Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the notable developments from Florida’s session and news from around the state...
- The bill banning insurance companies from accessing genetic test data passed out of its final Senate committee – it already passed in the full House
- The Brightline expansion to Orlando will begin in May. Brightline is saying that once operational the cost of a ticket from Orlando to Miami will cost $100 & take around 3 hours
- Andrew Gillum settled with Florida’s Ethics Commission for $5,000 to resolve its ongoing investigations into his conduct while mayor of Tallahassee. He stated that he never “knowingly” broke the law
- The state Senate voted for the infrastructure expansion plan that’d include expanding the Turnpike to Tampa, create a new highway between Polk and Collier counties and expand the Suncoast Parkway to the Georga border – it still has topass the House
- Insurance AOB (Assignment of Benefits) reform is coming to Florida. It passed the state legislature and Governor DeSantis said he’ll sign it into law
- Florida’s House voted in favor of “Sanctuary Cities” reform that’d hold local officials accountable if they don’t fully comply with immigration authorities on undocumented individuals – the Senate takes it up today