Florida Legislative Update 11.19.2015


Florida Legislative Watch List



HB9 was filed on 8/3/2015 by Florida State Representative Carlos Trujillo in reference to Persons Subject to Final Deportation orders. The Bill was voted Favorable by the Civil Justice Subcommittee on 11/18/2015 with 9 yes votes and 4 No’s. This bill Prohibits presence within the state of Florida to  persons subject to final deportation orders unless such orders have been stayed pending judicial review.


Emerge USA Government Affairs Director Tamara Ayon has written a blog explaining why this bill is divisive and villainizes the immigrant population. Please read our analysis  and  UPDATED call to action on HB9.


SB86 was filed on 8/3/2015 by Florida Senator Negron and co-sponsored by Senators Gaetz ;Braynon ;Margolis ;Soto. The Bill passed unanimously through the Senate budget panel on general government and on 11/19 was voted This bill is a Scrutinized Companies bill; Requiring the State Board of Administration to identify all companies that are boycotting Israel or are engaged in a boycott of Israel in which the public fund owns direct or indirect holdings in; requiring the public fund to create and maintain a scrutinized companies list that names all such companies; prohibiting a state agency or local governmental entity from contracting for goods and services that exceed a specified amount if the company has been placed on the Scrutinized Companies that Boycott Israel List, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect upon becoming a law was voted in with 13 Yes and 0 No’s.


Emerge USA National Executive Director Tamim Chowdhury has written a blog explaining why this bill is unconstitutional and limits Americans Freedom of Speech.


Please join Emerge USA’s coalition in protecting YOUR right to free speech by contacting your Representatives in the links attached and tell them to vote NO!

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