District 1 Commissioner, Martin David Kiar
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Martin David Kiar Record in the Florida Legislature
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2007 Legislative Session

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

South Florida Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program – Secured $800,000 for this program which provides in home care to Holocaust survivors living in South Florida.

LEGISLATION

House Bill 879 – Sponsored and the legislature passed this bill, which helped our hard working nurses receive certifications in particular fields.

Amendment to House Bill 653 – Passed this amendment which ensured that our School Start Date would not change so that our children would not be deprived of a summer vacation.

House Bill 483 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed this legislation which requires certain public lodging establishments and buildings to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors and alarms.

House Memorial 489 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed this memorial to urge congress to bring the Herbert Hoover Dike into compliance with current levy protection safety standards.

House resolution 597 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed this resolution which encourages education for parents and children concerning the dangers of sexual solicitation and abuse.

2008 Legislative Session

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Southwest Ranches Public Safety Facility Drainage –Secured $39,867 for the Town of Southwest Ranches.

South Florida Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program $350,000 - Secured $350,000 for this program which provides in home care to Holocaust survivors living in South Florida.

Helped secure the following grants for the cities of Parkland, Davie and Weston:

  • Pines Trail Parks Amenities, Parkland $135,199
  • Pines trails Park Enhancements, Parkland $135,199
  • Sunny Lake Bird Sanctuary, Davie $135,199
  • S.W. 8th Street Park Davie $84,499
  • Weston regional Park Improvements, Weston $135,199

LEGISLATION

House Bill 39 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed this legislation which requires the Department of Environmental Protection to purchase and display a POW-MIA Flag at state parks.

House Bill 285 – Sponsored and the legislature passed legislation which improves the nursing profession.

House Bill 225 – Sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which is aimed at protecting people from being defrauded and taken advantage of over the telephone.

House Bill 91 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which requires district school boards to designate Disability History and Awareness weeks during the first two weeks in October each year.

House Bill 251 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which prohibits the School District from banning Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps unit in certain schools and provides students with more of an opportunity to enroll in the ROTC.

House Bill 321 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which enhances the penalty for murdering a law enforcement officer.

House Bill 405 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a comprehensive Health Insurance bill that brought significant consumer protections.

House Bill 489 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which provides employee benefits to employees when either they themselves or their families are victims of Sexual Violence.

House Bill 537 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to increase penalties for certain individuals who are guilty of video voyeurism offenses.

House Bill 559 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to prohibit the distribution of certain material harmful to minors.

House Bill 623 – Requires school breakfast programs in Middle School and High School.

House Bill 669 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to prohibit bullying and harassing of any student or employee in any Kindergarten through twelfth grade institution.

House Bill 687 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which is aimed at helping Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises.

House Bill 843 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that expands the Family Readiness Program.

House Bill 897 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which protects the environment and our coastal waters from substances that may be released from Gambling Vessels.

House Bill 1027 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that ensures that funding will be provided to State Veteran Homes.

House Bill 1203 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that is aimed at helping better the educational opportunities for military children.

2009 Legislative Session

LEGISLATION

House Bill 115 – Sponsored and the legislature passed legislation to crack down on sexual offenders and predators by ensuring that law enforcement has the tools needed to better keep track of those individuals.

House Bill 1089 – Sponsored and the legislature passed legislation to create standards of conduct and ethics for certain persons serving as a non-elected head of a local government.

House Resolution 9067 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a resolution designating August 2009 as Spinal Muscular Atrophy Month for the state of Florida.

House Bill 1 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to make safety belt enforcement a primary offense.

House joint Resolution 97 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a joint resolution to provide tax relief by additional a homestead exemption for a first time homestead owner.

House Bill 151 - Co-sponsored  and the legislature passed a bill to delete the prejudicial term of “shylock” in the criminal usury statutes.

House Bill 167 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to establish the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.

House Bill 295 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to allow campus police to have more enforcement powers to enforce traffic laws, etc., on the campus.

House Bill 483 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that expands the jurisdiction of the office of statewide prosecution and the statewide grand jury, by adding violations of the Florida Money Laundering Act and the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act to the list of offenses that maybe considered by a statewide grand jury and prosecuted by the Office of Statewide Protection.

House Joint Resolution 833 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a resolution to provide an additional property tax exemption for deployed military personnel.

House Bill 897 / Senate Bill 462 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a law to further regulate the sale of prescription drugs.

House Bill 1539 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that establishes in law specific parameters for an in service sports safety course that school districts may incorporate as part of their master in service plan to meet course work requirements for certification if employed as an athletic coach.

2010 Legislative Session

LEGISLATION

House Bill 927 – Sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that made significant positive changes to real property law in Florida.

House Bill 81 and 1073 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to protect children with disabilities by preventing and reducing the use of seclusion and restraints on children with disabilities. Further, this bill requires training for child care personnel when those individuals are care providers for person with disabilities.

House Bill 119 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to keep our children safe by cracking down on sexual offenders and predators.

House Bill 341 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that benefits cancer research at the Lee Moffit Cancer Center And research Institute.

House Bill 483 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that created the annual School sales tax holiday for that year.

House Bill 523 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that established the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

House Bill 525 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that eliminates the statute of limitations for sexual battery if the battery occurred when the child was under 16 years of age. As a result, an individual who commits such an offense may always be prosecuted for the offense regardless of how long ago the offense occurred.

House Bill 965 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that provides property tax relief for certain homes affected with imported or domestic drywall that is tainted.

House Bill 1455 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that prohibits individuals from falsely representing themselves as a member of the military when soliciting charitable contributions.

House Bill 1493 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that significantly cracks down on career offenders and on any individual that assists them in eluding law enforcement.

2011 Legislative Session

LEGISLATION

House Bill 125 (SB 344) – Sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which makes it illegal to engage in sexual conduct and/or contact with an animal.

House Bill 7185 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which provides significant tax relief to many of Florida’s small businesses.

House Bill 251 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed this bill. This bill is designed to protect our children by expanding the admissibility of evidence to provide prosecutors with the tools they need to convict and incarcerate individuals who have committed a sexual offense.

House Bill 471 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that helps bring awareness to the benefits of umbilical cord blood banking.

House Bill 513 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that assists in implementing the Silver Alert Action plan, which has been enacted so that law enforcement may locate missing seniors.

House Bill 579 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that is designed to provide certain protections for people who have autism.

2012 Legislative Session

LEGISLATION

House Bill 733 – Sponsored and the legislature passed this bill into law which ensures that an individual whose parental rights are terminated may not inherit from their child when there is no will.

House Resolution 9025 – Sponsored and the legislature passed a resolution honoring Catholic Schools.

House Resolution 9091 – Sponsored and the legislature passed a resolution designating Computer Science Week.

House Resolution 1447 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a resolution which commends the Nation of Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States of America and the State of Florida.

House Joint Resolution 93 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a resolution which provides tax relief to the spouse of a military veteran or a first responder who died in the line of duty.

House Bill 99 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed the “Florida Safe Harbor Act”, which will assist children who have been victims of sexual exploitation.

House Joint Resolution 169 – Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a joint resolution to provide tax relief to our seniors.

House Memorial 205 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to urge Congress to initiate and support a nationwide effort to commemorate Vietnam War veterans.

House Bill 215 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that increase penalties on Video Voyeurism.

House Bill 347 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that ensures that a person who takes a college level course while serving in the military will be provided with college credit at a state higher educational institution.

House Bill 357 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill to provide tax relief to seniors.

House Bill 473 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that establishes a task force to study Alzheimer’s Disease.

House Bill 613 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that provides for the Financial Service Commission to establish rules to be followed by Florida chartered financial institutions in complying with existing Federal requirements, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.

House Bill 667 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that increases the penalties for certain murder offenses.

House Bill 1011 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that addresses issues relating to warranties by enacting and strengthening consumer protections.

House Bill 1223 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that made significant positive changes to our state’s transportation system, including an amendment that Martin Sponsored which holds that a person who is deceased may not be held liable for a red light camera ticket.

House Bill 1287 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill which would provide significant private funding to autism services and support and for our military personnel.

House Bill 1305 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that ensures that public records are open to inspection when those records pertain to individuals who have been elected to office but not yet sworn into said office.

House Bill 1351 - Co-sponsored and the legislature passed a bill that is aimed at providing services to homeless youth.

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