Florida House Speaker Announces 2013 Committee Appointments

Ahead of next spring’s 2013 Florida Legislative Session, House Speaker Will Weatherford announced today the House of Representatives committee and subcommittee appointments. Seven committees will have direct jurisdiction over home care industry issues, including Medicaid spending, licensure and regulations.

HCAF’s legislative goals next spring – reducing the Agency for Health Care Administration’s quarterly report and seeking a Medicaid rate increase – will be considered by these committees.

Does your representative serve on one of the health committees? Do you know any of these lawmakers? If so, click here to let HCAF know so we can increase the home care industry’s advocacy effectiveness ahead of the upcoming session! Click here to find out who your representative is in the Florida House.

Appropriations – The Appropriations Committee produces the House’s proposed budget. The committee provides legislative oversight regarding agency and judiciary implementation of the budget, and also reviews the Governor’s budget recommendations and agency legislative budget requests and analyzes trust funds for creation, termination or modification.

  • Chair: Seth McKeel (R-40)
  • Vice Chair: Steve Crisafulli (R-51)
  • Ben Albritton (R-56)
  • Dennis Baxley (R-23)
  • Marti Coley (R-5)
  • Richard Corcoran (R-37)
  • Janet Cruz (D-62)
  • Erik Fresen (R-114)
  • Reggie Fullwood (D-13)
  • Joseph Gibbons (D-100)
  • Eduardo Gonzalez (R-111)
  • Ed Hooper (R-67)
  • Matt Hudson (R-80)
  • Clay Ingram (R-1)
  • Mia Jones (D-14)
  • Charles McBurney (R-16)
  • H. Marlene O’Toole (R-33)
  • Mark Pafford (D-86)
  • Jimmy Patronis (R-6)
  • Stephen Precourt (R-44)
  • Hazelle Rogers (D-95)
  • Darryl Rouson (D-70)
  • Cynthia Stafford (D-109)
  • W. Gregory Steube (R-73)
  • Perry Thurston, Jr. (D-94)
  • Alan Williams (D-8)

Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee – The Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee’s purview includes the Department of Health, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Children & Families, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Elder Affairs and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Chair: Matt Hudson
  • Vice Chair: Jose Oliva (R-110)
  • Jason Brodeur (R-28)
  • Janet Cruz (D-62)
  • Jose Diaz (R-116)
  • Mike Fasano (R-36)
  • Matt Gaetz (R-4)
  • MaryLynn Magar (R-82)
  • Jared Moskowitz (D-97)
  • Mark Pafford (D-86)
  • David Richardson (D-113)
  • Elaine Schwartz (D-99)
  • John Wood (R-41)

Health & Human Services Committee – The Health & Human Services Committee considers matters related to programs, regulations and systems that purchase or provide health care, health care coverage, social services and financial assistance for Floridians and their families. The Committee’s oversight responsibilities cover the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

  • Chair: Richard Corcoran (R-37)
  • Vice Chair: Larry Ahern (R-66)
  • Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed (D-92)
  • Travis Cummings (R-18)
  • Katie Edwards (D-98)
  • Mike Fasano (R-36)
  • Joseph Gibbons (D-100)
  • Gayle Harrell (D-83)
  • Mia Jones (D-14)
  • Shevrin Jones (D-101)
  • Mark Pafford (D-86)
  • Jimmy Patronis (R-6)
  • Cary Pigman (R-55)
  • Ronald Renuart (R-17)
  • Kenneth Roberson (R-75)
  • Elaine Schwartz (D-99)
  • John Tobia (R-53)
  • John Wood (R-41)

Health Innovation Subcommittee – The Health Innovation Subcommittee considers matters related to programs under the jurisdiction of the Agency for Health Care Administration, including the Medicaid program and health facility licensure and regulation, and health related programs and services administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The subcommittee also has jurisdiction over the general area of health insurance.

  • Chair: John Wood (R-41)
  • Vice Chair: W. Gregory Steube (R-73)
  • Michael Bileca (R-115)
  • Joseph Gibbons (D-100)
  • Dave Hood (R-25)
  • Mia Jones (D-14)
  • MaryLynn Magar (R-82)
  • Kionne McGhee (D-117)
  • Jimmy Patronis (R-6)
  • Sharon Pritchett (D-102)
  • Jacob Raburn (R-57)
  • Ronald Renuart (R-17)
  • David Richardson (D-113)

Health Quality Subcommittee – The Health Quality Subcommittee considers matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health, including the licensure and regulation of health care professions and the state’s public health system.

  • Chair: Kenneth Roberson (R-75)
  • Vice Chair: Patrick Rooney, Jr. (R-85)
  • Daphne Campbell (D-108)
  • Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-103)
  • Eduardo Gonzalez (R-111)
  • Bryan Nelson (R-31)
  • Jose Oliva (R-110)
  • Kevin Rader (D-81)
  • Daniel Raulerson (R-58)
  • Jose Rodriguez (D-112)
  • Joe Saunders (D-49)
  • Ross Spano (R-59)
  • Clovis Watson, Jr. (D-20)

Healthy Families Subcommittee – The Healthy Families Subcommittee considers matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Elder Affairs, and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

  • Chair: Gayle Harrell (R-83)
  • Vice Chair: W. Keith Perry (R-21)
  • Lori Berman (D-90)
  • Heather Fitzhagen (R-78)
  • Shevrin Jones (D-101)
  • Kathleen Peters (R-69)
  • Cary Pigman (R-55)
  • Bobby Powell (D-88)
  • Sharon Pritchett (D-102)
  • Kevin Rader (D-81)
  • Ray Rodrigues (R-76)
  • Patrick Rooney, Jr. (R-85)
  • Carlos Trujillo (R-105)

Select Committee on PPACASpecial committee tasked with studying the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act law.

  • Chair: Richard Corcoran (R-37)
  • Vice Chair: Matt Hudson (R-80)
  • Travis Cummings (R-18)
  • Dwight Dudley (D-68)
  • Mia Jones (D-14)
  • MaryLynn Magar (R-82)
  • Bryan Nelson (R-31)
  • Kathleen Passidomo (R-106)
  • Cary Pigman (R-55)
  • Kenneth Roberson (R-75)
  • Jose Rodriguez (D-112)
  • Elaine Schwartz (D-99)
  • Perry Thurston, Jr. (D-94)
  • John Wood (R-41)

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