A bill that would allow state agencies to randomly drug test employees passed its final committee today. The bill passed today on the House floor and is now a step closer to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.
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A bill that would add a criminal offense if someone were to kill a woman and her “unborn child” through vehicular manslaughter was postponed this morning after a debate over the measure’s possible legal implications.
A bill created to privatize 27 Florida prisons died on the state Senate floor today in a 19-21 vote.
The first of five abortion-restricting bills passed by the state Legislature was signed into law yesterday by Gov. Rick Scott.
The Florida Senate passed two abortion-restricting bills today that include language similar to House versions of the bills. A state constitutional amendment to ban public funding for abortions and the “Health Insurance” bill do not expand coverage to women who face “a serious health risk” if their pregnancy is carried out, as of today.
On Tuesday the state Senate budget panel cleared a controversial elections bill that, unlike the House version, cuts Florida’s early voting period in half. At least one senator, though, gave his word that that provision will be modified as the bill moves forward.
Efforts to provide more protection for women struck down before final vote on abortion-restricting bills
Last-ditch efforts to provide more protection for women in the six abortion-restriction bills discussed today during House floor action failed yesterday.
Yesterday, Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, voted down an amendment in a Senate budget committee that would have provided more protection for women seeking an abortion whose life is threatened by a pregnancy.