Christian Family Coalition Florida Victories in Tallahassee!
MIAMI - On May 2nd, the Florida Legislature adjourned the 2014 Legislative Session. This was one of our best ever, all of our legislative priorities passed!
Florida House gave final approval to SB 386, Application of Foreign Law in Courts, our final legislative priority for the session. An overwhelming bipartisan majority of legislators approved the measure by a margin of 78-40!
How does this bill protect you and your family?
Help protect Florida parents who face loss of their children to a foreign custody judgment; help protect spouses who face unfair foreign judgments of divorce, spousal support, or marital property distributions; help protect parents and spouses from marital contracts (including Islamic marital contracts often named mahrs) that would force decisions regarding child custody, spousal support and marital property distributions to be decided in foreign courts or under foreign law in American courts; and, help protect parents and spouses from having disputes regarding child custody, spousal support and marital property distributions from being dismissed by Florida courts in favor being decided in foreign courts.
Florida Senate gave final approval to CS/HB 59, Offenses Against the Unborn, our second legislative priority for the session. An overwhelming majority of legislators approved the measure by a margin of 25-14!
During our recent 2014 Day at the Capitol, our CFCF citizen lobbyists identified thirteen (13) co-sponsors and supporters for the Offenses Against the Unborn Bill, we know these efforts contributed to passage of this much-needed legislation. We would like to thank Rep. Larry Ahern for his courageous effort in sponsoring this legislation in the House."
What does this pro-life bill do?
The bill states that a person who engages in conduct that violates Florida Criminal Code or criminal offense defined by another statute & causes death of, or bodily injury to unborn child commits a separate offense, specifies that certain types of knowledge or intent are not necessary for such offense."