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Drum roll: Top lawmaker predicts governor will sign Parkland bill Friday

Gov. Rick Scott, speaks at the AP Florida Legislative Planning Session, October 14, 2015. Walter Michot

A top lawmaker said he believes that Gov. Rick Scott will sign the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law Friday.

Incoming Senate President Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, said Thursday that because of the changes the Senate made to modify the school safety proposal, Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign the bill, SB 7026, after meeting with parents.

"The changes we made were significant to him," Galvano said of the amendment that removed most classroom teachers from the proposal to arm school personnel, called the "guardian" program.

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