Dennis Baxley

House Aims To Approve Open-Carry BillThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry sidearms in most public places.
‘Open Carry’ Gun Law Shoots Past Committee VoteA bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote.
Florida Considers "Open Carry" Gun LawFlorida has more concealed gun permits than any state in the country. If some legislators get their way those one point three million gun owners may soon be able to carry that weapon on their hip for all to see.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Heads To Senate FloorA proposal that would shift the burden of proof to the state in cases involving Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law is poised to go to the full Senate after stalling in the House.
'Stand Your Ground' Bill Still Moving In SenateA proposal that would change the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases is holding on for dear life after nearly dissipating in the House. The bill is now slated to go to the Senate Rules Committee.
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.

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