Florida Legislature: Preview of Day 43

HouseFlorida House of Representatives

A busy day in the Florida House. The Economic Expansion & Infrastructure Council will hear HB 513 by Rep. Ed Homan, which tweaks the board of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, and HB 1273 by Mark Mahon, requiring handicapped spaces be reserved for vehicles with attached lifts, thus requiring extra space.

The biggest issue is the House property tax reform package will be on second reading this afternoon: HB 7001, HJR 7089, HB 261, and HB 1483.

More details on these bills will follow.


SenateFlorida Senate

The Senate also has a busy day. The Florida Marlins bill, SB 544 by Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, will be heard in the Transportation & Economic Development Committee. The Criminal Justice Committee will hear CS/SBs 126 & 2282 by Sen. Burt Saunders, which would regulate out-of-state wineries who ship direct to Florida consumers. The Ethics & Elections Committee will debate a proposed committee substitute for SB 960 and SB 1010, which would change the date of Florida’s presidential preference primary. The Criminal Justice Committee will hear SB 426, by Sen. Saunders (and one of my Amusing Bills for 2007), which would prohibit a cover band doing a live performance from inferring a relationship with another band who has recorded its music, and SB 1862 by Sen. Mike Bennett, which would regulate the use of the term “Chamber of Commerce.”

The Senate property tax reform package will be heard in the Senate Finance and Tax Committee: SB 1022, SJR 3034, SB 1020, and SB 560.

More details on these bills will follow.

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