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Jeff Brandes Urges Legislative Leaders to Call a Special Session to Focus on Property...

This week, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, called for a special session in a letter to Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, and House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor. Brandes’ letter is below. President Simpson and...
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Jeff Brandes, Ben Diamond Want to Stop Disasters from Phosphogypsum Stacks Like Piney Point...

This week, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, introduced a bill “to improve the abatement efforts of imminent hazards caused by phosphogypsum stacks in Florida.” Both men pointed...

Florida TaxWatch Poll Shows Floridians Want COVID-19 Liability Protection for Businesses, Healthcare Providers

Mason Dixon took a poll for Florida TaxWatch which indicates Floridians strongly support COVID-19 business and healthcare liability protections by 72 percent and 74 percent, respectively.
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Florida Legislators Push to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, are working together across the aisle on a proposal to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. “There are millions, possibly billions of...

Wilton Simpson Makes Appointments to State, Regional and National Boards and Councils

“It is an honor to have many of my fellow Senators, as well as leaders in our communities and state, serve in these important capacities,” said Simpson on Friday. “I have full confidence that they will diligently and effectively represent the Florida Senate and the state of Florida.”
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Florida Senate President Backs Manny Diaz’s Proposal to Expand School Choice in Florida

On Thursday, state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah, filed a bill “which provides for expanded student eligibility and parental choice for K-12 scholarship programs that serve students with unique abilities and students from lower-income families.”

Florida Legislature Leadership Backs Proposal to Help Offer Liability Protection for Businesses During Pandemic

In the Florida House, state Rep. Lawrence McClure, R-Dover, filed a bill on Wednesday which will offer “general liability protection for Florida businesses, schools, nonprofits and religious institutions making a good-faith effort to follow established federal, state and local guidelines” and its “liability protections apply retroactively to any newly filed lawsuit.” 
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Anthony Sabatini Wants to Eliminate Red Light Cameras for Good

“They are just a taxpayer fraud scheme. They are just a way for local governments to pad their pockets and raise more revenues,” Sabatini told Florida Daily, adding that his research shows that the Department of Transportation cannot prove red-light cameras make intersections safer.
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come. 

DMS Launches Pilot Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the Florida Capitol

Last week, the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) activated the first publicly-available electric vehicle (EV) charging station pilot at the Florida Capitol, providing EV drivers with a new, no-cost charging solution while visiting the Capitol Complex area. 
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Florida Legislature Will Once Again Address Nurse Practitioner Issue

One legislator looking to get the bill through in 2020 is state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St Petersburg.
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Ron DeSantis Gives a Boost to Self Driving Cars in Florida

“Signing this legislation paves the way for Florida to continue as a national leader in transportation innovation and technological advancement,” said DeSantis. “I would like to thank the bill sponsors, Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Jason Fischer, for their work in making Florida the most autonomous vehicle-friendly state in the country.”
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