2014 Legislative News


Renner, Fant battle in Republican primary

It's the battle of the Republicans over House District 15, and both candidates think they're the best one to represent it.

Reggie Fullwood

MyFloridaHouse.gov

Judge: Rep. Fullwood remains off ballot

A circuit judge on Friday denied a Jacksonville's state representative's lawsuit challenging his disqualification for re-election due to paperwork errors.

Congressional District 5

Governor signs new congressional map bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed off on new maps that will alter several congressional districts in the state, but it doesn't appear the changes will end the legal tussle over them.

Congressional District 5

Fla. Legislature passes congressional map

Lawmakers passed new congressional districts on nearly party-line votes in the House and the Senate on Monday, sending the map back to the courts as early voting opened in some counties.

Gun-toting teacher proposal to return?

School safety is always on everyone's mind and a controversial safety bill will be coming back this legislative session. A proposal that would allow teachers to carry guns on school grounds will be coming back in 2015.

Reggie Fullwood

MyFloridaHouse.gov

Rep. Fullwod sues over disqualification

A Jacksonville state representative whose filing for reelection was disqualified is suing the state, asking that the Division of Elections' decision be overturned.

Appeals court strikes down ban on law

A federal appeals court has ruled that a law restricting doctors from talking about gun ownership with their patients is constitutional.

Judge overturns write-in candidate law

A Broward County judge is overturning a law that requires write-in candidates running for the Legislature to live in their districts at the time of qualifying.

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Politicos ponder redistricting ruling fallout

Members of Congress, candidates and political observers are grappling with the fallout of a judge's Thursday ruling that two of the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn for partisan reasons.

Reggie Fullwood

MyFloridaHouse.gov

Paperwork error to force special election

No one qualified to run against incumbent state Rep. Reggie Fullwood, but after problems were found in his qualifying papers, the state must hold a special election to fill House District 13, and Fullwood may find himself with a formidable opponent.

New Florida bills in effect today

The state's record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

Legislative session

More than 150 laws go into effect July 1

On Tuesday, the state's record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

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