Make Sure Ride-sharing Services have a Place in Florida
HB 221 would prevent local governments from regulating "transportation network companies" such as Uber and Lyft and would adopt a uniform, common sense law focused on safety and access to the new technology.
It makes no sense that 67 counties and 410 municipalities would create their own set of regulations, which would make it impossible for ride-share drivers to comply as they serve neighboring cities and counties.
This legislation establishes common-sense guidelines throughout the state, and allows people in Florida to continue benefiting from ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft and allow affordable, reliable rides.
Common-Sense Protection for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders
HB 779 Would protect concealed weapons permit-holders from arrest or criminal charges if they “temporarily and openly display” their gun.
If HB 779 passes, law enforcement cannot penalize a concealed weapon permit holder for temporarily displaying a weapon, such as a wind blowing a jacket open, or a situation where the pistol grip was unintentionally exposed.
HB 221 and HB 779 will have their second reading on the House Floor this Tuesday April 4th, 2017 and could receive an up or down vote by the full House this week.
Call and e-mail your district Representative and tell them to support the following two bills on the House floor this week:
HB 221 Make Sure Ride-sharing Services have a Place in Florida
HB 779 Common-sense protection for concealed weapon permit holders.