At the Capitol: ALFs, Everglades
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.