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CS/HB 351: Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Ahern ; Albritton ; Baxley ; Boyd ; Brodeur ; Broxson ; Caldwell ; Davis ; Eagle ; Gaetz ; Hager ; Moraitis ; Nunez ; Pigman ; Pilon ; Raburn ; Spano ; Steube ; Van Zant

Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases; 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 in certain proceedings or actions brought after act becomes law; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in actions or 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 decisions 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.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died on Calendar
Location: On 2nd Reading Calendar
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/21/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 7
1/31/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/07/13, 8:00 am, 404 HOB -HJ 47
2/7/2013 House • Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 153
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 153
2/14/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/21/13, 12:00 pm, 404 HOB
2/21/2013 House • CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 2 -HJ 157
2/27/2013 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
3/1/2013 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 152
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 47
• CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 147
4/15/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/17/13
4/17/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 624
• Amendment(s) adopted (883569) -HJ 624
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/18/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 669
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 79 NAYS 39 -HJ 669
4/23/2013 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 587
4/24/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 587
5/2/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 58
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
5/3/2013 Senate • Died on Calendar