Florida legislators consider 135 hurricane-related bills

Key measures to protect lives, property could be voted on before May 3

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We're 44 days away from the start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1; meanwhile, dozens of hurricane safety-related bills are still up for consideration in the Florida Legislature.

State legislators have drafted a number of proposals that could help keep you, your family and your property safe when the next storm strikes the Florida Peninsula or Panhandle. 

A search of the Florida Legislature's website revealed that since the beginning of the year, state senators and representatives have included the word "hurricane" in 135 bills.

News4Jax looked into the most notable of those bills to find out when they could go into effect if passed by lawmakers.

While most of these bills seem to have onward movement, the last day of the Florida legislative session is quickly approaching.

State legislator's final day in regular session is set for May 3.