Florida’s Administrative Weekly would be available only online

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A measure that passed the House on Thursday would bring the Florida Administrative Weekly, the official publication where notices of state government meetings and proposed rules must be published, into the modern era, reports the News Service of Florida. Currently, notices are submitted by agencies before Wednesday and show up in the printed and online versions of the publication the next Friday. The FAW has been online for several years, but the bill (HB 541) eliminates the requirement that the state publish the weekly paper version, leaving all official state notices online only. “In era of iPhones, the internet and Google, it’s time that the State of Florida use modern technology to increase the efficiency of our government agencies and allow them to better serve Floridians,” said the bill sponsor, Rep. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg. The measure passed the House unanimously and goes to the Senate.

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