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Warm-up Continues for 2020 Legislative Session
Friday, 25 October 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019, Tallahassee – State legislators returned to Tallahassee the last two weeks for more committee work in preparation for their 2020 Session slated to kickoff on January 14th. Senators also convened this week in an extraordinary special session to consider the fate of Broward County Sheriff Scott. Following their debate, Senators voted 25 to 15 to remove Israel from office, supporting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ previous action to suspend him from office, after many questioned his leadership relating to the Parkland school shooting tragedy.
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Record Student Impact for Chiropractic Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Student leaders from all three of Florida’s chiropractic colleges made the trip to Tallahassee for the FCA’s pre-2020 Session Chiropractic Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, October 15, setting a record for student participation at 45 attendees.  They joined with a large contingent of FCA member DC’s to call on legislators, making a positive impression for chiropractic and shining a light on issues important to the profession.
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PIP/No-Fault Auto Insurance Repeal Filed in Senate – Again
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019, Tallahassee – Legislation proposing to repeal Florida’s decades-old PIP/No-fault auto insurance coverage requirement was formally filed yesterday by Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon). Lee is no stranger to the issue, having filed similar measures during each of the Legislature’s three past sessions since 2017.
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They’re Back: State Lawmakers Prep for 2020 Session
Friday, 20 September 2019
Tallahassee, Friday, September 20, 2019 – State lawmakers returned to the capitol this week following their summer break to begin committee work in preparation for their 2020 Session slated to kick off in January. A constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2018 officially moved the start date of sessions in even-numbered years to an earlier January-February timeframe instead of their traditional March-April meeting dates.
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The Opioid Crisis: New Law Educates on Chiropractic Alternative
Wednesday, 26 June 2019

(Tallahassee, Wednesday, June 26, 2019)  Yesterday, Florida’s new Governor signed into law a bill that is a first step in informing patients about chiropractic care as an alternative to opioid use in controlling pain. CS/HB 451 by Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood) and Sen. Keith Perry (R-Gainesville) requires the Department of Health to develop and publish on its website an educational pamphlet regarding the use of non-opioid alternative treatments. 

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