From State Rep Christine Hunschofsky:
Thank you to everyone who attended our pre-session Town Halls in January and February. Now, we are right in the middle of our 60-day Legislative Session.
This is the time when the state budget starts to solidify, and bills continue to move through the process. While we have many good bills addressing housing, workforce shortages, and resilience projects making their way through the process, we also have controversial bills such as permitless carry and a 6-week abortion ban making their way through the process.
You can follow all bills that have been filed at myfloridahouse.gov. There, you can also read staff analyses and watch the committee debate and questioning.
I will do my best to keep you updated during Session through our email newsletter and social media. If you have any questions, you can also reach out via email.
When Session is over, we will be scheduling Legislative Updates in the cities and in the District. In the meantime, if you need assistance with any of the state agencies, please do not hesitate to reach out to our district office in Coconut Creek City Hall. We are here to help in any way we can.
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22. This year’s theme is Invest In Our Planet, encouraging all of us to come together in partnership for our environment.
The City of Margate is hosting a tree giveaway for Margate residents (proof of residency is required) on 4/22 at 8 am at the NW corner of State Road 7 and Margate Blvd. The City of Coconut Creek is hosting a tree giveaway for Coconut Creek residents (proof of residency is required) on 4/19 from 8 am-12 pm at Coconut Creek City Hall, 4800 West Copans Road.
The City of Parkland is hosting an environmental expo at the Parkland Farmer’s Market on 4/16 from 9 am-1 pm at 8350 Ranch Rd., Parkland.
The City of Coral Springs is hosting Earthfest on 4/22 from 9 am-12 pm at the Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 Sportsplex Drive. In our own homes, we can also make a difference by reducing our water and electricity usage, making use of reusable containers and bottles, composting, and recycling effectively, thereby lowering contamination.
I personally want to wish a Happy Easter, Happy Passover – Chag Sameach, and Ramadan Mubarak to all who celebrate. We are blessed to live in an area with diverse religions, and this month is a special one with several holy days. It is also a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our own and other religions and traditions from our families, friends, and neighbors.
Thank you to all who have reached out to me with concerns, comments, questions, and support. I appreciate the honor of representing you. To reach us, please call 954-956-5600, and to receive our email updates, please subscribe by emailing HD095@myfloridahouse.gov with “subscribe” in the subject line.
Also, follow me on Facebook at @RepChristineHunschofsky and on Twitter @RepHunschofsky for regular updates. Looking forward to staying in touch!
District 95 includes Coconut Creek, Parkland, Margate, and a portion of Coral Springs.