Florida could push ahead with a dramatic overhaul of school tests under a far-reaching bill now moving in the state Senate.
"Expanding the already deadly Stand Your Ground law in Florida will lead to even more families having their loved ones killed by gun violence, particularly families of color", said Lucy McBath, Everytown's faith and outreach leader, in a statement.
Instead of heading to the Governor, a Stand Your Ground-related bill is now headed back to the Senate for approval. The legislation also confines slot machines to tribal-run casinos and tracks in South Florida. But if they can reach an agreement, the state stands to gain at least $2 billion in additional money from the Seminole tribe over the next seven years by renegotiating a deal reached in 2010.
The burden of proof bill, SB 128, which expands justifiable homicide protections in Florida, was approved 74-39.
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Rep. La Rosa told House lawmakers that his legislation is building "a firewall" that will close all the loopholes that could be exploited for any form of gambling expansion.
A measure that would enact statewide regulations on app-based ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft has been approved by the state's House.
If the House passes its bill, it is then set to begin immediate negotiations with the Senate over the future of the state's gambling industry. Other special interests like private casinos and animal rights groups fall into House and Senate camps, pressuring the respective chamber leaders to dig their heels in.
Senator Bill Galvano, who sponsored the gambling bill that the Senate passed, has immediately shot down the idea of a possible compromise with the House's version of the measure. Cloud, who chairs the tourism and gaming House subcommittee, is likewise standing firm on the House's version of a gambling bill, which he sponsored.