Florida House

Gun, Medical Marijuana At Issue In HouseAs lawmakers continue preparing for the 2016 legislative session, House panels next week will take up a bill that would allow people to openly carry firearms and will get an update about a medical-marijuana law passed last year.
Bill Seeks To Cut Commercial Lease TaxDescribing the proposal as a "common-sense approach," a House Republican has filed a bill that would reduce a controversial sales tax on commercial leases.
State Lawmakers Continue To Get WealthierBeing in the state's "part-time" Legislature might tax members' time, but for most it hasn't caused financial heartaches.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
Bills Seeks Increased Regulations For Abortion ClinicsA House Republican has proposed increasing regulations on abortion clinics, requiring them to be licensed similar to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.
Judge To Sort Out Congressional District Map MessLeon County District Judge Terry Lewis will try and sort out the political mess left due to squabbling over the state's 27 congressional districts at a trial this week.
Corporate Income Tax Cut Proposed In HouseIn an issue that has long been a priority of Gov. Rick Scott, a House Republican has filed a bill that would reduce corporate-income taxes.
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape KitsA House Republican has filed a proposal that could help speed up testing of DNA evidence in new sexual-assault cases and also would address a large backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.
Bill To Repeal Ban On "Shacking Up" Takes First StepCouples who live together but are not married could finally become legal again in Florida after 147 years.
Bill To Allow Guns On University Campuses Moves ForwardLawmakers will once again consider allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on state university campuses.
'Fair Districts' Supporters Consulted Democrats On MapsAfter successfully arguing that a congressional map drawn by the Legislature impermissibly favored Republicans, voting-rights groups and voters have offered four sets of proposed districts that were discussed with Democratic-leaning consultants, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape KitsAfter Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that thousands of rape kits have gone untested, a House Democrat has filed a bill that seeks new policies and additional money for processing evidence in alleged sexual assault cases.