House bill would allow legislators to take guests to prison
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A bill filed Wednesday by State Rep. Kimberly Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat, would allow legislators more latitude in taking people with them to prison.

HB 453 would amend current statute, allowing members of the Legislature to be “accompanied on a visit by another elected official, an ordained minister, or a member of the legislator’s staff.”

While the Governor and his Cabinet, judges of state courts, public defenders, and state attorneys are allowed to visit prisons, the legislation in its current form wouldn’t permit them to take staffers, preachers, or other politicians.

The bill doesn’t explain why Legislators, but not other elected officials, should get an expanded prerogative in this area.

Currently, there is no Senate version of this measure.

We’ve reached out to Rep. Daniels to get more information about this bill.

Updates will be provided if/when we hear back.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski

One comment

  • Sabrina Johnson

    October 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    This is a disgrace! Look how our elected officials are wasting their time on pointless bills

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