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Ed Hooper, Matt Wilhite Get Bill Offering Public Records Exemption for Law Enforcement, Vehicles...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill from state Sen. Ed Hooper, R-Palm Harbor, and state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, “which will exempt public records requirements for law enforcement geolocation information held by...

Florida Legislators Work on Bill Offering Public Records Exemption for Law Enforcement Officers, Vehicles

This week, state Sen. Ed Hooper, R-Palm Harbor, and state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, showcased their proposal “which will exempt public records requirements for law enforcement geolocation information held by a law enforcement agency.” Hooper...

Matt Willhite Unveils Proposal to Waive Fishing, Hunting Permit Fees for Florida Military Members,...

Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, showcased his proposal “to provide military service members and veterans a discount on hunting and fishing licenses in Florida” including offering “active military and honorably discharged veterans...

Matt Willhite: Congress Needs to Ensure VA Does More to Stop Veteran Suicides

Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, continued his push in Tallahassee for a memorial urging Congress “to recognize the epidemic of suicide among veterans and fully fund suicide prevention efforts by the United...

Democrats Announce Committee Leadership in the Florida House

This week, the two leaders of the Democrats in the Florida House--state Reps. Bobby DuBose of Fort Lauderdale and Evan Jenne of Hollywood--unveiled their selections to lead committees in the upcoming session. 

Chris Sprowls Reaches Across the Aisle to Name Matt Willhite to Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory...

The Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee has 15 members and meets every quarter to help the state Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) “regarding legislative, programmatic and administrative matters relating to Alzheimer’s victims and their caregivers.”

Matt Willhite Lets a Palm Beach County Student Draft a Bill for Next Legislative...

“I recognize that young people are the future of our state and country. As such, I understand that we need to engage with young adults. In hosting this contest, I want to help start building this bridge for our next generation of leaders. I am offering my seventh bill slot to students and hope this will encourage them to follow the bill along through the legislative process, increasing their understanding of how government works in a meaningful and interactive way,” said Willhite on Monday. 

Palm Beach Delegation on Capitol Hill and in Tallahassee Want Coronavirus Testing Center Help...

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., signed the letter. So did state Sens. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, Gayle Harrel, R-Stuart, Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, along with nine members of the Florida House.

Matt Willhite Looks to Protect Personal Information in Motor Vehicle Records

“Currently, a motorist’s information can be obtained in multiple ways. This bill aims to expand protections by limiting access by certain entities to crash reports and traffic citations. Individuals will also be able to request certain information not be disclosed, with some exceptions,” Willhite’s office noted.
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Florida State Reps Propose Creating State Office of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two members of the Florida House--Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood and Democrat state Rep. Matt Willhite of Wellington--have teamed up on a proposal to have the state government due more to help Floridians with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Jimmy Patronis, Anitere Flores: Time to Give Firefighters Cancer Coverage

Patronis and Flores teamed up on Tuesday to highlight her bill which would make employers offer insurance and death benefits for firefighters diagnosed with cancer. This bill has been in the Legislature the past three sessions but the various bills did not cross the finish line.  
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