TECHNICIAN TESTIFIES ABOUT CAMERA IN HULK HOGAN CASE
David Rice testified that someone needed to manually push a button to make a recording with the camera. Hogan is suing Gawker for posting an edited version of a sex tape of him and Clem’s wife, taken in Clem’s bedroom.
BILL REQUIRES ARREST BEFORE POLICE CAN SEIZE MONEY, PROPERTY
The Florida House unanimously passed the bill that would require an arrest before police can seize assets. It’s designed to prevent abuses under the current law, which allows law enforcement agencies to take money and property based on the mere suspicion of illegal activity.
MAYOR PLANS TO CROSS FLORIDA STRAITS ON MAKESHIFT RAFT
DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson said Tuesday he devised his plan to better understand what Cuban migrants experience when crossing the Florida Straits. Johnson plans to fly into Havana next month with some pieces for the raft and assemble it there with more pieces he can acquire locally.
ALIMONY, CHILD CUSTODY LAW REVISIONS HEADED TO GOV. RICK SCOTT
The Florida House passed the bill on a 74-38 vote Tuesday after a debate in which some House members shared their experience, or their friends’ experiences, with divorce. The bill replaces permanent alimony with formulas based on the length of the marriage and the spouses’ incomes to set the amount and duration of the payments. It also advises judges to implement equal time-sharing of children between parents.
FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO VOTE ON $82.3 BILLION BUDGET
The proposed budget was formally delivered to state lawmakers Tuesday afternoon. That clears the way for legislators to take a final vote on Friday. That’s because state law requires that the budget must be finished 72 hours ahead of the vote.