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Florida Bill #HJR37   View text of Bill | Go to Bill Online
Bill Name:House Joint Resolution 37
Type:Health Care Freedom
Requested Patriot Action: Passed both houses

Committees: This bill was assigned to Health Care Regulation Policy Committee on Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:24 AM
Sponsors: Senate Sponsors:
Carey Baker (352) 742-6490

House Sponsors:
Scott Plakon (850) 488-2231
Ray

House Co-Sponsors:
Adams
Adkins
Ambler
Carroll
Coley
Crisafulli
Dorworth
Drake
Eisnaugle
Evers
Flores
Ford
Fresen
Frishe
Glorioso
Hays
Holder
Hooper
Horner
Hudson
Kelly
Kreegel
Legg
Mayfield
McBurney
Murzin
Nehr
Nelson
O'Toole
Patronis
Poppell
Precourt
Proctor
Renuart
Robaina
Schenck
Snyder
Stargel
Tobia
Van Zant
Williams, T.
Wood
Session Schedule: The entire Florida Legislature meets every year in a session beginning on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March and lasting 60 calendar days.

Special sessions may be called either by the Governor or by the leaders of both chambers acting jointly.

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Date Introduced: 10/1/2009
Enacted:Y
Status:Passed both houses and ordered enrolled by house of origin
Passed House committee:Y
Passed Senate committee:Y
Passed Senate:Y
Passed House:Y
Link to Bill history: Go to Bill history
Bill History: JOINT RESOLUTION by Rules & Calendar Council and Health Care Regulation Policy Committee and Plakon and Workman and Ray and Adams (CO-SPONSORS) Adkins; Ambler; Aubuchon; Bovo; Burgin; Cannon; Carroll; Coley; Crisafulli; Culp; Domino; Dorworth; Drake; Eisnaugle; Evers; Flores; Ford; Fresen; Frishe; Gaetz; Glorioso; Gonzalez; Grady; Hays; Holder; Homan; Hooper; Horner; Hudson; Hukill; Kelly; Kreegel; Legg; Mayfield; McBurney; McKeel; Murzin; Nehr; Nelson; O'Toole; Patronis; Patterson; Planas; Poppell; Precourt; Proctor; Renuart; Rivera; Robaina; Roberson, K.; Schenck; Snyder; Stargel; Thompson, N.; Tobia; Troutman; Van Zant; Weatherford; Weinstein; Williams, T.; Wood; Zapata
Health Care Services: Proposes creation of s. 28, Art. I of State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system, permit person or employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from health care provider, permit health care provider to accept direct payment from person or employer for lawful health care services, exempt persons, employers, & health care providers from penalties & fines for paying or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services, & permit purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems; specifies what amendment does not affect or prohibit.
Effective Date: Not Specified

Last Event: Ordered enrolled on Friday, April 23, 2010 5:53 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions: - Health Care Regulation Policy Committee
On agenda for: 03/22/10 1:45 PM Notice
Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) See Votes
- Rules & Calendar Council
On agenda for: 04/05/10 8:30 PM Notice
Temporarily Deferred (final action)
On agenda for: 04/08/10 10:45 AM Notice
Temporarily Deferred (final action)
On agenda for: 04/19/10 6:15 PM Notice
Favorable With Council Substitute (final action) See Votes

Related Bills:
Bill # Subject Relationship
CS/SJR 72 Health Care Services [SPSC] Identical

Bill Text:
Enrolled
Committee Substitute 2
A 641933 (late), Fetterman Date Filed: 04/21/10, Page#: 0, Line#: 81 House: Abandoned 04/21/10
A 213599, Fetterman Date Filed: 04/21/10, Page#: 0, Line#: 81 House: Failed 04/22/10
Committee Substitute 1 Laid on the Table
Original Filed Version

Staff Analysis:
Chamber Committee
House Rules & Calendar Council 4/20/2010 1:46:40 PM
House Rules & Calendar Council 4/18/2010 12:16:35 PM
House Rules & Calendar Council 4/1/2010 3:59:59 PM
House Health Care Regulation Policy Committee 3/25/2010 10:50:19 AM
House Health Care Regulation Policy Committee 3/19/2010 5:15:45 PM

Vote History:
Chamber Date Yeas Nays Actions Vote Detail Barcode
House 04/22/2010 11:03 AM 115 0 Quorum Vote [Seq# 877]
House 04/22/2010 11:03 AM 74 42 Passage Vote [Seq# 878]
Senate 04/22/2010 03:10 PM 26 11 Vote [Seq# 54]

Bill History:
Event Time Member Committee
Ordered enrolled Friday, April 23, 2010 5:53 PM
In Messages Friday, April 23, 2010 5:53 PM
04/22/10 S CS passed; YEAS 26 NAYS 11 -SJ 00742 Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:10 PM
04/22/10 S Read 3rd time -SJ 00742 Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:55 PM
04/22/10 S Read 2nd time -SJ 00742 Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:17 PM
04/22/10 S Substituted for CS/SJR 72 -SJ 00742 Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:17 PM
04/22/10 S Withdrawn from Health Regulation; Judiciary; Health and Human Services Appropriations -SJ 00741 Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:14 PM
04/22/10 S Referred to Health Regulation; Judiciary; Health and Human Services Appropriations -SJ 00754 Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:14 PM
04/22/10 S Received -SJ 00754 Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:13 PM
Message sent to senate Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:38 AM
04/22/10 S In Messages Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:32 AM
CS passed; YEAS 74, NAYS 42 Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:03 AM
Passage on third reading Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:03 AM
Amendment 213599 Failed Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:02 AM
Read 3rd time Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:54 AM
Amendment 213599 filed Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:02 AM
Added to Third Reading Calendar Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:02 PM
Amendment 641933 abandoned Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:31 PM
Amendment 641933 filed late Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:15 PM
Read 2nd time Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:04 PM
1st Reading Monday, April 19, 2010 11:00 PM
Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/21/2010) Monday, April 19, 2010 9:59 PM
Bill referred to House Calendar Monday, April 19, 2010 9:29 PM
CS Filed Monday, April 19, 2010 9:26 PM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.20 Monday, April 19, 2010 9:26 PM
Reported out of Rules & Calendar Council Monday, April 19, 2010 9:22 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Favorable with CS by Rules & Calendar Council Monday, April 19, 2010 9:15 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Added to Rules & Calendar Council agenda Friday, April 16, 2010 4:41 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Added to Rules & Calendar Council agenda Tuesday, April 06, 2010 4:21 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Added to Rules & Calendar Council agenda Thursday, April 01, 2010 4:01 PM Rules & Calendar Council
Now in Rules & Calendar Council Sunday, March 28, 2010 9:04 AM Rules & Calendar Council
Referred to Rules & Calendar Council Sunday, March 28, 2010 9:04 AM Rules & Calendar Council
1st Reading Friday, March 26, 2010 5:35 PM
CS Filed Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:58 AM
Laid on Table under Rule 7.20 Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:58 AM
Reported out of Health Care Regulation Policy Committee Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:06 AM Health Care Regulation Policy Committee
Favorable with CS by Health Care Regulation Policy Committee Monday, March 22, 2010 5:00 PM Health Care Regulation Policy Committee
Added to Health Care Regulation Policy Committee agenda Thursday, March 18, 2010 4:27 PM Health Care Regulation Policy Committee
1st Reading Tuesday, March 02, 2010 10:50 PM
Now in Health Care Regulation Policy Committee Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:24 AM Health Care Regulation Policy Committee
Referred to Rules & Calendar Council Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:24 AM Rules & Calendar Council
Referred to Health & Family Services Policy Council Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:24 AM Health & Family Services Policy Council
Referred to Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:24 AM Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council
Referred to Health Care Regulation Policy Committee Thursday, October 01, 2009 11:24 AM Health Care Regulation Policy Committee

House votes:
Senate votes:
Federal reply:
State constitution: Florida State Constitution

Florida Bill of Rights

SECTION 1. Political power.--All political power is inherent in the people. The enunciation herein of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or impair others retained by the people.

SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law. No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability.

History.--Am. S.J.R. 917, 1974; adopted 1974; Am. proposed by Constitution Revision Commission, Revision No. 9, 1998, filed with the Secretary of State May 5, 1998; adopted 1998.

SECTION 3. Religious freedom.--There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

SECTION 4. Freedom of speech and press.--Every person may speak, write and publish sentiments on all subjects but shall be responsible for the abuse of that right. No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions and civil actions for defamation the truth may be given in evidence. If the matter charged as defamatory is true and was published with good motives, the party shall be acquitted or exonerated.

History.--Am. proposed by Constitution Revision Commission, Revision No. 13, 1998, filed with the Secretary of State May 5, 1998; adopted 1998.

SECTION 5. Right to assemble.--The people shall have the right peaceably to assemble, to instruct their representatives, and to petition for redress of grievances.

SECTION 6. Right to work.--The right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization. The right of employees, by and through a labor organization, to bargain collectively shall not be denied or abridged. Public employees shall not have the right to strike.

SECTION 7. Military power.--The military power shall be subordinate to the civil.

SECTION 8. Right to bear arms.--

(a) The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.

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ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION 11. Sovereignty lands.--The title to lands under navigable waters, within the boundaries of the state, which have not been alienated, including beaches below mean high water lines, is held by the state, by virtue of its sovereignty, in trust for all the people. Sale of such lands may be authorized by law, but only when in the public interest. Private use of portions of such lands may be authorized by law, but only when not contrary to the public interest.

History.--Am. H.J.R. 792, 1970; adopted 1970.


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