By: Associated Press
March 3, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's new Republican Senate President Bill Galvano is about to begin his first legislative session as his chamber's leader.
The 52-year-old Bradenton lawyer says improving rural infrastructure, solving the problem of red tide off the state's coasts, and K-12 education will be among his priorities. School safety is another, and Galvano says the most important bill he's ever passed was the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School safety act passed after 17 people were killed in Parkland.
That bill added new restrictions on gun sales and makes it easier for police to remove guns from people considered dangerous to themselves or others.
Galvano says he loves Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway and one of his favorite places in Florida is the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.