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Focus areas doled out for hurricane committee

A select group of lawmakers will be focused on specific, hurricane-related policy recommendations over the next two weeks.

Each member of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness on Friday was assigned a specific area of focus. Chair Jeanette Nuñez, a Miami Republican, grouped the issues into categories following the five educational meetings held by the committee.

“To ensure that we cover all the issue areas, I am asking that you work with staff over the next two weeks to develop possible recommendations for the specific issue categories indicated below,” Nuñez wrote in an email to committee members.

Here are the assignments:

Evacuation: Reps. Robert Asencio, Michael Grant, and Holly Raschein. 

Energy: Reps. Tracie DavisDane Eagle, and Jay Trumbull

Shelters and Vulnerable Populations: Reps. Danny Burgess, Cord Byrd, and Sean Shaw

Health Care Facilities and Medical Care: Vice Chair Ray Rodrigues and Reps. Chris Sprowls and Richard Stark

Agriculture: Reps. Ben Albritton, Kristin Jacobs, and Elizabeth Porter

Future Hurricane Expenditures and Tax Relief: Reps. Grant, Jared Moskowitz, and Paul Renner

Housing: Reps. Bob Cortes, Davis, and Raschein

Beaches, Sanitary Sewers, Stormwater, Flooding, and Debris Removal: Reps. Eagle, Jacobs, and Cyndi Stevenson

Education: Reps. Asencio , Cortes, and Porter

The committee next convenes on Monday, Dec. 4.

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Danny McAuliffe is a Tallahassee correspondent for Florida Politics. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. He is a lifelong Floridian and indulges in swimming, hiking, running and memes when the news cycle permits. Reach him at dmcauliffe500@gmail.com.

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