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