Real Estate Agents Could Get Added ProtectionsA House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal that would increase criminal penalties for people who commit assault, battery or sexual battery on real-estate agents.
Guns, Booze, And Body Cameras Among 44 Bills Scott SignsGov. Rick Scott signed 44 bills into law Thursday, including a measure that will allow Floridians without concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns during mandatory emergency evacuations.
Expanded Drug Prescribing Gets House OKPhysician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners won another round Wednesday in their battle to gain expanded drug-prescribing powers, with a House health committee backing the proposal.
Class Size Limits Could Be Eased For School DistrictsA bill, passed by the Florida House, could ease class size limits for Florida schools.
Senate Ready To Pass Evacuation Gun MeasureThe Senate, despite continued opposition from some Democrats, is one step closer to passing a National Rifle Association-supported measure that would allow more people to carry concealed weapons during emergency evacuations.
Senate Higher Ed Panel Backs Guns On CampusWith lawmakers split along party lines, a Senate education committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
“Telehealth” Plan Starts Moving In HousePhysicians and other healthcare professionals using the Internet and other technology to provide care to patients remotely, also known as telehealth, began moving forward in the House Thursday.
Committee Gives School Gun Law Passing GradeA strong shot in the arm Wednesday for a law that would allow teachers and others to arm themselves in public schools in Florida.
Law Licenses Bill Passes Florida Senate The Florida Supreme Court will be allowed to grant law licenses to non-citizens under a bill that just passed the Senate and is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
In-State Tuition Bill Moves Closer To Final VoteAllowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates cleared what was expected to be a major hurdle in the Senate, with the Judiciary Committee giving overwhelming approval Tuesday to the election-year proposal that has divided Republicans.
Bill Would Block Minors From Tanning BedsMinors looking for a tan may soon need to turn to the sun as the Senate committee, on Tuesday, approved a bill that would bar them from using tanning beds at tanning facilities.
Controversy Emerges Over Allowing Guns In SchoolsMilitary veterans or retired law-enforcement officers with concealed weapons permits and special training could be designated to bring guns into elementary, middle and high schools under a proposal moving through the Florida Legislature.