Monday, April 6, 2009

Can We Get this Bill to the Next Committee?

This proposal may die if it doesn’t advance to the next Committee.

Email or call these Florida Senators to ask that the bill be placed on the Community Affairs Committee agenda.

You can copy the below text into an email if you want, or call and say:

“Dear Representatives,

Please place SB 488 on the Community Affairs Committee agenda, and support approval of the bill.

Existing Florida law regarding public beach access is confusing and dispersed in various regulations, making it difficult to enforce violations by private property owners or municipalities that impede public beach access. This bill would simplify and consolidate the law regarding public beach access. Doing so will be of value to Florida residents and visitors to our state.”

Emailing would better. You can email all of the Committee members at once if you like.

Committee email addresses (copy into your email’s “to”),,,,,,,,,

If you truly want to protect public beach access, YOU need to just do this. There are private property owners and towns that don’t want this bill passed, and their lobbyists will make an argument against approval.

OUR VOICES need to be heard. If we don’t speak up, nobody will hear us.

Sen. Michael Bennett (Chair), Bradenton (850) 487-5078

Sen. Gary Siplin (Vice-Chair), Orlando (850) 487-5190

Sen. Thad Altman, Melbourne (850) 487-5053

Sen. Ted Deutch, Delray Beach (850) 487-5091

Sen. Rudy Garcia, Hialeah (850) 487-5106

Sen. Andy Gardiner, Orlando (850) 487-5047

Sen. Anthony C. Hill, Jacksonville (850) 487-5024

Sen. Jeremy Ring, Margate (850) 487-5094

Sen. Ronda Storms, Brandon (850) 487-5072

Sen. Stephen R. Wise, Jacksonville (850) 487-5027


fjbass said...
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fjbass said...

I am a third-year law student at Stetson University College of Law. I have written a law review article that is going to be published in this summer's edition of the Stetson Law Review. I wrote on the preservation of public beach access through the common law doctrine of custom. I would like to pass this on to you or someone within your organization in hopes that it might assist your effort, particularly the latest legislative activity. Please contact me so that I can pass my work on.

Thanks, Forrest Bass