'Any measures that haven? passed the Senate by this afternoon are increasingly likely dead in the House'

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On this penultimate day of the legislative session backers of a number of measures before legislators this year are coming to grips with their demise, reports the News Service of Florida. House Rules Chairman Gary Aubuchon, R-Cape Coral, sent a reminder to members Thursday morning that only bills returning in messages from the Senate, conference reports and concurrent resolutions can be taken up the rest of the session under House rules. The House, of course, can waive its rules, but it sounded unlikely on Thursday with Aubuchon and House Speaker Dean Cannon telling House members that the chamber will mostly deal with bills coming over to the House from the Senate. Bottom line: any measures that haven? passed the Senate by this afternoon are increasingly likely dead in the House.

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