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Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 7

The seventh week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session concluded on April 21, 2017. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 5

The fifth week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session has concluded. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report are in bold […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 4

The fourth week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session has concluded. This week was the last scheduled week of regular House subcommittee meetings. House full committees will continue to meet, however bills that were not heard in subcommittee by now most likely will not be considered and we will start to remove them from the […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update – Week 3

The third week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session is complete. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report are in bold […]

2017 Florida Legislative Session Agricultural Update

The second week of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session is complete. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found on the legislative web sites. (http://www.flsenate.gov; http://www.myfloridahouse.com; and http://www.leg.state.fl.us.) Updates from the last report are in bold […]

2017 Florida Pre-Legislative Session Agricultural Update

Interim committee meetings leading up to the 2017 Legislative Session continue. Bills are still entering the system on a daily basis, and committees are hearing increasingly more bills. We will provide periodic updates as the Legislative Session continues, and for any relevant legislation, the full text of each bill and any amendments can be found […]

Changes to Medical Marijuana Law Under Amendment 2

Published: November 21st, 2016

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

Amendment 2, which passed during the 2016 General Election, creates more broad use of medical marijuana than that which was authorized under existing statutes adopted in 2014 and subsequently amended in 2015 and 2016. The amendment allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. […]

New Public Records Requirements for Florida

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: Brittany O. Finkbeiner John L. Wharton

What do businesses contracting with the state need to know? When a private business enters a contract for services on behalf of a state agency, that business becomes subject to Florida’s Public Records Act for purposes of that contract. Although there are other factors that may come in to play in each case, a business […]