I have appointed Ranking Members for the House standing committees and subcommittees as indicated below, in accordance with the recommendations of Representative Saunders. Letters of appointment will be distributed shortly.
Stuart, Fla. – Representative William Snyder (R-Stuart), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott signing Executive Order No. 11-02 that requires state agencies to use the E-Verify system. Representative Snyder is also hosting a town hall meeting to discuss immigration reform ideas in Palm City on Friday, January 7, 2011, at 6 p.m.
Regarding the Inauguration of the Governor and Lt. Governor and the Administration of the Oath of Office of the Cabinet Members
Florida Picks Up 2 Congressional Seats;
Representative Will Weatherford Praises Florida’s Census Initiatives
Tallahassee, Fla. – State Representative Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), Chairman of the House Redistricting Committee, today offered his praise and thanks to the many individuals and organizations who partnered in the 2010 Sunshine Census and other complete count efforts for the State of Florida. Due to their collective body of work, Florida was able to secure a second additional Congressional seat in the apportionment that was announced today.
Please see the attached schedule for January 10-14, 2011.
Committee and Subcommittee Assignments
Tallahassee, Fla. – State Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding updated general revenue estimates announced following today’s revenue estimating conference.
In keeping with traditional practice, the Speaker has established bill request submission deadlines to enable the House Bill Drafting Office to process your requests in time to make the bill filing deadlines set in the Rules. The chart below sets out those request submission deadlines, the filing deadlines, and the publication deadline for local bills to be timely filed. As a reminder, pre-filing publication is required by the constitution for any local bill that does not include a referendum provision.
“U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling today is an important step in the legal challenge questioning the constitutionality of the federal health care reform legislation passed earlier this year.
Florida House Members Participate in "Waiting for 'Superman'” Screening
Speaker pro tempore John Legg & Rep. Marty Kiar Join Members of the Florida Senate & Education Leaders for Panel Discussion on School Choice in Florida
To view the Chair and Vice Chair Appointments, please see the accompanying pdf.
The Florida House has made good use of the select committee process during the past several years. Select committees allow Members to address complex issues in a thoughtful, comprehensive way that can be difficult to do in standing committees whose primary focus tends to be on the consideration of bills and on agency oversight functions. In recent years, select committees have addressed topics as complex as eminent domain, gaming, and Medicaid.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Members of the Florida House of Representatives will screen the film Waiting for “Superman,” today, Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Regal Miracle 5 Cinema in Tallahassee. Speaker pro tempore John Legg (R-Port Richey) and Representative Marty Kiar (D-Davie) will represent the Florida House during a panel discussion on education reform following the film. The screening will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the panel discussion immediately following, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Attached to this email is an updated schedule for the House policy discussions this Tuesday and Wednesday. Meeting rooms have been assigned. Additionally, a discussion of Florida’s unemployment compensation system has been added for Wednesday afternoon.
To view this memo, please see the accompanying pdf.
Discussions will be held in House Office Building meeting rooms
Given the continuing fiscal challenges facing our state and the need to focus our efforts on solutions to balance the state budget, neither the House nor the Senate will be opening the Community Budget Issue Request System (CBIRS) this year. I believe that opening the system would create unrealistic funding expectations for the coming fiscal year.
In addition to previously scheduled work, please be advised that the schedule for interim committee meetings of the House of Representatives is as follows:
In assembling the structure and leadership team for the 2010-12 Florida House of Representatives, I am
committed to doing more than publishing a list of roles and assigning Members to those roles. I intend to
define responsibilities and communicate expectations in the hope of bringing to our institution a culture of
clarity and accountability.
2010-2012 Proposed Committee and Subcommittee Structure