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The 2019 Legislative Session is now history.
Here are decisions of significance for property rights.
Mandatory Property Rights Element in All Local Comprehensive Plans
The goal of CPR’s proposal was to protect property owners seeking to develop or use their property in local decision making. CPR hears countless stories of property owners seeking to use or improve their property only to be opposed by local governments. The mandated addition of the property rights element in every Florida local comprehensive plan would “remind” all local governments of the legislative intent of comprehensive planning laws, “recognize and respect judicially acknowledged or constitutionally protected private property rights.”
The House version of this proposal (HB 291) sailed through three committees and then was passed 73 – 42. All Republican representative voted for the bill except for Rene Plasencia who voted “no” with 41 Democrat representatives.
The Senate version (SB 428) passed its first committee unanimously but, was stopped when Senator David Simmons chose to NOT put the bill on the Judiciary Committee’s final agenda. Attempts to amend this bill to another failed to happen.
This was a disappointing end to a bill that would greatly strengthen private property rights. However, this was the furthest this proposal has ever gone towards becoming law after several years of seeking its approval.
Protecting Property Owners with Septic Systems
The goal of CPR’s proposal was to open Florida’s free-market to septic system products which are affordable and effective at nitrogen reduction. For years, Florida’s Department of Health and its Bureau of On-site Sewage has stood in the way of permitting known, affordable, effective innovative products into Florida’s market. Due to BMAP mandates, Florida’s home owners have been left with only one approved option; an option that is untested in “real-life” conditions, expensive to install and operate, and dependent on electricity.
CPR’s proposal was to get government out of the way by appointing nationally-recognized organizations to test septic system products according to a Florida standard for nitrogen reduction. (Florida has yet to establish a standard, by the way.) Unexplainably, the bill’s sponsor, Representative Kamia Brown, filed the wrong bill language and, due to the confusion created, the bill was not heard in any committee.
Protecting the Everglades and Managing Storm-water
Property rights are tangential to almost all environmental issues. Sometimes, the use of property can contribute to environmental damage. But, most often, property owners are the best stewards of their property and the environment, in general. In April, CPR released a research paper on Everglades restoration to assess storm-water management and the restoration of the Everglades. The paper made seven recommendations to the Legislature regarding the allocation of funds; it was released just before the appropriations committees of the House and Senate began budget discussions and helped influence funding needs for water storage projects north of Lake Okeechobee.
A View Towards the 2020 Legislative Session
This year, several environmental issues regarding septic systems surfaced but, the Legislature chose to make no decisions.
Undecided issues included:
CPR provided information to many legislators and made proposals to:
These undecided issues, recommendations by CPR, and other issues such as the property rights element help to form a slate of agenda issues which CPR will bring to legislators in the next few months. The work done to address issues with legislators in the “off-season” is often more important than what can be done during legislative session.
CPR is the dedicated Voice for property rights in Florida. That’s why CPR continues to need your financial support.
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Far-right Party Wins Seats in Spanish Parliament for First Time in 40 Years
Spain's Socialists appear to be ahead in the snap election held Sunday, but short of majority. Far-right group Vox was seen winning lower house seats
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Apr 28, 2019 9:30 PM
Spanish far-right party VOX leader and candidate for prime minister Santiago Abascal arrives to vote at a polling station in Madrid during general elections in Spain on April 28, 2019.AFP
The survey showed no single party close to winning a parliamentary majority. Far-right group Vox was seen winning lower house seats, making it the first party of its political hue to sit in Spain's parliament since 1982.
Spaniards cast their votes in numbers close to record highs in the country's most highly-contested election for decades, and one likely to lead to months of negotiations to form a government in a bitterly divided parliament.
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This is the third national election in four years, and both the first two eroded the decades-long dominance of the two biggest parties, the Socialists and the conservative Popular Party. Another repeat is a distinct possibility.
A splintered vote followed by protracted talks to form an administration is becoming a recurrent theme in European politics as voters reject traditional parties in favour of new groups often at the extremes of the political spectrum.
In recent Spanish elections, early evening opinion polls carried out with a different methodology failed to give an accurate picture of the eventual outcome.
FLORIDA Heartbeat Bill Needs your Help
- Florida Eagles: TAKE ACTION NOW!
The Heartbeat Bill is being held up in committee in the Florida House and YOU can help today to move it forward!
Republican House Speaker José R. Oliva has so far refused to hold a hearing for the Heartbeat Bill, and the clock is running out! He is a self-proclaimed pro-life Republican, yet he is not working to advance this wonderful legislation that would save the lives of the unborn.
The Heartbeat Bill already has huge support in Florida. There are an unprecedented 20 co-sponsors in the Florida House and 10 in the Senate! And pro-life Governor DeSantis has said he would sign the bill! But Speaker Oliva seems to ignore that support.
Please call and email Speaker José Oliva (R-Miami Lakes) TODAY and ask him to advance the Heartbeat Bill. We need your help Florida Eagles!
Call Speaker Oliva at 850-717-5110 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask him to:
"Please advance the Heartbeat Bill. This legislation is constitutionally sound and would save millions of babies. Please do not let pro-abortion advocates succeed in killing this bill. Please take a bold stand for the unborn by hearing the Heartbeat Bill!"
PLEASE, be courteous in all communications!
Thank you for your action!
Priscilla Gray | (561) 702-9911
Florida Director, Phyllis Schlafly Constitution Center
Dems Secret Plan To Beat Trump In Florida Backfires, Will Keep Florida In GOP Hands For Generations
Lower voting age to 16? How about raising it to 30?
By World Tribune on March 21, 2019
by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2019
People do not become fully “adult” until they’re in their 30s, according to scientists who study the brain.
“There isn’t a childhood and then an adulthood. People are on a pathway, they’re on a trajectory,” said Peter Jones, a professor at Cambridge University.
“What we’re really saying is that to have a definition of when you move from childhood to adulthood looks increasingly absurd. It’s a much more nuanced transition that takes place over three decades.”
Children legally become adults at age 18 in the United States and can then vote and join the military (without parental consent – 17 with parental consent). The drinking age is 21.
Several Democratic politicians support dropping the voting age to 16. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they are in high school when they are interested in all of this, when they are learning about government, to be able to vote.”
Writing for the Washington Examiner, columnist Madeline Fry noted: “Some students don’t take government classes until their senior year of high school, and we expect them to stop eating tide pods long enough to cast a ballot for president?”
According to the University of Rochester Medial Center, “It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in, at least not yet.
The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so.”
Scientists who study the brain and nervous system say the age at which you become an adult is different for everyone.
“I guess systems like the education system, the health system and the legal system make it convenient for themselves by having definitions,” Jones said.
“I think the system is adapting to what’s hiding in plain sight, that people don’t like (the idea of) a caterpillar turning into a butterfly,” he said.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICYH.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2019
(Rep. Sarbanes, D-MD, and 236 cosponsors)
The Administration opposes House passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019. H.R. 1 proposes an overreach of Federal power that would violate constitutional principles of separation of powers, federalism, and freedom of speech.
H.R. 1 proposes to have the Federal Government micromanage elections that are largely and properly within the purview of the States themselves. For example, H.R. 1 would prohibit commonsense efforts to clean up voting-rolls to limit opportunities for voting fraud. The bill would also require States to adopt online registration, same-day registration, and automatic voter registration, thus imposing a one-size-fits-all standard for weighing the competing values of voter access and voting integrity. Furthermore, H.R. 1 would enhance the powers of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chairman and reduce the number of FEC members from six to five, thus increasing the chances that the FEC becomes a partisan entity with undue power to shape and regulate elections nationwide.
In addition, the legislation further advances political redistricting mandates. Specifically, the legislation would force States to create unelected bodies and then delegate redistricting decisions to them. This would suppress the voices of our Nation’s citizens and cut off a nationwide debate on how best to pursue fair and ethical redistricting processes throughout the country.
H.R. 1 also chills free speech by creating requirements that would limit the ability of Americans to participate in advocacy without undue compliance costs and without fear of public reprisals. The bill would establish costly and unnecessary programs to finance political campaigns, and force American taxpayers to finance Federal candidates they may not support.
Finally, the legislation would implement a number of well-intentioned but misguided ethics reforms for Government officials. Many of these reforms, such as giving the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) the authority to review and approve decisions throughout the Executive Branch and sheltering its director from removal, are inconsistent with the constitutional structure of the executive branch, and would effectively restrict the ability of the executive branch to fully function as well as its ability to hire and retain an experienced and knowledgeable workforce.
If H.R. 1 were presented to the President, his advisors would recommend he veto the bill. ****** *
The United States’ Founders created the ELECTORAL COLLEGE to ensure the STATES were fairly represented.
Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet.
It should finally put an end to the argument against the Electoral College . Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.
There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes
than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of
those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome
of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.)
DO NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!
And...it's been verified and documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation’s problems foment.
National Popular Vote, Fairfield Glade, TN