The 2019 Florida Legislative Session adjourned “sine die” on Saturday, May 4, following a one day extension to the regular 60-day session. The $9.1 billion dollar spending bill (SB 2500) passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate with no debate. In total, of the 1,861 bills filed, excluding local appropriations projects, only about 10 percent passed both chambers and have been sent to Governor Ron DeSantis to sign into law.
Throughout the session, Florida United Ways (29) advocated for ALICE families to attain quality early education, to assure children are prepared for kindergarten and school success, have access to quality health and achieve financial stability/mobility. Learn more about 2019 Consensus Legislative Agenda.
Thank you to our United Way volunteers, Florida Legislature, Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation and our Financial Literacy bill sponsors: Representative Holly Raschein and Senator Audrey Gibson for their continuous support of ALICE families.
A full wrap-up report of the 2019 legislative session will soon be available on our United Way of Miami-Dade website.