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Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To ‘Stand Your Ground’

A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

03/17/2014

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Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OK

With some lawmakers saying schools can be easy targets for deranged shooters, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would allow designated employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds in case of emergency situations.

CBS Miami–03/12/2014

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Florida Lawmakers Look To Pass Far-Flung Gun Bills

What do Pop-Tarts and property insurance have in common?
For anyone who has been paying attention to the Florida Legislature recently, the answer is easy: Guns.

CBS Miami–02/27/2014

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House Panel Passes “Common Sense” Tweak To School Gun Policies

A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add “common sense” to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools has sailed through a House education panel.

02/06/2014

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House Passes Bill That OKs In-State Tuition For Citizen Kids Of Immigrants

On Friday, the House approved a bill that would guarantee in-state tuition rates for children who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are undocumented immigrants.

CBS4–04/12/2013

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Miami Democrats Push For Gun Control Legislation

Set against the back drop of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin, a pair of Democrats tried to drum up support Tuesday among their colleagues for gun-control legislation which has stalled during this legislative session.

04/02/2013

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Guns In School Bill Passed By House Panel

A bill which would allow school principals, or employees who they designate, to carry guns on campus has been approved by state House panel.

03/27/2013

Early voters wait in line to vote in the presidential election on the first day of early voting at a polling station setup in the Miami-Dade County elections department on October 27, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State House Panel Approves Bill To Expand Early Voting Days

While a proposal to expand the number of early voting days and limit the length of a ballot passed in a House subcommittee on Wednesday, Democrats said it will need change if it is to garner bipartisan support.

CBS4–02/13/2013

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“Inspirational Messages” Bill Passes In House

Students who wish to deliver “inspirational messages” at school events may soon be able to do so. On Thursday the Florida House approved SB 98 on nearly a partly line vote which now sends it to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for approval.

03/01/2012

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Florida House Passes Ban On Internet Cafe Games

By an overwhelming vote, the Florida House passed a measure Thursday which would ban so called ‘internet café games’.

CBS4–03/01/2012

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