The Senate voted to over-ride the Governor’s Veto of
SB 2500. Senator Latvala explained that this is a fall back in case the
chambers cannot come to agreement on a new bill and they have an option
to vote on 2500 to keep the schools open. Latvala has filed another bill to
increase the FEFP by $215 million, however, the Senate does not know from where
they will take the money. There has been some discussion to shift the cost back
to the school district by increasing the required local effort. Senator Simmons
raised the legality about have having two bills dealing with the same subject ,
but received an inadequate response.
They also voted to expand the scope of the special session
contrary to the Governor’s proclamation. The additional bills presented:
6A Public Records
8A Medical Use of Marijuana
House is in the Appropriations committee considering 1A
which includes Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida and the training grant
(available to technical centers). Bill1A passed on of the House Appropriations
This report reflects only items contained in the Conference Report on Senate Bill 2500, the 2017-2018 General Appropriations
Act (GAA), which are identifiable to specific counties. State agencies will further allocate other funds contained in the General
Appropriations Act based on authorized distribution methodologies. This report was produced prior to the veto process.
The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017. During this holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment, or airport.
Selling for $10 or less:- Reusable ice (reusable ice packs)
Selling for $20 or less:- Any portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, hand-crank, or gas): Flashlights Lanterns Candles
Selling for $25 or less:- Any gas or diesel fuel container, including LP gas and kerosene containers
Selling for $30 or less:- Batteries, including rechargeable batteries, listed sizes only (excluding automobile and boat batteries): AA-cell C-cell D-cell 6-volt 9-volt - Coolers and ice chests (food-storage; nonelectrical)
Selling for $50 or less:- Tarpaulins (tarps)- Visqueen, plastic sheeting, plastic drop cloths, and other flexible waterproof sheeting - Ground anchor systems - Tie-down kits- Bungee cords - Ratchet straps- Radios (powered by battery, solar, or hand-crank) Two-way Weather band
Selling for $750 or less:- Portable generators used to provide light or communications, or to preserve food in the event of a power outage.
First-aid kits (always exempt)