'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill Filed For 2020 Florida Legislative SessionState Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, will make a renewed attempt during the 2020 legislative session to pass a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would dramatically limit abortions in Florida.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis To Sign ‘Sanctuary Cities’ BillGov. Ron DeSantis will sign legislation Friday to ban so-called sanctuary cities in Florida, a proposal that was one of the most controversial issues of the 2019 legislative session and a top priority of the governor.
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 Legislative Measure Blocking Teen Abortions Moves ForwardFlorida could block teenagers from getting abortions unless their parents agree, under a bill that began moving forward Tuesday in the Republican-dominated House.
Gov. DeSantis Gets Legislative Support For Environmental ProjectsGov. Ron DeSantis would get nearly all the money he’s requested for environmental projects in an initial House budget proposal for next year.
Florida Bill Addresses Sexual Misconduct At Health Care FacilitiesFlorida could require every health care facility in the state to put in place a policy mandating employees report acts or suspected acts of sexual misconduct involving patients.
Florida Lawmakers Begin Annual 60-Day Legislative SessionThe Florida Legislature is beginning its 60-day session Tuesday with new legislative leaders and a new governor.
Bill Would Let Florida Students Be Excused From Jury DutyMany full-time students in Florida could be excused from serving on juries, under a proposal filed Tuesday for the 2019 legislative session.
Florida Legislature Kicks Off Annual SessionThe Florida Legislature kicked off its annual 60-day session on Tuesday morning.
Senate Scuttles 'Conscience Protection' BillA controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples appears ready to die Friday with the end of the regular legislative session.
Hometown Projects Fill Out Legislative Budget PlansAs the House and Senate prepare to hammer out a $4.2 billion divide in budget proposals released last week, they have plenty of hometown pork to barter.
Lawmakers Look To Keep Pain Clinic RegulationsFlorida lawmakers appear to be moving quickly to keep in place regulations that were approved to help curb widespread problems with prescription-drug abuse and trafficking.
Florida Legislature Kicks Off 60-Day Annual SessionDay one of the 60-day session of the Florida Legislature is officially underway in the state’s capitol.
Private School Voucher Expansion Passes Senate, Headed To HouseThe Florida Senate has passed a bill that would expand the private school voucher program to middle-income families.
Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Parasailing RegulationsAfter drawing attention for several parasailing accidents, the Florida Senate took a step forward Thursday by approving a bill that will place government regulations on the industry.