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State Rep. Byrd Proposes Bill to Allow Concealed Guns on Religious Grounds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Cord Byrd (R-11) introduced a new bill to the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives that would allow individuals with a concealed firearm permit to carry a gun while on the premises of a religious institution, whether a mosque, synagogue, or church, if…

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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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Daisy Morales Sworn in as State Rep, Hires Diverse Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Puerto Rican State Representative Daisy Morales was sworn in Tuesday at the Florida Capitol as a new member of the 90th session of the Florida House of Representatives by Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston. Morales will now represent Orange County’s House District 48 in Tallahassee. She replaces  incumbent State Representative Amy Mercado,…

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United States Marine Veteran Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper Inducted into the State of Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – United States Marine Corps veteran Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper was inducted into the Florida Veteran’s Hall a Fame on Monday, at a ceremony in Tallahassee, Florida. Skipper, the 2016 Veterans for Trump Florida Chairwoman, continues to be an avid activist for issues related to veterans in Florida and beyond. “The medal…

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