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Maria Sachs

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - MAY 24:  A couple is seen para-sailing during the first round of the Pure Silk-LPGA Bahamas Classic at the Ocean Club course on May 24, 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Other Issues Anchored To Parasailing Bill In House

A long-sought effort to regulate Florida’s commercial parasailing industry has been weighed down in the House with tethered kite boarding and moored ballooning.

04/16/2014

(Photo Credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

House Speaker: “Lights Are Out” On Gambling

House Speaker Will Weatherford put a lid on any gambling legislation this session, including a proposal backed by the Senate’s first family that would require tracks to report greyhound injuries and deaths.

04/09/2014

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - MAY 24:  A couple is seen para-sailing during the first round of the Pure Silk-LPGA Bahamas Classic at the Ocean Club course on May 24, 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Parasailing Regulations Fly Through Senate

After drawing attention to parasailing accidents, which have not only caused injuries but deaths as well, the Florida Senate has approved a bill that would place regulations on parasailing companies.

04/03/2014

Parasail 625 (Source: www.ovationvacations.com)

Parasailing Regulations Bill Launched In Senate

An effort to impose minimum regulations on the parasailing industry, aided by video of a ghastly accident last summer that went viral on the Internet, is starting to get off the ground in the state Legislature.

02/13/2014

Texting while driving

Bill Would Tighten State’s Texting While Driving Ban

A South Florida legislator wants to strengthen the state’s new texting while driving ban.

10/28/2013

(Source: CBS)

Texting While Driving Ban In Effect

Drivers are going to have to be more patient before firing off a text or email while behind the wheel. A new law that went into effect on Tuesday makes it illegal to text while driving.

10/01/2013

Parasailing

Parasail Safety Bill Clears Senate Panel

Less than a year after a Connecticut woman fell 200 feet to her death when her harness broke while parasailing off Pompano Beach, a bill to ensure more safety for high-flying thrill seekers has cleared its first hurdle in the Senate.

CBS4–04/03/2013

A fashionable dog with dyed pink ears and tail and wearing sunglasses is out for a walk in Taipei Taiwan. (Source: Ulana Switucha via Getty Images)

Fla. Senator’s Bill Would Prohibit Artificially Colored Pets

It may soon be illegal to dye your pup pink or your bunny blue.

CBS4–02/08/2013

State Sen. Maria Sachs  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Fl Senate District 34

Senators Maria Sachs and Ellyn Bogdanoff face off for a spot in Tallahassee.

CBS4–10/28/2012

(Source: CBSMiami) Florida Senate Redistricting Map, original version

Senators Eye Changes New Redistricting Bill May Bring

With the new Senate maps expected to easily pass the House next week, before the March 30th end of the special session, lawmakers in the upper chamber and potential candidates for those seats are beginning to evaluate their electoral futures. A number of South Florida Senators could be affected.

03/24/2012

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