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2021 FL State Session Bills

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Year Bill Number click on bill title for more information and action items
Regulation of Medical Marijuana
2021
State
Support
HB 1455
SB 1958
Senator Rodrigues, Representative Roach

Representative Roach article- Fight to save the medical marijuana program in Florida- the truth

Next Committee: Healthcare Appropriations Subcommittee- Need to get it on the agenda. Email  Representative Avila asking to HB 1455 put on committee agenda. 

 

Combating Public Disorder 2021
State
Support
SB 1
HB 1

3/31/21  In Messages: Message
Communication by one house to the other house concerning action taken on a bill. Each bill, and any amendments to it, is transmitted from one house to the other accompanied by a document (message) that states the action taken on the bill. The term "messages" is also used to describe the unit of the office of the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House responsible for transmitting bills to the other house.

Promoting Equality of Athletic Opportunity 2021
State
Support
SB 2012
HB 1475
Senator Stagel, Representative Tuck....

4/1  House- Sex-specific Student Athletic Teams or Sports  Passed favorably out of Secondary Education Committee, waiting to be heard in Education Employment Committee

Ask chairman to have HB 1475 placed on the agenda  chris.latvala@myfloridahouse.gov 


4/1  Senate passed two committees (Education and Health Policy) 6 Yeas, 4 Nays  Next committee Rules...  

Contact Committee asking to support this SB 2012

2021 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
2021
State
Oppose
HB 329
SB 148
Senate-Bradley, House- Tomkow ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Tant

March 18th in Senate Rules Committee... ACTION ALERT  

Bill was on the calendar but was 'not considered' today.

 

Subject:  Oppose SB 148

Senators,

Please protect our families, communities and highways. Vote NO on SB 148.  The only people who need greater access to alcohol are those struggling with addiction. 

Protect our families against this horrific disease and protect our highways from increased DUI fatalities.  VOTE NO.

STATE BILL- Restrict Abortions to 20 weeks
2021
State
Support
HB 351
SB 744
House- Gregory; Senate- Rodriguez

3/23/21 Mailchimp Action Alert

Why isn't this bill a priority?  We have a conservative house, senate and governor yet prolife bills are gathering dust.

Safety of Religious Institutions
2021
State
Support
SB 498
HB 259
Senate: Gruters, House: Williamson and Byrd (CO-SPONSORS)

March 19  Bill has passed all House committees and waiting to be heard in 3rd Senate Rules committee. 

March 17 Judiciary Committee  Third Committee in House   Passed Favorably 

STATE BILL- Surrendered Newborn Infants
2021
State
Support
HB 133
SB 122
Senator Baxley, Representatives Harding and Beltran

Please email Senator Stargel and Contact President of the Senate Wilton Simpson  (850) 487-5010    simpson.wilton@flsenate.gov

 

2020 FL State Session Bills

2020 Florida Family Bills- Summarized (supporting and opposing- 01/22/20)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uTOyU-P-NjMLWChREKLlpwMZ6mbCYxnLwlUR...

2020 Florida Family Bills- last week update
http://www.embracelife911.org/2020-legislative-updates-florida-family

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Year Bill #
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.

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

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
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. 

Previous Session Bills

Title Session Year Bill #
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

HB-482 Prohibit Discrimination (read between the lines) 2019
State
Oppose
HB 482

2019 Last Event: Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee on Friday, May 3, 2019 11:59 PM


From Florida Family Policy: Why we oppose- (TALKING POINTS)

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.

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.

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 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? 

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