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[…]

From the Capitol

The Capitol was busy early this year with the 2016 Legislative Session starting on January 12th.  Legislation passed in 2015 that directed the members to craft a budget and consider any proposals from January 12th – March 11th this year.  They will follow the same schedule in 2018. As a result, many legislators and staffers Read more about From the Capitol[…]

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[…]

Legal Update

DOCS VERSUS GLOCKS  The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta  ruled in a 2-1 vote to lift an injunction against the State enforcing the “docs vs. glocks” law passed in 2011.  The law prohibits doctors from asking patients about gun ownership and placing such information into medical records.  The Court has determined that Read more about Legal Update[…]

From the Capitol

Florida celebrated its 170th year of statehood on March 3, 2015.  The Legislature began its sixty day session on the same day.  Now that we have reached the midpoint of the 2015 Session, we wanted to update you on some of the key items of interest impacting Floridians.  There is a saying that ‘nothing is Read more about From the Capitol[…]