Earlier Start Time for House Floor Sessions in 2013


House floor sessions will start at 8 a.m. during the 2013 session, up an hour from the previous session, according to a list of rule changes released Friday from the speaker’s office.

Other changes:

• Removal of the revolving bill slot incentive for repealer bills. Repealer bills remain an exemption to a member’s bill limit.

• Conforming of conference procedures to Florida House practice of requiring signatures on reports.

• Requirement that complaints contain the complainant’s name and legal address.

• Reflection of the statutory obligation regarding voting abstention and disclosure.

• Reflection of the speaker-designate’s final decision to have a single Education Appropriations subcommittee.


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