2018 Florida Legislature

Recovery Care Center Plan Filed In State House

Oct 19, 2017
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Florida House Republicans could be poised to make a renewed attempt to allow types of health-care facilities known as “recovery care centers,” where patients could stay up to 72 hours after undergoing surgical procedures.

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A bill expanding workers’ compensation coverage to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder has been filed for the 2018 Legislative session.

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s response to the state’s opioid crisis is taking shape in the House.

Democrats Call For 'Assault' Weapon Ban

Oct 4, 2017

Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, will outline proposed legislation Wednesday that would ban “assault-style” weapons in Florida.

Proposal Seeks To Ensure Nursing Home Air Conditioning

Oct 3, 2017
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Amid continuing fallout from the deaths of residents of a Broward County nursing home after Hurricane Irma, a key state senator has filed a bill that would seek to prevent lengthy air-conditioning outages at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) is asking the Florida Legislature to appropriate $25 million more dollars for springs restoration next year.

Bradley is building on a funding increase from the last legislative session.


A leadership shuffle in the Florida Senate is lifting the hopes of anti-fracking activists.

Steube Returns With Gun Bills For 2018 Session

Aug 11, 2017

Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Steube, who filed a string of firearm-related bills that died during the 2017 legislative session, has reintroduced two — focused on courthouses and private businesses — as lawmakers begin submitting bills for the 2018 session.