Worker Verification Bill Goes To Florida Governor Ron DeSantisA bill that would allow many businesses to decide whether to use the federal E-Verify system to check the immigration status of new hires is heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Lawmakers Pass Plan Targeting E-CigarettesFlorida lawmakers have approved a proposal that would largely bring the state into compliance with federal laws about electronic cigarettes.
Bill Targeting Undocumented Workers Clears Florida SenateA politically-charged bill that would give Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration the power to randomly audit private businesses to ensure they are not hiring undocumented workers is heading to the Florida House, where it will face a hesitant speaker.
Florida Leaders OK $25M For CoronavirusHouse and Senate leaders announced Saturday they have agreed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s request for $25 million to help the state combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
Florida Senate Passes Plan To Address Vaping ‘Epidemic’Florida lawmakers appear to have reached agreement on a proposal that would largely bring the state into compliance with federal laws about electronic cigarettes, in an effort to combat what health officials call a youth vaping "epidemic."
Florida Bill Targets 'Phoney Baloney' Use Of Support AnimalsThe state's Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit Florida landlords from disallowing medically approved emotional support animals.
Door Could Be Slammed On Vacation Rentals PlanA controversial measure dealing with vacation rental properties appears doomed, as time runs out in the 2020 legislative session.
Florida House, Senate At Odds On Vaping SolutionsFlorida House and Senate leaders agree that the state needs to rein in teenagers’ skyrocketing use of electronic cigarettes, which the U.S. surgeon general has called an epidemic.
Florida Senators Look To NCAA For Answers On Athlete PayAs they move forward with a proposal that would allow college athletes to receive off-field compensation, Florida senators expect the NCAA to tackle unaddressed issues such as recruitment.
Florida House Readies To Take Up Proposal Mandating Employers To Verify Immigration StatusAs the legislative session dwindles to its final weeks, Florida House members are set Thursday to consider for the first-time a contentious proposal that would mandate employers do immigration checks on new workers.
Florida House Poised To Pass Bill Requiring Parental Consent Before Underage AbortionsThe Florida House on Wednesday teed up for final passage a bill that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.
Movement To Compensate College Athletes Slows Down In Florida LegislatureA movement that would allow college athletes the right to profit from endorsement deals is slowing down in the Florida legislature.
New Proposals Could Squeeze Florida Ballot InitiativesNew proposals have emerged in the Florida House and Senate that would make it harder to place proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.
College Athlete Pay Bill Headed To Full Florida HouseA proposal that would allow college athletes to market themselves and get paid off the field is ready to go before the Florida House.
Florida House Seeks Regulation Of Vape Shops Amid ‘Epidemic’Vape shops would have to be permitted and regulated by the state, under a Florida House effort to combat an “epidemic” of electronic-cigarette use by teens.