Law honoring local resident headed to House floor tomorrow

275 STEVENSON REPThis week Representative Cyndi Stevenson will bring HB 387 – “Carl’s Law” to the floor of the Florida House of Representatives. It will be discussed tomorrow, Tuesday February 23, 2016, and up for a vote on Wednesday.

HB 387 renames a section of Florida law as “Carl’s Law” in honor of Carl Starke who was killed in St. Johns County after being targeted for having a disability.

“This bill seeks to increase awareness of this type of crime against vulnerable individuals in order to help prevent similar tragedies in the future,” Stevenson told Historic City News local reporters.

Additionally, the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation, which includes Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner, has designated this bill as a priority for the 2016 session.

Upon its approval by the full membership of the House of Representatives, “Carl’s Law” will head to the Florida Senate.

For more information regarding “Carl’s Law,” as well as other bills filed for the 2016 legislative session, please visit www.myfloridahouse.gov or contact the office of Representative Stevenson.

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