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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.
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
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.