This is supposed to be the final week of Session, and they will indeed wrap things up by the Friday deadline. But lawmakers will return next month for a one-week Special Session on gambling.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— The Special Session was announced shortly after the Governor signed a new 30-year gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, which would serve as the state’s electronic hub for online sports betting.
— The Seminoles would also be allowed to offer craps, roulette and other Vegas-style games that are not allowed in Florida today. But there are legal issues that could spike the deal.
— After hours of debate emotional debate, the Florida House approves a bill banning what the sponsors call "disability abortions." Backers of the bill say they're trying to prevent eugenics … opponents say it IS eugenics.
— HB 1221 says any doctor who performs an abortion because the parents don't want a disabled child is committing a felony.
— And finally, a Florida Woman is on probation for DUI manslaughter who was clocked doing 111 miles per hour on I-4 in Hillsborough County.