Sunday, March 7, 2010

State Representative Janet Cruz Hits The Ground Running

Newly elected State Representative Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) has completed her first week in office as the newest member of the Florida Legislature. Since her special election victory on February 23, Representative Cruz has hired staff, opened her district office, filed all six of her allotted bills, received her committee assignments, met with her constituents, and traveled to Tallahassee for the Opening Day Session of the Florida Legislature where she was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente.

“I basically had to accomplish in one week in Tallahassee what might normally take four months,” said Representative Cruz.

Representative Cruz will have her work cut out for her over the next two months as lawmakers grapple with the State’s budget and legislation aimed at revitalizing Florida’s sluggish economy.

“I don’t plan to let up until we bring much needed-relief to Florida’s citizens who are struggling with this economic turmoil,” she said.

Representative Janet Cruz’s 2010 Committee Assignments
Elder & Family Services Policy Committee
Government Operations Appropriations Committee
Governmental Affairs Policy Committee

Representative Janet Cruz’s 2010 Bills
HB 925 Breast Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Referral Program
HB 1493 Career Offenders
HB 1495 Consumer Protection
HB 1497 Civil Citations
HB 1603 Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign
HB 1623 Employment Discrimination

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