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Florida Report on Legislative Committee Action Monday 3/10/14 through Thursday 3/14/14

Friday, March 14, 2014

DATE:   March 15, 2014
TO:        USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
              USF Executive Director
              NRA Past President

It was another productive week.  Once more your help was very important.

If you want to review the current versions of bills, click on the blue underlined bill numbers, they are the most current versions of the bills.   A new version is prepared every time a bill is amended (changed) in committee.  If there is no blue link that means the newest amended version is not yet available.

There was an editorial in the St. Augustine Record titled "Stand Your Ground Isn't About Race" published on March 12, 2014.  It is, without question, the most accurate piece I have read in the media to date.  Please take a moment to read it.

On Monday, March 10, 2014

SB-968 PASSED by a vote of 5-2 in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

SB-968 School Safety  by Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) is a bill that allows school principals and district school superintendents to designate persons with concealed weapons licenses and who have met certain training requirements and standards to assist in protecting our schools.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014

was on the Special Order Calendar in the Senate and was heard on the Senate floor for the purpose of Q & A about the bill.  The bill will be heard again when the Senate next meets in full session.  At that time it will be debated for final passage in the Senate.

SB-424 Discrimination by Insurance Companies  by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) is a bill to stop insurance companies from discriminating against policy holders who own firearms and ammunition.

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PASSED by a vote of 12-1
in the Senate Rules Committee.

SB-448 Threatened use of Force by Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who in acts of self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack.

HB-753 PASSED by a vote of 9-4 in the House Education K-12 Subcommittee

HB-753 School Safety by Representative Greg Steube is a bill to allow school principals and district school superintendents to designate persons with concealed weapons licenses and who have met certain requirements and standards to assist in protecting our schools.

On Thursday, March 13, 2014

SB-546 PASSED by a vote of 9-0 in the Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee

SB-546 Public Records Exemption by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) is a bill that prohibits Tax Collectors & their employees from disclosing identifying information of applicants and license holders. 



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