Florida House Committees To Meet Over 2 DaysUsing an alternating meeting plan that will reduce the number of days members will be in Tallahassee, the Florida House plans to hold its first round of committee meetings on Jan. 13 and Jan. 14.
Major Health Care Issues Teed Up In SenateThe Senate on Tuesday took up three House health care priorities, teeing them up for votes and potentially clearing the way for public budget negotiations to resume.
House Balks At E-Verify 'Compromise'As the 2020 legislative session draws to a close, the House and Senate are in a standoff over a politically charged immigration proposal that is a top priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida House Suspends Session After 5 Members Self-Quarantine Due To Possible Coronavirus ExposureThe Florida House suspended its session Monday afternoon after learning several members attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where they may have come into contact with a lobbyist who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Florida House Signs Off On School Safety ProposalThe Florida House has passed legislation that would boost school safety plans and reinforce that the state’s top education official has the authority to withhold the salary of superintendents who fail to comply with school security rules.
House Gives Approval To Moment Of SilenceThe House overwhelmingly approved a proposal Wednesday that would require public schools to hold moments of silence at the beginning of each school day.
House Eyes THC Limit For Medical MarijuanaThe day after a Senate version stalled, Rep. Ray Rodrigues filed a nearly identical proposal Tuesday that would impose a 10 percent cap on euphoria-inducing THC in medical marijuana for patients under age 21.
Senate, House To Consider School Moments Of SilenceLegislation that would require public-school students to have a moment of silence at the start of each school day is ready to be considered on the House and Senate floors.
Bill Targeting Baker Act Heads To House FloorA proposal that would require school officials to verify that de-escalation tactics have been used before a student can be involuntarily committed under the Baker Act is headed to the House floor.
Florida House Backs Broadband Expansion EffortThe Florida House unanimously agreed Wednesday to set aside up to $5 million a year for broadband services that would accompany controversial highway corridors planned through mostly rural regions from Southwest Florida to the Georgia border.
Drones Could Help Fight Florida's Invasive Species, WildfiresDrones could be deployed in state efforts to manage invasive species and address wildfire threats, under a proposal unanimously approved Wednesday by the Florida House.
Florida House Slated To Take Up Parental Consent RequirementAfter Senate approval of the controversial proposal, the state's House next week will take up a plan that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.
Florida Bill Addresses Schools' Use Of Baker ActPrincipals at Florida public schools would need to take additional steps before children can be removed from school grounds and involuntarily committed under the Baker Act, under a bill approved by a House panel on Tuesday.
Sunscreen Bill Moves Forward In Florida House Of RepresentativesWith the full Florida Senate ready to take up the issue, a Florida House panel Tuesday approved a bill that would block local governments from regulating over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics.
Florida House Looks Again At Abolishing Constitution Revision CommissionThe Florida House is taking a second look at eliminating a powerful state commission that drew controversy last year when it proposed constitutional amendments that tied together seemingly unrelated topics.