The final committee week ahead of the 2018 Legislative Session begins Dec. 4.
Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget is expected to be discussed in appropriations committees in the House and Senate. Totaling $87.4 billion, it is the largest proposed budget to come from a Florida Governor.
The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness will convene twice: Dec. 4 and Dec. 7.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran created the committee in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, charging it to “gather information, solicit ideas for improvement, and make recommendations” to the Governor and Legislature.
The committee’s fifth meeting last Thursday marked its transition to the “make recommendations” portion of its responsibilities. Committee members were assigned on Friday specific hurricane-related issues to consider during the next two weeks.
Chair Jeanette Nuñez told committee members in an email that she expects to share policy recommendations at the Dec. 4 meeting and the “tentative plan” is to vote on a set of recommendations at the Dec. 7 meeting.
She also asked the lawmakers to submit their proposals to staff by Nov. 30.
The 2018 Session starts Jan. 9.
Material from The News Service of Florida was used in this article.