Bill To Change "Stand Your Ground" Law Shot DownA measure that would have changed the state's contentious "stand your ground" law may has been shot down by the House Criminal Justice subcommittee.
Lawmaker Wants To Ban Confederate Flag On Govt. PropertiesAn Orlando lawmaker wants to ban the display of Confederate flags on state and local government property in Florida.
Florida House OKs Experimental Drugs For Dying PatientsIf a doctor says you are about to die then you have the “Right To Try” according to a bill passed unanimously by the House that would let people use experimental drugs. However, marijuana was still left off the table.
House Gives Green Light To Higher Speed LimitsAfter a sometimes-emotional debate, a divided Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal that could lead to 75 mph speed limits on some highways.
House Passes Pension Bill, Switching Focus To SenateThe debate over the future of state and local pensions pivoted to the Senate on Friday after the House approved a sweeping retirement bill over the objections of Democrats.
Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.
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.
Florida School Guns Proposal Gets House OKWith 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.
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.
House Panel Passes "Common Sense" Tweak To School Gun PoliciesA 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.
House Passes Bill That OKs In-State Tuition For Citizen Kids Of ImmigrantsOn 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.
Miami Democrats Push For Gun Control LegislationSet 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.