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Governor Ron DeSantis and CVS Health Announce Over 80 Vaccination Site Locations in Florida

HIALEAH, Fla. (FNN) – Source: The Governor’s Press Office // Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that CVS Health will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations at 81 select CVS Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy y más, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations in 13 counties across Florida, including 67 in Miami-Dade County. The Governor made this announcement at a Navarro…

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Reps. Maggard, Plascencia, Hunschofsky Bills Pass Environment, Agriculture and Flooding Subcommittee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The Environment, Agriculture, and Flooding Subcommittee voted on three bills during its February 16, 2021 meeting. The committee first voted on House Bill 169 (HB 169) – Purchase of Commodities and Services by the Water Management Districts, presented by Representative Tobin Overdorf for Representative Randall Maggard, (R-38), who was unable to…

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DEO Requests Approval of $50 Million for Infrastructure and Education Projects

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity requested the approval of $50 million dollars from the job growth grant fund for projects to be started in 2021, during a hearing in the Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives. Adam Callaway, director of Strategic Business Development in the…

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Surrendered Newborn Infants Bill Helps Babies But Avoids Bigger Issue, Critics Say

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Representative Joe Harding of the Education and Employment Committee presented the Surrendered Newborn Infants or “Baby Box” bill to the Children, Families, and Seniors Subcommittee for its approval. House Bill 133, sponsored by Harding and Representative Mike Beltran, extends the Safe Haven Law that allows parents to surrender their newborn infant…

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Sex Offenders Would Not Be Granted Shared Child Custody, Proposed New Florida Bill

TALLAHASSEE (FNN) – A new proposed bill would forbid sexual offenders and sexual predators from time-sharing custody of their children, except in cases where the courts would find mitigating circumstances, as heard in front of the Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives. House Bill 141 was presented to the subcommittee…

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Medical Marijuana Use Rises in Florida Among Calls of Caution Over Higher Potency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) of the Florida Department of Health presented the current state of medical marihuana in the state, during a session with the Professions & Public Health Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives. OMMU director Christopher Fergusson indicated that there are currently 2,644 physicians and…

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New Sexual Offenders Registration Bill Closes Loophole in Current Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Representatives Charles Clemons and Linda Chaney presented a new Sexual Offenders Registration Bill that closes a loophole used by sexual predators to avoid registry during the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee meeting Friday. House Bill 193, cosponsored by Clemons and Chaney, amends the loophole within the current statute that prevented…

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