After losing a child in 2015, a St. Petersburg family is at the center of efforts to allow police to stop and ticket texting motorists, but one of the most powerful people in the state House says the cost to freedom is too high.
Following reports that a south Florida House candidate and a county commissioner helped voters fill out their mail-in ballots, another State Representative has filed legislation to make such conduct a felony.
Legislation allowing grieving families to receive what is being called a "Non-Viable" Birth Certificate was approved by a House Committee, but Pro Choice advocates worry the bill is an attempt to change the concept of when life begins.
In Florida, adopted children who become adults have no mechanism for obtaining their original birth certificates, and now two members of the legislature who were adopted at birth are at at the center of the debate.
Concealed weapons permit holders who inadvertently display their gun would no longer be committing a crime. Legislation approved by the House Criminal Justice Committee would decriminalize the display.
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