Tag Archives: Jay Collins

Florida Senate Approves Ban On “Cultivated Meat”

Florida Politics reports: Senators voted to make Florida the first state to ban the sale of lab-grown meat. But a majority rejected a proposal to put a five-year sunset on that restriction. As lawmakers debated an agriculture package (SB 1084) on the floor, Republican Sen. Jay Collins said he doesn’t think cultured meat products will be ready for consumption anytime …

Read More »

Florida GOP Moves To Restrict EV Charging Stations

Florida Politics reports: Language in legislation (SB 1084) advanced by the Senate would preempt local governments from requiring a higher number of parking lot spaces to be reserved for electric vehicles. Instead, state regulations would be the only threshold imposed. But during committee discussion, Sen. Jay Collins, a Tampa Republican carrying the bill, made clear the measure would outlaw extra …

Read More »

Florida Rep Behind Pride Flag Ban Claims Confederate Flag Was On His Long List Of Approved Flags “In Error”

Newsweek reports: A Republican lawmaker in Florida has said he filed “in error” an amendment that would allow the flying of the Confederate flag. State Senator Jay Collins shared a statement to Twitter which strongly denied that the retired U.S. Army Green Beret was a “confederate sympathizer.” Collins had filed in the state senate an amendment, SB 668, that provided …

Read More »