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 Below please find the list of conference managers appointed to negotiate the FY 2014-2015 budget as well as a tentative schedule for conference meetings.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today passed HB 7167, sponsored by Education Appropriations Committee Chair Erik Fresen (R-Miami) and Representative Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Miami-Dade), to increase educational choice opportunities for Florida students.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today passed a series of bills to protect the Second Amendment rights of Floridians.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today passed two bills, CS/HB 59 sponsored by State Representative Larry Ahern (R-Seminole) and CS/HB 1047 sponsored by State Representative Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina Beach), to protect unborn children in Florida.  
 State Representative Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton), sponsor of HB 7173, today released the following statement regarding the Florida House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s passage of legislation reforming the Florida Retirement System.  
 The Florida House of Representatives State Affairs Committee today passed PCB SAC 14-02 relating to the Florida Retirement System. The bill represents a fair compromise to pension reform that will encourage new employees to enter the retirement plan that best fits their needs.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today passed a $75.3 billion balanced budget that responsibly funds the top priorities of the state while providing significant tax relief to Floridians.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today passed HB 5601 relating to Economic Development, which will encourage economic development and provide additional tax relief to Floridians. The tax package has an estimated fiscal impact of $141 million.  
 Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) today issued the following statement regarding the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on campaign contribution limits.  
 Florida House Majority Leader Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) and State Representative Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne), Chair of the House Finance and Tax Subcommittee, today released the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott signing CS/SB 156 relating to Motor Vehicle License Taxes, which will reduce the fees Floridians pay when registering motor vehicles beginning September 1, 2014.  
 Florida State Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach), Chair of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, and Gayle Harrell (R-Stuart), Chair of the House Healthy Families Subcommittee, today released the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott signing a series of bills that will strengthen laws to protect children from sexually violent predators as part of the Legislature’s Work Plan 2014 “Protecting Florida’s Vulnerable” initiative.  
 Florida House Majority Leader Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) and State Representative Jimmie Smith (R-Inverness), sponsor of CS/CS/HB 7015, today released the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott signing the Florida GI Bill into law.  
 The Florida House Finance and Tax Subcommittee today passed PCB FTSC 14-05 relating to Economic Development as part of the Legislature’s Work Plan 2014 initiative to cut taxes and fees by $500 million. The bill provides a broad range of tax cuts and spending aimed at providing savings to Floridians and encouraging economic development in the state.  
 The Florida House Appropriations Committee today released its budget recommendations for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. State Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding the House’s proposed budget:  
 The Florida House of Representatives today unanimously passed CS/SB 156 relating to Motor Vehicle License Taxes, which will reduce the fees Floridians pay when registering motor vehicles beginning September 1, 2014.  
 Today, the Florida House of Representatives Passed House Bill 851, which provides graduating students who have completed four years in a Florida high school the opportunity to receive in-state tuition rates at a Florida postsecondary institution. Here is what others are saying about the bill’s passage.  
 The Florida House of Representatives today passed CS/CS/CS/HB 851 for Postsecondary Education Tuition and Fees, a bill sponsored by Representative Jeanette Nuñez (R-Miami). The bill provides graduating students who have completed four years in a Florida high school the opportunity to receive in-state tuition rates at a Florida postsecondary institution.  
 House Speaker Will Weatherford today released the following statement regarding Senator Bill Galvano’s decision to withdraw Senate Bill 1620.  
 The Florida House Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee today considered PCB HEWS 14-02 relating to a State University Performance Funding Model. The performance funding model was identified as a priority of the Florida House and Senate as part of the joint “Work Plan 2014” agenda.  
 State Representative Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah), sponsor of HB 7099, today released the following statement regarding the House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee’s passage of this legislation to expand the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program and provide additional educational opportunities to Florida’s low-income families.  
 
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