Tag: Senate Judiciary Committee

Jim RosicaFebruary 7, 2017

A bill aimed at speeding up the handling of political redistricting court cases breezed through its first Senate committee on Tuesday. The legislation (SB 352) was OK’d by the Senate Judiciary Committee with only state Sen. Bobby Powell, a Riviera Beach Democrat, voting against it. “I do believe it’s initially incumbent on us to be […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 16, 2016

A contentious bill meant to remake what critics call Florida’s antiquated alimony law and end “forever alimony” was cleared Tuesday by a Senate panel. The Judiciary Committee, the first of its three review panels, OK’d the measure (SB 668) by a 6-4 vote after impassioned comment for and against the proposal, even after speakers were limited […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 9, 2016

A motion to reconsider a contentious bill banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people failed in a Senate panel Tuesday, signaling its virtual demise for the 2016 Legislative Session. On a voice vote, the Judiciary Committee deadlocked again on a procedural move to bring the bill (SB 120) back, one day after the bill died on […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton is applauding state lawmakers for considering a proposal to prohibit gender- and sexuality-based workplace discrimination. In a statement released by her campaign Tuesday, Clinton said establishing nondiscrimination protections “would be a critical step forward for both Florida and the nation.” “I’m heartened to see the business community working hand in hand with both […]


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