Restitution A Key Issue In Debate Over Amendment 4 Restoring Felons’ Voting RightsKaren Leicht spent nearly three years in federal prison and three months on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in 2010.
Drone Camera Bill Lifts Off In SenateThe Senate has launched a measure that could open airspace for private drone users, while seemingly more-restrictive proposals are ready to go to the House and Senate floors.
Senate Looks For Police Policies On Body CamerasA Senate panel approved a bill Tuesday requiring law enforcement agencies to have policies on the proper use of body cameras for officers.
Florida Prisons Chief: Unaware Of Any Further KKK Activity Florida prisons' chief Julie Jones said there is no further Ku Klux Klan activity by state prison officials, that she is aware of.
School Gun Bill Gets Ok From Senate PanelA Florida Senate panel on Monday approved what backers call a "school safety" bill that would allow school superintendents to tap employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school property.
Campus Gun Bill Gets Approval In Senate CommitteePeople with concealed-firearms licenses could carry guns at state colleges and universities, under a proposal narrowly approved Monday by a Senate committee.
University System Takes Aim At Guns On CampusFlorida's university system wants state lawmakers to holster the idea of allowing guns on campus.
Prisons Chief Says Proposed Changes Already Underway
Senate Bill Targets Troubled Prison SystemAmid scrutiny over inmate deaths and alleged misconduct in Florida's prisons, a new bill is aimed at improving the system.
New Prisons Chief Wants More Money, OversightFlorida's new prison chief is asking for more money and more oversight. All this two weeks after taking the helm of Florida Department of Corrections.
Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To 'Stand Your Ground'A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial "stand your ground" self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
Senate Panel To Discuss Bill That Would Allow Armed School EmployeesFlorida’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would allow school principals or superintendents to designate trained employees to carry guns on school campuses or in district administration buildings.
Senate Committee Passes Bill To Ban Loud Car StereosHoping to silence the window rattling bass thump from drivers who like to play their music at concert levels, a Senate Committee has signed off on a measure which would make it illegal for drivers to blast music from their cars stereos.
Bill Would Prohibit Rapist From Having Custody Rights Of ChildA bill which would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape resulted in a child has been unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Criminal Justice committee.
Exceptions Added To Bill That Would Ground Police Drones Several last minute exceptions were added to a bill that would ground unmanned drone aircraft used by law enforcement before it was unanimously passed Tuesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.