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• Withdrawn from Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules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