If the bill is approved by the Senate it will head to the House for a vote before heading to Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
The Senate voted 20-18 Monday for the bill that's a response to the February 14 school shootings in Parkland that left 17 people dead. Any teacher who does nothing but work in a classroom would not be eligible, but teachers who perform other duties, such as serving as a coach, and other school employees could still participate.
The bill allocates roughly $400 million for a host of initiatives, including hardening schools and funding mental health assistance. Lauren Book, who helped more than 100 Douglas High students travel to Tallahassee and meet with Scott and lawmakers, sobbed as she described the horror scene at the school, where students' backpacks, papers and bicycles -- and Valentine's Day flowers - were a stark reminder of the carnage that had taken place the day before.
The bill creates a program allowing local sheriffs to deputize school staff as volunteer armed "guardians", subject to special training, mental health and drug screening and a license to carry a concealed weapon.
A third matter considered by the Florida Senate was a plan, backed in part by Donald Trump, to arm teachers. "I think we have to call that what it is".
The proposals, which passed by a 20-18 vote, include raising age restrictions on the purchase of all firearms in the state, banning the purchase and possession of bump stocks, and setting a three-day waiting period to buy any gun, including rifles and shotguns.
Representative Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking House Democrat, said the House floor should be opened to a wide-ranging debate on gun measures.
The lawmakers rejected a statewide ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity magazines.
"He talked about change and what needed to happen, which is kind of amusing to me - a government official did absolutely nothing, and a professional basketball player talked to us and was real with us", the 17-year-old senior said.
The House's legislative session is scheduled to end on Friday. It didn't dawn on me when I went to the school and saw where he had dragged himself out of the building and died in front of the door, it never dawned on me, well, what if he had a gun. Republican Sen. Bill Galvano said he got the approval of Feis' family to name the program for him. It was not clear whether or how the House might amend the bill.
The notice said the Borges demand damages in an unspecified amount as settlement for the officials' negligent actions. "When it becomes law, things will start changing. We're trying hard, we don't have all the answers but we are giving it our best and we will keep giving it our best".
The full bill now heads back to the Senate. Tom Lee, a former Senate president who was one of six Republicans -- along with Dennis Baxley of Ocala, George Gainer of Panama City, Denise Grimsley of Sebring, Dorothy Hukill of Port Orange and Greg Steube of Sarasota -- who voted against the measure, predicted the House would accept the Senate's language.
"The administration is going to be rolling out policy over the next three weeks, and it will be very, very strong", Trump said . The President also lamented that the United States does not have stricter punishments for drug dealers.
Now Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that's grim about any prospect of a reset. Secretary of Defense James Mattis' office referred all questions regarding personnel matters to the White House.
The Snapdragon 660 offers performance comparable to last year's flagship SoCs and is heavily optimized for increased battery life. As Nokia no longer makes phones itself, the revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global .
Former Premier League referee Chris Foy on BT Sport: "What's been misconstrued is that VAR looks at match-changing instances". The players here have made me feel welcome and the manager has put his faith in me and given me a run in the team.
Present in the squared cricle were Rousey, Raw general manager Kurt Angle, commissioner Stephanie McMahon and WWE COO Triple H . The Goddess took out runner-up Sasha Banks with a top-rope DDT and is now going to WrestleMania 34.
A man has been detained and charged of snatching the French McDormand's Oscars trophy shortly after the Academy Awards. The lady was absolutely disheartened but thankfully she was reunited with her trophy soon.
The Gunners keeper saved a good Pascal Gross shot as Brighton threatened again, with Dunk and Duffy both heading over from promising positions as the visiting defence failed to deal with routine set-pieces.
There are no county-maintained roads that are completely closed, though some are down to one lane, he added. Kohler said the Rock River at Afton was forecasted to reach minor flooding levels by Sunday .
Catherine and Prince William will become parents for the third time next month, but an official date has not yet been announced. The school is part of a project with charity Family Links that works with schools in the United Kingdom on emotional health.
At the blast site in the Qabil Bay neighborhood, blood pooled on the pavement amid rubble in front of a destroyed building. The police have not confirmed a casualty toll and no militant group claimed responsibility for the explosion.
After trying to comfort the girl by kissing her on both cheeks, Mr Erdogan told the crowd: "She has the Turkish flag in her pocket".
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