THIS BILL SAILED THROUGH THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WITHOUT OPPOSITION AND UNANIMOUSLY.

 

On Monday, February 15, 2021, the Senate Judiciary committee will consider Senate Bill 234. It is item number 3 on their agenda.

Among other things, this bill introduced by Senator Lauren Book would change the definition of “day” to mean part of any calendar day. Therefore, as written, anywhere you are physically present 4 or more times a year would technically have to be registered within 48 hours.

Visit your parent’s home once a week for dinner? Play cards at a friend’s house once a month? Stop in for coffee at a neighbors’ once every few weeks? Use the same barber?… You’d be registering them all.

Senator Book could have easily clarified the confusion in the language of the bill to state, “a Day means any Calendar Day that includes a 24 hour period”, but she chose, “A day includes any part of a calendar day.”  Any part of a calendar day can be one minute! If you sit at a bus stop for 5 minutes on your way to work have you spent a day there? Do you now need to change your transient address?

This Bill was intended to clarify but it only makes things more confusing! Senator Book’s proposal to redefine the meaning of day is ridiculous! It must be stopped.

We call on our members to contact the Senate Judiciary via email and telephone and ask them to OPPOSE SENATE BILL 234 when they meet this coming Monday!

The Senators on the Judiciary Committee can be found here: https://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/JU/ click on their names for contact information.

For quick reference:

[email protected] (850) 487-5024
[email protected] (850) 487-5006
[email protected] (850) 487-5012
[email protected] (850) 487-5021
[email protected] (850) 487-5005
[email protected] (850) 487-5001
[email protected] (850) 487-5017
[email protected] (850) 487-5029
[email protected] (850) 487-5027
[email protected] (850) 487-5019
[email protected] (850) 487-5033

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