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Health News Florida

At the Capitol: ALFs, Everglades

The capitol buildings in Tallahassee

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-Banner reports. 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.