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 SB 58 American Laws for America Courts is in jeopardy.  

CAIR Florida is pushing for calls to defeat this legislation.       

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SB58, American Laws for American Courts, did NOT make it on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee for Monday, April 22, 2013.  This is the last Rules Committee meeting for the 2013 Florida Legislative Session.
The House of Representatives passed American Laws for America Courts (HB 351) by a vote of 79 – 39on April 18, 2013. SB 58 has passed all other Florida Senate Committees.
The failure of SB 58 to be heard in the Committee on Rules was unexpected.   There are enough votes in the Florida Senate to pass SB 58.  Additionally, Governor Rick Scott has said that he will sign the legislation.  So why is the bill not going to be heard there?

One Senate leader is reported to have received 300 phone calls in OPPOSITION to SB 58 during the week of April 15, 2013.  The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida web site is devoted almost entirely to defeating the American Laws for America Courts legislation (SB 58, HB 351).  CAIR Florida is pushing for calls to defeat this legislation.

It would appear that those who advocate (CAIR) for Sharia law are influencing top Florida Senators to derail legislation that would prohibit Islamic law from being considered in Florida Courts.

Time is running out.  The 2013 Florida Legislative Session ends Friday May 3, 2013.  The three senators who hold the power to move SB 58 out of the Committee on Rules and for a vote by the full senate are listed below.  

Please SEND the prepared email (edited as you like) and CALL the three senate leaders.
If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.  

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button.  You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.  

Please Click Here to Send E-mail, to encourage the Florida Senate Leadership to move SB 58 out of the Committee on Rules and for a vote by the full senate.  

Florida Senate Leaders.

Senate Majority Leader
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto
District Office: (239) 338-2570
Tallahassee Office: (850) 487-5030

Committee on Rules Chair
Senator John Thrasher
District Office: (904) 287-4222
Tallahassee Office: (850) 487-5006

President, Florida Senate
Senator Don Gaetz
District Offices: (850) 897-5747
(850) 747-5856
Tallahassee Office: (850) 487-5001

SB 58 Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases (summary): Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain dec! isions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.