Capitol Report - Florida Legislature Organizational and Special Sessions

Government Law & Consulting   |   November 16, 2010

Crist Vetoes Are Reversed in Special Session

New Florida Legislature Organizes.
Veto Overrides First Order of Republican Super Majority.

Dean Cannon of Orlando is elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, while Senators elect Mike Haridopolos of Melbourne as President.  Leadership teams are named in both Chambers.

Later in Special Session, members overrode a list of 2010 bills, and one appropriate line item, all vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist.  Tweaks to amend the effective date of other 2010 passed legislation were also considered and passed.

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