The Florida Legislature voted late Friday to abolish the state Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services and allow the state to contract the rehabilitation of injured workers out to private vocational counselors.
The Senate voted 36 to 1 to approve a report on House Bill 5203 from a House-Senate conference committee. The House approved the measure by a vote of 118 to 0.
If signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the bill would eliminate 27 workers in the bureau and close the ...Continue Reading → Share