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Florida Legislators Want Alert System for Active Shooters

With the Legislature meeting in Tallahassee to kick off its regular session this week, on Friday, two legislators showcased their proposal “to require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to implement an alert system...

Lori Berman, Michael Greico File ‘Greyson’s Law’

This week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D- Palm Beach, and state Rep. Michael Grieco, D- Miami, filed “Greyson’s Law.” This bill is the unfortunate product of the tragic death of 4-year-old Greyson Kessler, who was...

Lori Berman, Joe Casello Want Schools to Go With On-Site Solar Power

This week, two Democrats in the Florida Legislature--state Sen. Lori Berman of Delray and state Rep. Joe Casello of Boynton Beach--showcased their proposal to “provide incentive for schools to upgrade their energy systems to...

South Florida Legislators Want to Increase Penalties for Human Trafficking

Last week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton. have filed legislation to increase penalties for specific human trafficking violations. While legislation in recent years has taken important steps...

Lori Berman, Yvonne Hayes Hinson Team Up on Safe Waterways Act

In Tallahassee this week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and state Rep. Yvonne Hayes Hinson, D-Gainesville, showcased their “Safe Waterways Act” proposal. The legislation will require county health departments to post and maintain warning...

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 to Close DUI Loophole

With the Florida Legislature currently holding committee meetings in Tallahassee and the regular session looming at the start of next year, at the end of last week, two state legislators introduced a proposal to...

Lori Berman, Webster Barnaby Want More Aid to Families Dealing With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum...

This week, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, and state Rep. Webster Barnaby, R-Deltona, teamed up to showcase their proposal to “provide funds and services to parents and children who have a little-known but...

Democrats in Florida Legislature Want to Create Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

With committee weeks continuing in Tallahassee as the Legislature gets ready for the regular session, this week, two Democrats showcased their proposal “to make Florida a national exemplar in reconciling with inequities and historical...

Florida TaxWatch: More Swimming Lessons for Children Will Save Lives and Billions in the...

With the help of Dr. Bill Kent, the chairman of the board for the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Florida TaxWatch unveiled “Every Child a Swimmer” on Monday.
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Lori Berman, Robin Bartleman File Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Victims’ Privacy and Anonymity

The measure is designed to plug a loophole in current state law that allows the names or identifying information of survivors who report such crimes to others, including employers and schools, to be disclosed, including information or records created for a potential case against the perpetrator. Perpetrators or other third parties who may be responsible can also threaten public exposure of the survivor’s identity in order to discourage reporting of the crimes to law enforcement, school administrators, employers and others.

Lori Berman Champions Water and Pool Safety for Children Bill in the Florida Senate

Berman’s office insisted the bill will “allow school authorities to identify students who may not know how to swim and will help put these parents, where needed, in touch with free or low-cost programs to ensure their child has an opportunity to learn, presuming there is a desire” and will let parents opt-out if they so choose. 
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