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 The early start date for the 2012 Session will have a collateral impact on the timing and sequence of our work in the House.  
 Ahead of the start of the 2012 Legislative Session, the Florida House of Representatives today unveiled a new version of MyFloridaHouse.gov featuring a new site design, simpler organization and updated features that will allow users to more easily track the issues they care about during the upcoming Session.  
 The House Judiciary Committee will begin workshopping a proposal by Committee Chairman William Snyder (R-Stuart) that addresses human trafficking in Florida. The committee will also receive a presentation from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who has been working with Chairman Snyder on recommendations for legislation.  
 Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2012 – 2013 budget recommendations.  
 As leaders continue to focus on ensuring Florida has one of the most business-friendly climates in the nation, the House Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee Tuesday passed crucial reforms that seek to improve Florida’s unemployment compensation system and promote job readiness among Floridians looking for work.  
 As a starting point for possible House and Congressional maps, the House Redistricting Committee today introduced workshop options that will form the basis of the discussion about Florida’s future House and Congressional districts.  
 The House Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee will receive an overview of gaming in Florida by committee staff. The presentation will include a review of current laws, games at Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Tribal facilities and other gaming activities conducted throughout the state.  
 The House Redistricting Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 6. Members will receive several options of House, Senate and Congressional maps and an overview of each option provided by Chairman Will Weatherford.  
 The Opening Session of the Florida House of Representatives will convene in the House Chamber at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. The Joint Session of the Florida Legislature will convene in the House Chamber at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, to receive Governor Rick Scott for the State of the State Address.  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida House of Representatives’ Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee and Economic Affairs Committee will receive an overview of current efforts to increase economic development, improve Florida’s infrastructure and create new jobs. The presentation will also provide updates on the performance of Florida’s Economic Development Incentives. Presenting will be Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, who serves as president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc.  
 Following the recent announcement of an online tool designed to gather input from Florida’s consumers and business stakeholders, the House Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee today reviewed early responses on potentially burdensome rules and regulations on Florida businesses.  
 The Florida House of Representatives’ Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, November 1. Members of each subcommittee will review preliminary data from the public through the recently-announced “YourVoice” – an online tool to survey business owners and stakeholders to collect feedback on any potential burdensome rules and regulations for businesses.  
 Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 5 p.m. EDT, marks the deadline for the public to submit maps for consideration to the Florida Senate and House Redistricting Committees. As Lawmakers previously have announced, the House and Senate Redistricting Committees will take maps submitted by this deadline into consideration as they prepare committee bills in order to meet an expedited timeline.  
 The Florida House of Representatives’ Redistricting subcommittees will meet the week of Monday, October 31. Members of each subcommittee will conclude their review of options and best practices put forward by the public and receive an overview of the data tools members will utilize as they examine legislatively produced maps.  
 The Florida House of Representatives will host its third annual pre-session press information session on Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All media are invited to attend to learn about issues expected to be addressed during the upcoming legislative session. Members of the media will have access to the top substantive experts among the House's senior staff and will have the opportunity to ask questions, for informational purposes, related to complex issues of public policy.  
 As part of ongoing efforts to improve Florida’s business climate, the Florida Legislature today announced the availability of “YourVoice” – an online tool that will survey business owners and stakeholders to collect feedback on any potential burdensome rules and regulations for businesses.  
 Following a statewide tour consisting of 26 meetings designed to gather public input into the redistricting process, House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) and Senate Reapportionment Committee Chairman Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today announced the Florida Legislature has received the 100th publicly submitted map.  
 As part of efforts to reduce the number of hurdles business owners must clear before establishing a business in Florida, the House Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee reviewed plans on Wednesday by the Florida Department of Revenue that will create a one-stop registration portal for all businesses regulated by the state.  
 House Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee to Discuss One Stop Enterprise Technology  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – Using the public input received from Floridians at 26 meetings around the state and online through FloridaRedistricting.org, House redistricting subcommittees discussed a host of options on Monday as they move one step closer to formally introducing maps as part of the Florida Legislature’s redistricting efforts.  
 
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