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Daily Scripts

August 21st, 2019 by Mike Vasilinda
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Capitol News Service Feed
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Gun Vote
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
Florida Democrats are calling for a Special Session on gun issues in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. This isn’t the first time Democrats have attempted to bring the Legislature back to Tallahassee to discuss guns, but as Jake Stofan tells us the move will require all of Florida’s legislators to go on record, which could be used in the 2020 campaign.
Supers:
0:12-0:16 Former State Rep. Alan Williams (From 07.19.2013)
(D) Tallahassee
0:20-0:25 Former State Sen. Darren Soto (From 06.15.2016)
(D) Orlando
0:30-0:43 Jake Stofan
1:09-1:16 Kate Kile
Moms Demand Action
Runs: 1:29
Anchor Tag
The Department of State will be providing daily updates on the vote count starting today.
(Vote update is expected to come in around 5 pm. We will send out and updated anchor tag to reflect.)
Gun Vote PACKAGE
For the third time in six years Florida Democrats are calling for a special session on gun control.
The first attempt in 2013 came after George Zimmerman was acquitted for shooting Trayvon Martin.
SOT Former State Rep. Alan Williams (From 07.19.2013)
(D) Tallahassee
“Specifically to call for a special session around stand your ground.”
It failed to gather the necessary 3/5ths support to trigger the session. 
SOT: Former State Sen. Darren Soto (From 06.15.2016)
(D) Orlando
“Suspected and known terrorists should not be able to possess firearms in the state of Florida.”
So too did a 2016 effort in response to the Pulse Night Club shooting.
Jake
“This time Democrats want to discuss multiple gun proposals including private sale background checks and banning high capacity magazines, but without support from the House Speaker and Senate President success is unlikely.”
On Twitter Speaker Jose Oliva highlighted the fact committee meetings begin in only a month.
He expects quote, “robust discussions about our Second Amendment rights, mental health, and their importance in our society.”
Still, Florida law requires the state to poll all 160 members of the Legislature on whether to hold the special session.
In the wake of both El Paso and Dayton, Democrats may hope to use that vote in 2020 campaigns.
SOT Kate Kile
Moms Demand Action
“We care a lot about the safety of our communities and our children and we’re watching our legislators and what they’re doing and how they’re responding.”
Legislators have until next Tuesday to respond, but in the past some have chosen not to respond when the outcome seemed clear.
 
Capitol News Service Feed
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
99th Execution
Edius 1
Forty years ago, on May 25, 1979, Florida ended a 15 year hiatus on executions following the penalty being declared unconstitutional then being re-instated. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, public protest over executions has quieted considerable since they resumed in 1979.
Supers: Tallahassee
0:10-0:13 Sot: Ron DeSantis (March 12, 2019)
Governor
0:22-0:23 Nat sot
0:35-0:50 Sot: Ingrid Degado
FL. Catholic Conference
0:51-1:04 Mike Vasilinda Standup
1:05 March 25, 1979 File Footage
1:12-1:15 nat sot of protest
1:19-1:20 Nat sot “we shall overcome’”.
RUNS 1:32 
Anchor Tag: And First Lady Casey DeSantis has cancelled a Thursday appearance at a Women for Trump Rally in Tampa. The Governor’s office says the appearance was cancelled “out of respect for the victims.” 
Note: In a previous email, we sent a list of prominent counties listing the number of executions in each since 1979.
99th Execution Package Script:
Gary Ray Bowles has killed at least six people. All were violent. He clearly fits the criteria set by the Governor for using the ultimate penalty. 
Sot: Ron DeSantis (March 12, 2019)
Governor
“I’m supportive of it for the most serious offenses.”
Unless stopped, Bowles death Thursday evening will be the state’s 99th execution since they resumed in 1979.
Nat sot;: “There are specific concerns with this case.”
 The Florida Catholic Conference has called on the Governor to stop the execution, arguing Florida is safe with Bowles behind bars. Testimony also shows the 57 year old was abused.
Sot: Ingrid Degado
FL. Catholic Conference
“He suffered extreme violence at the hands of his step fathers. When he escaped that violence, he was a victim of homelessness and child prostitution, and we know that through neural scientific research that adverse traumatic experiences do affect future behavior.”
Mike Vasilinda Standup:
“While its taken 40 years for the state to get to its 99th execution, it did execute nearly twice as many, 196, starting in 1924 when the state first took over the job, and 1964 when it went on a hiatus.”
In 1979, the Capitol was awash in protests for over a week pending the first execution in a decade and a half. 
Nat sot: “Stay it. Stay it. Stay it.  You beasts!” 
But unlike forty years ago…
Nat sot: “We shall overcome.”
Fewer than a dozen are expected to protest the execution and pay their respects to the victims when they gather in the Capitol rotunda Friday.
Capitol News Service Feed
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Gun Vote
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
Florida Democrats are calling for a Special Session on gun issues in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. This isn’t the first time Democrats have attempted to bring the Legislature back to Tallahassee to discuss guns, but as Jake Stofan tells us the move will require all of Florida’s legislators to go on record, which could be used in the 2020 campaign.
Supers:
0:00-0:21 Jake Stofan
0:34-0:50 Kate Kile
Moms Demand Action
0:50-1:00 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
The Department of State will be providing daily updates on the vote count starting today.
Gun Vote LOOK LIVE
Look Live In
“More than 40 Democrats in the Florida Legislature have submitted formal letters to the Secretary of State. They are requesting a Special Session on gun control. Two previous attempts failed to yield the 3/5ths support required to trigger a session and with both the Senate President and House Speaker coming out against the renewed calls, it seems this attempt may fail as well.”
Still, Florida law requires the state to poll all 160 members of the Legislature on whether to hold the special session.
In the wake of both El Paso and Dayton, Democrats may hope to use that vote in 2020 campaigns.
SOT Kate Kile
Moms Demand Action
“We care a lot about the safety of our communities and our children and we’re watching our legislators and what they’re doing and how they’re responding. We are responding to the violence we’re seeing in our society. we would hope that our elected officials would also respond in kind.”
Look Live Out
“Legislators have until next Tuesday to respond, but in the past some have chosen not to respond when the outcome seemed clear.”
Capitol News Service Feed
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
99th Execution
Edius 1
Note: At the end of this copy is a tally of modern executions by county.
Forty years ago, on May 25, 1979, Florida ended a 15 year hiatus on executions following the penalty being declared unconstitutional then being re-instated. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, a six time murderer is set to become the ninety-ninth person put to death since the state resumed executions.
Supers:
0:00-0:08 Mike Vasilinda
0:09-0:12 Ron Desantis ( March 12, 2019)
Governor
0:20-0:22 Nat sot
0:30-0:37 Sot: Ingrid Degado
FL. Catholic Conference
0:38-0:57 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor Tag: Anchor Tag: And First Lady Casey DeSantis has cancelled a Thursday appearance at a Women for Trump Rally in Tampa. The Governor’s office says the appearance was cancelled “out of respect for the victims.”
99th execution Look Live Script:
MV:”Gary Bowles has killed at least six people. All were violent. He clearly fits the criteria set by the Governor for using the ultimate penalty.”
Sot: Ron DeSantis (March 12, 2019)
Governor
“I’m supportive of it for the most serious offenses.”
Unless stopped, Bowles death Thursday evening will be the state’s 99th execution since they resumed in 1979.
Nat sot;: “There are specific concerns with this case.”
 The Florida Catholic Conference has called on the Governor to stop the execution, arguing Florida is safe with Bowles behind bars.
Sot: Ingrid Degado
FL. Catholic Conference
“He suffered extreme violence at the hands of his step fathers. When he escaped that violence, he was a victim of homelessness and child prostitution.”
MV:” While its taken forty years to get to the ninety-ninth execution, the state executed nearly twice as many, 196, starting in 1924 when the state took over the job, and 1964 when it was declared unconstitutional.”
Miami Dade
13
Orange
11
Duval
10
Pinellas
8
Hillsborough
6
Escambia
4
Polk 
3
Lee
2
Alaucha
2
Pasco 
2
St. Johns 
1
Leon 
1

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