Thursday, June 24, 2021
With a prominent state senator pushing to raise the age to buy tobacco to 21 in Florida, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other advocates are going all out to support his proposal.
This week, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., teamed up on the “HOPE for Victims of Human Trafficking Act" which “institutes several provisions to protect human trafficking victims in the judicial process.”
Pam Bondi joins Trump’s impeachment team, Central Florida county declares itself to be a Second Amendment sanctuary, and a Florida Senator wants to protect students using medical marijuana.
Last week, Florida Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. David Simmons, R-Longwood, filed the bill as “part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent tobacco addiction.” The bill “would raise the age of sale for all tobacco products to 21 with strong retailer licensing, clear definitions of tobacco products and clear protocol to enable active enforcement.”
Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”
State Rep. Fentrice Driskell's bill creating a “multidisciplinary, multiagency elder abuse fatality review team (EA-FRT) in each judicial circuit” passed the House Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee on Thursday. 
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wisc., proposal to create a Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. Johnson, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland...
On Monday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, warned about the rising number of youth suicides in the Sunshine State.
With Americans planning to set their clocks back this weekend, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is doubling down on his call to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has reeled in the support of two members of the U.S. Senate to “hold the FBI accountable for its failures to address critical deficiencies in its handling of actionable intelligence on the perpetrators of mass violence.”