Florida lawmakers pass bill increasing penalties for hit-and-run drivers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A bill aiming to crackdown on hit-and-run drivers is a signature away from becoming law.

The bill is now heading to Gov. Rick Scott's desk after both the House and Senate unanimously approved it.

The bill guarantees a four-year jail sentence for hit-and-run drivers who leave someone dead.

Anyone who leaves the scene of an accident that causes injury would face a minimum three-year license suspension.

"This bill is definitely going to make Florida a better, safer place to live," said Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton.

The House voted 118-0 to pass the bill on Tuesday.

Click here to read the full bill.

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