Bill seeks to prevent driver’s license suspensions in non-driving offenses

Florida Politics Click Here to Learn More No one should lose their driver’s license over an infraction that isn’t related to driving. That’s the premise of a bill (SB 1270) filed Friday by St. Petersburg Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes. “It is time to address the growing problem of non-driving related …

Jeff Brandes on how criminal justice reform can address generational poverty

Florida Politics Click Here to Learn More At an anti-poverty conference, state Sen. Jeff Brandes said that, if possible, he thinks it could be beneficial for the Legislature to work on policies that encourage millennials to marry before having children, though he acknowledged that’s unlikely to occur. “The regulatory effects …

Jeff Brandes returns from China with new adopted daughter

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online While sexual harassment allegations and rumors continued to swirl around Tallahassee, one legislator watched the show while completing a personal international deal. Sen. Jeff Brandes, his wife Natalie and their eldest daughter Charlotte, whom they call “Lottie,” spent the past week in the …

Jason Fischer, Jeff Brandes introduce self-driving cars bill

Florida Politics Click Here to Read More Self-driving cars would be able to legally cruise Sunshine State highways under a bill filed by Jacksonville House Republican Jason Fischer. His legislation (HB 353) would allow for the safe and legal operation of “autonomous vehicles.” The bill also calls for updating sections …

Sen. Jeff Brandes calls for Legislature to do ‘deep dive’ into juvenile justice system

Tampa Bay Times Click Here to Learn More The lawmaker who oversees a powerful criminal justice committee said he will spearhead a much-needed reform of the state’s juvenile justice system in the wake of a Miami Herald series that detailed the existence of a mercenary system in which detainees are …

Jeff Brandes files amendment to medical marijuana in Senate

Florida Politics Click Here to Learn More Sen. Jeff Brandes is proposing a sweeping change to his chamber’s medical marijuana implementation bill that would, among other things, remove a limit on the number of licenses for medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTCs). The St. Petersburg Republican filed the 63-page strike all …