Senate Criminal Justice Committee

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School Gun Bill Gets Ok From Senate Panel

A Florida Senate panel on Monday approved what backers call a “school safety” bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property.

03/23/2015

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Campus Gun Bill Gets Approval In Senate Committee

People with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee.

02/16/2015

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University System Takes Aim At Guns On Campus

Florida’s university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns on campus.

02/13/2015

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Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told a Senate panel Monday that her agency is already implementing most of the changes included in a sweeping bill […]

02/02/2015

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Senate Bill Targets Troubled Prison System

Amid scrutiny over inmate deaths and alleged misconduct in Florida’s prisons, a new bill is aimed at improving the system.

01/27/2015

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New Prisons Chief Wants More Money, Oversight

Florida’s new prison chief is asking for more money and more oversight. All this two weeks after taking the helm of Florida Department of Corrections.

01/20/2015

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Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To ‘Stand Your Ground’

A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

03/17/2014

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Senate Panel To Discuss Bill That Would Allow Armed School Employees

Florida’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would allow school principals or superintendents to designate trained employees to carry guns on school campuses or in district administration buildings.

03/09/2014

Florida Capitol

Senate Committee Passes Bill To Ban Loud Car Stereos

Hoping to silence the window rattling bass thump from drivers who like to play their music at concert levels, a Senate Committee has signed off on a measure which would make it illegal for drivers to blast music from their cars stereos.

04/08/2013

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Bill Would Prohibit Rapist From Having Custody Rights Of Child

A bill which would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape resulted in a child has been unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Criminal Justice committee.

CBS4–04/02/2013

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