FL State Sen. Jeff Brandes files electronic device privacy protection bill

Florida state senator Jeff Brandes (R), has filed SB 1256, which would require a warrant for the search of the content, information, and communications of cellular phones, portable electronic communication devices, and microphone-enabled household devices (i.e. Amazon’s Echo, Google Home devices, etc.). The intent of the legislation is to protect your privacy regarding these devices…

Florida bill takes on occupational license reform

A Florida bill (SB 526), sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes (R) is taking on occupational licensing reform. This legislation repeals or revises licensing and permit requirements and regulations for certain business professionals, such as landscapers, barbers, hair wrappers, hair braiders, manicurists, pedicurists, and makeup artists. Track SB 526 Original filed version The Liberty First Network…

Healthcare Freedom: FL bill would protect “direct primary care agreements”

Recently filed legislation in the Florida House, HB 37, seeks to protect direct patient/doctor agreements from burdensome government regulations. Read the original proposed bill here. The legislation specifies that, “A direct primary care agreement does not constitute insurance and is not subject to the Florida Insurance Code. The act of entering into a direct primary…

Florida bill targets taxpayer funding of professional sports franchise facilities

A Florida bill, SB 778, sponsored by Senator Tom Lee (R) repeals F.S. 288.11625, the Sports Development program. The Liberty First Network notes, “In 2014, the Legislature created the Sports Development program that authorizes distributions of state sales and use tax revenue to fund professional sports franchise facilities, up to $13 million. The state of…