Tag: Cary Pigman

Ryan RayAugust 13, 2015

Sarasota Rep. Greg Steube filed a bill Thursday that would expand the state’s low-THC medical cannabis regime. The bill – HB 63 – contains several provisions that would substantially lower some barriers to entry for would-be medical cannabis growers and manufacturers, most notably a lack of limits on the number of manufacturers. Under current law, only five […]

Ryan RayJune 2, 2015

Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Galvano of Bradenton filed two new amendments to the Senate’s health care proposal on Tuesday morning. One, the “timely-filed” barcode 852368, addresses the “sunset” provision that Rep. Cary Pigman took issue with yesterday during the House’s workshop on the so-called “FHIX 2.0” proposal to expand health care in Florida by expanding a […]

Ryan RayJune 1, 2015

Health care committees in the House and Senate on Monday discussed the same proposal to expand health care access to the uninsured–SB 2A–in Florida. But it might not have sounded like it. In a “Tale of Two Cities”-esque tableau, the Senate discussed the bill for one hour before unanimously agreeing to pass it with sponsor […]

Bruce RitchieApril 23, 2015

Language from a comprehensive House water bill was added on Thursday to other environmental legislation in the House over objections from Democrats. The water bill language lacks key components of the Senate bill that are important to that chamber’s leadership, raising questions about whether the move represents gamesmanship between the two chambers. Some environmentalists say […]


At the final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2015 session for his committee, House Health & Human Services Committee Chairman Jason Brodeur dropped a bomb. He announced that the chamber next year would tackle some of the thorniest issues in health care: certificate of need (CON), insurance mandates and medical malpractice. The news puts most […]


At its final scheduled meeting of the year, the House Health Innovation Subcommittee will consider a bill to allow advanced registered nurse practitioners to practice independently from physicians. Sponsored by physician and Rep. Cary Pigman, HB 547 was temporarily deferred at the panel’s meeting this past week when it appeared that it was going to […]


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