Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state - April 26th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the notable developments from Florida’s session and news from around the state...
- An expansion of Florida’s voucher program to include private schools was passed by Florida’s Senate
- A bill was passed out of the House that caps child welfare workers caseloads at 15 in an effort to ensure workers aren’t overburdened and issues with children in the program go unaddressed
- The state legislature passed a bill to expand Florida’s “Good Samaritan” law granting immunity to anyone with drug paraphernalia or less than 10 grams of a controlled substance on them if they’re seeking medical treatment at the time of discovery
- The Senate passed the Bill making texting while driving a primary offense but also added provisions making the holding of a mobile device in a school zone or active work zone a primary offense as well
- Governor DeSantis named two new appellate court judges in Miami – replacing the two vacancies left when Barbara Lagoa & Robert Luck were nominated to the Supreme Court