Legislative Issues

BILLS THAT FAILED THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed over 100 bills.  We have outlined a few items of interest that failed this year. GUN RIGHTS Although the House passed two measures which would have expanded gun rights, neither bill received traction in the Senate.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Issues of Interest

GROWTH IN GENERAL REVENUES State economists have updated their general revenue figures in preparation for the 2015 Legislative Session.  The figures, last reported in August, estimate an additional $70 million for the coffers.  This increase will push the projected surplus to over $400 million.  STATE PENSION REFORM House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced his support to Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

2013 Legislative Leadership Priorities

Campaign Finance Reform – The Legislature’s campaign reform proposals, SB 1382 by the Senate Ethics & Elections Committee and HB 569 by Representative Robert Schenck (R-Spring Hill) would: Raise campaign contribution limits. Eliminate certain political committees. Require candidates to file campaign finance reports more frequently. Senate Committee Chairman Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater) and Representative Schenck are working Read more about 2013 Legislative Leadership Priorities[…]

2013 Legislative Issues

Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Destin) and House of Representatives Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) will be pursuing a single legislative agenda called “Work Plan Florida.” The five point plan includes campaign finance reform, elections reform, ethics reform, education reform and pension reform. Campaign Finance Reform – To increase accountability and transparency in Florida’s election system, the Read more about 2013 Legislative Issues[…]