Greg Steube

Senate Ready To Pass 'Prior Authorization' Measure

Jan 25, 2018

The Senate on Wednesday prepared to pass a bill that would place new requirements on how health insurers handle prior-authorization requests and appeals from denials of care.

Senators Back Overnight Stays At Surgery Centers

Dec 6, 2017

Ambulatory surgical centers could treat patients overnight under a bill approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Health Policy Committee.

Senate Moves Again On Health Insurance Changes

Nov 8, 2017
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Physicians would have greater leeway in prescribing medications to patients, and insurance companies would have less time to approve prior-authorization requests under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate panel Tuesday.

`Courthouse Carry' Proposal Filed In House

Oct 24, 2017
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A measure that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to store firearms with security officers at courthouses was filed Monday in the House for the 2018 legislative session.

Surgical Center Proposal Re-Emerges For 2018 Season

Sep 6, 2017
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A Senate Republican on Tuesday proposed allowing patients to stay in ambulatory surgical centers for up to 24 hours, likely refueling a debate about regulation of the centers.

Bill Could Ease Open-Carry Penalties

Aug 16, 2017

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee filed a bill Tuesday that would reduce penalties for people who have concealed-weapons licenses and openly carry guns.

Steube Returns With Gun Bills For 2018 Session

Aug 11, 2017

Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Steube, who filed a string of firearm-related bills that died during the 2017 legislative session, has reintroduced two — focused on courthouses and private businesses — as lawmakers begin submitting bills for the 2018 session.

Fentanyl Trafficking Bill Goes To Scott

May 31, 2017
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A bill that would impose minimum mandatory sentences for people who traffic in the synthetic drug fentanyl was sent Tuesday to Gov. Rick Scott.

'Stand Your Ground’ Change Still In Limbo

Apr 28, 2017

High noon is approaching in a standoff over part of a controversial bill dealing with "stand your ground" self-defense cases.

A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses, the News Service of Florida reports. State Rep. Gary Steube, R-Sarasota said he had already planned to sponsor the bill before last month’s shooting incident at Florida State University. According to the News Service, an attempt to allow concealed weapons on campus was also filed in 2011, but the measure was defeated.