Representative Heather Fitzenhagen

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A bill allowing people to carry a gun without a concealed carry permit during a declared emergency evacuation is now heading to Governor Rick Scott.

Florida House

The Florida House of Representatives cleared out several proposals Friday, sending them to the senate.

Greyhounds racing
Rainer Hungershausen

Florida is among just a handful of states that continue to allow greyhound racing – the issue has come under scrutiny lately with lawmakers proposing greater oversight But some argue the state’s animal racing industry as a whole needs a closer look.

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A controversial gun measure that’s currently stalled in the Senate is now heading to the House floor. The bill aims to allow someone to legally carry a firearm during a mandatory evacuation without a permit.

Senate Bill Stalled

St. Petersburg Republican Jeff Brandes is the Senate sponsor of this particular measure.

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The House Judiciary Committee passed a handful of measures Thursday aimed at helping kids, all of which are now headed to the floor. They range from a bill hoping to address juvenile life sentencing to a bill toughening the penalties against teachers who step over the line with their students.

Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act

One of the first bills to pass unanimously is a measure called the “Stop Harassing Underage Teens Act,” authored by Lithia Republican Representative Jake Raburn.