Capital Report: 3-12-2020
Florida lawmakers have tried and failed to bring the former head of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence in for questioning. The legislature has tried to deliver subpoena’s to Tiffany Carr in person and online, via twitter. Lynn Hatter reports House leaders are now considering penalties that could include imprisonment.
A bill that would expand eligibility for two of the state’s major school voucher programs is still in play, with just a day to go for Florida lawmakers to hear bills. Ryan Dailey reports the Senate has rejected an amendment that sparked heated debate.
A bill to require a moment of silence in public schools is on the verge of receiving a vote in the Senate. Kayla Gallagher reports the plan sparked debate in its last reading in the House.
A bill to make k-12 student athletes safer in Florida is now being sent to the governor after receiving a unanimous vote in the House and Senate. Blaise Gainey reports the bill focuses on heat stroke prevention for outdoor sports.
A bill to make peer support more confidential among first responders is one step closer to becoming law. As this edition of Capital Report was going to air, the House had passed its version and sent it to the Senate, which added an amendment and returned it to the House for final approval. Robbie Gaffney reports.
Florida is back in the running to host the Space Command. The Air Force left the state off a short list last year but the competition to host Space Command has been reopened. WMFE’s space reporter Brendan Byrne explains what’s at stake for Florida.
Senator Ed Hooper’s effort to stop counties from dictating what forms of payment towing companies can accept is a dead issue in the legislature. Audriana Thomas reports supporters called the bill consumer friendly, but opponents, called it a form of bullying.