NWFL AGC 2017 Final Legislative Report

AGC Alabama Northwest Florida Section Final 2017  Legislative Report 

Prepared by R. Bruce Kershner, Government Relations Director

July 19, 2017

Sixty Days Plus, Plus

The 2017 Legislative Session was disjointed from the start.  The House took up bills that the Senate refused to hear, and the Senate took up bills that the House refused to hear.  From the onset, it looked like a meltdown would be forthcoming with no agreement about how to resolve critical issues such as implementation of Amendment Two on medical marijuana, addressing the assignment of benefits issue or resolving the impending workers’ compensation crisis.  After a week of rumors that there was a deal to end on time, House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron finally acknowledged that a dispute over cuts to hospitals and changes to reimbursements to nursing homes would require extending the 60-day Legislative Session.  Read more….AGCNorthwestFloridaFinalReport7-19-2017

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