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.
A bill which passed the House Wednesday, would limit litigants who file a case against a nursing home.
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.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is objecting to an abstinence-based proposal that would let judges order twice-daily breath tests instead of ignition interlock devices for repeat DUI offenders.
Positioning itself before a state legislators take up a medical marijuana measure later this year, a publicly traded firm which grows medical marijuana has acquired a trio of industrial buildings just north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
Judges may have another way to help repeat DUI offenders sober up for good.
Miami Dade College’s Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its support for President Eduardo Padron who was caught up in a public firestorm after he criticized several Republican lawmakers.
Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron launched an incredibly personal attack against members of the Florida legislature. Padron, president of the largest college in the country, is angry that a block of Miami-Dade legislators are blocking his efforts to have voters decide a possible sales tax increase that would be dedicated to helping the college expand. Republican State Representative Jose Oliva bore the brunt of that attack.