January 22, 2018

Press Release

Senate President Joe Negron's memo to senators on Jack Latvala's removal as Appropriations Chairman

| 11/6/2017

Today, President of the Florida Senate Joe Negron sent the following memo to all the Senate staff:

To: All Senators, Senate Professional Staff
From: Joe Negron, President
Subject: Committee Chair Assignments
Date: November 6, 2017

While the independent, third party investigation regarding Senator Latvala is pending, I believe it is in the best interest of the Senate for another Senator to temporarily serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Senator Latvala's other responsibilities in the Senate will remain unchanged. Accordingly, effective immediately, I am making the following Committee Chair Assignments:

  • Committee on Appropriations, Senator Rob Bradley
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development, Senator Wilton Simpson

Prior to making these decisions, I consulted with President Pro Tempore Flores. She has determined that she can best serve the Senate by remaining Chair of the Committee on Banking and Insurance, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, and Vice Chair of the Committee on Appropriations.


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