Legislative committee week in the Florida Capitol begins as the state Senate starts discussion about gun violence in the aftermath of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Florida House Republicans gather to crown Chris Sprowls of Palm Harbor as their caucus leader beginning after the 2020 elections. If Republicans keep the majority in the House — an almost sure bet — Sprowls will become Speaker.
— Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission is facing an existential threat from state lawmakers, who are seeking a public vote on a proposal to abolish the panel outright.
— Wilton Simpson, the GOP leader in the Florida Senate, says there’s a lot of crap at his Central Florida chicken farm, which pales in comparison to what comes from the state capital.
— And the latest on Florida Man … and Woman, with a story that includes sex in the back of a patrol car.