2013 Florida Post-Session Report Released

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Carlton Fields’ Government Law and Consulting Practice Group has released its 2013 Florida Legislature Post-Session Report detailing significant bills that passed the 2013 Florida Legislature.

The 2013 Legislature came into session in early March and adjourned in early May.  Florida lawmakers passed nearly 259 general bills and 24 local bills.  No proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution were passed.

Download the 2013 Florida Legislature Post-Session Report!The 2013-2014 Legislature is under the new leadership of Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Destin) and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel). The new presiding officers gave strong emphasis to campaign finance and public officer ethics reforms, both of which passed.  The Legislature also gave emphasis to resolving issues that plagued voters during the state’s recent 2012 elections, and legislation necessary to implement the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Post-Session Report is categorized by subject.  It does not summarize every piece of legislation passed, nor is it meant to be an exhaustive analysis of those bills included.  Rather, the goal is to provide a general overview of legislative actions that are likely to impact client businesses.

This report was prepared immediately following the adjournment of the 2013 Legislative Session during the gubernatorial review period, which generally spans about 60 days.  All bills are subject to the Governor’s veto authority. Therefore please contact our office before acting on the content of any bill to ensure that it survived the Governor’s hand. Final bill action can also be found at

Carlton Fields’ legislative team was on the front line of the session and we are prepared to answer any questions you may have about these new legislative enactments.  We hope you find this report informative and useful for your business operations.

Download the 2013 Florida Legislature Post-Session Report »

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