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 Following the passage of House Bill 7049 regarding human trafficking by the Florida Senate, House Judiciary Chairman William Snyder (R-Stuart) released the following statement:  
 House Education Committee Chairman Bill Proctor (R-St. Augustine) today praised the Florida Senate for passing House Bill 7129, the State Universities of Academic and Research Excellence and National Preeminence Act.  
 In an effort to address rising automobile insurance costs and widespread automobile accident fraud, the Florida House of Representatives today approved House Bill 119, sponsored by Representative Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton), to reform the way motor vehicle insurance is regulated in Florida.  
  In an effort to move Florida’s state university system forward and establish a system of standards to promote global competitiveness, the Florida House of Representatives approved House Bill 7129, sponsored by House Education Committee Chairman Bill Proctor (R-St. Augustine), that will offer qualifying universities the flexibility to set tuition at differentiated and market rates.  
 Below please find the list of conference managers appointed to negotiate the FY 2012-13 budget as well as a tentative schedule for conference meetings. The chairs, vice chairs, and ranking members of fiscal committees and subcommittees were appointed to the appropriate budget conferences...  
 Tallahassee - Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos (R- Merritt Island) and Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R- Winter Park) today announced an agreement on allocations for the 2012-13 state budget.  
 We are hopeful that the budget conference process will commence sometime next week. Conference committees will be appointed to resolve differences on various budget issues as well as on conforming and implementing legislation.  
 House Judiciary Committee Chairman William Snyder (R-Stuart) today released the following statement regarding the passage of HB 7049 on human trafficking in the House of Representatives.  
 House Education Committee Chairman Bill Proctor (R-St. Augustine) today released the following statement regarding the passage of the State Universities of Academic and Research Excellence and National Preeminence Act.  
 Increasing the state’s commitment to Floridians that have worn our nation’s uniform, the House Appropriations Committee today approved CS/HB 977, relating to military support. The bill addresses many facets of military support, and contains provisions that expand tax and financial incentives for current and former military service members, provide for the recognition of veterans and strengthen Florida’s commitment to retaining existing military installations within the state.  
 As part of continuing efforts to help improve Florida’s business climate and reduce the tax burden on Floridians, the Florida House of Representatives today approved a tax incentive package that will provide relief to families and businesses across Florida.  
 House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement regarding the passage of State House Map SJR1176, Congressional Map SB 1174 and State Senate Map SJR 1176.  
 In the face of the sixth straight annual budget shortfall, the Florida House of Representatives today passed $69.2 billion budget that addresses Florida’s top priorities including funding the delivery of essential government services while also prioritizing private sector job creation without adding to the tax burden placed on Florida’s families.  
 The House Florida House of Representatives will consider the 2012-13 General Appropriations Act on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9, 2012. A vote is expected on Thursday. The act contains a proposed $69.2 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2012-13. The budget consists of revenue funds totaling $24.3 billion, state trust funds totaling $20.4 billion and federal funds totaling $24.5 billion. The budget increases PreK-12 education funding by over $1 billion and includes more than $2.46 billion in reserves.  
 Nearly one year after passing landmark prescription drug abuse reforms to crack down on “pill mills,” a new report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has found that the purchase of oxycodone is rapidly declining in Florida.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today approved House, Senate and Congressional maps after receiving thousands of suggestions from Floridians across the state. Floridians joined House members throughout the eight-month process in helping to produce maps that meet state and federal redistricting standards.  
 State Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the committee’s passage of for the 2012-13 General Appropriations Act.  
 State Representative Steve Precourt (R-Orlando), Chairman of the Florida House Tax & Finance Committee, today released the following statement regarding the committee proposal to increase Florida’s corporate income tax exemption.  
 State Representative William Snyder (R-Stuart), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Senate Criminal Justice Committee’s passage of SB 1880 to curb human trafficking.  
 The House Appropriations Committee will meet Wednesday, February 1. The committee will hear the 2012-13 General Appropriations Act. The act contains a proposed $69.2 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2012-13. The budget consists of revenue funds totaling $24.3 billion, state trust funds totaling $20.4 billion and federal funds totaling $24.5 billion. The budget increases PreK-12 education funding by over $1 billion and includes more than $2.46 billion in reserves. For a full breakdown of the 2012-13 General Appropriations Act, you can view the highlights online.  
 
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