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). Bill 1A passed on of the House Appropriations committee.