Sen. Rob Bradley

`Stand Your Ground’ Change Heads To Governor

May 7, 2017

A change to the state's “stand your ground” self-defense law is heading to Gov. Rick Scott after the Senate agreed late Friday to go along with a House proposal.

House Approves Medical Marijuana Measure

May 3, 2017

The state would have more than a dozen pot operators — with unlimited retail locations — under a proposal overwhelmingly approved by the Florida House on Tuesday.

Florida lawmakers have tentatively agreed to pull funding from the state's top land conservation programs.

Legislature Moving Closer On Marijuana Plan

May 1, 2017

Eligible patients would not have to wait 90 days to get medical marijuana if doctors recommend the treatment, under a compromise measure ready for a House vote just days before next Friday's end of the annual legislative session.

Marijuana Bill Moves To Full Senate

Apr 26, 2017
Associated Press

Florida patients wouldn't have to wait 90 days to purchase marijuana if doctors recommend the treatment, under a proposal on its way to the Senate floor for a vote.

Cannabis Compromise Will Prohibit Smoking

Apr 19, 2017
Associated Press

Florida patients may be able to vape or munch on medical-marijuana products but they almost certainly won't be allowed to light up joints or take bong hits, under a compromise being worked on by House and Senate leaders.

House Ready To Take Up Workers’ Comp

Apr 16, 2017

In an issue closely watched by business, legal and labor groups, the House on Tuesday is scheduled to take up a bill that would revamp workers' compensation insurance laws.

Senate Approves Negron’s Water Plan

Apr 13, 2017
Daylina Miller / WUSF

Plans for a $1.5 billion reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, questioned by sugar farmers and House leaders, received overwhelming Senate approval after nearly three hours of discussion and debate Wednesday.

Senate Looks To Add Medical Marijuana Licenses

Apr 4, 2017

With the bill sponsor saying it "faithfully" carries out a constitutional amendment that voters passed in November, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill that would revamp Florida's medical-marijuana laws.

Senate Panel Backs Worker’s Comp Changes

Apr 4, 2017

With the proposal drawing opposition from business, insurance and labor groups, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill that would revamp parts of the workers' compensation insurance system.

Negron’s Water Plan Adds Other Projects

Mar 9, 2017
U.S. Sugar Corp.

A controversial plan to speed construction of a 60,000-acre reservoir on farmland south of Lake Okeechobee — to reduce the risk of more "guacamole-thick" water appearing in Treasure Coast communities — was expanded Wednesday to include water projects in other parts of the state.

Proposal Seeks Repeal Of Certificate Of Need Laws

Feb 5, 2017
FloridaHeartHospitals.com

Lining up with Gov. Rick Scott and House leaders, Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, filed a proposal Friday that would eliminate the state's "certificate of need" regulatory process, which helps determine whether hospitals, nursing homes and hospice facilities are built.

If the past is any guide, the road ahead could be challenging for Florida’s medical marijuana amendment.  But some lawmakers are optimistic.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made health-care cost transparency a priority this year, and a Northeast Florida lawmaker is sponsoring a version of Scott’s vision.

Sen. Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) has filed a bill would make average prices for common hospital procedures easily accessible to patients.