House Speaker Will Weatherford. (Photo courtesy WillWeatherford.com)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- House Speaker Will Weatherford says that the Republican-controlled Legislature will vote no when it comes to holding a special session to deal with the state's "stand your ground law."
Spurred by protesters at the Capitol a total of 32 Democratic legislators wrote to the Department of State asking for a special session.
The protesters upset with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial turned to legislators after Gov. Rick Scott refused to call a special session.
An obscure law allows the Legislature to bypass the governor. But it takes a yes vote from three-fifths of the 160-member Legislature.
Weatherford said once the poll results are final it will be time for protesters to leave the Capitol. Protesters have been at the Capitol for nearly a month.