2019 HB 1135 Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative 2019 HB 1197 Charter Schools 2019 HB 361 Behavioral Health of Minors 2019 HB 999 Medical Billing 2019 SB 1296 Organization and Operation of State Universities 2019 SB 1306 Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee 2019 SB 358 Health Insurance Coverage for Enteral Formulas 2019 SB 66 Drinking Water in Public Schools 2019 SB 722 Carrying of Firearms by Tactical Medical Professionals 2019 SR 1820 Moratorium on Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico 2019-20 state budget/appropriations Amy Mercado Ashley Moody Bill Montford Bryan Avila cancer Casey DeSantis cell phones Chad Poppell charter schools child abuse/child abuse prevention cigars/cigarettes/tobacco Dana Young David Simmons DCF - Department of Children and Families debris removal Dennis Baxley DEP - Department of Environmental Protection electronic cigarettes/vaping Enterprise Florida Eric Silagy Fabiana Rosales FAMU - Florida A & M University FCS - Florida College System firefighters Florida panhandle Florida's economy foster care/foster parents fracking FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission guns/ weapons/ firearms health care higher education/post-secondary education human trafficking Hurricane Michael hurricanes/tropical storms Jamal Sowell James Eifert Janet Cruz Jeff Brandes Jimmy Patronis Joe York Lauren Book Lauren's Kids Foundation local governments/home rule Lori Berman Manny Diaz Jr. mental health/mental illness Michael Grant National Guard Noah Valenstein oil drilling opioids/opioid abuse Patricia Williams public schools/traditional public school Randolph Bracy red tide Richard Corcoran Ron DeSantis sales tax sexual assault/rape state attorneys SUS - State University System Tampa Bay taxes/tax cuts teachers tourists/tourism industry Venezuela Visit Florida water pollution/water quality wildfires
Capitol Update is daily review of state government during the Legislative Session. Today’s topics include:
- Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran spoke at the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors meeting.
- A House committee approved a bill that would launch a red tide research initiative, though the $3 million appropriation for the program was removed.
- Governor Desantis named Maj. General James Eifert to lead the Florida National Guard, to replace Adjutant General Mike Calhoun who is retiring.