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Armwood's bill heads for final vote



Sex offenses at school would get higher penalties under pending legislation by a group of Armwood High School students.

The “Sexual Misconduct with Students by Authority Figures” bill passed the Florida House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations committee this week. It goes to the Senate next week. Four Armwood students will go to Tallahassee to see the final vote, according to the Hillsborough County school district.

The students drafted the bill under the annual Ought to Be a Law program. If signed into law, it would be the third such law to originate in Hillsborough school.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:37pm]


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