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Legislative Highlights



  • February – sponsoring a resolution urging the Florida legislature to enact legislation to expand the authorized use of Tourist Development Tax revenues to include funding of infrastructure projects.
  • February – co-sponsored a resolution urging the US Congress to enact legislation modernizing the immigration system during the 113th Congress based on specified principles.


  • December – co-sponsored providing additional homestead exemption for certain low-income qualifying senior citizens who are long-term residents.
  • December – co-sponsored an ordinance approving prayers before County Commission and committee meetings.
  • September – prime sponsor in providing pre-paid return envelopes for absentee ballots.
  • August – co-sponsored a resolution directing one-stop information and processing center for opening a new business in Miami-Dade County.
  • August – prime sponsor in placing a non-binding ballot question on the general election ballot to ask the electors of Miami-Dade County whether they support prohibiting further use of taxpayer's dollars to obtain services and projects from companies doing business with state sponsors of terrorism.
  • August – co-sponsored to have signs in women's restrooms in all Miami-Dade County facilities providing contact information for agencies that provide assistance to women who are battered, raped or victims of human trafficking.
  • June – co-sponsored a resolution creating a task force to review pending incorporation proposals and to make recommendation on how the county should proceed to address the remainder of the unincorporated communities.
  • June – co-sponsored requesting that more county government information be posted and accessible to the public.
  • April – co-sponsored to draft and implement a plan to train airport and seaport personnel to identify and respond to children in transit who are being sexually exploited.


  • December – co-sponsored a resolution requiring licensed day care centers in MDC to install alarms to prompt drivers of vehicles transporting children to check for children upon vehicle shut off.
  • October – sponsored a sympathy resolution to Las Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White).
  • October – co-sponsored supporting HJR 169 or similar legislation that would propose a constitutional amendment to provide counties and cities a local option to grant an additional Homestead Exemption to low income senior citizens.
  • October – co-sponsored adding penalties for violating limits on picking up and/or returning absentee ballots.
  • September – co-sponsored urging the Florida legislature to pass legislation strengthening Florida law related to human trafficking and sex trafficking.
  • July – co-sponsored requiring the registration of pain clinics operating in incorporated and unincorporated MDC.
  • July – co-sponsored legislation to review all County laws, rules and processes for procuring goods, services, and leases and provides recommendations for obtaining more favorable pricing and/or lower procurement costs.
  • July – co-sponsored requiring the registration of pain clinics operating in incorporated and unincorporated MDC.
  • June – co-sponsored legislation that submits any proposed agreement for the compensation of an executive employee that exceeds existing employee compensation policies to the BCC for consideration.
  • April – co-sponsored requiring six public meetings be conducted at acceptable locations and times in the county whenever the proposed budget or proposed budget ordinances provide for new or increased taxes or fees.

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