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Capitol e-Report - Florida Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

The Florida Legislature has adjourned the 2009 Regular Session sine die after having passed the conference reports on the state budget, the budget implementing bill, all conforming budget bills, the Indian Gaming Compact, and the Tobacco Surcharge.

What Now?

The gubernatorial review process is next. The volume of bills sent to the Governor after the session closes are coordinated in waves between the House, Senate and the Governor's Office staff for reasons of workload management.

Senate bills passing will be controlled by the Senate, with staff being responsible for getting each passed Senate bill signed by both the President and Speaker and then certifying the bill as having passed the Legislature to the Governor. The House will control House bills passing. We will continue to track selected bills throughout this gubernatorial approval process. This process usually runs the entire month of May and until about the third week of June.

Once a bill is received by the Governor, he will have 15 days to: 1) sign the bill, 2) allow the bill to become law without signature, or 3) veto the bill.

Please contact us if you need an Enrolled copy of any bill, or need information about any piece of legislation filed this year. Thanks.
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