The question on everyone’s mind this week is “Will they or won’t they?” Speculation is running rampant in the Capitol as to whether or not the Legislature will finish its business before the end of the normal 60-day session, which is May 5th. There are a number of issues which have yet to be resolved, most importantly the budget.
We hope this message finds you and your family well and that you had a blessed celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this past weekend. We're now entering the final three weeks of Legislative Session. Both chambers are considering major legislation regarding the budget, school choice, gambling, and more!
We are almost halfway through Legislative Session this year, and it ended up being a fairly busy week for education bills, which is great news as legislators are looking to give Florida's students as many educational options as possible. Both the House and the Senate released their proposed budgets this week and will begin to shift some of their focus to ironing out those details. Some of the subcommittees had their final meetings for the year, and so this is the point where bills begin to die if they are not moving through the process. We are continuing to work hard to see that good legislation is passed this year.
Protect your children, grandchildren, business and religious liberty from harmful legislation today!
These days we tend to view the law as something far removed from us, something that happens somewhere else… but as you can see from the bills below, all laws affect you and me, our children and our families, businesses, etc., either directly or indirectly.
Perhaps the biggest news this week for many of our supporters was that Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger was appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) by Speaker Richard Corcoran. On Monday, he was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to serve for the next 18 months as a commissioner on the CRC, which is a constitutional position.