Military veterans or retired law-enforcement officers with concealed weapons permits and special training could be designated to bring guns into elementary, middle and high schools under a proposal moving through the Florida Legislature.
If an expansion of a Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, gets a thumbs up, it could mean some restrictions on eligibility could be removed.
With just one “no” vote, a Florida House panel signed off on a measure Wednesday that would legalize a strain of non-euphoric marijuana used to treat children wracked by potentially deadly seizures.
A new bill may tighten the qualifications for nursing programs in Florida amid a drop in test scores among nursing school graduates.
On the opening day of the 60 day session, state House Speaker Will Weatherford called on his fellow legislators to pass measures that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally.
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.
A final state House committee had signed off on a package of bills designed to strengthen Florida’s sexual predator laws.
In the wake of the Ted Wells Report, The Miami Dolphins are pushing a piece of legislation this year in Tallahassee that would target bullying in high school and college athletics. But it would also create new workplace standards for all professional sports teams in the state of Florida – Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers, Jaguars. It would make it illegal for players to do the things that Richie Incognito and others on the Dolphins did to Jonathan Martin, leaving the individual players and the teams liable for fines. Jim talksabout all of this with the bill’s sponsor, State Senator Oscar Braynon.
Bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders and people driving horse-drawn carriages would be among those receiving a new designation while on the road, under a measure filed in the Florida Legislature.
A Senate Republican filed a new bill on Thursday aimed at baring health plans from requiring customers to get prescriptions only from mail-order pharmacies.