We are collecting supplies again at the March luncheon to benefit Grace Medical Home. This is a great cause. A wish list
Medical Supplies Office Supplies
Band-aids (different sizes) White Printer Paper (letter and legal)
Hand sanitizer Pastel Blue Printer Paper (letter size)
Liquid Hand Soap Paper Clips
Benadryl allergy syrup Mailing Stamps
Aspirin Post-It Notes
Claritin Legal Pads
Robitussin Packing Tape
Zyrtec File Folders (letter size)
Debrox Earwax Removal
Compression Stockings (JOBST Relief Knee-highs)
Digital Blood Pressure Cuffs
Hudson RCI Adult Aerosol Masks (Nebulizer Masks)
The mission of Grace Medical Home is to reflect the character and compassion of Christ by offering the highest level of medical care to those in our community who need it most.
March Legislative Update
By: Don Marx, CFAHU Legislative Chair
Here is a summary of what happened during this session:
How will it affect you?
Get involved and you can make a difference.
Not all of these issues directly affect us as Insurance Professionals, but they do as Citizens of the State of Florida.
Sine die 2012
The session that was the legislature wrapped up its 60-day session, passing PIP
and a $70 billion budget, while killing a destination resorts casinos bill and
a move to private prisons. But the Legislature will be back next week to deal with
Senate redistricting maps after they were thrown out by the Florida Supreme
Ready for special session?
Florida Supreme Court rejects Senate redistricting plan.
Lawmakers will be returning next Wednesday to begin work on
a new set of Senate maps that comply with the court’s ruling. The court
accepted the House plan, but in the Senate’s case the majority opinion said the
maps were too favorable to incumbents and “rife with objective indicators
of improper intent.”
Senate submits state worker drug test bill to Gov. Scott
Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order demanding random drug
testing of all employees awaits a court ruling, but the bill passed on Friday
would permit an agency head only to drug test 10 percent of their workforce
four times per year. Agencies would have to use money in their current budgets
in order to pay for the urine tests.
Senate shoots down ‘parent trigger’ bill
A deadlocked Senate produced a 20-20 vote Friday over a
highly contentious bill that would have allowed parents to vote to turn a
failing public school into a charter school, killing the measure.
Scott declares victory after Senate signs off on auto insurance fix
The Florida Senate narrowly approves a bill dealing with
personal injury protection in the waning hours of the 2012 session.
3rd time is charm for Hudson’s health reorganization bill
As the Legislature OKs HB 1263 on the final day of session,
county health departments aren’t cut loose, but A.G. Holley State Hospital is.
Sen. Fasano kills Sen. Alexander’s bid to shrink Cat Fund, passes Citizens assessment bill
Alexander had tacked on the Cat Fund reduction to SB 1346,
which gives private property insurers more time to pay assessments to
state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. after a large storm. A
subsequent Fasano amendment Friday, though, cancelled Alexander’s move. The
remaining bill was postponed, but reconsidered and passed by the Senate late
Bill language repealing septic tanks inspection requirement passes House, headed to governor
The Legislature in 2010 passed the inspection requirement to
protect springs and groundwater. But the requirement prompted a backlash from
rural residents who said it represented government intrusion. Sierra Club and
the Florida Stormwater Association opposed the repeal language because it
places restrictions on local inspection programs.
House sends “modest” energy bill to governor after adopting Senate rewrite
The Senate on Thursday passed HB 7117 after stripping out a
provision that faced opposition from large power customers. On Friday, House
Democrats joined Republicans expressing frustration but said the bill needed to
be passed to move Florida forward on energy policy. The bill passed 116-2.
Local hospital bill passes
The bill would eliminate North Lake County Hospital District
in 2017 unless voters agree to its continuation.
Reemployment services preserved in conforming bill sent to Scott
Lawmakers on Friday sent Gov. Rick Scott a conforming bill
that would move an office that helps injured workers return to work from the
Department of Education to the Department of Financial Services.
Arrivals and Departures
Longtime capital reporter Bill Cotterell says farewell, and
Florida Department of Health Secretary Frank Farmer resigns.
Last-minute House effort aims to steer auto insurance fix out of ditch
The Florida House unveiled a strike-everything amendment to
personal injury protection bill at 4:30 a.m. on the final day of session. It
does deal with attorney fees in some instances, but there are no hourly caps on