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Gov. vetoes insurance and store security bills

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Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing bills designed to beef up convenience store security and give additional protections to customers of Citizens Property Insurance. Scott on Tuesday vetoed the two bills while also signing 17 other ones into law. The store security bill (HB 755) would have required family-owned convenience stores to follow certain security measures that are already in place for stores owned by large vendors. Scott said he vetoed the bill because it would a place a “significant new…

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Karl Nurse calls for clear windows at stores

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St. Petersburg council member Karl Nurse wants the city to require gas stations and convenience stores to remove all window signs in the wake of a series of violent store robberies. Without the poster advertisements, there is a greater chance criminals could be seen from the street during robbery attempts, Nurse said. For years, the Police Department has advised store owners to remove the signs, with little success. The council voted Thursday to dis­cuss a potential ordinance in a future…

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