Friday, May 14, 2010

Christian Coalition of South Florida
cordially invites you to
Meet and Greet the Candidates

Saturday, May 22
Wayside Baptist Church
7701 SW 98 Street
in Miami
(Room A102 - Ground Floor)
9:00 am - 11:00 am
(Refreshments - 8:30 am)

Come Meet Robert Lowry & Michael Bileca
Both Candidates are Conservative in Values and Principles
There will be time for Questions and Answers

Robert Lowry
US Congress District 20

MIchael Bileca
Florida State House 117
Spread the word. Invite a friend to attend.
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In addition, included is an update on the progress of
Global Warming legislation and plans to Win in November Elections

Friday, April 30, 2010

ENDA - EMPLOYMENT NON DESCRIMINATION

ENDA – Employment Non Descrimination HR 3017 and S 1584

Currently this legislation has not moved. However, it could be presented at any point time. You should watch it closely.

S1584/H.R. 3017

Currently there are 202 Co-sponsors on House Side The most recent co-sponsors include Rep. Mark Schauer, (MI) on 4/22/2010 and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA) 4/22/2010

ENDA was introduced in the 111th Congress by Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in 2009.

On November 5, 2009, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) also held a hearing on the bill.

Bill Language:

To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Check to make sure that Florida Legislators are not included in the Bill then call and ask them to not cave in the lobbyists and those who would try to convince them otherwise.


REP. RON PAUL LEGISLATION TO END THE HEALTH CARE MANDATE

HEALTH CARE MANDATE

H.R.4995 - End the Mandate Act of 2010


Sponsor: Rep. Ron Paul

Co-sponsors – 11

Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] - 4/21/2010 Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 4/26/2010

Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 4/21/2010 Rep Hoekstra, Peter [MI-2] - 4/21/2010

Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] - 4/20/2010 Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 4/20/2010

Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] - 4/26/2010 Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] - 4/21/2010

Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] - 4/21/2010 Rep Souder, Mark E. [IN-3] - 4/22/2010

Rep Tiahrt, Todd [KS-4] - 4/14/2010

Bill Language

To restore the American people’s freedom to choose the health insurance that best meets their individual needs by repealing the mandate that all Americans obtain government-approved health insurance.

Take Action

Contact Congress and ask them to co-sponsor this bill. It will only help support Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel/Freedom Federation and others who have filed a federal lawsuit to stop Obamacare and will also help our own Florida Attorney General, Bill McCollum in his fight to stop Obamacare.

Also, it will reinforce HR 37/SJR72 that recently passed in the Florida House/Senate that will be placed on the Florida November Ballot in 2010 passage by the Florida Electorate.

Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor,

Contact the Members of the Ways and Means and Education and Labor Committee

Ways and Means Committee

Address: 1102 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-3625 Fax: (202) 225-2610

Education and Labor

Address: 2181 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-3725 Fax: (202) 226-5398

Visit us at www.ccsouthfla.org for a full list of Ways and Means and Education and Labor Committee.Please let us know the issues that are of interest to you.

FLORIDA HOUSE PASSES ULTRASOUND BILL HB 1143 TODAY

FLORIDA PRO-LIFE ULTRASOUND BILL HB 1143 PASSES HOUSE

Florida House passes Pro-Life Ultrasound Abortion Bill HB 1143 by a vote of 76 to 44.

Bill Now heads to the Desk of Governor Crist for Signature

Will he Approve it or Veto it?

On the final day of voting, Florida legislators pass what is seemingly one of the most contentious bills on the house floor.

Rep. Anitere Flores found it baffling that legislators would wait until the last day of session to debate and vote on a bill that would curtail the number of abortions that take place in Florida. Rep. Gardner, of Orlando stated that this bill would extend the ultrasound requirement to the first-trimester, which now accounts for about 90% of abortions in Florida.

On Thursday, The Senate approved the bill by a 26-13 vote Thursday afternoon after an hour of emotional debate from both sides.

The measure requires women wanting an abortion to have an ultrasound, view it and listen to a medical professional's description of the fetus from the ultrasound. It exempts women from viewing it if they sign a form saying they are not being coerced to have an abortion, and it exempts them from hearing about it if they can prove they were victims of rape, incest or other crimes. But any woman wanting an abortion would have to have to pay $400.00 for the ultrasound.

The measure passed by a 76-44 vote and is Now headed to Gov. Charlie Crist.

Contact Governor Crist and ask him to sign the bill into law as soon as it hits his desk.

E-mail: charlie.crist@myflorida.com

The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Phone: (850) 488-7176

Fax: (850) 487-0801


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

HEALTH CARE RESOLUTION HJR 37 & SJR 72


Florida Health Care Freedom Act qualifies for 2010 ballot

I spoke today with Steven in Senator Baker's Office and he stressed the importance of the battle ahead. The Health Care measure will now be placed on the Florida Ballot to be voted on by the electorate in November. Now the real work begins of informing your friends, neighbors, and co-workers of the importance of passing a Constitutional Amendment that will reinforce what Attorney General McCollum and Mat Staver are doing to STOP Obamacare in its tracks.

Please thank the Sponsors of this resolution for working so hard to consider the interest of the people.
Florida House Representatives

Representative Plakon
850-488-2231
http://scott.plakon@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Workman
850-488-9720
ritch.workman@myfloridahouse.gov

Representative Ray
850-488-4388
lake.ray@myfloridahouse.gov

Florida Senate Sponsors
Senator Carey Baker

850-487-5014
baker.carey.web@flsenate.gov

Read comments from Senator Baker below:
Comments from Senator Carey Baker. ​

The federal mandate violates individuals' and states' rights. "If you believe in medical freedom; if you believe in individual rights, if you believe that you alone should have the right to decide what health care plan is best for you and your family -- if you believe in these fundamental values that our founding fathers believed in … you need to support this legislation," said Baker.

if approved by voters, would ban any laws that require people to participate in a health care system. A minimum of 60% of voters must approve the amendment in order for it to take effect














Friday, March 26, 2010

GAMBLING IS BAD NEWS


SB- 622

The Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review

Vote: - 12 to 3 with 3 total missed vote

The Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review

Yes Votes

Abruzzo, Chestnut, Gibson, Roberson, Hays,

Poppell, Waldman, Bogdanoff, Galvano,

Robaina Zapata, Gibbons, Patterson,

No Votes
Adams, Coley,

Missed Votes - Brandenburg, Lopez_Cantera, Planas

If you recall in 2007, Governor Crist attempted to pass a Seminole Tribe Compact Agreement without a vote from the Florida House and Senate. This bill will clarify that tribal-state compact executed by the Governor and the Seminole Tribe of Florida on November 14, 2007, is void and not in effect. Provides that the tribal-state compact executed by said tribe and the Governor on August 28, 2009, and August 31, 2009, respectively, is void and not in effect. Designates the Governor as the official to negotiate said compacts. Provides for ratification of said compacts by the Legislature, etc.

The Senate bill that would authorize another attempt at a Compact advanced this week on a 6 to 1 vote in Regulated Industries. The next committee for the bill is General Government Appropriations. Press reports this week indicate that all the parties are coming close to another agreement. The St. Petersburg Times reported on Thursday that “legislators are closer than ever to resolving their differences over a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe and injecting $450 million into the state budget…

But one big issue still divides them: how far to expand gambling outside of South Florida.”



GAMBLING IN FLORIDA



Florida Legislature Introduces
Internet Gambling
CS/SB 364

This bill authorizes the dispensing of instant bingo tickets by electronic or mechanical devices. The increase in speed with which a ticket is dispensed could result in addictive behavior.

Florida Attorney General McCollum has opined15 that dispensing instant bingo tickets through an electronic machine would violate s. 849.15, F.S., as an unlawful slot machine, because the machine would dispense an object that would result in the user becoming eligible

for a thing of value by chance.16 It

Organizations that are authorized to conduct bingo games include:

Charitable, nonprofit, and veterans’ organizations which are defined as tax-exempt under 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or s. 528 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; which are engaged in charitable, civic, community, benevolent, religious, or scholastic works or similar activities; and which have been in existence and active for at least three years;

Condominium associations, cooperative associations, homeowners’ associations, mobile home owners’ associations, and a group of residents of a mobile home park or recreational vehicle park.

These organizations must be directly involved in the operations of the bingo game and may not act merely as sponsors. Members of the organization must conduct the game and cannot be compensated in any way for this role.

Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 on Friday, March 26, 2010 12:14 PM

House Version of Bill - HB 815

HB 815 passed the Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy Committee by a vote of 8 to 6 with Rep. Anitere Flores opposing.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

FLORIDA HEALTHCARE HOUSE RESOLUTION HJR 37



FLORIDA HEALTH CARE RESOLUTION

YOU CAN STOP OBAMACARE IN FLORIDA
ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT HJR 37 AND SJR 72



Florida legislature has introduced Joint Resolution HJR 37 and companion Resolution SJR 72 to prevent all individuals who do not carry health care insurance from being forced by the Federal Government to carry health care insurance, or be penalized by the IRS. Over 16,000 IRS offices will be opened to pursue individuals to ensure that they comply with the mandate and additional bureaucracies will also be created.


The resolution on the house side received a favorable vote of 10 – 3 by committee members in the Health Care Regulation Policy Committee and now moves to the Rules Committee.

TAKE ACTION!


House Resolution has been placed on the Rules & Calendar Council to be heard on April 5th at 8:30 pm.


Contact the Rules Committee Switchboard at 850-488-0350

Contact Rep. Ritch Workman at (850) 488-9720, or send email to his Legislative Aide Rob Feltner at rob.feltner@myfloridahouse.gov

Contact each Rules Committee Member and ask them to support passage of HJR 37 Click on link below.and send and email or call representative. http://www.ccsouthfla.org/Florida%20Rules%20Committee.pdf

If the resolution passes the house, it will then be added to the ballot as a Constitutional Amendment and will be sent to electorate. The Resolution must receive a 60% + 1% vote in order to be added to the Florida Constitution.


IDENTICAL BILL IN SENATE - SJR 72 On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Appropriations, 04/06/10, 3:15 pm

Contact the Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee Members Phone (850) 487-5140

SD 2
The Honorable Durell Peaden, Jr.
850-487-5000
peaden.durell.web@flsenate.gov

SD 34
The Honorable Nan Rich
850-487-5103
rich.nan.web@flsenate.gov

SD 4
The Honorable Don Gaetz
850-487-5009
gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov Voted yes in the Health Regulation Committee

SD 26
The Honorable Mike Haridopolos
850-487-5056
haridopolos.mike.web@flsenate.gov co-sponsor

SD 28 The Honorable Joe Negron (850) 487-5088 negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov co-sponsor

SD 31
The Honorable Eleanor Sobel
850-487-5097
sobel.eleanor.web@flsenate.gov

Baker Proposal
Proposes an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system;