The 2018 Regular Session has adjourned Sine Die.
10:00 — 11:30 AM
1:00 — 2:30 PM
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act
Senate Bill 7026 represents a comprehensive approach to addressing the issues presented by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, including firearm and school safety, and community mental health resources.
Excellence in Higher Education
Senate Bill 4 secures the permanent expansion of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and includes policy enhancements and funding investments to elevate the prominence of state universities, while preserving access and increasing affordability for Floridians.
Broad-based Tax Relief for Families and Businesses
• Tax Exemptions for Hurricane Recovery
• Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
• Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
• Lower Business Rent Tax
The 2018-19 General Appropriations Act
The 2018-19 General Appropriations Act prioritizes investments in K-12 and higher education and sets aside $3.3 billion in total reserves.
Military Appreciation Day
On February 27, 2018, the Senate celebrated Military Appreciation Day at the Capitol by considering several pieces of legislation designed to solidify Florida’s reputation as the friendliest state in the nation for active duty military, veterans and their families.
- President-Designate Galvano Announces Lisa Vickers as Chief of Staff March 14, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Galvano
- Excellence In Higher Education Act Signed Into Law March 11, 2018 - Press Release by President's Office
- Senate Passes Broad-Based Tax Relief Package Focused on Hurricane Recovery March 11, 2018 - Press Release by President's Office
- Senate Passes Balanced Budget Focused on Education, Public Safety, $3.3 Billion Reserves March 11, 2018 - Press Release by President's Office
- President Negron Discusses Priority Legislation Passed During the 2018 Legislative Session March 11, 2018 - Press Release by President's Office
- Legislature Passes Hurricane Recovery and Preparedness Measures March 11, 2018 - Press Release by President's Office
- Senate Republicans Deliver on Key Priorities During the 2018 Legislative Session March 11, 2018 - Press Release by Majority Office
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act Signed Into Law March 9, 2018 - Press Release by President's Office