No rest for the weary Florida lawmaker. Make that about 80 days of rest.
Even as the Sine Die hanky fell on the 2015A Special Legislative Session, and ink dries on a $79 billion budget sitting on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, plans for next year’s session are already well under way.
A joint memo released Friday from Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli announced preparations for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, with a schedule of interim committee meetings.
Starting less than 90 days from now, legislative committees will begin meeting in Tallahassee on Wednesday, September 16 through Friday, September 18. Next comes meetings – for a Monday through Friday – on the weeks of Oct. 5 and 19, Nov. 2, 16 and 30.
The Regular Session is set to convene Tuesday, January 12, 2016.