A bill that aims at lowering workers’ compensation insurance costs is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for signing.
A last minute change to a bill that would ban texting while driving could keep it from passing in the Senate.
The proposed modernization of Sun Life Stadium hasn’t even been finalized but the Miami Dolphins organization is moving forward and planning a job fair to makes sure the project has a diverse local workforce.
A bill which requires medical care for newborns who survive botched abortions is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for final approval.
Florida House Democrats are employing a little used procedural rule to bring legislative business to a crawl as they try to get Republicans in the lower chamber to expand health care coverage.
A measure which would have given parents a voice in how to turn around a failing school has failed again in the Senate.
Florida lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Rick Scott’s desk Monday that would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape results in a child.
A proposed statewide ban on texting while driving may have been run off the road in the state legislature.
In the wake of social media and technology, viral bullying has become a serious issue. Now a bill devised to discipline cyberbullies is one step closer to implementation.
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A House bill aimed at keeping people with mental illness from getting their hands on guns is on its way to Governor Rick Scott’s desk.
The bill (HB 1355), which was supported by gun rights advocates, was unanimously approved in the Senate on Tuesday. The measure easily cleared the House earlier.
The measure seeks to close a loophole to guard against gun purchases by people with mental illness. It deals with people who voluntarily admit themselves for treatment, then check out. At that point, they are able to obtain weapons.
Under the bill, their names would be put into state and national databases to prevent them from buying guns.
The bill has emerged as the most prominent gun-related bill to come up during the 60-day legislative session that wraps up Friday.