Two bills, HB 1233 & SB 1728 - Genetically Engineered Foods, that would require the labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods in the State of Florida have been filed in both the House and Senate. The Senate bill has been referred to Agriculture, Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, & Appropriations. The House Bill is now headed for vote in the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee.
Two new bills, HB 1061 & SB 1342 – Traffic Control, have been filed in the Florida House and Senate that would reform Red Light Cameras, making it easier to contest tickets and prohibiting right-turn on red fines. The House Bill is now in the Economic Affairs Committee and the Senate Bill is in the Transportation Committee. Please contact the members listed in the article and ask them to support HB 1061.
Update – 3/21/13: Florida Senator Jeff Clemens, an American Traffic Solutions donor recipient, has successfully gutted the Red Light Camera reform bill (SB 1342).
Senate Bill 846 and House Bill 797, titled Search and Seizure of a Portable Electronic Device have been introduced into committee. These bills would require a search warrant to be issued in order for a law enforcement officer to seize and search through someone’s cell phone (or other portable electronic device.) Please contact the representatives listed and ask them to support SB 846/HB 797.
Update #4 – 3/20/13: HB 797 passed the Criminal Justice Subcommittee on 3/19/13. Votes listed. The next stop is the Civil Justice Subcommittee, contact information for Representatives in this committee has been added to the article.
HB 4011 – Traffic Infraction Detectors, a bill that would ban red light cameras in the State of Florida recently passed the Economic Affairs Committee and is now moving to the Appropriations Committee. The bill is not yet on their schedule, but don’t let that stop you from encouraging the Representatives below to support HB 4011. Local Representative Ed Hooper, whom voted Nay on the Bill in the Economic Affairs Committee will vote again on the bill. Hooper received donations from ATS.
Update #1 2/14/13: As reported by 970 WFLA and others, the bill to ban red light cameras passed by a margin of 10 to 8 in the House Committee on Economic Affairs. Local Representative Ed Hooper voted against the ban, Hooper has also received donations from ATS. The rest of the Committee votes are reported below.
Original Post: The Florida House of Representatives’ Economic Affairs Committee will hold a Public Hearing on House Bill 4011 this Thursday, 2/14/13, at 9:00am. This bill will effectively ban red light cameras in the State of Florida.
Two “Anti-Drone” bills have been introduced in Florida House (HB 119) and Senate Committees (CS/SB 92). The bills would prohibit law enforcement from using drones to gather evidence unless it relates to a high risk terrorist attack or a search warrant is issued. These bills need your support and voice behind them! Please contact the members of the House and Senate Committees below. Share with your friends and family and encourage them to do the same.
Update #4: 4/11/13- SB 92 has passed the Senate, read the latest here.
The list of rule violations that occurred during the Republican Primary process throughout the country is long enough to turn your stomach. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Politico that he has enough votes to keep himself in power. Despite the GOP’s failure to win the election against President Obama.
Please contact your RNC State Representatives and tell them it’s time to throw Reince Priebus out! We need a Chairman that respects the organizations rules, procedures and members. We need a Chairman that will work with us to rebuild the Republican Party and win the 2016 election. Contact info after the jump…
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) that will require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before they can search a citizen’s emails, Facebook messages and other electronic communications.
Contact your state senators today and urge them to support Senator Leahy’s amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and protect your online privacy!
The U.S. Senate is back in session!
UPDATE 4: Representative Justin Amash raises concern that the amendment does not go far enough to protect your Constitutional Rights.
UPDATE 5: A complete list of Nay votes has been added below the jump.