"The amendment replaces the Senate Bill with the House bill, so the state is required to prove by clear and convincing evidence that a defendant is not entitled to immunity when the defendant raises a prima facie case of immunity", Payne added.
The Senate last month approved the bill, which shifts a key burden of proof from defendants to prosecutors in pre-trial hearings in stand your ground cases.
Florida's public elementary schools would have to give all students 20 minutes of recess a day - a mandate pushed by Central Florida "recess moms" - under a bill the Florida Senate unanimously passed Tuesday. Both chambers are also standing-by with their versions of a gambling law.
For instance, the House bill bans gambling facilities around Florida from adding slot machines.
Bringing up an old argument, House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) says there's also going to be an added financial burden on prosecutors-who expect a rise in self-defense claims if the bill becomes law.
How the MLS stadium vote failed — MAP
County Executive Steve Stenger said the city has not come to county leaders for help, but said he'd listen to any proposals. Opponents say it would be wrong to spend public funds on a stadium and that the money would be better spent on St.
In addition to this, it would allow the Seminole Tribe to offer craps and roulette at its casinos. Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican who sponsored the bill, asked members to back the proposal and send a signal to the House.
Two further bills, HB 779 and HB 849, both sponsored by state Rep. Neil Combee, R-Auburndale, passed the House 80-34 and 76-35, respectively. "We are encouraged by today's vote, and the movement of Senate Bill 340, and look forward to working toward creating a permanent home for Uber in our state".
The total $3 billion the House and Senate want in guaranteed revenue from the tribe is the same financial agreement the governor reached with the tribe in 2015, which the Legislature failed to ratify during the following session.
The companion, House Bill 937, is in the House Commerce Committee.