A VERY DISAPPOINTING Legislative Failure
In spite of urging by the First Amendment Foundation and members of the Sunshine Brigade, as well as in the interests of every private citizen in Florida, according to reports from inside the House, Speaker Dean Cannon decided to not bring the bill to a vote on the House floor. Procedurally a floor vote was the last remaining step following overwhelming support in both Chambers.
PUBLIC MEETINGS (FAILED): The public must be given a reasonable opportunity to speak at public meetings. (SB 206).
|General Bill by Negron (CO-SPONSORS) Gaetz; Evers; Lynn|
|Public Meetings: Requiring that a member of the public be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard before a board or commission takes official action on a proposition before a board or commission of any state agency or authority or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or political subdivision; providing that the opportunity to be heard is subject to rules or policies adopted by the board or commission; authorizing a court to assess reasonable attorney fees in actions filed against a board or commission, etc.|
|Effective Date: 07/01/2012|
Last Event: Added to In Possession List on Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:10 PM