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2020 Florida Family Bills- Summarized (supporting and opposing- 01/22/20)

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2020 FL State Session Bills

Title (click on link below for more information)sort descending Session Year Bill #
2020 Legislative Updates- Florida Family 2020
State

Week 9 of Week 9

 ​The final week of session is usually filled with emotional farewells for legislators who are leaving because they are termed out after serving eight years.  The Speaker of the House and the Senate President get to see their portraits unveiled and enter the history of past leaders on the walls of the legislative chambers. 

Abortion- Parental Consent 2020
State
Support
265-House
404-Senate
  • February 20, 2020- passed the House-  Representative Valdez- a Catholic says she is Pro-Life yet voted against this bill.  
  • February 6th, 2020 - passed the Senate   News Article highlighting Senator Stargel
Heartbeat Bill 2020
State
Support
HB 271

Oct 14:  In Health Quality (waiting to be put on the calendar)

Oct 1: General Bill by Hill (CO-SPONSORS) Hage; Sabatini

Medical Use of Marijuana in Schools 2020
State
Oppose
SB-720

Medical Use of Marijuana in Schools; Authorizing a qualified patient to designate more than one caregiver to assist with the qualified patient’s medical use of marijuana under certain circumstances; authorizing a county-designated caregiver to register as a caregiver for more than one qualified patient under certain circumstances; providing a procedure for a parent of a student who is a qualified patient to request that marijuana be administered to the student during the school day; requiring that a caregiver or a county-designated caregiver administering marijuana to the student do so in the area the school principal designates, etc.

Federal Bills

Titlesort descending Session Year Bill #
Federal Born Alive 2019
Federal
Support
HB-962SB311

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion...We have 2 years ( 4/2/2019 until 4/2/2021) to get 218 Congress members to sign. 

HR-490 Heartbeat Bill- FEDERAL 2017
Federal
Support

Update on who has signed  On Thursday, February 16, 2017: Congressman Steve King released the stunning Barna poll results on the U.S. House Floor which reveal that seven out of ten in America support HR 490, the federal Heartbeat Bill, to protect every child whose heartbeat can be heard.

As of July 13, 2017 138 House Reps. had signed the bill  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 2019
Federal
Oppose
H.R.2740

Nov 3 2019- in Senate- If passed, it would have increased funding for pro-abortion organizations, such as the U.N. Population Fund, which supports China’s authoritarian policies of forced abortions and sterilizations. Furthermore, adding this poison pill amendment to the funding bill was a clear violation of the budget agreement reached between Republicans and Democrats in August.  

Lower Drug Costs Now (Government Price Control of Prescription Drugs) 2019
Federal
Oppose
HR 3

The first price control would set an upper limit for drug prices that would be equal to 1.2 times the cost of a drug’s average price in six specified countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom).

SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595/S. 1200) 2020
Federal
Oppose
HR 1595 S 1200

SAFE Banking Act = VAPE Banking Act : Notes from SAM  Overview   

Previous Session Bills

Titlesort descending Session Year Bill #
2019 Session Summary 2019
State

2019 Summary Session- Action Alert: 
Link to 2019 Pro-life session results and action information: What happened to Florida’s conservative legislators? 

2019 Florida Parental Consent for Abortion 2019
State
Support
HB-1335
SB-1774

'Compare' Bills-  House:  Reclassifies criminal offense for specified violation; requires physician to obtain notarized written consent of parent or legal guardian before inducing or performing termination of pregnancy of minor; provides exceptions to consent requirement; provides criminal penalties.


4-28-2019  Bill has been stalled - not heard in committee ACTION ALERTS SENT OUT  

2019 Medical Use of Marijuana 2019
State
Support
HB-7117

Basically limits daily dose amounts & THC content.  Moved in House but seems to be 'laid' on the table in the Senate.

Locally, Rep. Ben Diamond voted against this bill.

Florida's Abortion- (Heartbeat Bill) 2019
State
Support
HB-235
SB-792

IDENTICAL Abortion: Requiring a physician to perform an examination for, and inform a woman obtaining an abortion of the presence of, a detectable fetal heartbeat; requiring the physician to review the results of such examination with the patient before the woman gives informed consent for the abortion procedure; requiring that a woman who declines to review the results certify in writing that she did so of her own free will and without undue influence, etc.

Tobacco Act 21 2019
State
Support
SB-1618

Tobacco and Nicotine Products; Citing this act as the "Tobacco 21 Act"; preempting the establishment of the minimum age for the sale or delivery of tobacco products, nicotine products, or nicotine dispensing devices to the state; revising the age under which it is unlawful to smoke in, on, or near school property; defining the terms “the minimum age for purchase” and “any person under the minimum age for purchase”; providing that it is unlawful to sell or deliver tobacco products to persons u

 

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