Legislative Issues

Legislative candidates who won their seats in the House and Senate were sworn into office at the Capitol on November 17th. Members also voted to accept the revised rules for the 2020-22 term during the Organizational Session. Senate President Wilton Simpson (R-Spring Hill) announced the committee structure, leadership and membership for 2020-22. Here is a link to Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Legal Updates

CUBAN BASEBALL SMUGGLING The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Florida federal jury’s conviction of a baseball agent and an athletic trainer who prosecutors say made millions smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States, finding that there was enough evidence to support the convictions. KEY WEST CRUISE SHIPS A U.S. district judge declined to block Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Legal Updates

MASK REQUIREMENT A circuit court judge has ruled against a Leon County man who sought to invalidate the County’s ordinance requiring the wearing of a mask in businesses. The judge cited evidence that mask wearing has been demonstrated to be effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19. NURSING HOME LICENSE A Broward County nursing home, which saw Read more about Legal Updates[…]

From the Capitol

These past weeks continue to challenge us all as we live, work and play in COVID-19 world. Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s move to phase two for re-opening the state, with the exception of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, on June 5th. Businesses, government agencies and other organizations are developing guidelines for returning to offices to Read more about From the Capitol[…]

Legislative Issues

Some bills we are following this Session: FRACKING Bills that would prohibit certain fracking techniques have once again been filed for the Legislature’s consideration. The bills would prohibit “high-pressure well stimulation” and “matrix acidization” for petroleum wells. STATE WORKER RAISES Democratic legislators have filed several bills this session making a salary raise for state workers a Read more about Legislative Issues[…]