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Fla. House Passes Bill Making It Easier For Gun Dealers To Pay For Background Checks

MGN Online

The Florida House has passed a bill making it easier for firearm dealers to pay for background checks.

Rep. Frank White (R-Pensacola) says his bill simply modernizes how gun dealers pay the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to do background checks on their customers.

“Currently, license firearm dealers can’t pay FDLE electronically,” he said. “Every month, they have to pay with a check. And, many of them want to be able to pay electronically, like so many of us do with all of our bills we handle monthly. The bill aims to allow them to pay for their background checks online.”

The bill also allows gun sellers to submit requests for background checks online, instead of by phone. While the measure has already passed the House 110-2, its companion bill is now waiting to be taken up by the full Sentate, after passing all its committees.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.