January 15, 2024
The 2024 Legislative Session officially opened on Tuesday, January 9 with Joint Session and the State of the State address given by Gov. DeSantis. Legislative Session is scheduled for 60 days with the conclusion expected on Friday, March 8.
Our team at GrayRobinson is once again providing us with our bill tracker. All of the bills we are tracking are listed on the report in numerical order. Bills that align to our platform are highlighted in yellow. A few of the bills to highlight:
- SB 7000, SB 7002, SB 7004, known as the Senate’s Deregulation bills, passed unanimously off the Senate floor on Wednesday. They were immediately enrolled and sent to the House.
- The House has filed HB 7025 & HB 7039 which are the House’s Deregulation bills. They are very different than the Senate’s and were presented as the starting point for the House. Parts of SB 7000 (Calatayud) and SB 7002 (Hutson) can be found in each of the House bills. There is very little of SB 7004 (Simon) in these bills.
- Rep Tomkow filed HB 1403 School Choice which was heard in its first committee stop on Thursday. This bill repeals the Hope Scholarship as well as attempts to streamline the process for distributing the scholarships, trying to overcome some of the difficulties families and schools have seen with the implementation of HB 1 this school year.