Death Penalty Fix On Fast TrackA proposal that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed sailed through its first House vetting Wednesday.
Lawmaker Wants Tougher Penalties For Refusing DUI TestsIgnition interlock devices would be required for individuals who repeatedly refuse tests for driving under the influence under a Senate proposal strengthening penalties for those who decline the tests.
Senate Bill Targets Shark Fin TradeA bill filed in the state Senate would crack down on the sale and possession of shark fins and shark tails which are considered a delicacy in parts of Asia.
State CFO Atwater To Resign After Legislative SessionState Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has announced that he will resign from his Cabinet position after the 2017 legislative session wraps up.
Ridesharing Bill On The Move In The HouseA heavily lobbied proposal to set statewide rules for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft is ready to start moving in the House.
Lawmaker Wants Parking Spots For Expecting MothersA Senate Democrat filed a proposal that would require many retailers and shopping centers to set aside parking spots for expectant mothers and provide breastfeeding areas.
Lawmakers Want Money To Target Lionfish, Tegu LizardsA pair of state legislators has asked lawmakers to approve $600,000 over the next two years to fund a pilot program to hunt non-native tegu lizards, lionfish and a number of types of snakes.
Gov. Scott Wants $600+ Million In Tax Cuts Florida Gov. Rick Scott hits the road Wednesday to tout a multi-million tax cut package he plans to ask the Republican-controlled state legislature to approve.
Red Light Cameras Again In Legislative CrosshairsIn what has become an annual debate, a South Florida senator has filed a proposal that would repeal the state's red-light camera law.
Millionaires Add Up In LegislatureThe 2016 Florida Legislature appears to have been the richest in recent history.
Fla Dems To Again Call For Special Session On Gun ViolenceFlorida Democrats plan to press again for a special session to address gun violence, something that Republicans running the Legislature have openly questioned.
Gun Measures Expected To Re-Emerge In 2017 SessionThe mass shootings in an Orlando nightclub this week are expected to spark new gun control proposals in Florida's 2017 legislative session.

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