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Boca Raton Legislators Looking to Expand Hate Crimes Coverage to Governments, Organizations

This week, state Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, and state Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, offered a proposal “to update Florida statutes addressing hate crimes by allowing government, public and private organizations to be...

Legislators Want Law Cracking Down on Sexual Battery Upon a Mentally Incapacitated Person

This week, state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and state Rep. Emily Slosberg, D–Boca Raton, announced legislation that clarifies the law concerning what constitutes sexual battery upon a person impaired by drugs of alcohol under...

Lori Berman, Emily Slosberg Want to Require Recording of Child Custody, Child Support Court...

This week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, filed legislation that requires any court proceedings in which issues of parental responsibility or time-sharing must be electronically or...

Florida Legislators Want School Districts to Add Cameras to Busses to Help Student Safety

Last week, Florida Rep. Thad Altman, R-Indian Harbour Beach, and Florida Rep. Emily Slosberg, D–Boca Raton, filed a bill that authorizes school districts to install cameras on stop signs of school buses to capture...

Florida Legislature Sends Gail’s Law to Ron DeSantis

With the Florida Legislature in the finals days of its regular session, on Monday, the state Senate passed “Gail’s Law” from state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, without opposition. Earlier in the month, the Florida House...

Emily Slosberg Offers Amendment Banning Driving With Cell Phones in Active Scenes With First...

This week, state Rep. Emily Slosberg, D–Boca Raton, filed an amendment to a transportation bill that would prohibit the “handheld use of wireless communications devices while operating a motor vehicle in the immediate vicinity of an active scene where first responders are working.”

Democrats Announce Committee Leadership in the Florida House

This week, the two leaders of the Democrats in the Florida House--state Reps. Bobby DuBose of Fort Lauderdale and Evan Jenne of Hollywood--unveiled their selections to lead committees in the upcoming session. 
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South Florida Reps to Lead Florida Caucus of National Association of Jewish Legislators

“With the rise of racism and anti-Semitism in America, it is vital that we understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in our democracy and the need for us to work together for all Americans. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the Florida Caucus of the National Association of Jewish Legislators to work towards accomplishing this goal,” Gottlieb said on Friday. 

Palm Beach Delegation on Capitol Hill and in Tallahassee Want Coronavirus Testing Center Help...

U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., signed the letter. So did state Sens. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, Gayle Harrel, R-Stuart, Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, along with nine members of the Florida House.

Florida House Passes Bill Increasing Penalties for Passing Stopped School Bus Without Opposition

The proposal “doubles the fines for illegally passing a stopped school bus while students are getting on or off the bus and increases driver’s license suspension penalties.”

Safety Belt Law Expansion Proposed in the Florida House

With the Legislature meeting in Tallahassee for committee weeks, state Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Ration, has filed a bill to ensure all passengers in cars wear safety belts.

Legislators Want to Stop Hand-Held Phone Use for Florida Drivers

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is also backing the proposal with President David Perry saying his members believe distracted driving is a crisis in Florida.