Rep LaMarca Legislative Update

In his latest newsletter, Rep Chip LaMarca provides an overview of the legislative session that concluded on March 8, 2024.  In his newsletter, he states that the 2024 Legislative session has concluded, and “I successfully secured many of my legislative priorities and helped pass legislation that will make Florida a more affordable and better place to live.” This year’s Legislative session was a very busy one for District 100. I filed and ran 7 bills and I was a prime co-sponsor on another bill, all of which passed and will be sent to the governor for signing.

LaMarca stated it was a privilege to carry the My Safe Florida Home program bill again, which appropriates $200 million dollars for grants and eliminates the requirement that DFS maintain a list of participating contractors for the grant portion of the program. Participants in the program may choose any properly licensed contractor to perform home improvements. HB 943 is the public records exemption that protects your data from bad actors after you have applied to use the program.

He also provides a list of appropriations for District 100 that were included in the budget.  The House and Senate agreed to a $117.46 billion budget, which includes record funding for education, public safety, healthcare, transportation, tourism, environment, general government, and economic development. After more than a week of budget negotiations, the Legislature passed the state’s Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget.

Click here to read the full legislative report from Rep LaMarca.