Florida Legislature

Bill To Shut Down Red Light Cameras Passes Senate PanelA bill that would effectively shut down all red light cameras in the state has passed in the Senate Transportation Committee.
"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.
Bill Would Allow Custodian To Take Over Online Accounts A proposal moving through the Florida Legislature would allow people to designate a custodian for their online accounts after they die or become incapacitated.
More Abortion Restrictions Advancing In Florida LegislatureAnti-abortion forces in the Florida Legislature are advancing a handful of bills they say are aimed at protecting the health of women, but that opponents say aim to deny access to abortions.
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.
State Senators Object To Higher Age Limits For BoatersA student-driven proposal that called for increasing the age limit to operate a personal watercraft from 14 to 16 was tabled after hitting rough waters in its first committee appearance in the state Senate.

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