As we enter March, we look forward to The Legion’s Birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course, the beginning of the Legislative Session. The session will begin on March 7th, run for 60 days, and be filled with bills and budget requests.
What can you do? Beginning the week of March 13th, stay tuned for the weekly update of the bills we are tracking and the stance that we are taking on these bills. It will come as a pdf document with a bill number, title, and a brief synopsis of the bill’s purpose. Of course, to find more information about the bill, we encourage you to pull the bill up using either The Florida House of Representatives or The Florida Senate website and place the bill number in the bill search.
The March on Tallahassee will be on March 14th. This event is where we convene in Tallahassee and meet with our Legislators about the bills we are tracking. Yes, it is early in the session, and this will aid us by either getting the bill calendared or testifying if it has been read. If you would like to know more about The March on Tallahassee, please go to our Department website, where we will post information as it becomes available.
For now, please know that we are busy looking into the bills being filed and analyzing these bills and how they affect our veterans and families.