Lawmakers passed nearly 280 bills during the 2016 Legislative Session, and most of them were approved by the Governor. In addition to an $82 billion state budget, legislation included water policy, death penalty reform, educational enhancements, and others. Our team looks at some of those measures to explain their impact and what they mean to the people of Florida.


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2016 Legislative Session Al Cooksey Amanda Carbonneau Ashley Strube Bill Montford Charlotte's Web/ low-THC marijuana Chris Sprowls Chuck Carden death penalty/capital punishment Faith Burns Geraldine Thompson Glenn Hess HB 307 Medical Use of Cannabis HB 7029 School Choice HB 7101 Sentencing for Capital Felonies HB 989 Implementation of Water and Land Conservation Constitutional Amendment Joe Negron Josephine Cannella-Krehl Legacy Florida Matt Caldwell Matt Gaetz Matt Guse medical marijuana/cannabis Michelle Gayle Rebecca Hines Rob Bradley Roger Dearing Ross Spano SB 552 Environmental Resources SB 672 Educational Options Sebastian Strawser student athletics Susan Driscoll water policy/water management water pollution/water quality