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Florida Senate Committee approves SB 58 which prohibits courts from considering provisions of international laws including Sharia law. Bill moves to final committee.
 

Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs votes 5 to 4 to approve SB 58 which prohibits courts from considering certain provisions of international laws including Islamic Sharia law.      

The email alert for this issue was deactivated at the end of the 2013 Florida Legislative Session. 

Folks this is going to be a very close vote.  This is the same committee that approved Domestic Partnership legislation (SB 196) on April 1, 2013.  Please send your email.

The Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs voted 5 to 4 to approve SB 58 - Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during the scheduled April 8, 2013 4:00 pm meeting. The legislative summary is posted below.  Here is how the committee voted:

Senators Vote
Chair: Eleanor Sobel (D) No
Vice Chair: Alan Hays (R) Yes
Thad Altman (R) Absent
Oscar Braynon, II (D) No
Jeff Clemens (D) No
Charles S. Dean, Sr. (R) Yes
Nancy C. Detert (R) Yes
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R) No
Denise Grimsley (R) Yes
Geraldine F. Thompson (D) Yes

SB 58 now moves to the final committee called the Committee on Rules. 

If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.  Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send which encourages Senators on the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs to support Senate Bill 58.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button.  You may also modify the subject or message text if you wish.

The email alert for this issue was deactivated at the end of the 2013 Florida Legislative Session. 

Please click here to send your email to encourage the senators on the Florida Senate Committee on Rules and Senate President to support SB 58.

SB 58 Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases (summary): Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain decisions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.

Here are some Florida Cases Involving Foreign Law and Foreign Legal Doctrines.

April 4, 2013 article and email alert.

Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs will vote at April 8, 2013 4:00 PM meeting on SB 58 which prohibits courts from considering certain provisions of international laws including Islamic Sharia law.   

The Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs will vote on SB 58 - Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during the scheduled April 8, 2013 4:00 pm meeting. It is the first bill on the agenda.

SB 58 Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases: Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain decisions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6 - 3 on March 6, 2013 to approve SB 58.  The Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability voted 6 - 3 on March 21, 2013 to approve SB 58.  The record for both of these senate committee votes is posted below.  All committees in the Florida House of Representatives have approved this legislation (HB 351).  Click here to read the article and vote record.  HB 351 is pending a second reading before the full house. 

If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.

SB 58 is now in the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send which encourages Senators on the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs to support Senate Bill 58.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button.  You may also modify the subject or message text if you wish.

Please click here to send your email to encourage the senators on the Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs to support SB 58.

Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs contact information.

Senators Captial Phone Email 
Chair: Eleanor Sobel (D) (850) 487-5033 sobel.eleanor.web@flsenate.gov
Vice Chair: Alan Hays (R) (850) 487-5011 hays.alan.web@flsenate.gov
Thad Altman (R) (850) 487-5016 altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov
Oscar Braynon, II (D) (850) 487-5036 braynon.oscar.web@flsenate.gov
Jeff Clemens (D) (850) 487-5027 clemens.jeff.web@flsenate.gov
Charles S. Dean, Sr. (R) (850) 487-5005 dean.charles.web@flsenate.gov 
Nancy C. Detert (R) (850) 487-5028 detert.nancy.web@flsenate.gov
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R) (850) 487-5040 portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov
Denise Grimsley (R) (850) 487-5021 grimsley.denise.web@flsenate.gov
Geraldine F. Thompson (D) (850) 487-5012 thompson.geraldine.web@flsenate.gov

March 21, 2013 article and email alert.

Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability  votes 6 – 3- to approve SB 58 which prohibits courts from considering certain provisions of international laws including Islamic Sharia law.

The Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability voted on SB 58 - Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during the scheduled March 21, 2013 10:00 to 12:00 am meeting.  The committee voted as follows:

Chair  
Senator Jeremy Ring (D) No
   
Vice Chair  
Senator Alan Hays (R) Yes
   
Senator Aaron Bean (R) Yes
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) Yes
Senator Rob Bradley (R) Yes
Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R) Yes
Senator Bill Montford (D) No
Senator David Simmons (R) Yes
Senator Christopher L. Smith (D)  No

March 19, 2013 article and email alert.

Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability to vote at 10:00 am meeting on March 21, 2013 on bill which prohibits courts from considering certain provisions of international laws including Islamic Sharia law.

The Florida Senate Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability will vote on SB 58 - Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during the scheduled March 21, 2013 10:00 to 12:00 am meeting. 

SB 58 Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases: Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain decisions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6 - 3 on March 6, 2013 to approve SB 58.  The vote record is reported below in the March 6, 2013 article.

All committees in the Florida House of Representatives have approved this legislation (HB 351).  Click here to read the article and vote record.  HB 351 is pending a second reading before the full house. 

If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send which encourages Senators on the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability to support Senate Bill 58.  The email prepared for this committee no longer applies.
 

Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability


Chair    
Senator Jeremy Ring (D) (850) 487-5029 ring.jeremy.web@flsenate.gov
     
Vice Chair    
Senator Alan Hays (R) (850) 487-5011 hays.alan.web@flsenate.gov 
     
Senator Aaron Bean (R) (850) 487-5004 bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) (850) 487-5030 benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov
Senator Rob Bradley (R) (850) 487-5007 bradley.rob.web@flsenate.gov
Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R) (850) 487-5008 Hukill.Dorothy.web@flsenate.gov
Senator Bill Montford (D) (850) 487-5003 montford.bill.web@flsenate.gov
Senator David Simmons (R) (850) 487-5010 simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov
Senator Christopher L. Smith (D)  (850) 487-5031 smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov

March 6, 2013 article and email alert.

lorida Senate Judiciary Committee votes 6 - 3 to approve bill which prohibits courts from considering certain provisions of international laws including Islamic Sharia law.    

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee voted on SB 58 - Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during the scheduled March 6, 2013 2:00 to 4:00 pm meeting.  The vote was 6 - 3 in favor of the bill. SB 58 now moves to the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability.

Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases: Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain decisions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.

 

Florida Family Association applauds Senator Alans Hays sponsorship of SB 58 - Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases. 

A voice vote was taken by the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 58.  The committee subsequently reported the 6 – 3 vote as follows:


Response to Florida Family Association's email alert regarding this vote was OUTSTANDING. 

A special thanks to everyone who took the time to send emails on this important issue.

All committees in the Florida House of Representatives have approved this legislation (HB 351).  HB 351 is pending a second reading before the full house. 

If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send which encourages Senators on the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability to support Senate Bill 58.

March 5, 2013 article and email alert.

The 2013 Florida Legislature is considering legislation titled Application of Foreign Law In Certain Cases (SB 58 and HB 351.)  If enacted, this legislation would prohibit Florida courts from considering Foreign Laws including certain provisions of Islamic Sharia law.

Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases (SB 58 and HB 351): Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain decisions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.


The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee
is scheduled to consider SB 58 on March 6, 2013 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. 


If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send which encourages Senators on the Judiciary Committee to support Senate Bill 58.  See the email link presented in the most recent article above.  The email prepared for this committee no longer applies.


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