Gov. Scott To Sign “Florida GI Bill”
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With legislative leaders saying they want to make the state more military friendly, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday is expected to sign legislation known as the “Florida GI Bill.”
In a news release late Friday, Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, announced that a bill-signing ceremony would take place Monday morning at a National Guard armory in Panama City.
Gaetz, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, and other lawmakers are expected to attend.
The House and Senate quickly passed the measure (HB 7015) this month, after Gaetz and Weatherford made the issue a priority for the legislative session. Among other things, the bill will provide university tuition waivers for veterans, help pay for base improvements and set aside money to market the state to veterans.
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