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2021 FL State Session Bills

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Yearsort descending Bill Number click on bill title for more information and action items
STATE BILL- Surrendered Newborn Infants
2021
State
Support
HB 133
SB 122

Feb 24, 2021 Sent our Mailchimp Action Alert  

Bill needs to be heard in the next committees:   Ask to schedule bill on calendar to be read and voted

STATE BILL- Restrict Abortions to 20 weeks
2021
State
Support
HB 351
SB 744

FEB. 22, 2021  Action Alert - A bill must pass three committees to be voted on by the entire House or Senate therefore we need to have these bills scheduled on committee calendars to be discussed, voted in each committee then vote is taken to the 'floor' (entire House or Senate) for a full vote.

ACTION: Send personalized messages to each these chairs or call 
  • Ask these committee chairs to schedule the bill on their committee calendar 
  • All are Republicans and should be open to scheduling this bill

House: B 351 

2020 FL State Session Bills

2020 Florida Family Bills- Summarized (supporting and opposing- 01/22/20)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uTOyU-P-NjMLWChREKLlpwMZ6mbCYxnLwlUR...

2020 Florida Family Bills- last week update
http://www.embracelife911.org/2020-legislative-updates-florida-family

Title (click on link below for more information) Session Yearsort descending Bill #
Heartbeat Bill 2020
State
Support
HB 271

Oct 14:  In Health Quality (waiting to be put on the calendar)

Oct 1: General Bill by Hill (CO-SPONSORS) Hage; Sabatini

Medical Use of Marijuana in Schools 2020
State
Oppose
SB-720

Medical Use of Marijuana in Schools; Authorizing a qualified patient to designate more than one caregiver to assist with the qualified patient’s medical use of marijuana under certain circumstances; authorizing a county-designated caregiver to register as a caregiver for more than one qualified patient under certain circumstances; providing a procedure for a parent of a student who is a qualified patient to request that marijuana be administered to the student during the school day; requiring that a caregiver or a county-designated caregiver administering marijuana to the student do so in the area the school principal designates, etc.

2020 Legislative Updates- Florida Family 2020
State

Week 9 of Week 9

 ​The final week of session is usually filled with emotional farewells for legislators who are leaving because they are termed out after serving eight years.  The Speaker of the House and the Senate President get to see their portraits unveiled and enter the history of past leaders on the walls of the legislative chambers. 

Abortion- Parental Consent 2020
State
Support
265-House
404-Senate
  • February 20, 2020- passed the House-  Representative Valdez- a Catholic says she is Pro-Life yet voted against this bill.  
  • February 6th, 2020 - passed the Senate   News Article highlighting Senator Stargel

Previous Session Bills

Title Session Yearsort descending Bill #
Florida's Abortion- (Heartbeat Bill) 2019
State
Support
HB-235
SB-792

IDENTICAL Abortion: Requiring a physician to perform an examination for, and inform a woman obtaining an abortion of the presence of, a detectable fetal heartbeat; requiring the physician to review the results of such examination with the patient before the woman gives informed consent for the abortion procedure; requiring that a woman who declines to review the results certify in writing that she did so of her own free will and without undue influence, etc.

2019 Session Summary 2019
State

2019 Summary Session- Action Alert: 
Link to 2019 Pro-life session results and action information: What happened to Florida’s conservative legislators? 

Tobacco Act 21 2019
State
Support
SB-1618

Tobacco and Nicotine Products; Citing this act as the "Tobacco 21 Act"; preempting the establishment of the minimum age for the sale or delivery of tobacco products, nicotine products, or nicotine dispensing devices to the state; revising the age under which it is unlawful to smoke in, on, or near school property; defining the terms “the minimum age for purchase” and “any person under the minimum age for purchase”; providing that it is unlawful to sell or deliver tobacco products to persons u

2019 Medical Use of Marijuana 2019
State
Support
HB-7117

Basically limits daily dose amounts & THC content.  Moved in House but seems to be 'laid' on the table in the Senate.

Locally, Rep. Ben Diamond voted against this bill.

2019 Florida Parental Consent for Abortion 2019
State
Support
HB-1335
SB-1774

'Compare' Bills-  House:  Reclassifies criminal offense for specified violation; requires physician to obtain notarized written consent of parent or legal guardian before inducing or performing termination of pregnancy of minor; provides exceptions to consent requirement; provides criminal penalties.


4-28-2019  Bill has been stalled - not heard in committee ACTION ALERTS SENT OUT  

HB-482 Prohibit Discrimination (read between the lines) 2019
State
Oppose
HB 482

2019 Last Event: Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee on Friday, May 3, 2019 11:59 PM


From Florida Family Policy: Why we oppose- (TALKING POINTS)

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