Florida legislature on break this week for holidays

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays.

They will return to the Capitol on April 21st. The session, which lasts 60 days, is scheduled to end in early May.

Legislators have already passed major bills dealing with sex offenders and a rollback in auto registration fees.

However, the Legislature must still pass a state budget in order to adjourn on time.

House Speaker Will Weatherford has some high profile items he still wants passed, including an expansion of the state's voucher program for low-income children. It's unclear if the Senate will consider the bill.

State legislators already have announced that they will not vote on a bill to bring casinos to South Florida.


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