An amendment from Democrats was unexpectedly added to a sprawling bill that includes gun control, school safety and mental health measures created to prevent future mass shootings like the one February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 students and faculty dead.
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.
Every Senate member who voted against the amendment was Republican.
Any bill that comes from the legislature would ultimately have to be approved by Governor Rick Scott, who has said that he opposes the "school marshal" portion of the bill.
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And most of their teachers wanted to quash the notion of armed educators in Florida schools.
In response to that concern, the Republican majority agreed to accept an amendment by Sen.
Democrats want to ban weapons such as the AR-15 assault-style rifle, which was used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14. The $400 million package includes $18.3 million for mobile crisis teams working with the Department of Children and Families and the schools; $500,000 for mental health first aid training; and $69 million for mental health assistance to school districts.
"The substance of our bill is still the same", Galvano said. President Trump has said he wants stronger background checks, gun access restriction for the mentally ill and the ability to arm teachers. "The reason it is not being included is not because of constitutional law".
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Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez called assault rifles "weapons of war created to kill efficiently and effectively ... and then they're modified for civilian use by a $17 billion industry".
Democrats introduced a two-year ban on the sale, delivery and transfer of AR-15-style rifles - the type of weapon used in the February 14 shooting. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a two-year moratorium on AR-15 sales was passed by voice vote. As Senate rules allow, it was reconsidered and overturned by a roll call vote of 21-17 with Flores and Garcia joining Democrats.
The body then moved to other legislation on guns.
"I think its window dressing, he said".
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