The 2018 Regular Session has adjourned Sine Die.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act
Senate Bill 7026 represents a comprehensive approach to addressing the issues presented by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, including firearm and school safety, and community mental health resources.
Excellence in Higher Education
Senate Bill 4 secures the permanent expansion of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and includes policy enhancements and funding investments to elevate the prominence of state universities, while preserving access and increasing affordability for Floridians.
Broad-based Tax Relief for Families and Businesses
• Tax Exemptions for Hurricane Recovery
• Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
• Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
• Lower Business Rent Tax
The 2018-19 General Appropriations Act
The 2018-19 General Appropriations Act prioritizes investments in K-12 and higher education and sets aside $3.3 billion in total reserves.
2018 Bill Summaries
Summaries of bills that passed the Florida Legislature during the 2018 Legislative Session are available on the 2018 Bill Summaries page.
- Senator Bean & Representative Daniels Present $250,000 in State Funding to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office April 26, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Bean
- Senator Aaron Bean Presents $250,000 in State Funding to Safe Harbor Boys Home April 25, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Bean
- Senator Bean & Representative Byrd Present $450,000 in State Funding to City of Fernandina Beach April 24, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Bean
- Senator Audrey Gibson and Representative Tracie Davis push for College Promise Program at EWC Gets Funded April 24, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Gibson
- Senator Annette Taddeo Hosts Town Halls with Representative Robert Asencio April 19, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Taddeo
- Senator Bean & Representative Byrd Present $375,000 in State Funding to City of Neptune Beach April 18, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Bean
- Senator Aaron Bean Presents $975,000 Check to Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub April 17, 2018 - Press Release by Senator Bean
- Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson’s Statement on GOP Legislative Leadership Failure to Reach Gaming Agreement March 30, 2018 - Press Release by Minority Office