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Daily Scripts

April 13th, 2021 by Mike Vasilinda

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Foreign Influence
Edius 1
Anchor lead
The Florida House is hearing two bills today attempting to combat foreign influence and intellectual theft in the state. As Jake Stofan tells us the two proposals arose from the Governor’s demand for the state to get tough on China.
Supers:
0:09-0:16 Rep. Chris Sprowls
Florida House Speaker
(R) Clearwater
0:24-0:30 Rep. Cord Byrd
(R) Jacksonville Beach
0:39-0:43 Rep. Mike Beltran
(R) Valrico
0:51-1:01 Rep. Mike Beltran
(R) Valrico
1:01-1:07 Jake Stofan
1:11-1:20 Rep. Cord Byrd
(R) Jacksonville Beach
Runs: 1:32
Anchor Tag
In the Senate the corporate espionage legislation is ready for a floor vote. The legislation dealing with universities and local governments has one final committee stop.
Foreign Influence PACKAGE
Florida’s House Speaker is concerned with foreign influence and intellectual property theft in Florida, especially in the state’s universities.
SOT Rep. Chris Sprowls
Florida House Speaker
(R) Clearwater
“We found that there were researchers at the University of Florida, one of which was working on artificial intelligence, who had a secret relationship with China.”
Representative Cord Byrd is sponsoring legislation requires more transparency from universities about foreign partnerships and donations.
SOT Rep. Cord Byrd
(R) Jacksonville Beach
“We need to do this at the state level to make sure that they aren’t getting in by the back door.”
There’s also an effort to protect business trade secrets from foreign actors.
Representative Mike Beltran worries not enough is being done at the federal level.
SOT Rep. Mike Beltran
(R) Valrico
“It’s going to hurt our economy, especially if it’s done by foreign governments.”
He’s sponsoring legislation that would beef up penalties for corporate espionage and modernize state statutes to include virtual data theft.
SOT Rep. Mike Beltran
(R) Valrico
“Almost all the intellectual property theft is done without actually appropriating a tangible object and we close that loophole that a lot of wrongdoers have used in order to escape liability.”
Stand up
“Both bills have moved quickly through the legislative process, receiving bipartisan support.”
And it’s no secret, the main target of both bills is China.
SOT Rep. Cord Byrd
(R) Jacksonville Beach
“They are trying to gain not only an economic, but military advantage over us… and you know this is just the first step and if this doesn’t solve the problem then we will go further.”
That could potentially mean severing all ties between Florida’s universities and adversarial foreign governments.
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Unfair Practice
Edius 1
A catch 22 in Florida law lets doctors begin a new remote relationship with a patient via tele-health, but Veterinarians can’t do the same. Under state law, a vet must have seen the animal patient in-person within the last year before meds can be prescribed remotely. And as Mike Vasilinda tells us, its a sign of competition at work in changing times.
Supers: Tallahassee
0:12-0:15 Nat sot
0:17-0:18 nat sot
0:27-0:37 Sot: Dr. Shadi Ireifej
Veterinarian
0:38-0:45 Mike Vasilinda Standup
0:55-0:58 Sot: Skylar Zander
Americans for Prosperity
1:02-1:10 Sot: Skylar Zander
Americans for Prosperity
Runs 1:34
Anchor Tag: Dr. Ireifej says he is repeatedly called by people seeking prescription refills for their animals and says he has to refuse, even though his education has spanned more than a dozen years.
Unfair Practice PACKAGE Script:
Meet Echo, a nine year old terrier mix. Mom Lindsey is talking to a Dr. Shadi Ireifej on a secure virtual link everyone agreed to share with us.
Nat Sot: “He is chewing under his pads.”
The session took less than 15 minutes.
Nat sot: “Can I see the other paw?”
Because Echo was a new patient Dr. Shadi hasn’t seen personally seen before, he was prohibited by Florida law from prescribing any medication
Sot: Dr. Shadi Ireifej
Veterinarian
“When a pet needs a refill of medication that they really shouldn’t be without, heart medication,  for example. Very common scenario. We forget to refill it. And now he needs a refill and we can’t by law do that.”
Mike Vasilinda Standup
“But if Echo’s mom wanted to be seen by her doctor remotely, that doctor could prescribe every medication deemed necessary.”
Legislation allowing vets to prescribe everything but controlled substances remotely has cleared three committees. But the legislation has stalled.
Sot: Skylar Zander
Americans for Prosperity
“It’s about protecting market share for certain individuals.”
Skylar Zander from Americans for Prosperity says the restriction is all about money.
Sot: Skylar Zander
Americans for Prosperity
“In some rural communities, the might be an hour or two hours away, and so you are able to get instance service as a consumer and also protect your animal.”
In a statement, The Florida Veterinary Association says the legislation “would lead to an increase in the misdiagnosis and mistreatment of Fla pets and livestock as well as potential delays in receiving the proper care they need.
And Dr. Ireifej told us he has treated 22 species of animals remotely, and not one of them has bitten him, or gotten upset by the travel.
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Foreign Influence
Edius 1
Anchor lead
The Florida House is hearing two bills today attempting to combat foreign influence and intellectual theft in the state. As Jake Stofan tells us the two proposals arose from the Governor’s demand for the state to get tough on China.
Supers:
0:00-0:12 Jake Stofan
0:20-0:26 Rep. Cord Byrd
(R) Jacksonville Beach
0:36-0:47 Rep. Mike Beltran
(R) Valrico
0:47-0:59 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
In the Senate the corporate espionage legislation is ready for a floor vote. The legislation dealing with universities and local governments has one final committee stop.
Foreign Influence LOOK LIVE
Look live in
“The proposals take a two pronged approach to curbing foreign influence in Florida. One focuses on the public sector,, especially universities, and the other on the private sector.”
Representative Cord Byrd is sponsoring legislation requires more transparency from universities about foreign partnerships and donations.
SOT Rep. Cord Byrd
(R) Jacksonville Beach
“We need to do this at the state level to make sure that they aren’t getting in by the back door.”
Representative Mike Beltran is sponsoring legislation that would beef up penalties for corporate espionage and modernize state statutes to include virtual data theft.
SOT Rep. Mike Beltran
(R) Valrico
“Almost all the intellectual property theft is done without actually appropriating a tangible object and we close that loophole that a lot of wrongdoers have used in order to escape liability.”
Look live out
“And lawmakers tell us more changes could be coming in the future, potentially even cutting off all ties between universities and adversarial governments.”
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Unfair Practice
Edius 1
A catch 22 in Florida law lets doctors begin a new remote relationship with a patient via tele-health, but Veterinarians can’t do the same. Under state law, a vet must have seen the animal patient in-person within the last year before meds can be prescribed remotely. And as Mike Vasilinda tells us, its a sign of competition at work in changing times.
Supers:
0:00-0:15 Mike Vasilinda
0:29-0:31 Nat sot
0:34-0:36 Nat sot
0:38-0:47 0:48-1:03 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor tag: In a statement, The Florida Veterinary Association says the legislation “would lead to an increase in the misdiagnosis and mistreatment of Fla pets and livestock as well as potential delays in receiving the proper care they need.”
Unfair Practice LOOK LIVE Script
MV:” Veterinarians here in Florida are not allowed to prescribe medications remotely unless they’ve seen the animal in the last year, but pending legislation would give those vets the same authority  doctors have with human patients.”
Meet Echo, a nine year old terrier mix. Mom Lindsey is talking to a Dr. Shadi Ireifej on a secure virtual link everyone agreed to share with us after Lindsey couldn’t get in to see her normal vet.
Nat Sot: “He is chewing under his pads.”
The session took less than 15 minutes.
Nat sot: “Can I see the other paw?”
MV:”Sot: Dr. Shadi Ireifej
Veterinarian
“When a pet needs a refill of medication that they really shouldn’t be without, heart medication,  for example. Very common scenario. We forget to refill it. And now he needs a refill and we can’t by law do that.”
MV:”When it comes to qualifications, Dr. Ireifej spent four years as an undergraduate, four years in vet school, and three more in residency. .He says he has treated twenty-two species of animals remotely.”

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