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Florida Legislative Update

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

HB-449 GUN MANUFACTURER LAWSUITS (which has support the support of NRA & USF) was heard by the Florida House Council For Healthy Communities 10:15 AM today, March 22,2001 and PASSED by a vote of 10 - 5.

HB-449 by Reps. Allan Bense & Jerry Paul is the House bill to stop governments from filing frivolous and reckless lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

FLORIDA HOUSE COUNCIL FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES ROLL CALL VOTE ON HB-449 (10 yes - 5 no)

Rep. Nancy Argenziano, Chair (R) YES
Rep. Curtis Richardson, V-C (D) NO
Rep. Allan Bense (R) YES
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R) YES
Rep. Nancy Detert (R) YES
Rep. Frank Farkas (R) YES
Rep. Mike Fasano (R) YES
Rep. Dan Gelber (D) NO
Rep. Carole Green (R) YES
Rep. Sally Heyman (R) NO
Rep. Cindy Lerner (D) NO
Rep. Ken Littlefield (R) YES
Rep. Evelyn Lynn (R) YES
Rep. Sandra Murman (R) YES
Rep. Eleanor Sobel (D) NO

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP IN CONTACTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND URGING SUPPORT FOR THIS BILL!!

This is the last committee reference for this bill and it is now ready to go to the House Floor. The next ALERT will be for either this bill to be heard on the House Floor or the Senate bill to be heard on the Senate Floor. Please watch for the next ALERT.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.