Gov. Rick Scott signed new legislation today that will allocate $1.5 million to pay for relocation services for women who are victims of sexual battery. The bill’s signing comes in the wake of criticism of the governor over his veto of $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, a group that was going to pass along that funding to 30 rape crisis centers across the state.
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On April 17, smack in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. The Legislature allotted the funds to the organization in order to support 30 rape crisis centers as they face impending reductions in collections, which currently is the bulk of their budgets.
Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s $70 billion while vetoing $142.7 million line-items. While some health care items were eliminated, one budget line that funds a breast and cervical cancer detection program survived the round of cuts.
During a vote in a state House redistricting committee, a coalition of advocacy groups has declined defending the maps they recently submitted. Leaders called the move “disappointing” and a “political and legal stunt.”
The Florida House on Thursday passed House Bill 993, which in a previous incarnation carried an amendment by Rep. Christ Dorworth, R-Heathrow, that would have given the governor and members of the cabinet sweeping authority to repeal rules under an expedited “summary process.”
The Florida Senate’s version of a bill clarifying the rulemaking process passed its final committee Monday, and no amendment was added to give the governor and the state cabinet the power to repeal agency rules under an expedited “summary process.”
The first floor of Florida’s Capitol was flooded with hundreds of protestors delivering pink slips to Gov. Rick Scott today.
Remember how Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Heathrow, added an amendment to a rulemaking bill that would give the governor and the cabinet authority to repeal agency rules under an expedited process? The bill just passed another committee — the House Government Operations panel — with no debate.