2024 Legislative Session Recap Webinar on March 28


Sen. Bobby Powell, AICP, - Florida State Senator

State Sen. Bobby Powell, AICP

We are excited to have State Sen. Bobby Powell, AICP, join the panel this year.

The session will cover the gamut of bills passed and killed, from the Live Local Act glitch bill to local preemptions to infrastructure funding to rail expansion, our webinar will recap all the bills that affect how we continue to plan Florida.

Event information:

  • March 28 | Noon - 1:30 pm via GoToWebinar
  • 1.5 CM and 1 Law CM will be sought


  • $20 for members
  • $30 for nonmembers
  • Students are FREE!
  • Group rates are available! Contact the chapter office

Legislative Reporter: March 15 - Sine Die

The 2024 Florida Legislative Session ended as scheduled on March 8.

The legislature passed its $117.46 billion budget (HB 5001) which will now go to Governor DeSantis, who has line-item veto power. The spending plan includes about $49.4 billion in general revenue funding and more than $68 billion in trust fund spending that’s mostly earmarked for specific types of needs.

Highlights of the budget cited by lawmakers this year included a 3 percent pay increase for state workers, a $450 million toll rebate program sought by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a $1.8 billion increase for PreK-12 schools, $717 million to expand Florida’s health care workforce, $100 million in recurring funding for prison infrastructure, more money for the environment and around $500 million to help pay off outstanding debt.