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Capitol: ALFs, Stand Your Ground

A Florida Senate committee is working to put an end to unlicensed assisted living facilities, many of which kept elderly and disabled people in deplorable conditions.  Many of the unlicensed ALFs have “billed themselves as shelters, rooming houses or ‘sober homes’” to avoid inspection, according to the Miami Herald.

The state Senate will also consider amending the Stand Your Ground  law, through bills setting up neighborhood watch guidelines and training, the Miami Herald reports. However, the House committee chief, Matt Gaetz, seems less than enthusiastic.

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