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Florida Legislative Update 11.19.2015

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By: Tamim Nov 19, 2015

 

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HB9 was filed on 8/3/2015 by Florida State Representative Carlos Trujillo in reference to Persons Subject to Final Deportation orders. The Bill was voted Favorable by the Civil Justice Subcommittee on 11/18/2015 with 9 yes votes and 4 No’s. This bill Prohibits presence within the state of Florida to  persons subject to final deportation orders unless such orders have been stayed pending judicial review.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0009

Emerge USA Government Affairs Director Tamara Ayon has written a blog explaining why this bill is divisive and villainizes the immigrant population. Please read our analysis  and  UPDATED call to action on HB9.

http://www.emerge-usa.org/9001/florida_attacks_immigrants_again

SB86 was filed on 8/3/2015 by Florida Senator Negron and co-sponsored by Senators Gaetz ;Braynon ;Margolis ;Soto. The Bill passed unanimously through the Senate budget panel on general government and on 11/19 was voted This bill is a Scrutinized Companies bill; Requiring the State Board of Administration to identify all companies that are boycotting Israel or are engaged in a boycott of Israel in which the public fund owns direct or indirect holdings in; requiring the public fund to create and maintain a scrutinized companies list that names all such companies; prohibiting a state agency or local governmental entity from contracting for goods and services that exceed a specified amount if the company has been placed on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law was voted in with 13 Yes and 0 No’s.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0086

Emerge USA National Executive Director Tamim Chowdhury has written a blog explaining why this bill is unconstitutional and limits Americans Freedom of Speech.

http://www.emerge-usa.org/florida_senate_passes_sb86_limiting_freedom_of_speech

Please join Emerge USA’s coalition in protecting YOUR right to free speech by contacting your Representatives in the links attached and tell them to vote NO!


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