This week, I announced the appointments of Charlotte Danciu and Yvonne Fry to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women for terms beginning today and ending Dec. 31, 2015. I also reappointed Nancy Peek McGowan and Anne Voss. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women was statutorily created in 1991 and consists of 22 appointed members. The Commission's mandate is to study and make recommendations to the Governor, Cabinet and Legislature on issues affecting women and is administratively housed in the Attorney General’s Office.
Each of these women is an asset to her community and to Florida. It is an honor to appoint these extraordinary women to the Commission.
Follow this link to read more about these exceptional women: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/3F27CA8338CD6B6B852579AE0079B366
Federal Court Invalidates Environmental Protection Agency’s Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rules for Florida’s Streams
Attorney General Bondi has prevailed on a key issue in her challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s numeric nutrient criteria rules for the State of Florida. Judge Robert Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order invalidating the EPA’s stream criteria. This is a major victory for the state because the bulk of the compliance costs associated with EPAs numeric nutrient criteria would have stemmed from the stream rule. Click here to read more.
Attorney General Pam Bondi Praises the House of Representatives for the Unanimous Passage of the Bill to Ban Synthetic Drugs
Attorney General Pam Bondi praised the House of Representatives for their unanimous passage of House Bill 1175, sponsored by Representative Ingram, which will ban new forms of synthetic drugs, such as "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana. Click here to read more.
Timeshare Resale Fraud Bill Passes Unanimously in the House of Representatives
Attorney General Bondi released the following statement on the unanimous passage of House Bill 1001, the Timeshare Resale Fraud Bill, in the House of Representatives. The bill is sponsored by Representative Eric Eisnaugle. The Senate’s version of the bill, Senate Bill 1408, is sponsored by Senator Majority Leader Andy Gardiner. Click here to read more.
Attorney General Bondi Applauds the House of Representatives on the Passage of the Human Trafficking Prevention Bill
Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of the Human Trafficking Prevention Bill, House Bill 7049. The Senate companion bill, SB 1880, is sponsored by Senator Anitere Flores. Click here to read more.
Attorney General Pam Bondi Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Alleging Health and Human Services Mandate Violates Religious Liberty
Attorney General Bondi joined six other attorneys general to defend Americans’ religious freedom in a lawsuit filed against a federal government mandate that requires religious employers to offer health insurance coverage that includes contraceptives, abortifacients, sterilization, and related services, in contravention of their religious beliefs. The suit alleges a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution and of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Click here to read more.
On Monday, Attorney General Bondi spoke to members of the Capital Conservatives and discussed her top priorities this legislative session.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Bondi participated in the Lauren’s Kids Walk to raise awareness about sexual abuse. Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, has done incredible work across the state and brings hope to children who are victims of sexual abuse.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Bondi enjoyed speaking to this week’s Senate Pages. She always enjoys speaking to them about their interests in state government and politics.
A Kid’s Place
On Friday, Attorney General Bondi had the pleasure of visiting A Kid’s Place in Brandon. A Kid’s Place is an outstanding organization that provides a temporary home to children who have been neglected or abused.