|SB 78, SB 90, SB 268, HB 529, SB 582, SB 1890 and SB 1924 are on the Tuesday, April 6th meeting agenda of the Senate Rules Committee.|
I urge you to vote NO on SB 78, SB 90, SB 268, HB 529, SB 582, SB 1890 and SB 1924
SB 78 Dues and Uniform Assessments Rodrigues HB 947
· Makes the unionization process needlessly cumbersome and heavy-handed for Florida’s public sector workers. Adds needless red tape to the process of joining a union by requiring members to reauthorize their membership.
SB 90 Vote-by-mail Ballots Baxley HB 7041
· Limits the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections held within a calendar year of a request. Places unnecessary and unwarranted constraints on requests for mail in ballots. Suppresses voter turnout.
SB 268 Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing Perry HB 735
· Preempts licensing of occupations to state. Preemption by the state precludes residents from enacting public policy initiatives that address issues of concern in their local communities.
HB 529 Moments of Silence in Public Schools Fine SB 282
· Requires 1 to 2 minutes of silence at beginning of each school day. Parents, not government, should oversee religious education. Students’ First Amendment rights must be protected.
SB 582 Parental Rights Rodrigues HB 241
· Forces school teachers and counselors to out students, putting LGBTQ students in harm’s way. Makes accessing healthcare or counseling more difficult for LGBTQ youth, and may lead to removal of any topic a parent says is “harmful” from school curricula.
SB 1890 Campaign Financing Rodrigues HB 699
· Places limitations on contributions made to political committees sponsoring a constitutional amendment proposed by initiative. Restricts powers of those who seek change outside of a gridlocked state legislature.
SB 1924 Emergency Management Powers of Political Subdivisions Diaz HB 945
· Pre-empts local governments from issuance of certain emergency orders to protect the health, safety and well-being of its citizens.