HB 1209: Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases
GENERAL BILL by Metz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Adkins ; Ahern ; Albritton ; Baxley ; Boyd ; Broxson ; Caldwell ; Campbell ; Corcoran ; Costello ; Drake ; Ford ; Gaetz ; Grant ; Hager ; Harrell ; Harrison ; Horner ; Ingram ; Kreegel ; McBurney ; Pilon ; Porter ; Sands ; Smith ; Stargel ; Steube ; Tobia ; Van Zant ; Weinstein ; Williams, T.
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; 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 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; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
- Judiciary (JU)
- Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations (BJA)
- Budget (BC)
• Introduced -HJ 118
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 213
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
• Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 321
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 321
• On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/22/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
• Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 1 -HJ 814
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 814
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/29/12
• Read 2nd time -HJ 959
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 978
• Passed; YEAS 92 NAYS 24 -HJ 978
• In Messages
• Received -SJ 828
• Referred to Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 828
• Died in Judiciary
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