TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida legislative panel is going to investigate whether a lawmaker is living in her district.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran on Thursday created a special committee to look into allegations that Rep. Daisy Baez, a Democrat from the Miami area, has not been living in her district during most or all of her time in the House.
Baez was first elected last year, but she briefly ran for a state Senate seat that came open this spring. The Miami Herald reported in May that it appeared that Baez lived in a house a half-mile from her district.
Florida law requires legislators to live in their districts at the time of their election.
The House committee will issue a report and recommendations. If Baez violated House rules, she could be fined, reprimanded or even expelled.