CATEGORY: Judiciary

Growth Management 410

Established property rights are essential to a free society and government must respect them. This bill would require the State Comprehensive Plan (which manages growth and development) to include a property rights element in its local planning. SB 410 passed through both chambers and has been sent to the Governor to sign.

Bill Categories: Judiciary

AFP POSITION: Support

Abolishing the Constitution Revision Commission 142

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: Judiciary

AFP POSITION: Support

Public Records 162

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: Judiciary

AFP POSITION: Support

Single-Subject Limitation for Constitution Revision Commission 176

In the Florida legislature, bills must be kept to a single subject to prevent members from having to choose between potentially wildly different subject when casting their vote. This bill would require state constitutional amendments proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission to do likewise. SB 176 died in the Rules Committee.

Bill Categories: Judiciary

AFP POSITION: Support

Single-Subject Limitation for Taxation and Budget Reform Commission 396

In the Florida legislature, bills must be kept to a single subject to prevent members from having to choose between potentially wildly different subject when casting their vote. This bill would require state constitutional amendments proposed by the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission to follow the same standards. SB 396 failed to receive a vote in the Rules Committee.

Bill Categories: Judiciary

AFP POSITION: Support

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