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Fla. Legislators Push For End To Greyhound Racing

outh Florida legislators are pushing to end a requirement which says greyhound dog-tracks must have on-site races if they want to keep card and betting games.

04/08/2014

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Residency Rule Wins Easy Approval On First Day

Lawmakers easily approved a new rule Tuesday spelling out what qualifies members of the House and Senate to be legal residents of their districts — a constitutional requirement for holding office.

03/04/2014

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Democrats Seek To Close ‘Gun Show Loophole’

A couple of Democratic lawmakers are trying to close Florida’s so-called “gun show loophole” by filing a bill that would require background checks on all sales at gun shows.

CBS4–03/07/2013

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Lawmaker Seeks Tighter Restrictions On Parasailing Companies

Responding to the recent death of a tourist in a parasailing accident off Pompano Beach, Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray , said Monday she will file legislation to place safety and insurance requirements on the largely unregulated parasailing industry.

CBS4–09/11/2012

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Senate Panel: Allow Dog Tracks With No Dogs

A divided Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to let greyhound tracks keep their licenses without having to offer live racing, opening the door for them to become card rooms or other types of gambling venues.

CBS4–01/27/2012

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Senate Committee Approves Casino Resort Bill

Clearing the first legislative hurdle, a Senate committee Monday approved a controversial bill that would allow up to three resort casinos in Florida.

CBS4–01/09/2012

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