Florida may soon be adding to its list of scholarship programs. Rep. Shevrin Jones (D- Broward) is sponsoring a bill that would help low-income students pay any remaining tuition their other scholarships and grants don't cover.
Complaints about incarcerated women being denied basic hygiene products like pads and tampons has caught the attention of state lawmakers. Now Florida is poised to approve a bill making those products and others available to women at no cost.
Legislators and community college presidents are pleading with leaders in the Florida House and Senate to spare community colleges from budget cuts. The House and Senate have very different budget proposals. But college presidents said they don’t like either one.
The family of Corey Jones is advocating on behalf of a body cameras bill making its way through the Florida Legislature. Jones is the South Florida man killed by a plainclothes police officer months ago.
A new online poll suggests there’s overwhelming support for law enforcement across the nation to wear body cameras. It comes on the heels of some Florida lawmakers also saying there is an express need for the cameras, after a recent South Florida death.
Legislation surrounding body cameras has already been filed for the 2016 Florida legislative session. But, the topic in general is still drawing mixed reactions from law enforcement groups across the state.
Before the House quickly adjourned, two body cameras bills were quickly moving through the legislative process, with one already headed to the Governor—which means the status of one of the measures is unknown.
A bill requiring law enforcement agencies to have set guidelines in place when using body cameras is now heading to the House floor. It differs from a measure creating a public records exemption for the recordings.
A bill now making sure law enforcement agencies across the state that use body cameras have set guidelines passed another hurdle in the Senate Tuesday. It’s the same bill that originally mandated all officers wear the devices.