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Pandemic Preparedness Committee Chair Speaks On Expectations For The Group

Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Tampa, will be the chair of a new state Senate committee focused on pandemic preparedness and response.

In the upcoming legislative session, Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Tampa, will be the chair of a new committee focused on pandemic preparedness and response. He spoke with WFSU about his expectations for the committee.

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Questions:

  • What are some of the bills that you expect to see, some of the issues you expect to address as Chairman of this committee?
  • While you were going through the catalog of subjects you all are going to cover, eviction is one of them right?
  • Are there any proposals that you've heard so far or seen so far? I know no bill shave been assigned to committees yet, but what are the type of bills that you expect to see?
  • When it comes to liability coverage for businesses how would that work?

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Blaise Gainey is a Multimedia Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.