Episode 389

Special Session


April 26th, 2021

22 mins 57 secs

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About this Episode

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.