Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Legislative Update - March 22, 2016

2016 Bill Summaries
The 2016 Bill Summaries are reports and giving brief explanations of legislation that passed this session in both the House and Senate. The bill titles are hyperlinked to summaries.  The summaries were developed by Senate Staff and are available at http://flsenate.gov/Committees/BillSummaries/2016/

Researching Bills
Additional Information on bills can be found at the following sites:
When looking for information on the bill – go to the website listed above; insert the bill number where indicated; and, choose the information section that will be most helpful.  Each Bill Information page will provide information on the sponsor; a brief narrative of the legislation; the bill history of actions on the bill; a staff analysis for the bill, and bill text.   Make sure  to look at the Enrolled Version of the bill text and the final staff analysis.  With the session just ending – some of the staff analysis papers will not reflect the contents of the final version of the bill. 
Agriculture (AG)
Appropriations (AP)
Banking and Insurance (BI)
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
Commerce and Tourism (CM)
Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
Community Affairs (CA)
Criminal Justice (CJ)
Education Pre-K - 12 (ED)
Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
Ethics and Elections (EE)
Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
Health Policy (HP)
Higher Education (HE)
Judiciary (JU)
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security (MS)
Regulated Industries (RI)
Rules (RC)
Transportation (TR)

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