- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is taking steps to create new criminal offenses to combat terrorism.

The Florida House unanimously passed a bill Friday that would create five new criminal offenses for people who work with terrorist groups or commit acts of terrorism.

Acts of terrorism themselves would be a new first-degree felony offense under state law.

Another new offense would make it a first-degree felony to use “military-type training” provided by a foreign terrorist organization to harm someone or disrupt critical infrastructure.

Another would make it a first-degree felony to provide resources to terrorist groups.

It would be a second-degree felony to join a foreign terrorist group.

And it would create the offense of agroterrorism, or intentionally spreading contagious diseases among crops or livestock.

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