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As bills continued to be read in full in the Florida House, Wednesday, Rep. Janet Adkins R- Fernandina Beach stares at her computer screen as some members left their seats. In a act of retaliation against the stalemate on health insurance reform, the House Democrats demanded that the Republican-controlled chamber read every bill in its entirety for the remaining days of session.
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]

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This is Mary, a robotic auto-reader the Florida House uses to read bills word for word, on SB 1036, "Nancy C. Detert Common Sense and Compassion Independent Living Act." It took Mary more than 20 minutes to read the full bill. Debate on the legislation lasted 3 minutes.

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