Florida House of Representatives 2014 Committee Assignments; 2013/2014 Changes Comparison Chart
Aug 15, 2013
To view the committee roster for 2014, click here.
To view a comparison chart showing the differences in committee assignments for 2014 versus 2013, click on the attachement hyperlink at the bottom of this page.
A news release from the Office of Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is reprinted below.
Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford Announces 2014 House of Representatives Committee Membership
Tallahassee, FL — House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) announced the 2014 committee membership for the Florida House of Representatives on August 14, 2013.
“The Florida House’s committees reflect our commitment to ensure members have their voices heard on the issues most important to Floridians,” said Speaker Weatherford. “With very few changes from last year, the Florida House will be ready to tackle our state’s biggest policy challenges, including most importantly helping to improve Florida’s job creation and economy. I look forward to working with all members as we get started on our work for the 2014 Session.”
Among the changes to the 2014 House committee structure is the creation of the Select Committee on Health Care Access chaired by Representative Jose Oliva (R-Miami Lakes). The committee will be focused on addressing the looming shortage of medical providers, which is expected to grow due to the implementation of ObamaCare.
Speaker Weatherford added, “Representative Oliva’s background as a business owner makes him the perfect choice to lead this committee. He understands the fundamental principle of supply and demand and how it impacts cost and quality for consumers.”
Additionally, Speaker Weatherford announced newly elected Representative Mike Hill (R-Pensacola) will serve on the Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Health Care Appropriations, Health Innovation, Civil Justice and Energy and Utilities subcommittees.
Weatherford continued, “Representative Hill has an impressive background working as a small businessman and a civic leader. His voice and perspective will be valuable during the 2014 Legislative Session.”