Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – June 10th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The organization Ban Assault Weapons Now has obtained the needed signatures (pending authentication) to present its proposal to ban certain firearms to the Florida Supreme Court for consideration on Florida’s 2020 ballot as a proposed Constitutional Amendment. Here’s what the ban specifically calls for...Ballot Language:Prohibits possession of assault weapons, defined as semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in a fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition-feeding device. Possession of handguns is not prohibited. Exempts military and law enforcement personnel in their official duties. Exempts and requires registration of assault weapons lawfully possessed prior to this provision’s effective date. Creates criminal penalties for violations of this amendment.
- With Florida having more Hep A cases in 2019 than the prior five years combined, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez announced that every county in the state will expanded days and times for free Hep A vaccinations. She also announced that those most at risk currently are homeless, elderly, county jail inmates and homosexual men.