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Each week during Florida’s interim committee weeks and the annual legislative session, FJA provides our members with an overview of the most up-to-date important legislative action and activities in Tallahassee.

However, the legislative process is very fluid, and things can change at a moment’s notice as new bills are filed, meetings are noticed late, amendments are created and noticed late. Your FJA legislative team works to track these activities and alert our legislative committee chairs and committees as things happen in real time. If information changes after our weekly email update, we notify the appropriate committee and practice groups and provide updates on this page.

March 5th
March 5th Update

Legislative Session Week 1: The 2021 Legislative Session has officially begun. While lawmakers have been in Tallahassee throughout January and February for legislative committee weeks, Tuesday, March 2, marked the start of the 60-day legislative session. READ MORE >

February 19th Update

Interim Committee Week 5: This week concluded five weeks of legislative committee weeks in Tallahassee that are used to prepare for the annual legislative session. They were a busy few weeks, and this week was especially packed with committee meetings and bills being fast tracked as lawmakers set their sights on the official start of the 2021 legislative session which begins March 2. READ MORE >

February 12th Update

Interim Committee Week 4: While this week was an intense one, with the Senate COVID health care liability reform and many individual meetings educating lawmakers, next week will be even more hectic. During the upcoming week, we will see every corner of the civil justice system impacted, with medical malpractice, nursing home (relative to COVID claims), auto insurance, bad faith, premises liability/nuisance claims and construction defects litigation all being considered by committees across the two legislative chambers. READ MORE >

February 5th Update

Interim Committee Week 3: This week bills to limit medical damages were filed in both chambers. And of course, bills to give businesses blanket immunity from COVID-19 related claims are on a fast track in both chambers. READ MORE >

Capitol
January 29th Update

Interim Committee Week 2: This week we had several members up in Tallahassee testifying and lending their support and expertise. Thank you to President Eric Romano, President-elect Tiffany Faddis, Treasurer Curry Pajcic, Secretary Steve Cain, Executive Committee Member Richard Chait, Past President Jimmy Gustafson and Board member Greg Yaffa for your time and testimony this week. READ MORE >