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3 Key Issues for Florida's Session, March 5

by Julie H. on Monday, March 4, 2013

Florida's legislative session begins March 5th. Here are our top 3 issues we'll need your help on:

  1. House Bill 81 by Rep. Cary Pigman/Senate Bill 124 by Sen. Jeremy Ring - This bill gained some momentum last week by passing out of its first committee of reference in the Senate. It was heard in the Senate Health Policy Committee and voted on favorably 9 to 1. The bill now moves to the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance and we will be asking the Chair, Sen. David Simmons of Altamonte Springs, to agenda the bill. We are still working with Rep. Ken Roberson of Port Charlotte and Chair of the House Health Quality Subcommittee to persuade him to place the bill on his committee’s agenda.
  2. Encourage schools to open up their recreational facilities (Shared Use) - House Bill 525 by Rep. Jake Raburn/Senate Bill 392 by Sen. Jeff Brandes – We are working with the appropriate committee members to get this bill up and moving in the next couple of weeks. This bill passed the House of Representatives unanimously last year and made it to 2nd reading in the Senate. We will be pushing hard to get the bill up and moving as quickly as possible this year.
  3. Create the next generation of life savers (CPR in Schools) - House Bill 557 by Rep. Clay Ford/Senate Bill 302 by Sen. Thad Altman – We now have both bills referenced to committee and can begin the process of working with committee members to get the bill on the agenda in both chambers.

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