State Lawmakers Look To Hemp As New IndustryWith supporters pointing to the potential of a new industry, a Florida House committee Thursday approved a plan for regulating production of hemp.
Bill To Ban Sanctuary Cities Ready For The Florida HouseA bill to ban so-called sanctuary policies in Florida is going to the House floor.
Legislative Bill Would Hike Smoking, Vaping Age From 18 To 21 In FloridaThe minimum age for Floridians to possess tobacco and vaping products that deliver nicotine would rise from 18 to 21 under legislation a state House committee readied Tuesday for a floor vote.
Florida House Approves Canadian Drug ImportsDrugs from Canada could be imported into Florida if the federal government agrees, under a bill that passed the state House on Thursday.
Florida Legislature Tackles 'Most-Controversial Insurance Issue' of 2019The Florida House is expected Thursday to approve a bill that would revamp a controversial insurance practice.
Florida Bill Seeks To Wave Fees For Physicians Who Provide Pro Bono ServicesTrying to expand access to health care, a House panel on Tuesday approved a bill that would authorize the state’s medical boards to waive licensure fees for physicians who provide at least 160 hours of pro bono medical services.
Florida House Bill Seeks To Change Legal Definition Of 'Homelessness'The Florida House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that would change the legal definition of homelessness.
Florida Could Expand Self-Driving Car LawA bill going to the floor of Florida's House would allow self-driving vehicles to operate in the state without a human backup driver.
Abortion Parental Consent Backed In Florida HouseFollowing testimony from numerous activists on both sides of the issue, a House panel on Wednesday advanced a proposal that would require minors to receive parental consent before getting abortions.
Florida Senate Passes $90.3 Billion State BudgetThe Florida Senate has passed a $90.3 billion budget plan for next fiscal year while the House began work on its version that is about $400 million less.
Florida House Committee Seeks To Limit Strength Of Smokable Medical Pot A House committee wants to limit the strength of smokable medical marijuana less than a month after Florida lifted a ban on smokable forms of the plant.
School Board Term Limits Proposal On Move In Florida HouseA House committee Thursday approved a proposal aimed at imposing eight-year term limits on school-board members across the state, positioning the issue to be considered by the full House.
House Panel Approved Bill That Bans 2 Out 3 Forms Of Oil, Gas FrackingA bill that would ban two forms of fracking for oil and gas in the state has cleared a House panel.
'Don't Hurt Consensual Sex Work', Dominatrix Tells LawmakersA professional dominatrix wasn't able to whip up enough support in a state House panel which passed two human trafficking bills that could hurt consensual sex workers.
House Health Panel Passes Bill That Would Expand Miami-Dade Needle Exchange ProgramWith scores of medical school students in the audience, a House health-care panel Tuesday approved a bill that would allow counties across the state to establish syringe and needle exchange programs in an effort to cut down on the spread of hepatitis C and HIV.