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Juvenile Sentencing Compromise Clears Senate

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) - The Florida Legislature appears to have solved the riddle of juvenile sentencing on its fourth try.

After struggling since 2010 to resolve the issue, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill (HB 7035) that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murder and other serious crimes. 702 more words

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Controversial Abortion Restriction Bill Moving Forward

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a controversial proposal that would place additional restrictions on abortions, largely barring the procedures if doctors determine that fetuses have reached viability. 505 more words

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Senate Panel Approves "Common Sense" School Discipline Bill

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms. 117 more words

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