ABATE of Florida - Advances - Darren "Scribe" Brooks, State Vice President
January 26, 2021 - Senate President Wilton Simpson doesn't expect his side of the Capitol to be open to the public or lobbyists until after the upcoming 60-day legislative session, as many lawmakers and staff members likely will continue to await COVID-19 vaccinations.   <SEE MORE>
January 12, 2021 - SB 278 Traffic Offenses has been assigned it's committee road map.   <SEE MORE>
December 18, 2020 - SENATE BILL 278 VULNERABLE ROAD USERS BILL - The Senate version of ABATE's Vulnerable Road Users bill has been filed. It is SB 278 by Senator Baxley. As of this date it has not been assigned to any committees.    <SEE MORE>
December 18, 2020 - HOUSE, SENATE LEADERS SET COVID-19 RULES - State legislative leaders Friday released contrasting COVID-19 protocols for upcoming committee meetings, with the Senate setting up an off-site area where the public can view and participate in meetings amid the pandemic.   <SEE MORE>
December 18, 2020 - SPROWLES FILLS OUT HOUSE PANELS - NSF Staff - Preparing for the start of pre-session meetings in January, House Speaker Chris Sprowls on Friday released committee and subcommittee assignments for House members and named the leaders of subcommittees. Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, announced committee chairs and other House leaders last month. Among the appointments announced Friday were the leaders of subcommittees that will help craft a state budget. <SEE MORE>
November 6, 2020 - BEAN, PASSIDOMO NAMED TO SENATE LEADERSHIP POSTS - NSF Staff - Now that the elections are over, we can start to see how Florida's new Senate President and Speaker of the House will be organizing their leadership teams and committee chairs. Over the next few days I will let you know about the changes in the State Legislature.  <SEE MORE>
November 5, 2020 - HOUSE LEADERS NAMED - TALLAHASSEE --- Incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls on Thursday rolled out a leadership team and committee changes, including a new committee that will be directed to look at the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and plan for future emergencies.

The Palm Harbor Republican, who takes the gavel on Nov. 17, sent a memo to House members that named a dozen leaders for the next two years and outlined changes such as creation of the Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee.  <SEE MORE>
October 18, 2020 - Advances - TALLAHASSEE --- More than 2.2 million ballots have been cast in the Nov. 3 election before Floridians even walk into polling places.   But that is about to change Monday, when counties in many parts of the state open early voting sites.   <SEE MORE>