Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 58
                                Barcode 490482                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             05/02/2013 04:29 PM       .                                

       Senator Clemens moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 79 - 87
    4  and insert:
    5         (4)(a) Any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative
    6  agency ruling or decision violates the public policy of this
    7  state and is void and unenforceable if the court, arbitrator,
    8  tribunal, or administrative agency bases its ruling or decision
    9  in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any foreign law,
   10  legal code, or system that does not grant the parties affected
   11  by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties,
   12  rights, and privileges guaranteed by the State Constitution or
   13  the United States Constitution.
   14         (b) If a judge bases a decision or ruling in a matter at
   15  issue before the court on any foreign law, legal code, or
   16  system, the judge shall report such decision or ruling and the
   17  basis therefor to The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar may require
   18  such judge to complete 3 additional hours of continuing legal
   19  education credits in any continuing education reporting cycle.
   21  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   22         And the title is amended as follows:
   23         Delete line 23
   24  and insert:
   25         under such laws, codes, or systems are void; requiring
   26         a judge who renders a decision based on foreign law to
   27         make a report to The Florida Bar; authorizing The
   28         Florida Bar to require such judge to complete
   29         continuing education hours; declaring