Legislative committee weeks to start in September

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Without elections this fall to absorb their time, state lawmakers will start holding interim committee meetings the week of Sept. 23 to prepare for the 2014 legislative session, reports the News Service of Florida.

Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford released a schedule Tuesday of committee weeks. In addition to the September week, they are the week of Oct. 7; the week of Nov. 4; the week of Dec. 9; the week of Jan. 6; the week of Jan. 13; the week of Feb. 3; the week of Feb. 10; and the week of Feb. 17. The 2014 session will start March 4.

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