I am posting samples of bills recently filed in Tallahassee for this 2013 session that I find of interest. I cannot place enough disclaimers on this information. Many of these bills don't make it into law and many of those that do bear little resemblance to their starting points.
Legislation has been compared to making sausage. The famous quote: Laws are like sausages, it
is better not to see them being made. I would beg to defer in that it is of the
utmost importance to be involved in the making of the sausage, otherwise you
have no say on the ingredients or the final product.
Recently filed bills:
SB 626 – Senator Dwight
Bullard - Bullying in the Public School
System; Revising provisions prohibiting bullying or harassment of a student
or school employee through the use of computer-related activities; prohibiting
bullying through the use of data or computer software that is accessed at a
nonschool-related location or activity if certain conditions are met; providing
that bullying includes cyberbullying; requiring that each school district
include in its districtwide policy instruction on recognizing behaviors that
lead to bullying and harassment and taking appropriate preventive action, etc.
SB 698 – Senator Dwight
Bullard - Bonds for Everglades
Restoration; Providing for funding for the City of Key West and the Florida
Keys Area of Critical State Concern protection program; providing for
financial assistance agreements between the Department of Environmental
Protection and the City of Key West for the construction of stormwater
management and sewage facilities, etc.
SB 722 – Senator Dwight
Bullard - Disposable and Reusable Bags;
Creating statewide rules for disposable plastic bags and recyclable paper bags
for certain stores in counties or municipalities where the local government
adopts the provisions of the act; establishing requirements for certain stores
in participating localities to comply with the act; requiring stores in
participating localities to charge a fee for every recyclable paper bag
provided to customers, etc.
Do any of the South Miami-Dade local elected officials have any
statement (or preferably, plan action) either in support or opposition of any
of these (or other) pending bills?
Speaking of making sausage, Miami-Dade County Days in Tallahassee www.dadedays.com, is set for April 3rd and 4th.
It will be interesting to see WHAT the locals elected officials have done to
prepare for a successful legislative session, or if their attendance is merely
a beauty pageant.