Legislative Session continues in Tallahassee

Work continued this week in Tallahassee, with the Florida Senate meeting in committee and on the Floor.

I was especially excited to have my first bill of Session, Senate Bill 106, Relating to County Employees, heard on the Floor this past Tuesday.

I believe this bill will restore some home rule authority and flexibility for our counties, and I look forward to passing it out of the Senate next week.

Also this week, I was pleased to pass several bills through their respective committees of reference. These bills included a bill aligning ATVs with industry standards and a bill to protect civil process servers from costly litigation and unnecessary arrests.

Finally, I had several great visits on Tuesday with people representing the city of Ocala and Marion County as part of their day at the Capitol.

Hearing from those in my district is of the utmost importance to me, and I greatly appreciate all of those who took time to come visit and share their concerns with me.

In the weeks ahead, we will begin work to craft the budget, and also continue discussions about important policy changes. I look forward to your input on these issues.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I may ever be of service to you. It is my honor to serve you in Tallahassee.

Sen. Charles S. Dean