Tag: rules

Christine Jordan SextonDecember 6, 2018

The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis may tinker with one of Gov. Rick Scott’s signature acts, pushed in response to Hurricane Irma. Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez told The News Service of Florida that a law requiring long-term care providers to have generators and a 72-hour supply of fuel on-site may need to be re-examined, […]

Scott PowersNovember 28, 2018

Insurgent centrist Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives including U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto from Central Florida have reached a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wednesday for rules reforms that would lead the party rebels to support her for House Speaker. The deal is lesser in sweep and commitment than the […]

Jim RosicaApril 13, 2018

Calling it a “blue sky opportunity,” the state’s chief medical marijuana regulator opened a rule-making workshop Friday with a twist: No rules. Agencies usually issue draft rules weeks in advance of a workshop, so there’s something to comment on when interested parties arrive. Many attendees were lobbyists for marijuana providers. But Christian Bax, head of the […]

Jim RosicaApril 9, 2018

If a pesticide is good enough for organic crops, it’s good enough to be used on medicinal pot, a Florida medical marijuana provider says. Liberty Health Sciences, a Canadian concern operating in the U.S., last week filed an administrative challenge over a Florida Department of Health proposed rule on marijuana pesticides. Within days, however, both sides agreed to a ceasefire, Division […]

Staff ReportsMarch 26, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott held a signing ceremony Monday for measures that make permanent the state’s emergency rules requiring every nursing home and assisted living facility in Florida to have emergency generators. The two bills (HB 7099, SB 7028) replace a pair of emergency rules that the Scott administration issued in September. That followed the deaths of residents of The […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 19, 2017

Update: Jack Latvala resigned from the Senate Wednesday afternoon. In a resignation letter to Senate President Joe Negron, Latvala wrote: “I have never intentionally dishonored my family, my constituents or the Florida Senate. “My political adversaries have latched onto this effort to rid our country of sexual harassment to try to rid the Florida Senate of […]

Mitch PerryMay 17, 2017

The Constitution Revision Commission met on Wednesday for the first time to go over their controversial rules while meeting in Tampa. A rules committee first met before a public hearing, scheduled for tonight, starting with a lengthy discussion kicked off by GOP former state Sen. Don Gaetz. The 37-member board should abide by budget language pending before Gov. Rick […]

Jim RosicaApril 12, 2017

The chair of the Constitution Revision Commission has told commissioners an internal “working group” will finalize the body’s operating rules by early June. Carlos Beruff, who leads the panel charged with reviewing and suggesting rewrites to the state’s governing document, said in a Wednesday memo that several members will form a committee and “hold noticed and open […]

Jim RosicaNovember 22, 2016

Senate President Joe Negron said his approach to budgeting isn’t that different from fellow Republican and House Speaker Richard Corcoran. Negron met with reporters Tuesday after he officially became president during the Legislature’s biennial Organization Session. In sweeping changes to the House’s traditional way of doing business, Corcoran said senators would need House sponsors for special […]


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