Florida Senate Panels To Meet Over 4 DaysTaking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Florida Senate has scheduled meetings over four days as lawmakers gather the week of Jan. 11 for an initial round of committee meetings.
New Florida Law Used Against Recreational Pot ProposalThe Florida Senate is using a controversial new law to try to bolster arguments against a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to allow people to use recreational marijuana.
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.
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.
Senate Set To ‘Streamline' Space Florida FinancingSpace Florida, the state’s aerospace arm, would bypass governor and Cabinet approval to issue revenue bonds, under a measure now ready for a Senate vote.
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.
E-Bike Regulations Head To Senate FloorElectric bicycles would be regulated like pedal-powered bicycles instead of motorized vehicles, under a proposal headed to the Senate floor.
Florida Lawmakers Sign Off On Coalition Against Domestic Violence CrackdownAs a financial scandal engulfs the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a bill that would strip the non-profit organization of its guaranteed contract with the state is on its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida Senate Bill Would Loosen Sentencing For Certain OffensesThe Florida Senate is poised to pass a bill that would loosen sentencing laws for certain drug-trafficking offenses, after approving revisions on Wednesday that were drafted with the help of Attorney General Ashley Moody's office.
Abortion Measure Clears Key Hurdle In FloridaThe Florida Senate has passed a bill that would require parental consent before minors could have abortions.
Florida Senate Rolls Out $92.83 Billion Budget PlanThe Florida Senate released an initial $92.83 billion budget proposal Thursday that would provide across-the-board pay raises for state employees, increase money for teacher salaries and help fund water-quality projects.
Florida Senate Differs From Governor Ron DeSantis On Teacher PayThe Florida Senate on Tuesday unveiled an education-budget proposal that includes $500 million for teacher salary increases and no funding for bonus programs, a departure from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ more-ambitious teacher pay plan.
Florida Senate Moves To Boost Environmental FinesGov. Ron DeSantis’ request to boost fines on environmental lawbreakers drew support Monday in its first legislative appearance.
Florida Senate Ready To Pass Sunscreen MeasureThe Florida Senate is poised to approve legislation aimed at preventing local governments from banning the sale of certain types of sunscreen.