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Senate adds civil citations, passes Supreme Court reporting bill

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The Senate on Monday passed the House’s Supreme Court reporting bill, but after Sen. Anitere Flores had tacked on as an amendment her plan to expand the use of juvenile civil citations. Without debate, senators passed the measure (HB 301) on a 35-1 vote. Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican, was the lone ‘no’ vote. Because of the change, the bill will return to the House. The original bill, by Republican state Rep. Frank White of Pensacola, would require the state’s high court…

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