrict the assignment of post-loss benefits; prohibiting specified acts by insurers relating to certain losses unde...
S1150 School Readiness Program Funding Requiring the Office of Early Learning to develop a formula for the allocation of funding for the school readiness program which meets certain requirements; authorizing the office to adjust certain allocations for specifie...
S1138 Public Lodging Minimum-stay Requirements Prohibiting hotels and motels from requiring minimum stays of greater than one night; authorizing the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to adopt rules, etc.
S1160 Family Self-sufficiency Authorizing changes to public assistance policy and federal food assistance waivers to conform to federal law and simplify administration unless such changes increase income or resource eligibility standards for the progra...
S1180 County and Municipal Public Officers Requiring that requests for travel authorization by county or municipal public officers be approved by the governing body of the county or municipality at a regularly scheduled meeting; requiring that approved travel be po...
S1278 Permanency Deleting a provision listing the order of preference of permanency goals; providing that the best interest of the child is the court's sole consideration, rather than the primary consideration, in determining a permanency ...
S1242 Carrying of Weapons and Firearms Providing that specified provisions relating to the carrying of weapons and firearms do not apply to persons engaged in, traveling to, or returning from certain outdoor activities or traveling to or returning from certain ...
S1264 Mandatory Court Costs Increasing the minimum amount of costs charged per case by state attorneys, etc.
S1272 Educational Choice Programs Authorizing Gardiner Scholarship Program funds to be spent for specified school supplies; requiring the Auditor General to conduct operational audits of program participants at least once every 3 years, instead of annually...
S1280 Involuntary Commitment Requiring the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to provide certain notice of eligibility determinations; revising provisions relating to court appointment of certain qualified experts to evaluate a defendant's mental co...
S1400 Vacation Rentals (THIS BILL COMBINES S1400 & 1640) Creating the "Florida Vacation Rental Act"; preempting certain regulation and control of vacation rentals to the state; specifying authority of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants over ...
S1450 Sales Tax Refund for Eligible Job Training Organizations Authorizing eligible organizations to receive a refund of a specified amount of certain sales taxes collected if such amount is used for certain purposes relating to job training and employment services; specifying the ann...
S1142 Expunction and Sealing of Criminal History Records Revising the eligibility requirements for expunction of criminal history records to include instances in which a judgment of acquittal or a verdict of not guilty was rendered; clarifying the circumstances under which the D...
S1036 Labor Organizations Revising the information required to be included in an application for renewal of registration of an employee organization; providing for the revocation of certification under certain conditions; requiring certain employee...
S1034 Mediation Requiring that insurance carrier representatives who attend circuit court mediation have specified settlement authority and the ability to immediately consult by specified means with persons having certain additional settl...
S0908 Construction Bonds Requiring a notice of nonpayment to be verified; providing that a provision relating to attorney fees applies to certain suits brought by contractors; requiring a lienor to serve a verified notice of nonpayment to specifie...
S0952 Cruelty to Animals Citing this act as "Ponce's Law"; authorizing a court to prohibit certain offenders from owning or having contact with animals, etc.
S0858 Daylight Saving Time Creating the "Sunshine Protection Act"; providing legislative intent regarding the State of Florida and its political subdivisions observing daylight saving time year-round under certain conditions, etc.
S0884 Public Lodging Prohibiting transient lodging establishments from requiring minimum stays of greater than one night; authorizing the Division of Hotels and Restaurants of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to adopt rul...
S0706 Crime Stoppers Organizations Prohibiting a person who engages in privileged communication, a law enforcement crime stoppers coordinator or his or her staff, or an officer, a director, or an employee of a crime stoppers organization from being required...
S0312 Excise Tax on Documents Providing an exception, under certain circumstances, from the tax on deeds or other instruments transferring or conveying homestead property or interests in homestead property between spouses, etc.
S0378 Parking Garages Prohibiting a county, municipality, or other local governmental entity from adopting or maintaining in effect an ordinance or a rule which has the effect of prohibiting a driver from, or authorizing the issuance of a citat...
S0406 Retirement Providing an exception to the reemployment after retirement limitations to authorize a retiree of the Florida Retirement System to be reemployed by an employer under certain circumstances, etc.
S0574 Tree and Vegetation Trimming and Removal Providing that local governments are liable for electric utility restoration costs under certain conditions; prohibiting local governments from requiring permits or other approvals for vegetation maintenance and tree pruni...
S0612 Residential Tenancies Authorizing landlords to require certain employees to undergo level 1 background screenings; requiring a written disclosure and signed acknowledgement of receipt in rental agreements and rental agreement renewals; authoriz...
S0560 Public Meetings and Records/Imminent Litigation Expanding an exemption from public meetings requirements to allow specified entities to meet in private with attorneys and technical experts to discuss imminent litigation if certain conditions are met; requiring the trans...
S0634 Trauma-informed Services for Children Prohibiting a child who has suffered sexual exploitation from being placed in a generic shelter setting when safe-harbor or trauma-informed housing is not available; requiring the Department of Children and Families to ass...
S0604 Actions against Contractors without Required Insurance Coverage Providing that a contractor who fails to carry required insurance may be personally liable for damages that would have been covered by such insurance, etc.
S0606 Special Risk Class of the Florida Retirement System Adding 911 public safety telecommunicators to the class; requiring such members to have their retirement benefits calculated in accordance with provisions applicable to Regular Class members; specifying the required employ...
S0310 Threats to Kill or do Great Bodily Injury Prohibiting a person from making a threat to kill or do great bodily injury in a writing or other record and transmitting that threat in any manner that would allow another person to view the threat; deleting requirements ...
S0188 Public School Transportation Requiring district school boards to provide transportation to certain students; revising the speed and road conditions that meet the requirements for a hazardous walking condition; requiring a district school superintenden...
S0212 Reentry Into the State by Certain Persons Prohibiting a person from entering or being present in this state if he or she has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed from the United States unless the United States Attorney General consents to his or h...
S0252 State Employee Higher Education Fee Waivers Providing that credit hours eligible for tuition and fee waivers be determined on a calendar year basis, rather than per academic term, etc.
S0250 Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Mobile Surgical Facilities Revising the definition of the terms "ambulatory surgical center" and "mobile surgical facility"; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration, in consultation with the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic...
S0202 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Revising the criteria for involuntary admission for behavioral health services due to substance abuse; revising duties of a law enforcement officer with respect to transporting a person for involuntary admission to a hospi...
S0270 Involuntary Examination and Involuntary Admission of Minors Authorizing a designated law enforcement agency to decline to transport a minor 14 years of age or younger to a receiving facility for mental health or substance abuse evaluation if the parent or guardian of the minor agre...
S0200 Animal Cruelty Prohibiting the malicious or capricious killing of dogs or cats; providing penalties, etc.
S0194 Limitation on Terms of Office for Members of a District School Board Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the terms of office for a member of a district school board, etc.
S0198 Fireworks Repealing provisions relating to the testing and approval of sparklers; repealing provisions relating to the registration of manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers of sparklers; prohibiting persons, firms,...
S0190 E911 Systems Requiring that the Technology Program within the Department of Management Services develop and implement a plan to require that emergency dispatchers be able to transfer an emergency call from one E911 system to another E9...
S0152 Sale of Firearms Requiring Department of Law Enforcement procedures to allow the payment or transmittal of processing fees for criminal history checks of potential firearms buyers by electronic means; providing that criminal history check ...
S0132 Animals Requiring animal rescue organizations to prepare, maintain, and make available for public inspection and dissemination certain records for a specified period; providing for the sterilization of all dogs and cats sold or re...
S0136 Property Tax Exemption and Assessment/Manufacturing Equipment Proposing amendments to the State Constitution authorizing the Legislature to exempt certain manufacturing equipment from the tangible personal property tax or permitting such equipment to be assessed at less than just val...
S0148 Weapons and Firearms Deleting a statement of applicability relating to violations of carrying a concealed weapon or firearm; reducing the penalties applicable to a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm for a first or second vi...
S0162 Payment of Health Care Claims Prohibiting a health insurer or a health maintenance organization from retroactively denying a claim under specified circumstances, etc.
S0168 Nonnative Animals Requiring the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to establish a pilot program for the eradication of priority invasive species; specifying procedures for the capture and disposal of animals that belong to priority i...
S0124 Tobacco Settlement Agreement Repealing provisions relating to security requirements for tobacco settlement agreement signatories, successors, parents, and affiliates, etc.
S0100 Identification Card and Driver License Fees for Veterans Deleting fees for adding the word "Veteran" to an identification card or a driver license; revising acceptable forms of identification required to add the word "Veteran" to an identification card or a driver license; prohi...
S0098 Health Insurer Authorization Prohibiting prior authorization forms from requiring certain information; requiring health insurers and pharmacy benefits managers on behalf of health insurers to provide certain information relating to prior authorization...
S0134 Concealed Weapons or Firearms Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee approaches courthouse security or management personnel upon arrival and follows their instructions...
S0120 Firearms Providing legislative intent; requiring a business, organization, or entity that prohibits a concealed weapon or firearm licensee from carrying a weapon or firearm onto its property to assume certain responsibility for the...
S0016 Relief of Charles Pandrea by the North Broward Hospital District Providing for the relief of Charles Pandrea by the North Broward Hospital District; providing for an appropriation to compensate Charles Pandrea, husband of Janet Pandrea, for the death of Janet Pandrea as a result of the ...
S0096 Human Trafficking Education in Schools Revising the required health education in public schools to include information regarding the dangers and signs of human trafficking; authorizing a student to opt out of a specified portion of the health education under ce...
S0082 Alternative Treatment Options for Veterans Authorizing the Department of Veterans' Affairs to contract with certain individuals and entities to provide alternative treatment options for certain veterans; requiring direction and supervision by certain licensed provi...
S0122 Campaign Financing Modifying and clarifying the schedule governing campaign finance reporting for candidates, political committees, and electioneering communications organizations; prohibiting a political committee or an electioneering commu...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
H0041 Senate: Third Reading RCS#2 2/8/2018 Yea
H5001 Senate: Third Reading RCS#3 2/8/2018 Yea
H5003 Senate: Third Reading RCS#4 2/8/2018 Yea
H5005 Senate: Third Reading RCS#5 2/8/2018 Yea
H5007 Senate: Third Reading RCS#6 2/8/2018 Yea
S0550 Senate: Third Reading RCS#7 2/8/2018 Other
H0053 Senate: Third Reading RCS#3 2/7/2018 Yea
H6021 Senate: Third Reading RCS#2 2/7/2018 Yea
S0204 Senate: Third Reading RCS#4 2/7/2018 Yea
S0220 Senate: Third Reading RCS#5 2/7/2018 Yea
S0498 Senate: Third Reading RCS#6 2/7/2018 Other
S0098 Senate: Third Reading RCS#9 1/31/2018 Yea
S0118 Senate: Third Reading RCS#10 1/31/2018 Yea
S0140 Senate: Third Reading RCS#5 1/31/2018 Yea
S0140 Senate: Third Reading RCS#6 1/31/2018 Yea
S0146 Senate: Third Reading RCS#3 1/31/2018 Yea
S0186 Senate: Third Reading RCS#8 1/31/2018 Yea
S0192 Senate: Third Reading RCS#4 1/31/2018 Yea
S0370 Senate: Third Reading RCS#2 1/31/2018 Other
S0472 Senate: Third Reading RCS#7 1/31/2018 Other
S0568 Senate: Third Reading RCS#11 1/31/2018 Yea
S0004 Senate: Third Reading RCS#2 1/11/2018 Yea
S0088 Senate: Third Reading RCS#3 1/11/2018 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary
Detail Vice Chair Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance
Detail State Committee Member Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Agriculture
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Regulated Industries
Detail State Committee Member Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight
Detail State Committee Member Subcommittee on Pre-K - 12 Education
Name Title Role Description Location Address Phone Email
Alex Blair Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor District Office 1 6230 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL. 34240-1713
(941) 342-9162 blair.alex@flsenate.gov
Elizabeth Bolles Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor District Office 1 6230 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL. 34240-1713
(941) 342-9162 bolles.elizabeth@flsenate.gov
Rita Faulkner Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor District Office 1 6230 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL. 34240-1713
(941) 342-9162 faulkner.rita@flsenate.gov
Personal & Career
Legislative Service
-Elected to the Senate in 2016
-House of Representatives, 2010-2016
Honors and Awards
-Florida Society of Association Executives, Advocacy Award, 2017
-Florida Medical Association, Friend of Medicine Award, 2017
-Americans for Prosperity, Florida Champion of Economic Freedom, 2017
-Florida Police Chiefs Association, Legislator of the Year, 2017
-Florida Association of Counties, Leadership Award, 2017
-Florida Sheriffs Association, FSA Legislative Champion Award, 2017
Biographical Information
Occupation- Attorney
Spouse- Jennifer Mary Retzer of Campbellsport, WI
Child- Ethan Gregory
Education- University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2003
University of Florida, B.S., Animal Science; Minor, Agricultural Law, 2000◦ UF Hall of Fame, Student Senate, Florida Blue Key, Alpha Gamma Rho
Born- May 19 in Bradenton, Florida
Military Service- United States Army, 2004-2008; Captain with the 25th Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2006-2007
Historical- W. Brad Steube, father, Manatee County Sheriff, 2007-present
Religious Affiliation- Southern Baptist
Recreation- Surfing