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Special session on SYG won't happen

As projected, an effort to get lawmakers to hold a special session on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has failed.

Although polling will continue until Monday, votes tallied by Wednesday afternoon showed it’s impossible now for supporters of a special session to get the necessary 96 votes out of 160.

The newly released total from the Florida Secretary of State’s office showed 83 lawmakers voted against the special session.  Two Democrats, Rep. Mike Clelland, of Lake Mary, and Rep. Carl Zimmermann, of Palm Harbor, voted with 81 Republicans.

Only 37 lawmakers, all Democrats, voted for the special session. Thirty-nine lawmakers still have yet to cast a ballot. A non-vote is considered a 'no' vote. 

Here are the totals:

 

Yes Votes

Antone

Berman

Castor Dentel

Clarke-Reed

Cruz

Fullwood

Gibbons

Jones (M)

Jones (S)

Lee Jr. (L)

McGhee

Pafford

Rader

Reed

Richardson

Rodríguez (J)

Rogers

Saunders

Schwartz

Slosberg

Stafford

Stark

Thurston

Torres

Waldman

Watson (B)

Williams

Braynon

Bullard

Clemens

Joyner

Margolis

Ring

Sachs

Smith (C)

Sobel

Thompson


 NO Votes  

Adkins

Ahern

Albritton

Artiles

Beshears

Bileca

Boyd

Brodeur

Broxson

Clelland

Coley

Combee

Corcoran

Crisafulli

Cummings

Davis

Diaz (J)

Eagle

Fitzenhagen

Fresen

Gaetz (M)

Gonzalez

Goodson

Grant

Hager

Harrell

Hill

Holder

Hood

Hooper

Hutson

Ingram

La Rosa

Magar

Mayfield

McBurney

McKeel

Metz

Moraitis

Nelson

Nunez

Passidomo

Patronis

Perry

Peters

Pigman

Pilon

Porter

Raschein

Ray

Roberson

Rodrigues (R)

Santiago

Smith (J)

Spano

Steube

Stone

Tobia

Trujillo

Van Zant

Weatherford

Wood

Young

Zimmermann

Altman

Benacquisto

Bradley

Brandes

Dean

Diaz de la Portilla

Evers

Gaetz (D)

Galvano

Grimsley

Hays

Latvala

Lee (T)

Legg

Richter

Simmons

Simpson

Stargel

Thrasher


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