GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Special Session 2023C & Interim Committee Week 4

November 6-9, 2023

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Marco T. Paredes, Jr.
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,


With the 2024 Legislative Session fast approaching, Special Session 2023C and the fourth committee week will commence today, November 6. I will provide weekly updates during committee weeks to keep you informed about the key bills and committee meetings that may have an impact on your business interests in Florida. You can view our Special Session 2023C alert here. 


Special Session 2023C Bills Filed

Several bills have been filed in advanced of Special Session 2023C:

  • HB1C/SB 2C provides further hurricane relief to areas impacted by Hurricane Idalia.
  • HB 3C/SB 4C modifies the number of students served under the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program for students with disabilities.
  • HB 5C/SB 10C amends the Protect Florida Investment Act to expand the definition of “scrutinized company” with activities in Iran.
  • There are also several bills that express the State of Florida’s support for the State of Israel and increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to strengthen security and safety for nonprofit entities at high risk for violent attacks and hate crimes.


Special Session 2023C Schedule

All Special Session bills will be heard in committee today. Beginning tomorrow, they will move to the House and Senate floor for action throughout the week.


Interim Committee Weeks Continue

Several committees will receive presentations on various subjects this week. Key House committee meetings this week include:

  • The Senate Community Affairs Committee will receive a presentation by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation on implementation of the Live Local Act.
  • The Senate Education PreK-12 will hold a workshop on recommendations to reduce regulations on public schools.
  • The House Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee will receive presentations regarding physician and nursing workforce issues.
  • Several House and Senate Appropriations Committees will review legislative budget requests from various state agencies.


If you would like more information, please contact me.



Warmly,

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