It has been a busy Spring and I wanted to share some of the accomplishments from the 2017 session.
I supported legislation that provides tax relief, legislation that enables innovation and legislation that supports education.
I passed HB 863 which enables teaching nursing homes to add hospice services for their residents without having to go through a CON process. Florida has two teaching nursing homes and one is in Palm Beach County at Morse Life.
HB 303 garnered bipartisan support to allow religious expression in schools. Bills like HB807and HB477 take aim at addressing local issues related to sober homes and narcotics.
I had the opportunity to address the Florida Farm Bureau from the Senate floor early in the session.
We had lots of visitors in Tallahassee and I appreciate all of you who took the time to visit. This was a fun day talking civics with members of the Shady Hills Elementary 4-H club.
I was so happy that my wife, Jeanie, could join me for opening day of session.
I also got to spend some time with members of the Florida National Guard. Appreciate the service of these talented and dedicated men and women.
Here at home, I have enjoyed spending time with our future leaders. Congratulations to Nathan Frank, a student at Seminole Ridge Community High School, who received the Legislative Excellence Award.
The support of my family is what enables me to spend time in Tallahassee and throughout the district working hard for constituents. We were able to spend Mother's Day together enjoying our beautiful Florida views.