From our Legislation Director, Jim Bonfiglio:
Some hopeful optimism from Las Vegas. The news is that there is no news on the Texas-style abortion law. It’s early, but the sound of crickets from Florida lawmakers about bringing something similar to the Sunshine State is telling. The Florida Phoenix reported a bill filed in September by Republican Rep. Webster Barnaby that essentially copycats the Texas law has gained no traction. HB 167 has no companion bill in the Senate and no co-sponsor in the House. Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls don’t appear to be on board. And Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, who chairs her chamber’s rules committee, already voiced opposition. So it sounds like the bill is probably toast for this session. hope this link works.