Legislation

The Florida Legislature runs 60 days starting the first Tuesday in March and runs until the first Friday in May every year.

FLiCRA continually monitors and reviews legislative or regulatory proposals that may have a positive or adverse effect on the life of residents. During each legislative session, thousands of bills are filed in the Legislature. Many of these bills contain issues that are relevant to CCRC residents. FLiCRA encourages residents to contact their legislators at the local level on issues of concern. The Tallahassee staff also works with legislators on these same issues.

2015 Legislative Outcomes Review

Analysis of House Bill 749: Continuing Care Communities
2015 Legislative Priorities
2014 End of Session Report

FLiCRA is the only voice at the Capitol that speaks for the residents. FLiCRA has had many legislative successes over the past 25 years, including the development of a resident "Bill of Rights," homestead exemption, meal sales tax exemption and prescription drug repackaging. The prescription drug repackaging legislation provides the ability to transfer prescription drug programs from independent living to skilled nursing. In all, FLiCRA’s legislative efforts have resulted in a savings of up to $8,500 per year.

Annual Savings to Continuing Care Retirement Community Residents Achieved by FLiCRA through Legislation