Legislation we are tracking

  • House Joint Resolution 1.  The Florida House of Representatives narrowly approved a measure to restrict Supreme Court justices and state appellate court judges to 12 years in office. The proposal is a priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes. The Florida Bar Board of Governors adopted the following position statement regarding the judicial term limits proposal: “The Florida Bar opposes term limits for judges at any level of Florida’s state court system.” The Bar’s legislative counsel is working with the various judicial conferences, statewide business organizations, numerous Bar sections and many other groups to voice opposition.

  • SB 954/HB 105 ensures Supervisor of Elections contact vote-by-mail electors with mismatched signatures to cure their ballot. HB 105 passed the House last week and SB 954 adopted the language from HB 105 to subsequently pass the Senate. Read it here: http://floridapolitics.com/archives/235399-senate-bills.

  • SB 1070 and SB 1072 passed out of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee. These bills would ensure that the Secretary of State enters into an interstate agreement to verify voter registration information. SB 1072 would exempt 16 and 17 year-olds from public records. These bills will prevent voters from being registered in multiple states. 

  • SB 726 that would allow vote-by-mail ballot to be turned into any early voting site during operating hours. This bill only has one more committee stop to go. Its companion, HB 521, has already passed the House Floor with 113-0 votes. Follow it here: http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2017-04-04/voting-access-bill-watered-down-after-request-duval-elections-chief-hogan.

  • HB 311 is the Popular Vote Interstate Compact, provides for enactment of agreement among states to elect the President by National Popular Vote.  Learn about NPVIC: a Constitutional way to uphold the bedrock principle of one person, one vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m-BUn8f7YA