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    Legislative updates from FMO Lobbyist Nancy Black Stewart

    The Legislature has sent the tax cut bill (7123) to the Governor for his action.The Governor must take action or the bill will become law without his signature on May 29th.This is the bill that contains the language for a sales tax holiday on disaster preparedness supplies and for school supplies.If approved, the hurricane supplies tax break begins May 31st!

    The Governor’s office has just announced that he will hold a press conference and sign the tax package that he received from the Legislature today

    (There is no requirement about the order in which the Legislature transmits the passed legislation to the Governor. If the Legislature has adjourned, the Governor has 15 days, from his receipt, to take action. When the House, Senate, and Governor, are all in a collegial and cooperative state of mind, bills are transmitted to the Governor to enable him to be deliberative in his decision-making. At this writing, he must decide on this tax cut bill and the proposal to expand Florida’s toll road system…among several other issues that do not rise to that level of excitement!)

    The Legislature has published the dates during which House and Senate Committees will be meeting this fall.These are the lead-up to the start of the 2020 Regular Session on January 14, 2020.

    September 16-20, 2019
    October 14-18, 2019
    October 21-25, 2019
    November 4-8, 2019
    November 12-15, 2019
    December 9-13, 2019

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