Capital Report: 04-23-2019

Apr 23, 2019

As Governor Ron DeSantis’ proposed Canadian drug importation plan looks poised to pass into law this legislative session, he and other proponents are mocking its critics as fear-mongers. Ryan Dailey reports the Governor’s defense comes amid attack ads ramping up in Florida markets.

Tuesday, lawmakers took a big step in addressing what property insurance companies have called fraud for nearly a decade. It’s called assignment of benefits. The fix makes several changes that lawmakers believe will help lower the cost of homeowner’s insurance. Blaise Gainey has more.

An effort to let school districts choose whether to allow some classroom teachers carry guns, has cleared the Senate. The broader bill incorporates recommendations from the Marjory Stoneman Douglass Commission, which was tasked with examining the response and lead up to the Valentine’s Day School shooting.  Lynn Hatter reports most of the debate Tuesday centers on arming teachers.

A measure that paves the way for online notaries is ready for a full floor vote in the Florida House. Regan McCarthy has more…..

Here’s Gina Jordan with a look at what’s coming up in the legislature:

President Trump is letting Cuban exiles sue foreign companies doing business in Cuba on confiscated property. But will it work the way those exiles hope it will? WLRN’s Tim Padgett explores the issue.

Finally tonight, A bill that requires drivers to use hands-free devices has one step left to go in the senate. Morgan Martin reports.