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.
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.
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.
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.
A South Florida legislator wants to strengthen the state’s new texting while driving ban.
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.
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.
It may soon be illegal to dye your pup pink or your bunny blue.
Senators Maria Sachs and Ellyn Bogdanoff face off for a spot in Tallahassee.
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.