Florida House, Senate Leaders Set COVID-19 RulesState legislative leaders Friday released contrasting COVID-19 protocols for upcoming committee meetings, with the Senate setting up an off-site area where the public can view and participate in meetings amid the pandemic.
Republican Leaders In Florida House, Senate Look At Climate Change PlansPlanning work to address flooding from rising sea levels, similar to how the state maps out road and bridge projects for five years, is being considered by the new Republican leaders of the Florida House and Senate.
What Happens In Florida If 'Obamacare' Is Struck Down?If the Trump administration and a group of states, including Florida, successfully scuttle Obamacare after next week’s election, the Republican-controlled state Legislature has a plan.
More Than Two Dozen Florida Bills Await Action From Gov. Ron DeSantisA final batch of bills approved this year by the Legislature, many scheduled to become law October 1st, continue to await a call from Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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.