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 The following motion was made by Rep. Aubuchon and adopted by the House of Representatives for the purpose of establishing the procedures for debate on third reading of the bills listed below [...]  
 Attached please find today’s Amendment Chart. This chart, prepared by our substantive staff, contains brief descriptions of the amendments that will be considered today on the Floor. These descriptions are high-level summaries and should not be used as a substitute for reading the actual amendments.  
 Good morning – Members, today we will follow the Daily Order of Business as required by House Rule 10.2. After adopting the Special Order calendar, Representative Weatherford will move to adopt the Special Amendment Deadlines for Redistricting Bills (attached in PDF format.) I will then move to structure debate for bills on Third Reading on Thursday, as follows [...]  
 Background: The Florida Constitution provides the framework for our state’s government, grants rights to its citizens, and outlines the process by which amendments to the Constitution may be proposed and enacted. There are several ways to amend the Florida Constitution, one of which is through a Joint Resolution passed by the Legislature. Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the Florida Constitution must be passed by a 3/5 vote of all members in the Florida House and Senate, respectively [...]  
 The following Members have been appointed to serve on the Redistricting Committee, House Redistricting Subcommittee, Senate Redistricting Subcommittee, and Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee [...]  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – House Joint Resolution (HJR) 7111 and House Bills (HB) 7199 and 7101 today passed the Florida House of Representatives. Collectively, these bills aim to modernize the judicial branch and improve the efficiency of the administration of justice in the Florida court system.  
 The following report is submitted pursuant to Rule 7.12 (b), for the purpose of establishing special amendment deadlines and procedures for bills proposing any reapportionment or redistricting of the state’s legislative or congressional districts. These deadlines apply to committee and subcommittee meetings during the 2011 Regular Session and during the interim period between the 2011 and 2012 Regular Sessions [...]  
 Your Rules & Calendar Committee herewith submits the Special Order for Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Consideration of the House bills on Special Orders shall include the Senate Companion measures on the House Calendar. Any bills that are not available for Special Order at the time the letter is published will not be reflected on the published Special Order letter [...]  
 The following motion was made by Rep. Aubuchon and adopted by the House of Representatives for the purpose of establishing the procedures for debate of bills on third reading on April 15, 2011 [...]  
 Amendment Chart for April 15, 2011 Attached please find today’s Amendment Chart. This chart, prepared by our substantive staff, contains brief descriptions of the amendments that will be considered today on the Floor. These descriptions are high-level summaries and should not be used as a substitute for reading the actual amendments.  
 Good morning – Members, today we will follow the Daily Order of Business as required by House Rule 10.2. HB 101 will continue to be temporarily postponed on Third Reading. There are 29 bills on Special Order. I anticipate that we will roll the following bills to Third Reading and vote them out today [...]  
 Amendment Chart for April 14, 2011: Attached please find today’s Amendment Chart. This chart, prepared by our substantive staff, contains brief descriptions of the amendments that will be considered today on the Floor. These descriptions are high-level summaries and should not be used as a substitute for reading the actual amendments.  
 House subcommittees have completed their work for the 2011 Session. Full committees should complete most of their work next week. The House will conduct business throughout Week 7 of Session. Pursuant to the published schedules, Members should plan to be in Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21. The House will maximize the time available during Week 7, and Members should be prepared for full work schedules on both days.  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – The House Appropriations Committee today unanimously passed CS/HB 7095. The legislation represents a comprehensive strategy to curtail prescription drug abuse in the State of Florida.  
 Background: Florida’s court system consists of several levels of jurisdiction including county courts, circuit courts, District Courts of Appeal and a single statewide Supreme Court. In Florida’s court system, some judges are elected, such as county and circuit judges, while others are appointed like Supreme Court Justices or District Courts of Appeal judges. In all courts across the state, Florida’s court rulemaking process governs the procedures judges must use in their courtrooms.  
 Dear Mr. Speaker: Your Rules & Calendar Committee herewith submits the Special Order for Thursday, April 14, 2011. Consideration of the House bills on Special Orders shall include the Senate Companion measures on the House Calendar.  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – Representative John Legg (R-Port Richey), chair of the House Select Committee on Government Reorganization, released the following statement regarding the passage of a proposed committee bill (PCB) that creates the Department of Economic Opportunity. The Department of Economic Opportunity would be responsible for coordinating the efficient delivery of services and programs related to economic development, workforce development, community planning and development, and affordable housing.  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida House of Representatives today passed House Bill 5001, the 2011-12 General Appropriations Act (GAA), as well as a comprehensive list of related implementing and conforming bills.  
 Tallahassee, Fla. – The House pension reform package today passed the Florida House. This legislation seeks to make modifications to the Florida Retirement System (FRS).  
 Members, We have received the Senate bills and will make a series of amendments to put the House in the proper conference posture. We will amend each Senate bill with either the substance of the corresponding House bill or with a blank amendment if there is no corresponding House bill.  
 
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