Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

Open Carry Bill May Not Get Hearing In SenateSenate Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla may not bring up a controversial open-carry gun measure in his committee during this year's legislative session.
House Aims To Approve Open-Carry BillThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry sidearms in most public places.
‘Open Carry’ Gun Law Shoots Past Committee VoteA bill that would allow Florida gun owners to openly carry their weapons is headed to a full vote.
Florida Considers "Open Carry" Gun LawFlorida has more concealed gun permits than any state in the country. If some legislators get their way those one point three million gun owners may soon be able to carry that weapon on their hip for all to see.
Campus-Carry Gun Bill Likely Holstered By Senate CommitteeA Senate Judiciary Committee is not likely to take up a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to pack heat while on college and university campuses.
Controversial Gun Bills Remain Under Senate ReviewAs the annual legislative session got underway Tuesday, the chairman of an influential Senate committee has yet to decide if members will hear two controversial gun measures.
Senate Panel Could Hold Key To Gun BillsFlorida lawmakers will enter the annual legislative session Tuesday with a full clip of firearm-related bills.
Charging Juveniles As Adults Sparks Legislative DebateBills are moving in the House and Senate that would limit the ability of Florida prosecutors to charge juvenile offenders as adults, a legal practice known as "direct file."
Prosecuting Juveniles As Adults Draws Legislative DebateBills are moving in the House and Senate that would limit the ability of Florida prosecutors to charge juvenile offenders as adults, a legal practice known as "direct file."
Bill Takes Aim At Prosecuting Juveniles As AdultsA Florida House panel on Tuesday approved a measure that would limit the ability of prosecutors to charge juveniles as adults --- as supporters vowed to press for further reforms as the issue moves through the Legislature.
Campus Gun Carry Bill Ready For House VoteA proposal that would allow gun owners with concealed-weapons licenses to hang onto their handguns while on state university and college campuses is ready to go to the House floor.
NRA: Campus Carry Bills 'Will Be Back'Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and to allow some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.

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