Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto

Momentum has stalled for a bill that would have allowed human trafficking victims to sue hotels that do not take action and train employees to prevent such atrocities. The measure’s sponsor isn’t saying why she pulled the plan.

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The sponsor of the Florida Senate's bill to combat the state's opioid crisis says it remains a work in progress even after passing its final committee.

Senate Panel Looks To 'Stem The Tide Of Addicts’

Jan 17, 2018
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Doctors would be limited to ordering a maximum of seven days’ worth of potentially addictive medications for patients with acute pain and would have to consult a statewide database before writing the prescriptions, under a sweeping measure approved Tuesday by a key Senate committee.

Senate Bill Seeks To Rein In Prescription Painkillers

Oct 24, 2017
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A Senate Republican has filed a sweeping measure aimed at keeping patients from getting hooked on prescription painkillers.

Senator Seeks Faster DNA Analysis In Sexual Assaults

Oct 27, 2015
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Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, filed a proposal Monday that could help speed up lab testing of evidence in suspected sexual-assault cases.