Legislative Issues

POLICE REFORM Passing both chambers unanimously, this legislation requires police agencies to develop new policies around the use of force, including barring certain restraints, reporting of officers using excessive force and training aimed at de-escalating potentially violent situations. CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION This joint resolution would abolish the Constitution Revision Commission. The proposal will be placed Read more about Legislative Issues[…]

Bills that Passed

Bills that passed the 2017 legislative session include:  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES  Drug dealers who distribute fentanyl, an opioid painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine, in which a customer dies from an overdose will be charged with murder.  A trafficking charge would also be allowed for possession of four grams of the drug.  Fentanyl abuse has Read more about Bills that Passed[…]

Issues of Interest

SUNRAIL EXPANSION Construction of the 17.2 mile segment of Phase 2 South of Sunrail started in April and is expected to be completed in two years. It will link Sand Lake Road in Orange County to the Town of Poinciana in Osceola County. Four new stations, railroad grade crossings and an additional track are part Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Bills That Passed

BILLS THAT PASSED THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION To date, Governor Rick Scott has signed sixty bills. To see a list of these bills go here. There are nine bills requiring action by the governor today, March 23rd. We have outlined, below, a few items of interest that passed and failed this year. EDUCATION A whopper Read more about Bills That Passed[…]

Legal Updates

TOLL CONTRACT UPDATE  The fate of a potential $500 million contract for statewide toll services is in the hands of an administrative law judge after hearings concluded on July 11th.  At issue is the decision by FDOT to award the contract to Xerox, which was initially ranked third by a procurement committee, before a second Read more about Legal Updates[…]