In an update to a story we brought you yesterday, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6 to 3 in favor of approving the American Laws for American Courts bill which would prohibit Sharia and other foreign laws.
According to the Florida Family Association, the committee voted 6 to 3 in favor of SB 386 titled Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases during their Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:00 am – 11 am meeting:
Senator Tom Lee (R) YES
Senator Darren Soto (D) NO
Senator Rob Bradley (R) YES
Senator Andy Gardiner (R) YES
Senator Arthenia L. Joyner (D) NO
Senator Jack Latvala (R) YES
Senator Garrett Richter (R) YES
Senator Jeremy Ring (D) NO
Senator John Thrasher (R) YES
The next Senate committee to review SB 386 is the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability. The Florida House companion bill HB 903 was approved by the Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee on March 18, 2014. HB 903 is waiting to be scheduled in the House Judiciary Committee. Florida Family Association will send out email alerts as soon as this legislation is scheduled by another committee in either chambers.
Thank all of you for sending emails to the committee.
Until next time,