Capitol Connection
Florida Senate
The 5th week of the 2023 Regular Legislative Session was a short week as the House only met on Monday and Tuesday and the Senate met only through Wednesday. Given the short week, there was minimal movement in legislation that is being tracked by the Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils & Trusts. However, on Tuesday, April 4th, HB 875 Dependent Children, by Representative Dana Trabulsy, (R – St. Lucie) passed unanimously out of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. Its Senate companion SB 1384 Legal Proceedings for Children, by Senator Colleen Burton, (R – Lakeland) passed out of the Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs.

During last week’s sessions of the House and Senate both chambers passed their respective budgets. This puts each chamber's spending plan in the proper posture to appoint budget conferees and start budget conferences.

To view the House Budget HB 5001 click here. To view the Senate Budget SB 2500 click here
Until next time!
The Florida Alliance of Children’s Councils & Trusts
Healthy Development
Early Learning
K-12 Education
Out-Of-School Time Programs
Children With Disabilities
Child Protection
Juvenile Justice
Economic Self-Sufficiency
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