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Final List Of Legislators To Take Stance On Special Session [SEE LIST]

By: Eyewitness News; Department of State Email
By: Eyewitness News; Department of State Email

Press Release: Department of State

Please see the attached memo to Governor Scott, Senate President Gaetz, and House Speaker Weatherford regarding the Special Session polling pursuant to section 11.011, Florida Statutes. Additionally, below is the final list of responses received by the department.

Florida House of Representatives

YES Votes (35):

Antone

Berman

Bracy

Castor Dentel

Clarke-Reed

Cruz

Fullwood

Gibbons

Jones (M)

Jones (S)

Kerner

Lee Jr. (L)

McGhee

Moskowitz

Pafford

Powell

Pritchett

Rader

Reed

Richardson

Rodriguez

Rogers

Rouson

Saunders

Schwartz

Slosberg

Stafford

Stark

Taylor

Thurston

Torres

Waldman

Watson (B)

Watson (C)

Williams

Florida Senate

YES Votes (12):

Braynon

Bullard

Clemens

Gibson

Joyner

Margolis

Montford

Ring

Sachs

Smith (C)

Sobel

Thompson

Florida House of Representatives

NO Votes (82):

Adkins

Ahern

Albritton

Artiles

Baxley

Beshears

Bileca

Boyd

Brodeur

Broxson

Caldwell

Clelland

Coley

Combee

Corcoran

Crisafulli

Cummings

Danish

Davis

Diaz (J)

Diaz (M)

Dudley

Eagle

Edwards

Fitzenhagen

Fresen

Gaetz (M)

Gonzalez

Goodson

Grant

Hager

Harrell

Hill

Holder

Hood

Hooper

Hudson

Hutson

Ingram

La Rosa

Magar

Mayfield

McBurney

McKeel

Metz

Moraitis

Nelson

Nunez

Oliva

O'Toole

Passidomo

Patronis

Perry

Peters

Pigman

Pilon

Porter

Precourt

Raburn

Raschein

Raulerson

Ray

Rehwinkel Vasilinda

Renuart

Roberson

Rodrigues (R)

Rooney

Santiago

Schenck

Smith (J)

Spano

Steube

Stewart

Stone

Tobia

Trujillo

Van Zant

Weatherford

Wood

Workman

Young

Zimmermann

Florida Senate

NO Votes (26):

Altman

Bean

Benacquisto

Bradley

Brandes

Dean

Detert

Diaz de la Portilla

Evers

Flores

Gaetz (D)

Galvano

Garcia

Gardiner

Grimsley

Hays

Hukill

Latvala

Lee (T)

Legg

Negron

Richter

Simmons

Simpson

Stargel

Thrasher


Associated Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida legislators are being asked to say whether or not they will support holding a special session to deal with the state's "stand your ground law."

Spurred by protesters at the Capitol a total of 32 legislators wrote to the Department of State asking for a special session. The protesters upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial turned to legislators after Gov. Rick Scott steadfastly refused to call a special session.

An obscure law allows the Legislature to bypass the governor. The first step is to get at least 32 legislators to say a special session is needed.

It will take a yes vote, however, from three-fifths of the Republican-controlled Legislature before the session can be called. The only legislators who wrote letters requesting the session as Democrats.


Tallahassee, FL - Representative Williams has reported via Twitter that the Dream Defenders will be polling the legislative body to determine if a Special Session should be convened on the Stand Your Ground law.

What do you think? Should a Special Session be called?


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