On Wednesday, March 12 the Florida House of Representatives voted 108-9 in favor of House Bill 277, Shared Use, demonstrating overwhelming support for creating more opportunities for kids and families to get out and exercise. Rep. Ross Spano, bill author, displayed his passion for creating a healthier Florida as he debated the bill on the House floor. With a heartfelt closing speech, he brought the bill to the finish line and passed the bill.
House Bill 277 will now begin the process of moving through the Senate committees. The bill has three committees of reference in the Senate; the Education Committee, the Community Affairs Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Once the bill passes those committees, it will move to the Senate floor for a full vote. If both sides pass the bill, it will go the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Please stay tuned for upcoming You're the Cure alerts! We need your help to keep up the momentum to get this bill to the Governor so more kids and families can live happier healthier lives.