Cannon tells House lawmakers to 'come to the floor prepared'
A cut to unemployment benefits tops the list of bills the House will consider next week, according to a memo from House Speaker Dean Cannon last night that outlines the first week of session and also warns lawmakers to be ready to work.
"It is my intention to conduct an orderly and respectful process on the Floor," Cannon wrote. "I strongly encourage members to come to the floor prepared.
"If you have questions about a bill, please reach out to the bill sponsor or to our House staff in advance of Floor action. The questioning of a bill sponsor on the House floor is a privilege and should not be abused by asking questions for which the answers are readily available from the bill text or the additional written materials provided. Please also be advised that questions are appropriate on special order, and debate is appropriate on third reading. The proper purpose of a question is to obtain information in good faith, not to supply information to the body. Debate phrased in the form of a question is disrespectful to your fellow members and will be found to be out-of-order.
"I look forward to seeing all of you in Tallahassee next week."
Here's the list of bills Cannon expects to receive a vote next week:
• CS/CS/HB 7005, an act related to unemployment compensation, by the Economic Affairs Committee, Finance & Tax Committee, Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee and Representative Holder
• HB 7007 (SB 944), a reviser’s bill, by the Rules & Calendar Committee and Chairman Aubuchon
• HB 7009 (SB 924), a reviser’s bill, by the Rules & Calendar Committee and Chairman Aubuchon
• HB 7011 (SB 946), a reviser’s bill, by the Rules & Calendar Committee and Chairman Aubuchon
• HB 7013 (SB 916), a reviser’s bill, by the Rules & Calendar Committee and Chairman Aubuchon
• HCR 7015 (SB 1202), a concurrent resolution establishing the Joint Rules of the Florida Legislature, by the Rules & Calendar Committee and Chairman Aubuchon
• HB 7017 (SB 1204), an act related to joint legislative organizations, by the Rules & Calendar Committee and Representative Eisnaugle