Pam Bondi

State Bracing For Hurricane Irma

Sep 6, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians on Tuesday that powerful Hurricane Irma will start impacting the state by the end of the week — it's just not clear where.

Bondi Seeks Clarity From Florida Supreme Court On Death Penalty

Oct 24, 2016

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the Florida Supreme Court to clarify a ruling last week that struck down a portion of the state's death penalty law, arguing that failing to do so "will only generate confusion."

State Urges Justices To Reject Abortion Case Appeal

Apr 6, 2016

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is urging the Florida Supreme Court to turn down an appeal in a legal battle over a 2015 law that requires women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal in February overturned a temporary injunction that had blocked the law from taking effect.

Loose Ends Remain After USF Issues Report on Dozier

Jan 22, 2016
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University of South Florida researchers presented their final report on the Robert G. Dozier School for Boys to the state cabinet Thursday, and even though this closes one chapter in a lengthy saga, a number of loose ends remain.

Balance Billing Among Legislative Priorities For Cabinet

Jan 21, 2016

Citrus, rape kits, credit card skimmers, synthetic drugs, life insurance, water, medical bills, racketeering and Iran.

That is the short version of the legislative priorities for Florida's three independently elected Cabinet members. While they can't sponsor or vote on bills or sign them into law, the Cabinet members hold important leadership roles in state government and each is working with lawmakers to pass legislation.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she was wrong to urge the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for high-priced and unnecessary drug screening tests from a company being investigated for defrauding Florida Medicaid of millions.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who loudly opposed a medical marijuana measure that appeared on the 2014 ballot, is staying on the sidelines this time around.

A two-day summit aimed at continuing the fight against human trafficking in Florida kicked off Thursday morning at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Scott, Cabinet Start Talks on Dozier Site Future

Sep 29, 2015
Edmund D. Fountain / Tampa Bay Times

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet began discussions Tuesday on the future of the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a former state-run reform school where children are alleged to have been abused and died.

However, no decisions were made as the state officials agreed to await a final report expected in January from University of South Florida researchers, who excavated the 1,400-acre site about 70 miles west of Tallahassee and continue to try identify remains.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is refusing to pay the legal fees for lawyers who represented same-sex couples who tried to have the state recognize their marriages - an amount that some estimate could be as much as half a million dollars.

Florida Gets Biggest Chunk of Chase Settlement

Jul 8, 2015
Yoselis Ramos

The bank giant JP Morgan Chase is changing its credit card debt collection practices after a lawsuit involving Florida's and 46 other state attorney generals.  Florida is getting the largest chunk of the $136 million settlement. 

Florida Chase customers who were affected by the company's debt collection practices are receiving $4.6 million  in restitution. Chase has been accused of illegal tactics like robo-signing - signing lots of documents without actually reviewing records.

 

Drug Database Could Get State Funding

Jun 1, 2015

A House budget bill would allow tax dollars to be used next year to administer the state's prescription-drug database, after years of debate about the issue.

The proposal, which would be in effect only for the 2015-16 fiscal year, is included in what is known as a budget "implementing" bill (HB 3A). That bill, along with the overall budget, will be considered during a special legislative session that starts Monday.

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones says she intends to fire the correctional officers involved in the murder plot of a former black inmate.

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Just days before Florida's ban on gay marriage is scheduled to be lifted, the state's top legal officer wants a federal judge to clarify whether clerks in all counties can issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a legal response to U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle late Monday. Hinkle previously ruled that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. He stayed his ruling, but the stay is scheduled to expire Jan. 5.

Florida will go to court over President Obama’s recent order granting additional protections to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Florida attorney General Pam Bondi announced Friday the state will join with Texas to sue the Obama Administration over what it describes as an overreach. The move is a response to President Obama’s executive order which allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States without fear of deportation.

In a statement, Bondi says the lawsuit is not about immigration, but about laws.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is appealing a ruling earlier this year that invalidated the state’s same-sex marriage bans.   

In August, a federal judge ruled Florida’s same-sex marriage prohibitions are unconstitutional, and the case now heads to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  

According to ACLU spokesman Baylor Johnson, even though the federal ban known as The Defense of Marriage Act—or DOMA—was struck down last year, state laws can get in the way of same-sex couples applying for federal benefits.

Pam Bondi: No Lobbyist will Compromise My Office

Nov 12, 2014
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Attorney General Pam Bondi adamantly defended herself Wednesday when questioned about news reports implying she has cozy relationships with out-of-state lobbyists and corporate lawyers.

"No lobbyist, no person, no corporation, no individual, will ever compromise what we do in our office regarding unfair and deceptive trade practices, nor how we protect the consumers in the state of Florida," Bondi told reporters after the state Cabinet meeting. "We will continue to protect the consumers in the state of Florida, and that is not going to change."

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who was easily re-elected to a second term, is defending her decisions to take free trips to conferences and socialize with attorneys that represent corporations under investigation by other states.

Gift disclosure records show that in the last four years Bondi accepted more than $51,000 worth of meals, hotels and free trips — to conferences in locales ranging from California, Wyoming and Michigan as well as for trips to Mexico and Israel with other attorneys generals.

Republican Pam Bondi has been re-elected as Florida's attorney general.

Voters on Tuesday chose the incumbent Bondi over Democrat George Sheldon. With over half the expected vote counted, Bondi led 55-42 percent.

The 48-year-old Bondi is a close ally of Gov. Rick Scott and is confident Scott will be re-elected. She raised more than $4 million for her re-election. That dwarfed the money raised by Sheldon, a former legislator and Department of Children and Families head.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner.

Bondi's office filed papers late Wednesday in Broward County Circuit Court saying a judge should not grant Heather Brassner's petition for a divorce from Megan Lade. The couple was united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont but broke up several years ago.

Among other things, the attorney general's filing says a civil union is not the same as a marriage and should not be the basis to declare Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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