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Romano: State Senate caves and all of Florida suffers

10 Mars 2018

There, students confronted Senator Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Representative Ted Deutch, County Sheriff Scott Israel and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch. The bill also includes provisions to boost school security, establish new mental health programs in schools, and improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies. While barring some teachers, it would still allow school librarians, support staff and many teachers who perform double-duty as coaches to carry weapons on campus.

Almost four dozen Democratic amendments, including banning assault weapons, creating a registry for guns, allowing local governments to pass stronger gun laws, requiring background checks for gun purchases outside of the state and prohibiting the sale and transfer of large-capacity magazines, were rejected. He challenged Baxley's claim about the need to confront a shooter within the first five minutes of an attack, saying that wasn't enough.

Lauren Book (right) embraces Sen.

"Some of the pieces that we play have a attractive story behind it, and I think it's better to look at the beauty of it than the sadness", clarinet player Mackenzie Hurst said.

"Most people were either angry that she was here or annoyed", Novell said. Bradenton Republican Bill Galvano, who introduced the Senate's updated version of the bill, said the only thing he would've liked to change about that provision is the name.

Other school personnel would be able to participate, however.

"The opportunity to meet with and listen to survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting as well as the families of the victims has had a tremendous impact on each and every Senator and has significantly influenced the development of this important legislation", said the bill's sponsor, state Sen. They say they don't want to do it.

"I also said when there's a fire already burning, you don't add more fuel to it", Gibson said.

Lawmakers are scrambling to take some kind of action before the annual session ends Friday.

The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate's 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.

Lawmakers will have to work quickly to get a bill on the governor's desk.

"At a time when there are serious school safety issues to address so we can better protect students on Long Island and across the state, all Todd Kaminsky can do is grandstand", Reif said. They don't want their teachers having guns.

The vote came the same day that legislators also sent to Scott a significant revamp of Florida's universities and colleges that includes a significant boost in financial aid provided to the state's top performing high school graduates.

Romano: State Senate caves and all of Florida suffers