October 13, 2021

October 2021
Legislative Update

Legislative Update 

October 11-15th and then another week of committees October 18-22nd.

Bills are being filed and hitting the public system. There is still a bit of time to go before the issues develop. So far, the health care committees have been focused on hospitals and health care innovation.

The Governor announced his new Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, who has been generating a lot of headlines regarding his stance on the coronavirus.  He will need to be confirmed by the Senate which is anticipated will take place over objections from the Democrats.

It was interesting being live in the Capitol for this first set of committee meetings. It was fairly quiet on the foot traffic front. The House sent out guidelines for the upcoming session and clearly are trying to discourage the large groups from attending the Capitol. For those who have not attended every day during session there will be large groups visiting. Some examples would be Realtors Day, Dade Days, Broward Day’s, and one of the favorite days for past residents, Space Day, where they got to meet astronauts who had traveled into space. It will be interesting to see how folks limit their presence.

Small groups such as our residents visiting the Capitol program should still be fine to visit as long as nothing changes dramatically as relates to Covid.

Please everyone, stay safe and well.

Alison Dudley
Lobbyist, FRS

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