With time running out, Florida Legislature remains split on some issues
With time running out, Florida Legislature remains split on some issues
Medical marijuana added to special session, which heads off script
10 June, 2017, 09:18
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"Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any correctional institution or detention facility or place of education or employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place", the amendment, approved by more than 71 percent of voters in November, reads.
House members had no debate on the bill, instead green-lighting it without hesitation by a vote of 103-9.
A budget approved last month by lawmakers and signed by Scott included cutting $521 million in Medicaid payments to hospitals.
Negron's rant to reporters was an act of defiance against an increasingly hostile House.
That led to a last-minute agreement where legislators agreed to spend $60 million on 17 university projects - some of them for large schools such as University of Florida and Florida State University - that had also been vetoed last week by Scott. Both chambers are planning final votes Friday.
Update at 4:30 p.m.: The Senate approved the economic incentives bill on a vote of 34-1 after the House sent it back with language providing $50 million in state money to fix the Herbert Hoover Dike, around Lake Okeechobee.
One project reinserted into the budget was $1.7 million for the UCF downtown campus, a small reduction from the $2 million funding that Scott vetoed.
Florida's self-defense law was initially passed in 2005, and inspired similar laws in other states.
Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, complained bitterly about having to vote for funding for both Visit Florida and the new grant program. But House lawmakers say the Senate is on its own. Doesn't it sound good? It's a slush fund. He said the state money would allow the work to get started.
He vetoed the medical-marijuana research projects at the Moffitt Center and the University of Florida because he said the schools could fund the projects out of sizable increases that they are receiving in the new budget.
Legislators are expected to pass a bill dealing with medical marijuana.
"There would have to be a second special session called", Broxson said. "Seriously needed", Sen. Bill Montford said. "Now we have a framework to deliver implementation of Amendment Two". Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, sponsor of the Senate bill. "It's not what we do", Corcoran flatly told reporters Thursday, putting put the House and Senate on a collision course.
Counties and cities would be allowed to ban dispensaries, and none could be located within 500 feet of a school. "They're doing everything they can to speed up the process and cut out the activists and advocates who represent the patients, caregivers and doctors", marijuana activist Gary Stein said. A smoking ban had been a key point of debate during the regular session.
Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, who was said to be hesitant over medical marijuana, said Bradley's bill demonstrated legislators' commitment to the will of Florida voters.
Epilepsy, chronic muscle spasms, cancer and terminal conditions were allowed under bills passed in 2014 and 2016.
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French national, Xavier Thomas, 45 who has been missing since Saturdays terrorist attack has possibly been found in the Thames. Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed as more evidence is gathered.
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She came forward in 2015 at a news conference with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who also attended the trial Monday. Unfortunately, we won't get to hear the comedian's response to this story. "I was trying to say something", she said.
The revised order has also been stayed by the judiciary, and the case has now reached the Supreme Court for a final verdict. The president's first attempt was withdrawn by the White House after it was also blocked by the courts.
Several reports have suggested that when Samsung releases its Galaxy Note 8 later this year, it'll come with the Snapdragon 835 . Both the listings, as usual, don't reveal much about the device except that the SM-A450F will ship with Android 7.1.1 onboard.
Warner Bros. revised revised the film's weekend estimate up to $103.1 million U.S. from its earlier figure of $100.5 million US. Last week, it was reported that Wonder Woman was on track to become one of the highest rated superhero movies of all time .
In addition, OPEC is allowing Iran to continue to increase its production levels up to 3.797 million barrels per day. Some were already concerned about rising production from Libya and Nigeria , which are exempt from the agreement.
He previously served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of Criminal Division of the Justice Department from 2003 to 2005. House Republicans say President Donald Trump's pick to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation seems like a good choice.
Reality Leigh Winner , 25, who reportedly worked at an NSA facility in Georgia, was arrested over the weekend. The Intercept co-founding editor, Glenn Greenwald, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Prez poll on July 17, result on July 20
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Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
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UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show
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Real Madrid win Champions League Final 4-1 in Cardiff
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Chiefs part with WR Maclin in salary-cap move
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