"Pastor Protection" Bill Headed For House VoteA state House bill that would protect churches or preachers from lawsuits if they refused to perform same-sex marriages is headed to a full floor vote where it will likely pass.
House Backs Gun Bills, Trouble Ahead In The SenateAfter more than three hours of debate, with most Republicans in favor and nearly all Democrats opposed, the House approved a pair of controversial gun-related measures that may never reach the Senate floor.
House Bill Extends "Hate Crimes" Law To JudgesFlorida's "hate crimes" law could apply to offenses against judges, correctional officers, probation officers and first responders, under a bill approved Wednesday by a House panel.
Adoption Changes Get Unanimous Senate SuppportThe state's Senate unanimously approved a bill aimed at allowing judges to take the "best interests" of children into account when making adoption decisions.
Abortion Restrictions Pass House Panel After DebateAfter a passionate debate, a House panel on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging bill that would place more regulations on abortion clinics and address issues such as the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
Nurseries Seek To Block Pot ProductionIn the latest twist in a nearly two-year struggle to offer limited types of medical-marijuana in Florida, three nurseries filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to at least temporarily block competitors from starting to produce the cannabis.
'Direct Primary Care' Gets Approval In SenateThe Senate Health Policy Committee has approved a bill aimed at clearing the way for "direct primary care" agreements in Florida.
Vehicle Rescue Bill Approved By LegislatureA bill that provides legal protections to good Samaritans who break int
Open Carry, Stand Your Ground Measures Headed For House VoteThree gun-related measures --- including an open-carry proposal and another that would change the burden of proof in the state's "stand your ground" law --- are headed to the House floor for a full vote.
House Tax-Cut Package: Too Much Or Not Enough?Several House Democrats expressed apprehension Wednesday about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package that Republican leaders unveiled this week.
House Focused On Gov. Scott Tax CutsThe state's House will focus on Gov. Rick Scott's request for more than $1 billion in mostly business-friendly tax cuts, Speaker Steve Crisafulli said after a key senator announced the Senate's budget package likely will include a Scott priority of $250 million for economic incentives.
School Recess Bill Clears House PanelA state House bill which would allow Florida students to get a little fresh air during the course of their school day has cleared another hurdle.