HB 219, was introduced by Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, and was overwhelmingly rejected by Republicans by a margin of 76-36. You can read more on the bill here.
Here are the Orlando-area lawmakers who voted "nay."
- Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs
- Mike La Rosa, R-St. Cloud
- Mike Miller, R-Winter Park
- Robert "Bobby O" Olszewski, R-Winter Garden
- Scott Plakon, R-Longwood
- Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford
- Rene "Coach P" Plasencia, R-Orlando
- Jennifer Mae Sullivan, R-Mount Dora
Leader Designate @kionnemcghee made a motion to bring Rep. Smith’s bill HB 219 Banning Assault Weapons from Committee to the House Floor for question, debate and vote... 71 members voted against having a conversation. pic.twitter.com/q9uUjYnEnO— Amy Mercado (@AmyMercado) February 20, 2018
Instead of addressing assault weapons, despite the state of Florida now claiming two of the 10 worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history, the House decided to vote to approve a resolution filed by Rep. Ross Spano, R-Dover, that recognizes the "public health risk created by pornography and acknowledges the need for education, prevention, research and policy change to protect citizens of this state."
On a side note, Spano's twitter account was caught "liking" lesbian porn last September.
CORRECTION: We updated the story to include Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford.