CATEGORY: Local, Federal, and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

Fireworks 65

While the use personal use of fireworks is often used to celebrate special holidays, it’s not often expressly legal and requires having law enforcement turn a blind eye. This can create a situation where even though the use of fireworks is customary enforcement is arbitrary and can cause problems for certain people who are just joining in on the celebration. This legislation would make personal firework usage legal on Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. SB 140 was passed through both chambers and signed into law by the Governor.

Bill Categories: Local, Federal, and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

AFP POSITION: Support

Legal Notices 7

Government has a responsibility to print notices for the public. However, current law requires many of these notices to be printed in local newspapers, an expensive and outdated practice. This legislation would allow for notices to be printed online making them more accessible and cheaper. HB 7 managed to pass through the House but was not taken up by the Senate for a vote.

Bill Categories: Local, Federal, and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

AFP POSITION: Support

Community Development District Bond Financing 851

Community development districts (CDDs) are a type of special purpose local government intended to provide community services. To do this they are given the power to levy certain taxes. This bill would require resolutions to authorize these bonds be adopted by a two-thirds vote. While the bills received debated before committees, they did not survive the legislative process.

Bill Categories: Local, Federal, and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee

AFP POSITION: Support

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