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Legislative Update: Legislative Session Summary – Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

One day after its scheduled close, the legislature adjourned after passing a $91.1 billion budget which fell slightly short of Governor Desantis’ recommended budget. Of the 1,861 bills (excluding local appropriation requests) that were filed, 195 passed and will be sent to the Governor’s desk for approval. Some of the major topics discussed were disposable […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Post-Legislative Session Report

One day after its scheduled close, the legislature adjourned after passing a $91.1 billion budget which fell slightly short of Governor Desantis’ recommended budget. $682 million was appropriated for water-quality efforts related to red tides, algae blooms, and Everglades restoration, and over $220 million was directed to the panhandle area for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 9

Week 9: April 29 – May 3, 2019 Emergency Services: The Governor approved SB 426, Firefighters, sponsored by Senator Flores. The bill grants certain benefits to a firefighter upon receiving a diagnosis of cancer if certain conditions are met, and requires an employer to make certain disability payments to a firefighter in the event of […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 8

Week 8: April 22 – 26, 2019 Elections: The Senate Rules Committee, the Senate, and the House heard SB 7066/ HB 7101, Election Administration, sponsored by the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and the House State Affairs Committee. The bill requires the Secretary of State to provide signature matching training to certain persons, and revises […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 7

Week 7: April 15 – 19, 2019 Proposed 2019-2020 Budget The House and Senate Chambers have also released the first drafts of their proposed 2019-2020 budget. Here is a generalized breakdown of the current draft budget compared to last year’s budget, and the draft budget broken down by section. Source Senate PCB 2500 House PCB […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 6

Week 6: April 8 – 12, 2019 Proposed 2019-2020 Budget The House and Senate Chambers have also released the first drafts of their proposed 2019-2020 budget. Here is a generalized breakdown of the current draft budget compared to last year’s budget, and the draft budget broken down by section. Source Senate PCB 2500 House PCB […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 5

Week 5: April 1 – 5, 2019 Proposed 2019-2020 Budget The House and Senate Chambers have also released the first drafts of their proposed 2019-2020 budget. Here is a generalized breakdown of the current draft budget compared to last year’s budget, and the draft budget broken down by section. Source Senate PCB 2500 House PCB […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 4

Week 4: March 25 – 29, 2019 Proposed 2019-2020 Budget The House and Senate Chambers have also released the first drafts of their proposed 2019-2020 budget. Here is a generalized breakdown of the current draft budget compared to last year’s budget, and the draft budget broken down by section. Source Senate PCB 2500 House PCB […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 3

Week 3: March 18 – 22, 2019 Elections: The House State Affairs Committee heard SAC 1, Elections, sponsored by the House State Affairs Committee. The bill was passed unanimously and will move on to a second committee. The PCB bill makes the following changes to the Florida Election Code: Extends the deadline for curing defective […]

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Legislative Update: 2019 Session – Week 2

Week 2: March 11 – 15, 2019 Elections: The House Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee heard HB 613/ (SB 270), Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement, sponsored by Representative Roth. The bill proposes the repeal of s. 7, Art. VI of State Constitution to eliminate the requirement for public financing of campaigns of candidates […]

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