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Senate President Mike Haridopolos creates a Casey Anthony committee



In the wake of the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced Friday a Senate Select Committee on Protecting Florida’s Children to examine policies to further protect the state's children.   Committee members are Joe Negron, R-Stuart, who will chair the group; Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, who will serve as vice chair; Anitere Flores, R-Miami; Greg Evers, R-Baker; and Chris Smith, D-Ft. Lauderdale.

After the verdict, several lawmakers filed bills intended to crack down on people who don't report missing children in a timely manner. Another bill would make jurors wait before they could accept money for sharing their stories

[Last modified: Friday, August 12, 2011 2:58pm]


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