Appropriations committees in both the House and Senate were busy today holding budget work sessions and hearing presentations from state agencies and other state entities. Very few bills saw action today. Neither the House nor Senate will be holding committee meetings on Friday so a number of legislators left early for their districts.
On the workers’ compensation front, AIF is happy to report that HB 903, which passed its first committee of reference on Tuesday of this week, will now be considered by its next committee of reference - the
House General Government Policy Council. This AIF priority bill will ensure that Florida has a stable and predictable workers’ compensation system. The bill had originally been retained by the House Insurance Committee, but a procedural motion today ensured its progress in the House.