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Duty To Report Deaths Bill Passes Final Committee

Duty To Report Deaths Bill Passes Final Committee

FLORIDA, February 16 – Tallahassee, FL – SB 768 sponsored by Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando), at the request of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, passed through its final committee of reference on Thursday. SB 768, entitled “Duties and Prohibited Acts Associated with Death”, would reclassify the penalty for disturbing a body. SB 768, which is […]

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Leader Book and Representative Harris File Bill to Eliminate “Panic Defense” Attacks on LGBTQIA+ Individuals

Leader Book and Representative Harris File Bill to Eliminate “Panic Defense” Attacks on LGBTQIA+ Individuals

Tallahassee, FL — Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book (D-Davie) and Representative Harris (D-Orlando) this week filed legislation to eliminate the so-called “gay/trans panic defense” from being used in Florida to legally defend assaults and lethal attacks on LGBTQIA+ individuals. SB 328/ HB 393 would disallow the legal strategy of asking a jury to find that a crime victim’s sexual orientation […]

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Orlando Man Charged With Smuggling Firearms From The United States To Canada

Seven-Time Convicted Felon Indicted For Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Jonen Castillo (23, Orlando) with smuggling firearms from the United States to Canada. If convicted, Castillo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Castillo that the United States intends to forfeit a […]

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