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Florida legislature calls special session to pass new sanctions on Iran, show support for Israel

The Florida legislature has called a special legislative session to address various important issues. Senate President Kathleen Passidomo and House Speaker Paul Renner have issued a joint proclamation outlining the agenda items. The agenda includes expanding sanctions on Iran, expressing support for Israel, and advancing legislative priorities.

One of the key items on the agenda is providing financial assistance for damages resulting from Hurricane Idalia. The state aims to prioritize tax relief and provide other forms of assistance to aid recovery efforts. Additionally, there is a focus on expanding funding to support recovery efforts related to natural disasters. Another important item on the agenda is enhancing school choice for students with special needs.

The decision to convene the special session follows Governor Ron DeSantis' plans to expand sanctions against Iran and his efforts to repatriate Americans stranded in Israel. The session is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 6th and conclude by Thursday, November 9th.

Governor DeSantis emphasized the urgency of the situation, urging the legislature to act promptly in light of the recent attacks by Iranian-backed terrorist group Hamas against Israel. Passidomo has also issued a memorandum and schedule related to the special session.

The first item on the agenda is hurricane relief, aiming to provide comprehensive support for families, businesses, and communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia. Measures include assisting the agricultural industry and providing tax relief. The second issue is formally expressing support for Israel as a sovereign nation and condemning the unprovoked attacks by terrorist regimes.

By addressing these important matters, the Florida Legislature demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of its citizens and the security of its allies.

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