A Senate panel approved a bill this week that would allow teachers and other designated school staff to carry concealed weapons on school campuses, according to the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau. Despite heavy pushback from parent groups, school boards and the statewide teachers union, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed the NRA-backed bill with a 5-2 vote Monday, the Herald/Times reports.
As the Florida Current reports, a proposal in both the House and Senate would prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners. It’s up for a floor vote in the Senate; a companion bill has cleared committees in the House. Both chambers are also working on a bill to grant tax collectors permission to accept applications for concealed-weapons permits, the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau reports.