The annual meeting of the Florida Legislature began on March 2. By law the legislature meets on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. This year’s session kicked off with a bang. The first bill out of the gate, Senate Bill 1666 by Senator Rudy Garcia of Miami, passed the House and Senate and went straight to the governor’s desk, all on the first day. Governor Charlie Crist signed the bill as soon as it was delivered to him and he mentioned that fact during his annual State of the State address that evening.