FL Senate Advances School Safety Bill During Final Week Of Leg. Session

The Florida Senate will advance a bill that would increase school safety and restrict gun purchases following a rare, weekend legislative session.

Legislators debated various amendments to the 100-page bill Saturday before approving the measure for a Monday vote.

The Republican-controlled Senate rejected Democratic proposals to ban assault rifles and large-capacity magazines, along with a proposal to create a program to arm teachers.

Some GOP senators opposed it because they don't agree with raising the minimum age from 18 to 21.

Lawmakers are trying to take some kind of action before the annual session ends Friday. 

The House has yet to take up its version of the bill.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content