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At the Capitol: ALFs, Everglades

The capitol buildings in Tallahassee
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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The Senate Health Policy Committee approved a bill that would toughen punishments for assisted living facilities that mistreat residents, the News Service of Florida reports. The House has a handful of bills that would also strengthen regulations on that state’s 3,000 ALFs.  

In other legislative news:

  • Texting-while-driving clears House panel, the Ocala Star-Bannerreports. A similar bill also cleared a committee yesterday in the Senate. 
  • House State Affairs Committee approves measure to move some costs of Everglades cleanup to taxpayers, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 
  • House subcommittee approves bill that would place reporting requirements on “fracking” to extract natural gas, News Service of Florida reports. 


Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.