TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A new bill could give people another incentive to telling the truth.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
Lying to Florida lawmakers could become punishable by a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee gave its approval to a measure Tuesday that would make “disorderly or contemptuous conduct” while appearing before a legislative committee a second-degree misdemeanor.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
The bill says that includes deliberately making false statements while testifying before a committee.
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