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Florida House Passes ‘Anti-Riot’ Legislation Along Party Lines

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Pedro Portal
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Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE

In a culmination of weeks of controversial debate, the Florida House on Friday passed House Bill 1, a broad anti-rioting legislation that is one of the top legislative priorities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The bill passed 76-39 along party lines after weeks of vociferous opposition from social justice groups and hours of debate on the House floor that at times turned rancorous.

Before the House vote, Democrats argued the bill is unnecessary, and that it would be applied unevenly by officials to curtail the rights of citizens of color to peaceably assemble.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.