>> Senate Bill 7026.>> The Florida Senate voted for sweeping new gun legislation Monday, and offered a clearer picture of who may be armed in the state schools. The bill was prompted by last month's deadly shootings in Parkland. After a debate on the floor.>> We're just saying in select situations, a very strategic presence would affect that first five minutes.
>> Republican leaders struck a deal that would keep guns in schools but not in the hands of classroom teachers. Everyone else in the school could be eligible. The bill would also ban bump stocks, allow police to temporarily seize guns from people that a court calls dangerous, and hike the state's minimum age to buy a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21.
Authorities say accused gunman Nicholas Cruz was 18 when he purchased an AR-15 assault rifle used in the Parkland massacre. The proposal also sets aside $400 million to pay for mental health initiatives after criticism the Broward County school system and police had not done enough given warning signs associated with Cruz.
Over the weekend, the Republican-led state Senate rejected a call to ban assault weapons outright in Florida. The Bill now goes to the House for approval before it lands on the desk of Governor Rick Scott.