The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, that prohibits local governments from “adopting or maintaining in effect law, ordinance, or rule for purpose of addressing” wage theft, the practice of employers stiffing workers out of the wages they are owed.
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The Florida House education committee today passed the “Parent Empowerment in Education” bill filed by state Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami. The proposal would allow “parents of students assigned to certain underperforming public schools” to petition their school district to implement a “school turnaround option selected by parents.”
A Florida Senate bill that would allow students in public schools to pray during all school events passed during a House education committee today. In the middle of debate over the repercussions of the measure, legislators argued over whether the bill would expose students to “messages of hate,” specifically racist comments, during school events.
Continuing an ongoing theme in the GOP-led Legislature, a committee today spent a considerable amount of time debating a memorial that would require the federal government to pass a balanced budget.
State Reps. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, and Darren Soto, D-Orlando, requested Wednesday that state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, be removed from the Senate Committee on Reapportionment because of his recent statement that “many Hispanic-speaking people in Florida … are not legal.”
State Rep. Luis Garcia, D-Miami sent a followup letter Monday to Senate President Mike Haridopolis and House Speaker Dean Cannon about comments their fellow Republican Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, made about Florida Hispanics last month during a legislative meeting.
State Rep. Luis Garcia Jr., D-Miami, called on state Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, to schedule a Miami-Dade legislative delegation meeting to consider taking a unified position on immigration.
Miami-Dade’s legislative delegation yesterday discussed immigration reform — another signal that the controversial issue will be important in Florida’s 2012 legislative session.