By Karen Fisk, Charlotte Dems legislation tracker
The 2021 Florida Legislative Session started March 1st. Several bills will be heard this week. You are requested to contact by phone or email the senators who chair the committees where the following bills originate. Your letters and phone calls are a very effective way to urge legislators to support or oppose important bills. You can choose bills in your interest area, framing your letters or calls around the bill summaries outlined below.
Oppose SJR 1238 Citizen Initiatives increases the percentage of votes required to pass citizen initiative amendments on election ballots from 60% to 66.67%. Sen. Baxley is the Chair ([email protected]) and (850)487-5012.
Oppose SB 90 VBM Registration restricts vote-by-mail applications to one election cycle, and specifically require everybody who received mail ballots last year to re-apply in 2022. Sen. Baxley is the Chair ([email protected]) and (850) 487-5012
Oppose SB 72 Civil Liability for COVID-10 Related Damages which shields businesses from responsibility/accountability for failure to protect employees and/ or customers from COVID. Sen. Brandes is the Chair ([email protected]) (850)487-5024
Oppose SB 856 Preemption of Energy Infrastructure Requirements removes cities’ local authority over energy infrastructure. Sen. Hutson is the Chair ([email protected]) and (850)487-5007
Thank you for expressing your opinion!
Resource: Democratic Women’s Clubs of Florida
Legislative Liaison Committee
Jean Siebenaler, President
Image Credits: Charlotte County Dems Graphics