Attached please find the Conference Report Summary document. This summary, prepared by substantive staff, contains brief descriptions of the Conference Reports that will be considered today on the Floor. These descriptions are high-level summaries and should not be used as a substitute for reading the actual reports.
Today, the Florida House of Representatives will be discussing and voting on the 2011-12 fiscal year budget. As a reference to members, staff and the general public, please find attached a document combining budget summary information from each of the joint legislative Budget Conference Committees. Each summary contains a high level overview of the budget by topic area including state agency funding details [...]
Tallahassee, Fla. – CS/CS/CS/SB 408, legislation aimed to reform Florida’s property insurance market passed both chambers of the Florida Legislature and is now awaiting the governor’s signature.
Good morning –
Members, today we will begin our day with explanations, questions, and debate on the conference reports on the budget bills listed in the order that we will debate them on the attached chart. I anticipate that we will complete the explanations, questions, and debate on all of the conference reports and then vote on them later in the day as they become available. Please note that we may vote on these bills in a different order than is listed in the attached chart, depending on when the Senate sends us their bills and when the review period expires on our House Bills pursuant to Joint Rule 2. This chart will be on your chamber desk on green paper [...]
Tallahassee, Fla. – CS/HB 7151 relating to postsecondary education, today passed the Florida House of Representatives. This legislation adopts measures to ensure that Florida’s postsecondary education system is coordinated and effective.
Tallahassee–Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) today released the following statement following the bipartisan passage of CS/HB 7185 Corporate Income Tax, pro-business, pro-job creation legislation championed by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Tallahassee, Fla. – CS/SJR 958, a constitutional amendment which seeks to limit state government revenue and return the savings to Florida's taxpayers, today passed the Florida House of Representatives.
Good morning –
Members, today we will follow the Daily Order of Business as required by House Rule 10.2. During the remainder of the week, our Rules do not allow us to consider anything other than returning messages, conference reports, and concurrent resolutions. After we consider the returning messages on Message List 1, I anticipate that we will recess to await further returning messages from the Senate [...]
Tallahassee, Fla. – Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 2, the Health Care Freedom Act, today passed the Florida House of Representatives.
Tallahassee, Fla. – CS/CS/SB 1312, Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act, today passed the Florida House of Representatives.
On Track is a weekly document published by the Florida House of Representatives Office of Public Information. On Track includes status updates on bills that have been presented to the Governor for action. Upon receiving a bill, the Governor may sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to pass into law without signature [...]
Tallahassee, Fla. – CS/CS/CS/SB 1546 today passed the Florida House of Representatives. This legislation expands school choice by encouraging the growth of quality charter schools in Florida.
Amendment Charts for May 4, 2011:
Attached please find today’s Amendment Charts. These charts, prepared by our substantive staff, contain brief descriptions of the amendments that will be considered today on the Floor. These descriptions are high-level summaries and should not be used as a substitute for reading the actual amendments.
Good morning –
Members, today we will follow the Daily Order of Business as required by House Rule 10.2. After we adopt the Special Order letter, I will move to take up the report from the Rules and Calendar Committee proposing amendments to House Rules 5.3 and 11.2 (attached in PDF format.)
I expect to move to advance to the order of bills on Special Order, and roll those bills to Third Reading and vote on them today [...]
Dear Mr. Speaker:
Your Rules & Calendar Committee herewith submits the Special Order for Wednesday, May 04, 2011. Consideration of the House bills on Special Orders shall include the Senate Companion measures on the House Calendar. Also attached is a report from the Rules & Calendar Committee recommending changes to House Rules 5.3 and 11.2, which we will consider on the floor tomorrow.
Florida defines virtual instruction as an interactive learning environment created through technology where students are separated from their teachers by time, space, or both. Virtual instruction is also referred to as online or digital learning. The purpose of virtual programs is to make instruction flexible by using online and distance learning technology in nontraditional classroom environments [...]
Amendment Chart for May 3, 2011 – Part III:
Attached please find Part III of today’s Amendment Chart which contains SB 408’s amendment analyses.
Amendment Chart for May 3, 2011 – Part II:
Attached please find Part II of today’s Amendment Chart. SB 408 was temporarily passed and is not included in Part II because staff is still analyzing the amendments. Part III will include SB 408 and will be sent out as soon as the analysis is complete.
Amendment Chart for May 3, 2011 – Part I:
Attached please find today’s Amendment Chart. This chart, prepared by our substantive staff, contains brief descriptions of the amendments that will be considered today on the Floor. These descriptions are high-level summaries and should not be used as a substitute for reading the actual amendments.
Good morning –
Members, today we will follow the Daily Order of Business as required by House Rule 10.2. I expect to move to advance to the order of business of bills on Special Order [...]