Day 2 Florida Legislative Session – Highlights From Tallahassee

Here are some of the notable developments from the second day of the Florida’s session. Let's start with what the Senate committee passed locally. The committee approved the expanded Miami-Dade needle-exchange program.

At the state level, the committee gave thumbs up for the expanded Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (voucher program) and overhaul of the teacher bonus program. The House sub-committee passed an overhaul of “pain and suffering” judgments capping awards at $1 million per person. Lastly, the Senate committee endorsed a proposal to create a state regulated industrial hemp program

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