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BE PROACTIVE - WE NEED YOUR HELP

The current 2022 session is well underway. Last week, Florida House Bill 1395 was approved by the House Judiciary Committee and we expect the Bill to be called for a full House vote very soon. The Senate has also approved Senate Bill 1796 through the first committee, with Appropriations and Rules left on the agenda.

As you may imagine, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar opposes reform. Although they have publicly made concessions on key issues within the Bills, they are now pushing for the Senate to kill the bills once again. Our opponents are exerting considerable pressure and influence upon the current Rules Committee Chair, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, who is also the incoming Senate President, to not call the bill up for a vote in her committee.

It is critical for our supporters to take the time and engage with the three most important people to our passage in the Senate (and later signing into law): Senator Kathleen Passidomo (Rules Committee Chair), Senator President Wilton Simpson and Governor Ron DeSantis. Please schedule a meeting, email, write, and/or call each of them as often as you can. It is important to respectfully and briefly tell your story and your reasons for wanting Senate Bill 1796 and its companion bill, HB 1395, to become law in Florida. Their contact information is as follows: Governor Ron DeSantis: email: GovernorRon.Desantis@eog.myflorida.com Office of Governor Ron DeSantis State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 (850) 717-9337 Senator Kathleen Passidomo email: passidomo.kathleen.web@flsenate.gov 400 Senate Building 404 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 (850) 487-5028 Senator Wilton Simpson email: simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov 404 South Monroe Street 409 The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 Phone: (850) 487-5010

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