Friday, December 19, 2014

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 State Representative Jimmie Smith (R-Inverness), sponsor of HB 7015, today released the following statement regarding the House Appropriations Committee’s passage of the Florida G.I. bill.  
 The Florida House of Representatives Appropriations Committee today passed a series of bills that will strengthen laws to protect children from sexually violent predators as part of the Legislature’s Work Plan 2014 “Protecting Florida’s Vulnerable” initiative.  
 Florida House of Representatives Appropriations Chairman Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland) released the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s budget recommendations for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year.  
 Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today announced their joint 2014 Work Plan Florida Agenda. Addressing a group of reporters and editors from across the state who gathered in Tallahassee for the annual Associated Press Editors Forum, the President and Speaker outlined the 5-point agenda they will pursue during the 2014 Legislative Session.  
 The Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Subcommittee today passed a series of bills that will strengthen laws to protect children from sexually violent predators as part of the Legislature’s “Protecting Florida’s Vulnerable” agenda.  
 The Florida House of Representatives’ Veteran and Military Affairs Subcommittee today passed Proposed Committee Bill VMAS 14-01, which promotes the education and career development of our military personnel, while honoring and providing for our veterans.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) released the following statement regarding Representative Steve Precourt’s (R-Orlando) decision to leave the Florida House of Representatives for a new position as the Director of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement regarding today’s filings in the redistricting case.  
 Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) visited Jacksonville today on the fourth leg of their Work Plan Florida Regional Tour. Today’s tour included a stop at the Jacksonville University (JU) Health Care Policy Summit, a lunch discussion with the Jacksonville Economic Roundtable and a meeting with Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford to discuss efforts to fight violent sexual predators.  
 House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today issued the following statement regarding the executive order signed by Governor Rick Scott on Florida’s education standards.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s proposal for tax cuts for the 2014 Legislative Session.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today welcomed Representative Cary Pigman (R-Avon Park) back to Florida after his three-month deployment to Kuwait. Representative Pigman, a lieutenant colonel and a physician, treated military personnel returning from Operation New Dawn in Iraq.  
 House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today announced the 2014 committee membership for the Florida House of Representatives.  
 House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released the following statement commending Governor Rick Scott on his decision to take legal action in the United States Supreme Court against Georgia over the state’s excessive consumption of water, which is vital to the Apalachicola region’s economy.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today appointed Carlos Alfonso to the State Research University Institute for Online Learning Advisory Board. Alfonso’s appointment is effective today.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today appointed former State Representative Gary Aubuchon to the Board of Governors for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Aubuchon’s appointment is effective today.  
 House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today announced the appointment of Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) as the Florida House Majority Leader and has released the 2014 chairs and vice chairs of substantive committees for the Florida House of Representatives.  
 Available today, mobile device users are encouraged to download version 1.4 of FL House, the official mobile app of the Florida House of Representatives. The new version includes improved search functionality throughout the app, the opportunity to provide feedback, share bills via Facebook and Twitter and receive House news early. FL House is a free app available for all Android and iOS devices.  
 Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today released a letter to Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett recommending that Florida immediately withdraw from implementing the student assessments proposed by the national academic consortium, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in favor of a Florida Plan for valid, reliable and timely testing of student performance, including assessments for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.  
 Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today visited communities in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties as part of the third leg of their Work Plan Florida Road Trip to highlight accomplishments from the 2013 Legislative Session.  
 
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