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Legislative (2024 Session; Week Six) and Marsy’s Law Update

The Regular Session began January 9 and ends March 8. Here are some of the bills we have been following: Defamation (HB 757 by Rep. Andrade, R. Pensacola; SB 1086 by Sen. Garcia, R. Miami; SB 1780 by Sen. Brodeur, R. Lake Mary) These are scaled down versions of last year’s bill. The bills change…
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Legislative (2024 Session; Week Four) and Marsy’s Law Update

The Regular Session began January 9. Here are some of the bills we have been following: Defamation (HB 757 by Rep. Andrade, R. Pensacola; SB 1086 by Sen. Garcia, R. Miami; SB 1780 by Sen. Brodeur, R. Lake Mary)  These are scaled down versions of last year’s bill. The House bill changes the venue provisions,…
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Legislative (2024 Session; Week Two) and Marsy’s Law Update

The Regular Session began January 9. Here are some of the bills we have been following: Defamation (HB 757 by Rep. Andrade, R. Pensacola; SB 1086 by Sen. Garcia, R. Miami; SB 1780 by Sen. Brodeur, R. Lake Mary) These are scaled down versions of last year’s bill. The House bill changes the venue provisions,…
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Special Membership Meeting

In 2023, the FPA Board of Directors’ formed a bylaws task force that recommended changes to the bylaws, and which were later unanimously adopted by the full Board at their February 2023 meeting.  Under the bylaws, these recommendations need approval by 2/3 majority of the membership with 30-day notice, which was provided via email on…
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Legislative (2024 Session; Week One) and Marsy’s Law Update

The Regular Session begins January 9.  Interim committees have been meeting over the last couple of months and bills are being filed and heard in committee. Here are some of the bills we have been following: Defamation (HB 757 by Rep. Andrade, R. Pensacola; SB 1086 by Sen. Garcia, R. Miami)  These are scaled down…
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Meet FPA Legislative Intern John Freeman

John Freeman is an undergraduate student at La Salle University studying mass media and journalism as a communication major. Freeman currently serves as the sports editor for The La Salle Collegian, a reporter for La Salle TV, and is a member of La Salle’s pre-law program as well. Freeman’s passion for law grew as his…
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Legislative (2024 Session) and Marsy’s Law Update

The Regular Session begins January 9.  Interim committees have been meeting over the last couple of months and bills are being filed and heard in committee. Here are some of the bills we have been following: Defamation (HB 757 by Rep. Andrade, R. Pensacola) This is a scaled down version of last year’s bill. It…
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Notice of Special Membership Meeting Via Zoom on January 9, 2024, to Approve Board-Recommended Changes to Bylaws

Earlier this year, the Board of Directors’ formed a bylaws task force that recommended changes to the bylaws, and which were later unanimously adopted by the full Board at their February 16 meeting. Under the bylaws, these recommendations need approval by 2/3 majority of the membership with 30-day notice is to be provided via FPA’s…
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From the Legal Hotline (1-877-NEWS-LAW)

Q. In our county, we have had multiple instances where you can see county commissioners texting each other while on the dais and one county commissioner who is taking voting advice through text messages from someone in the audience. I did a public records request for the commissioners’ text messages during the time of the…
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Bills Filed to End Newspaper Notice of Self-Service Storage Unit and Wrecker Liens

Recently, a bill was filed ending newspaper notice of self-storage unit liens (HB 283 by Rep. Borrero, R. Doral) by allowing them on “public websites.” Also, a bill was filed ending newspaper wrecker (towing company) lien foreclosure notices for towing/storage fees (SB 332 by Sen. Burgess R.  Zephyrhills) and allowing them on a Div. of…
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