Lawmakers to return to return to work June 1


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – House and Senate leaders announced Wednesday that lawmakers would return to the Capitol June 1 to finish work on a state budget and other unfinished business.

The special legislative session is tentatively will June 1 and end June 20. By law, a budget before the July 1 start of the fiscal year.

Roughly 180 of over 1,600 bills filed actually passed the legislative session that abruptly ended when the House adjourned three days before the end of the regularly scheduled 60-day session.

Among the other bills needing attention are ones to buy Florida Everglades land to help clean up the water supply, legalizing medical marijuana, a bill to reform the Public Service Commission, bills to cut taxes and ban fracking in Florida.