Weekly update from Rep. Kelly Skidmore
The Governor’s Legislative Actions
After signing 60 bills on Wednesday, including the bill to create a three-day tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers in August, the governor now has 102 bills pending on his desk. In addition to SB 1196, the Condominium/Homeowner Association Reform bill (June 1 is the deadline to act), the governor late last week was sent SB 2272, the “Pill Mill Bill”. Governor Crist has until June 5 to act on that bill. As of noon on Friday, Governor Crist has signed 184 bills into law and vetoed four bills (HB 981, HB 7103, HB 1207, SB 6). The lone bill that has not been sent to the governor is HB 1143, which includes the anti-abortion language.
Late this afternoon, the Governor signed the $70 billion 2010-11 $70 state budget. He used his line-item veto power to veto $371 million in projects that “did not receive adequate open and transparent review and others that did not follow established processes or benefited only select groups.” For more details go to: www.flgov.com/release/11635.
Don’t forget that Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day. Memorial Day serves as a time to honor American’s men and women who have sacrificed their lives protecting our country. There are many events planned in our area of which three are listed below.
Memorial Day Observance at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Boca Raton
The Veterans Coalition of South Florida in conjunction with Palm Beach County will present their annual Memorial Day Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31 at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 9400 W. Palmetto Park Road (between Lyons Road and U.S. 441). This event will honor veterans of our armed services and will feature a procession of colors, guest speakers, and patriotic music. For more information call 561-966-7047.
South Florida National Cemetery annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Lake Worth
This ceremony will be held at the South Florida National Cemetery on Monday, May 31. The ceremony will be at 10:00 a.m. The day of remembrance will honor the brave men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country. Sponsored by the Palm Beach County Veterans Committee, this year’s program features a number of speakers, honored guests, and representatives of veterans organizations. The South Florida National Cemetery is located at 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth. For more information call 561-684-2844.
American Legion Glenn Miller Post 287 Memorial Day Observance in Deerfield Beach
Observances will take place at Pineview Cemetery at 400 Southwest 4th Street at 10:00 a.m., Memorial Cemetery at 380 Northeast 6th Avenue at 10:30 a.m., and the International Fishing Pier at 200 Northeast 21st Avenue at 11:00 a.m. A motorcade will proceed from one location to the next.
As always, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. Our district office number is (561) 470-6593.
All the best,
State Representative, District 90
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