CATEGORY: Civil Justice Committee

Fines and Fees 903

In Florida, failure to pay a court fine or fee can result in the suspension of a drivers license. This creates a burden not just socially, but also can prohibit a person from finding reliable transportation to get to work and pay off the fine leaving them open to further punishment. These bills would remove the authority to suspend a driver license based on a failure to pay fines or fees if the underlying offense is not driving-related. Both bills failed to receive a vote on the chamber floor.

Bill Categories: Civil Justice Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Public Records HB 195

The Florida Constitution guarantees every person a right to inspect or copy any public record of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, unless such record is specifically exempt. The bill prohibits an agency that receives a public record request to inspect or copy a record from responding to such request by filing a civil action against the individual or entity making the request. While both bills managed to move through committee, they did not receive a vote on either chambers floor.

Bill Categories: Civil Justice Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Repeal of Constitution Revision Commission HJR 301

Currently, the Florida Constitution requires that a constitution revision commission be convened once every 20 years to examine the State Constitution and propose any amendments that it deems appropriate. However, this is often a politicized process run by members who aren’t voted on and held accountable to the public. These bills would put an end to that process. Unfortunately, these bills did not manage to pass through both chambers.

Bill Categories: Civil Justice Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

Constitution Revision Commission HB 303

Currently, the Florida Constitution requires that a constitution revision commission be convened once every 20 years to examine the State Constitution and propose any amendments that it deems appropriate. However, this is often a politicized process run by members who aren’t voted on and held accountable to the public. These bills would put an end to that process. Unfortunately, these bills did not manage to pass through both chambers.

Bill Categories: Civil Justice Committee

AFP POSITION: Support

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