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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...
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.
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...
“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.”
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.”
“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.
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.
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.
One legislator looking to get the bill through in 2020 is state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St Petersburg.
“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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