Sen. Nancy Detert
As lawmakers continue efforts to shore up the front lines of Florida’s child-protection system, they are also eyeing the back end — that is, what happens to children who have been removed from family homes due to abuse and neglect.
A Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved a bill aimed at protecting Florida seniors from predatory “professional guardians,” described by one lawmaker as “cockroaches.”
A new bill meant to increase adoptions of foster kids in Florida unanimously passed its first panel on Thursday.
A bill that would give teens and young adults in foster care greater access to driver’s licenses unanimously passed its first Senate panel on Tuesday.
A proposal that could ban people from smoking in parks where children play moved easily through its first Senate test on Thursday.
With the slim metal tubes becoming a trendy alternative to regular cigarettes, a Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
A bill banning texting while driving was approved in its first committee Wednesday, but with exceptions.
A bill aimed at curbing the temptation to text while on the road was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday by a 10-0 vote.
Several U.S. states have already banned it, and soon texting while driving in the state of Florida may also be a thing of the past.