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Ticket to override; Republicans could erase more Crist vetoes



Florida lawmakers have passed seven of the 1,889 bills they filed in the first week. So what's another 13?


House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, and Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Islans, asked legislators to peruse the list of bills former Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed last year and see which ones they would like to override.

Lawmakers can override Crist's vetoes until May 6, the end of the regular session. The GOP-led, veto-proof Legislature erased eight of Crist's vetoes during a special session in November.

The Senate list will be compiled through Sens. Nan Rich, D-Weston; Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando; and John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine. Cannon as House members to work the chamber's rules chairman, Gary Aubuchon, R-Cape Coral.

The list of vetoes (and links to stories):

SB 6: Education Personnel

SB 1004: Local Government

SB 1964: Design Professionals

SB 2044: Insurance

HB 1143: Health Care (abortion)

HB 1207: Campaign Financing

HB 5001: Budget line items

HB 5003: Implementing Bill

HB 5603: Department of Financial Services

HB 5607: Retirement

HB 5611: Review of the Department of Management Services

HB 7103: Agriculture

HB 7203: Community Development Districts

[Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2011 5:28pm]


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