Upcoming Special Session of the Florida Legislature

The governor’s agenda is limited to Medicaid reform and slot machine regulations for Broward County.

Lawmakers also have a long list of other issues they'd like to see addressed during the special session, but the speaker of the House says he doesn’t want to expand the agenda.

House Speaker Allan Bense, (R) Panama City, says, “I believe there almost has to be blood in the streets before we have an issue before special session because it doesn’t get the proper committee vetting. When we do things quickly, you know, bad cases make bad law, and when we do things quickly, we tend to make errors."

The special session begins at 1 p.m. next Monday. Other issues that might come up during the five day session are hurricane recovery, the scandal at Citizen’s Property Insurance Company and lobbyist reform, but Speaker Bense would rather deal with those during the regular session that begins in March.