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House Panel Passes Bill Aimed At Serving Sexually Exploited Children

A House panel on Wednesday unanimously passed a sweeping measure aimed at better identifying and serving sexually exploited children.


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House Approves State Technology Agency

The House approved a $4.8 million proposal on Wednesday that lawmakers hope will prevent snafus like the months-long headaches brought on by the rollout of Florida’s new $63 million jobless website.


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Crackdown On Sexual Predators Sails Through House

Pointing to examples of children being raped and murdered, the Florida House on Wednesday unanimously passed four bills to crack down on sexually violent predators, preparing the measures for Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.


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“Pop Tart” Bill Heading To State House Floor

The so-called “Pop-Tart bill” is headed to the House floor after the Education Committee unanimously approved the legislation.


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Instate Tuition Bill On Its Way To House Floor

A House bill allowing some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates is ready for the House floor. On Wednesday it was unanimously approved by the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee which was listed as the last stop for the bill.


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Medical Marijuana Bill Clears First Hurdle In House

A bill that would legalize low-THC marijuana for medical use cleared its first hurdle in the Florida House.


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State Senate To Pass Sexual Predator Bills

One of the first measures the state Senate will approve when their legislative session gets underway is a package of bills designed to strengthen sexual predator laws.


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No Casinos In House Gambling Bill

A Florida House gambling proposal released late Monday would do away with nearly a dozen inactive pari-mutuel permits and create a gambling oversight board but is most notable perhaps for what it lacks.


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State Sexual Predator Bills Ready For Final Vote

A final state House committee had signed off on a package of bills designed to strengthen Florida’s sexual predator laws.


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Fla. Senate Proposes New Casinos, Slot Machines

A new gambling proposal rolled out in the Republican-controlled Florida Senate on Monday could bring casinos to South Florida and expand the use of slot machines.