The Florida House Thursday discussed a bill which would stop elected officials and top employees in state government from enrolling in the state’s traditional pension plan.
Two Democrats and one non-partisan candidate have filed paperwork during the past week to challenge Rep. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, for her District 108 seat.
With backers saying they are trying to better protect school children, the Florida House has approved a bill that would toughen penalties for teachers and other school employees who commit sexual offenses against students.
A proposal that would decriminalize a form of marijuana that could dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy is on its way to the Senate floor but lacks the elements Gov. Rick Scott says he wants.
The Florida House has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sales of electronic cigarettes to minors.
The Florida House has unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act. The bill, named after cyclist Aaron Cohen, would toughen penalties for hit-and-run drivers in serious accidents.
The state’s House and Senate are prepared to begin negotiations Monday night on a roughly $75 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st.
The Florida Legislature is taking a break this week because of the Passover and Easter holidays.
A measure that would prohibit abortions after the viability of the fetus has been determined has passed the Florida House.
The Florida House has already passed a bill that calls for sales tax holidays, but legislators are divided over what type of additional tax breaks to offer this year.