Lawmakers, staff members and lobbyists might get a chance in 2016 to enjoy Florida's spring weather.
The House voted 102-11 on Thursday to approve a bill (HB 9) that would move up the start of the annual legislative session to January in even-numbered years. Lawmakers typically go into session in early March and stick around the Capitol for 60 days.
A Senate bill (SB 72) would move up the starting date of the 2016 session but would not make the change for later years.
Also in the Capitol on Thursday: