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Florida House to vote on controversial school safety bill

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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) - The Florida House of Representatives will likely vote on a controversial school safety bill on Wednesday.

The bill is in response to the February 14th mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County.

The bill addresses issues such as school security, mental health issues and gun laws.

The measure requires a three-day waiting period to buy a firearm, raises the age to buy a gun to 21 and creates a program to train school personnel to carry concealed weapons.

It also includes $400 million dollars for school security and mental health programs.

In addition, the bill creates a 16-member commission to investigate the Parkland shooting and make recommendations to the Legislature.