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 reads:
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. Click here to read the article and vote record.
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 sent an email asking supporters to send Senators on the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability to support Senate Bill 58. The link is here.
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:
|Senator Jeremy Ring (D)||No|
|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|