School Recess Bill Ready For Full Senate VoteFlorida elementary schools would have to provide at least 20 minutes of unstructured recess time each school day under a bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
State Senate Panel Unanimously Approves "Fracking" BanA bill that would ban hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," for oil and natural gas in Florida received unanimous approval from a state Senate panel.
Corcoran Vows To Keep Trying To 'Shake Up' SystemHouse Speaker Richard Corcoran lashed out Tuesday against the judiciary, state spending and one of Gov. Rick Scott's top priorities.
State Senate To Tackle Big Issues In Opening WeekThe Florida Senate will kick off the 2017 legislative session with a busy first week, it has three major bills scheduled to hit the floor.
Florida Legislature Gets To WorkFlorida's state legislators will be rolling up their collective sleeves and getting to work on Tuesday as they begin their two-month session.
State Senate Bill Looks To Expand "Stand Your Ground" ImmunityA bill moving through the Florida Legislature would place a larger burden of proof on the prosecution in "stand your ground" self-defense cases.
GOP Lawmakers At Odds With High Court, Look To "Reign" Them InOne of House Speaker Richard Corcoran's priorities in the upcoming legislative session will be to "reign in" the Supreme Court, which he said is trying to serve as two branches of government by writing laws.
Senators Back Tax Exemption For DiapersA state Senate panel has passed a measure that would eliminate sales taxes on diapers for children and adults.
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.