Activists hold up signs at the Florida State Capitol as they march for gun reform legislation on February 26, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. In the wake of the February 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead, hundreds of people joined the Parkland students to call for gun reform. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
"When the bill makes it to my desk, I'm going to take the time and I'm going to read the bill and I'm going to talk to families," Scott said Wednesday.
Scott has repeatedly said he doesn't support arming teachers and had pushed lawmakers to adopt his own proposal, which called for at least one law enforcement officer in every school and one for every thousand students who attend a school.
The 67-50 House vote reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. The measure, a response to the shootings at a Parkland high school that left 17 dead, is supported by the victims' families.
The bill would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and create a three-day waiting period on sales of the weapons. It would also create a so-called guardian program that would let school employees and many teachers carry handguns if they go through law enforcement training and if the school district decides to participate in the program.
Other provisions would create new mental health programs for schools; establish an anonymous tip line where students and others could report threats to schools, ban bump stocks and improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.