Sen. Lauren Book Revived Bill Regulating Fla. Pregnancy Support Services Again Wades Into Abortion Debate By Sascha Cordner • Nov 10, 2017 MGN Online A revived bill that wades into the abortion debate has passed its first Florida Senate Committee, but not without opposition. Tax Exemption On Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products Clears First Senate Committee By Sascha Cordner • Nov 7, 2017 iStockphoto A bill giving a tax exemption on diapers and feminine hygiene products has cleared its first Florida Senate committee. Irma Nursing Home Tragedy Prompts A Power Bill By Jim Ash • Sep 18, 2017 Washington Times Calling the Hurricane Irma-related deaths of eight people in South Florida a preventable tragedy, a Plantation Democrat wants to force nursing homes to have a five-day emergency power supply. FL Senator Aims To Eliminate Confederate Holidays By Nick Evans • Aug 28, 2017 Nick Evans Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation) wants to roll back Florida’s confederate holiday observances. Leadership Change Raising Hopes For Fracking Ban By Jim Ash • Aug 17, 2017 A leadership shuffle in the Florida Senate is lifting the hopes of anti-fracking activists.