2021 Legislative Update: Yet Another Quiet Year
Administrative and governmental law attorney Lawrence Sellers authored a section in The Florida Bar's Administrative Law Section Newsletter summarizing the 2021 Legislative Session. The 2021 Legislative Session was another quiet one for administrative lawyers. The Legislature again enacted no significant changes to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). But it did approve a few measures of interest to administrative practitioners, including legislation requiring new due process protections for students and student organizations. In addition, a number of the most high profile and controversial bills require or authorize the adoption of implementing rules, some of which are the subject of legal challenges. The Legislature also considered, but did not pass, several others bills, including some filed in prior years.