TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Senate on Monday unanimously approved a limited exception to a law that prevents legislators from accepting gifts or other things of value from lobbyists.READ MORE: Margate Police Searching For Missing Teen Lakeisha Scott
The bill (SB 984), filed by Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, would allow governmental entities to make available facilities or property to lawmakers if there is a “public purpose.”READ MORE: 82-Year-Old Former Cuban Political Prisoner Ana Rodriguez Fighting To Keep Her Miami Home
Many local governments employ or hire lobbyists.
An identical House bill (HB 599), filed by Rep. Hazel Rogers, D-Lauderdale Lakes, has cleared its committees and is ready to go to the full House.MORE NEWS: Zoo Miami's New Director Wants To Take It To The Next Level, Bring Conservation Awareness To All County Parks
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