By Florida Senator Baxley

Session is now over halfway done!

We have been hard at work the past five weeks ensuring good public policy makes its way to the people of Florida.

So far, we have passed out of the Senate SB 192, which clarifies that elected officials are allowed to ride to functions together and participate in fact finding missions without violating Florida Sunshine Laws.

We have also worked on SB 1048 which deals with Church Protection. This bill will allow churches to authorize concealed weapons permit holders to carry on church property for the purpose of protections. We want to empower law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and others and stop violent crime.

We are working to helps veterans with SB 328, which would direct the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to create a veteran ID card for veterans who have been honorably discharged. This will allow veterans an easily accessible proof of service to show to discounts and fee waivers.

Behind the scenes, we have worked to remove provisions that would have swept the Consumer Protection Trust fund for Preneed sales in the Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services. This will ensure that consumers have protection should the contracted funeral service go out of business prior to the execution of the preneed contract.

We want to thank you for all the support and correspondence we have received from constituents while we have been in Session. It’s good to stay involved! It’s your government!

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