Bills That Passed

BILLS THAT PASSED THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed 206 bills. To see a list of these bills go here. We have outlined a few items of interest that passed this year. DEATH BENEFITS Payment of death benefits will be made to the surviving spouse or children of first responders killed Read more about Bills That Passed[…]

Nine Bills Signed into Law

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed into law 9 bills from the 2016 legislative session. They are: SB 238         Medical Assistant Certification – This bill repeals a voluntary certification for medical assistants. SB 242         An Infectious Disease Elimination Pilot Program – This bill establishes a pilot program at the University of Miami to prevent the spread Read more about Nine Bills Signed into Law[…]

Governor Scott Signs 15 Bills into Law

HB 59           Agritourism – This bill prohibits local governments from enforcing regulations that limit agritourism and expands the definition of agritourism.  HB 75           Electronic Monitoring Devices – This bill makes it a felony to remove or tamper with an electronic monitoring device required by a court order.  HB 91           Severe Injuries Caused by Dogs – Read more about Governor Scott Signs 15 Bills into Law[…]

From the Capitol

As part of the budget crafting process, Governor Rick Scott unveiled his 2016-2017 budget proposal on November 23rd.  While the Governor makes recommendations, it is the responsibility of the Florida Legislature to develop and pass a budget each year, which is then sent to the Governor for his consideration.  The Governor’s $79.3 billion proposed plan Read more about From the Capitol[…]

From the Capitol

The Florida Legislature adjourned its second special session of the summer on August 21st without agreement on a revised congressional map.  In July, the Florida Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to redraw the maps based on a lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters and others.  Circuit Judge Terry Lewis, who held a hearing Read more about From the Capitol[…]