Florida Senate holds Saturday session on school safety bill

Florida House debates school safety bill

Florida lawmakers on a key committee approved a bill to allow teachers to carry guns in school.

But those affected by the mass shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland said they have hope that change will come. I'm standing your for your help.

Meanwhile, students are scheduled to return to school Wednesday, for the first time since the February 14 shooting. He was told his only option was an alternative school. The official said Nikolas Cruz had swastikas etched into his rifle magazines and, at one point, attempted to break a hurricane-proof window, to no avail. And it creates a commission to make recommendations on school safety.

The legislative session ends March 9, so any new laws would need to pass by then.

The measure drawing perhaps the most controversy in the Florida Legislature's quickly drafted bill in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting is the so-called "school marshal" program - a program that could lead to armed teachers in schools.

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill named for the school that gives law enforcement more power to seize firearms in cases of threats or potential danger.

Additionally, the committee voted down amendments creating a firearms registry and requiring that private sales of firearms must be done through a licensed dealer. "And if we would have had these measures in place, I would not have had to bury my son next to his mother a week and a half ago". It has been a insane day that event saw according to Politico Florida "accidentally", passing an amendment that would put a moratorium of sales on AR-15 rifles.

A Senate committee was going to take up a similar bill later in the day. But still, several speakers spoke in favor of the assault weapons ban, including Parkland resident Amber Hersh. "So right now in Florida, we have the chance to stop it". "Every state in the country is watching to see what we will do".

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Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, has pushed a bill to enhance criminal background checks, a bill requiring the Federal Bureau of Investigation to tell states when someone fails a background check, a program for intervening when children are potential threats, and some form of temporary gun-violence restraining order. Sen. The act also bans the sale of bump-fire stocks within the state. That bill will head to the House floor.

The student told the deputy he was joking and doesn't have access to weapons.

"I think this journey is just beginning", Galvano added.

The building where the shooting happened will remain closed.

"I've made it very clear that we have significant officer presence in schools, but I do not support arming teachers", he said.

Coral Springs, Florida, Mayor Walter "Skip" Campbell said he is calling on mayors across the state to back a state constitutional amendment to ban assault weapons. However, a ban on the sale and possession of bump stocks was adopted.

A top Senate Republican has blocked the bill in that chamber. Sen.

In Washington, President Trump didn't mention an age-limit proposal on Monday when he met with a group of governors, including Florida's Rick Scott.

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