Campus-Carry Bill Poised For House ApprovalThe House is expected to vote Wednesday to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to keep carrying guns while strolling on college and university campuses.
Prosecuting Juveniles As Adults Draws Legislative DebateBills are moving in the House and Senate that would limit the ability of Florida prosecutors to charge juvenile offenders as adults, a legal practice known as "direct file."
Bill Takes Aim At Prosecuting Juveniles As AdultsA Florida House panel on Tuesday approved a measure that would limit the ability of prosecutors to charge juveniles as adults --- as supporters vowed to press for further reforms as the issue moves through the Legislature.
House Members Back Policies For Using Body CamerasAmid a national focus on shootings by police officers, a House panel Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that could lead to law-enforcement agencies setting policies for the use of body cameras.
House Committee Set To Propose Guns On CampusHouse members are scheduled to continue a bill proposal that would allow allow conceal and carry permit owners to bring guns on college campuses.
State House Panel Takes Up Prisons Reform Proposal
Groups Divided On Campus Gun BillsGuns won't improve safety at schools where students already encounter a "toxic mix" of alcohol, drugs and the pressure of academics, opponents of a series of campus gun bills argued Monday.
House Committee Approves Tougher Sex Offense BillsThe House Committee approved two of eight bills related to sexual offenses including one in which adults who rape children older than 12 would have to serve a minimum of 50 years in prison and more sexual predators would face the potential of civil commitment.
Weston Father Leading Crusade To Legalize Medical Marijuana Florida may be the next state to jump on the medical marijuana bandwagon. Florida’s Republican-led Legislature has agreed to hear a bill, sponsored by state Representative Katie Edwards from Plantation, to allow medical distribution of the specialty strain.
Legislators Vote Down Stand Your Ground Repeal Florida's Stand Your Ground law still stands after the state's Republican-controlled House voted down a measure Thursday that would have repealed it.
Bill To End Death Penalty Dies In HouseAn effort to abolish the death penalty failed to pass a House committee vote Thursday.