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Travis Hutson files bill to increase criminal penalties for undocumented Floridians

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Palm Coast Sen. Travis Hutson filed a bill on Wednesday that would create a separate, more severe class of penalties for Floridians who commit crimes while in the country illegally. Hutson’s bill — SB 150 ––  would enhance the penalties for crimes that fall under one of several statutory categories of violent crimes, if the offense is committed by someone who is unlawfully present in the United States. A first-degree misdemeanor assault charge, for instance, would carry the greater penalties of a third-degree felony under…

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