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).Read more -
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.Read more -
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.Read more -
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.Read more -
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!Read more -
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.Read more -
We have a critical moment coming up for the local Liberty movement. Every 4 years, the local GOP Establishment holds Precinct Committeeman/woman elections. By becoming your Precinct Representative, you get a significant voice and a vote in official GOP business, including selecting Party Leadership. This is the best way to influence the Party towards the ways of Liberty.There are minimal requirements, and one date to meet…Read more -