Bill Tracker

2020 Florida Legislative Bill Tracker 


Florida Campaign for Liberty is tracking the following bills filed for the 2020 Florida legislative session. We will keep you updated and provide you all the information you need to take-action.   

 

Support HB 273- Constitutional Carry-Why do we need to ask permission and pay a tax to the state to own and bear arms? 


HB 273 (Carrying of Firearms) by Representative Anthony Sabatini (R) D-32


This bill often referred to as “Constitutional Carry” removes the requirement that license to carry a concealed firearm is required in order to carry such a firearm. This would enable Florida citizens to carry a gun, open or concealed, without a permit. 30 States do not require any license to carry unconcealed and 15 states allow carry licensees/permit holders to choose to carry openly or concealed at their discretion.
 

Status: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
 

Co-Sponsors:
Representative Mike Hill (R) D-1
Representative Stan McClain (R) D-23
Representative Tyler Sirois (R) D-51

 

Referred to:
1. Criminal Justice Subcommittee
2. Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee
3. Judiciary Committee

Support HB 6003 and Repeal Gun Control Provisions in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

 

HB 6003 (Firearms) by Representative Mike Hill (R) D-1

 

This bill would repeal gun control measures in SB 7026 that passed in 2018 after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. HB 6003 repeals the red flag provisions, the three-day waiting period for gun purchases, the increase in the minimum age to 21 for the purchase of rifles and the ban on bump-fire stock devices.

 

Status: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

 

Co-Sponsors:
Representative Anthony Sabatini (R) D-32
Representative Stan McClain (R) D-23

 

Referred to:
1. Criminal Justice Subcommittee
2. Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
3. Judiciary Committee

Support SB 470-The Due Process Clause in the U.S. and Florida Constitution acts as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government outside the sanction of law.

 

SB 470 (Searches of Cellular Phones and Other Electronic Devices) by Senator Jeff Brandes (R) D-24 

 

This bill would require that collection by law enforcement of an individual’s location, a cell phone, or a home enabled device, without the consent of the person or owner of the devices, should be allowed only when authorized by a warrant, which carries a higher standard of having probable cause than a court order. Advancing technology has presented law enforcement with new means of investigation and surveillance, and the courts with new questions about the Fourth Amendment implications of this technology. These technologies such as “Stingray” also known as “cell-site simulators” or “IMSI catchers,” are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers. Current law only requires a court order and not a warrant for law enforcement to use these types of surveillance.

Status:


Co-Sponsors: None


Referred to:
1. Criminal Justice Committee
2. Judiciary Committee
3. Rules Committee

Support HB 6017 and allow the Free Market to Work.


HB 6017 (Tied House Evil) by Representative Anthony Sabatini (R) D-32


This bill will repeal state statute requiring the three-tier system of regulation over the production, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. This statute is protectionist in nature and not free market oriented. By repealing this statute, small breweries will be allowed to sell their products without being forced to use a distributor.


Status: Now in Business and Professions Subcommittee


Co-Sponsors: None


Referred to:
1. Business and Professions Subcommittee
2. Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
3. Commerce Committee

Support HB 203/SB410-Private Property Rights are the Foundation of Individual Liberty.


HB 203 (Growth Management) by Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee and Representative Stan McClain (R) D-23


All counties and municipalities in Florida must adopt local government comprehensive plans that guide future growth and development. Comprehensive plans contain chapters or “elements” that address topics to be coordinated. Absent from the list of mandated elements is an element protecting property rights. HB 203 would require all counties and municipalities to adopt a property rights element in their Comprehensive Plan.


Status: Now in Commerce Committee


Co-Sponsors: Representative Anthony Sabatini (R) D-32


Referred to:
1. Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee (Passed 9-5 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019)
2. Commerce Committee
3. State Affairs Committee

SB 410 (Growth Management) by Senator Keith Perry (R) D-8


All counties and municipalities in Florida must adopt local government comprehensive plans that guide future growth and development. Comprehensive plans contain chapters or “elements” that address topics to be coordinated. Absent from the list of mandated elements is an element protecting property rights. SB 410 would require all counties and municipalities to adopt a property rights element in their Comprehensive Plan.


Status: Now in Community Affairs


Co-Sponsors: None


Referred to:
1. Community Affairs Committee
2. Judiciary Committee
3. Rules Committee

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