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The Islander newspaper will host a town hall meeting for island residents and officials to meet with state Sen. Bill Galvano, District 26, R-Bradenton, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

Galvano is expected to update the island communities on the budget and policy priorities of the 2013 legislative session, which will convene March 5, and also plans to provide information on House Bill 883, which was sponsored by his predecessor in the Florida Senate, Mike Bennett.

The statute allows any home in any municipality or unincorporated area to be a rental home, and limits future rental housing restrictions — those that didn’t exist as of the bill’s 2012 passage.

Galvano is expected to talk about his priorities and take questions from the gallery.

The senator serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and also serves on the Agriculture, Appropriations, Education, Gaming, Health Policy, Regulated Industries and Rules committees and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.

Seating is limited, and those who wish to attend and be assured a seat may make a reservation.

For reservations and more information, call The Islander at 941-778-7978.

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