Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 58
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 5/F/2R          .                                
             05/02/2013 04:26 PM       .                                

       Senator Soto moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 125 - 141
    4  and insert:
    5         (7) If there is a question during any proceeding in a
    6  court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency of
    7  whether a foreign law is the same as a law of this state, the
    8  claimant shall provide an expert witness knowledgeable of the
    9  foreign law, legal code, or system for examination by the
   10  presiding officer of the court, arbitration, tribunal, or
   11  administrative agency proceeding.
   12         (8) This section may not be construed to:
   13         (a) Require or authorize any court to adjudicate, or
   14  prohibit any religious organization from adjudicating,
   15  ecclesiastical matters, including, but not limited to, the
   16  election, appointment, calling, discipline, dismissal, removal,
   17  or excommunication of a member, officer, official, priest, nun,
   18  monk, pastor, rabbi, imam, or member of the clergy of the
   19  religious organization, or determination or interpretation of
   20  the doctrine of the religious organization, if such adjudication
   21  or prohibition would violate s. 3, Art. I of the State
   22  Constitution, or the First Amendment to the United States
   23  Constitution; or
   24         (b) Conflict with any federal treaty or other international
   25  agreement to which the United States is a party to the extent
   26  that such federal treaty or international agreement preempts or
   27  is superior to state law on the matter at issue.
   28         (9) If any provision of this section or its application to
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   31         And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete line 31
   33  and insert:
   34         circumstances; requiring a claimant to provide an
   35         expert witness to determine if a foreign law is the
   36         same as Florida law; providing that the act may not be