Cybersecdn- Governor Ron DeSantis is set to deliver the State of the State address in Tallahassee on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. This event marks a brief pause in his Presidential campaign, indicating the importance of this legislative session for Florida. The session in 2024 is expected to cover a range of pivotal issues, including health care, gun control, and child labor laws.
Republicans have signaled that health care will be a priority in this session. Senate President Kathleen Passidomo’s proposed Live Healthy plan aims to enhance the state’s health care system. This comprehensive plan focuses on increasing the number of medical professionals, leveraging technology for healthcare advancements, and improving screening processes for better health outcomes.
The topic of gun control remains a contentious issue. Some Republican members are advocating for a reduction in the age limit for purchasing assault rifles from 21 to 18. This move, if passed, would be a significant reversal of the legislation enacted following the Parkland shooting.
The Florida House of Representatives has a packed schedule for the Opening Day, including the House Session and the State of the State Address. These events are set to be livestreamed, providing the public with direct access to the proceedings and the governor’s address.