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.
After receiving several thousand suggestions from Floridians at public town hall meetings in 26 Florida cities and through social media, phone, email and U.S. mail, the House Redistricting Committee today approved state House, state Senate and congressional maps to serve as Florida's boundaries for the next decade.
The House Appropriations Committee today released the House version of the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012-13. The bill will be taken up by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
The House Redistricting Committee will meet Friday, January 27. The committee will consider amendments to and vote on state legislative and congressional redistricting maps recently approved by the House Redistricting subcommittees.
State Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding the House proposal for the 2012 General Appropriations Act being reported favorably from each of the seven House Appropriations subcommittees.
The House Civil Justice Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, January 25. The committee will consider CS/HB 119 regarding Motor Vehicle Insurance. The bill is sponsored by Representative Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton). Previously, CS/HB 119 was passed by the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee.
House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement regarding today’s discussions on the House and Congressional maps workshopped by the committee.
Representative Bill Proctor (R-St. Augustine), Chairman of the House Education Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the conclusion of the committee’s meetings with Florida’s 11 state university presidents.
The House Redistricting Committee will meet on Friday, January 20. Members will workshop the several options approved by House Redistricting subcommittees for Florida’s state legislative and congressional redistricting maps. The subcommittees’ proposed options and amendments can be found online. As part of the workshop, the Committee will consider additional public input received that pertains to the options for redistricting that were released by the House on December 6, 2011.
House Appropriations Chairman Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) today released the following statement concerning the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget allocations released today to the House Appropriations Subcommittees.
Once again, the Legislature will be called upon to respond to the challenge of a budget shortfall exceeding $1 billion for FY 2012-13. Although this will not be easy, we have a proven track record of responsible budgeting, and our state’s fiscal situation is improved from recent years. Economic conditions are stabilizing; last week, the Revenue Estimating Conference issued an essentially unchanged General Revenue estimate from its fall forecast.
The House Education Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 18. Continuing the conversation that began last week with presidents from the University of Florida and Florida State University, the committee on Wednesday will hear from seven more state university presidents.
The House Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee will meet today, Tuesday, January 17. The subcommittee will consider HB 3 relating to Internet cafes in Florida.
Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) today released the following statement regarding estimates from the Florida Office of Economy and Demographic Research’s January General Revenue Estimating Conference.
Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding estimates from the Florida Office of Economy and Demographic Research’s January General Revenue Estimating Conference.
The House Judiciary Committee today approved a bill to strengthen Florida’s human trafficking laws and provide law enforcement officials and prosecutors with additional tools to combat these crimes across Florida. The bill is sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman William Snyder (R-Stuart) and supported by Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The House Education Committee will meet on Friday, January 13. As outlined by House Speaker Dean Cannon in his Tuesday address, the House Education Committee will begin a series of conversations with presidents from Florida’s 11 public universities. Collectively, the conversations will be part of a collegial dialogue about excellence in Florida’s higher education system.
The House Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, January 11. The subcommittee invites members of the public to present issues relating to gaming in Florida, including current law and any proposed changes.
House Speaker Dean Cannon's 2012 Legislative Session Opening Day Remarks as Prepared for Delivery