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Florida Lawmakers Return To The Capitol For Another Week Of Committee Meetings


As Florida lawmakers return to the Capitol for another week of committee meetings, they will be tackling subjects ranging from underage marriage to texting while driving.

Sen. Lizabeth Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers) wants to stop child marriage in Florida. She’s behind a bill that would require both parties to be at least 18 years old to get a marriage license. Meanwhile Sen.Keith Perry (R-Gainesville)  wants motorcyclist 21 and under to wear a helmet. Under his bill, drivers over 21 must have an insurance policy for at least $10,000 to ride without a helmet. Another bill Senator Perry is pushing is to make texting while driving a primary offense  meaning a person could get a ticket for just that.