If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system. The vote in the Florida House of Representatives could happen any day. Please send your email to representatives.
Rep. Larry Metz
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The Honorable Representative Larry Metz has championed HB 1209 titled Application of Foreign Laws in Certain Cases through all of the Florida House of Representative committees. If enacted, HB 1209 would prohibit certain provisions of foreign laws including Sharia law from being considered by Florida courts if they do not afford the same liberties, rights and privileges guaranteed by the Florida and US Constitution.
Thanks to Representative Metz’s outstanding leadership and determination HB 1209 was approved by the following committees with the respective votes:
The Florida House Judiciary Committee passed HB 1209 on the morning of February 22, 2012 with a bi-partisan vote of 14-1.
Y Campbell – Hager Y McBurney Y Porth Y Soto Y Eisnaugle Y Harrell Y Metz
N Schwartz Y Steinberg – Gaetz – Harrison Y Passidomo Y Snyder Y Weinstein
Y Goodson Y Julien Y Pilon
Click here for the official Florida House Judiciary Committee vote record.
The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee passed HB 1209 on the morning of January 31, 2012 with a bi-partisan vote of 13-0.
Y Abruzzo Y Gaetz Y Kiar Y Passidomo – Stargel Y Bernard Y Hager Y Metz Y Plakon
Y Steinberg Y Eisnaugle – Harrison Y Oliva Y Soto Y Weinstein
Click here for the official Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee vote record.
There are numerous provisions of Sharia law which are inconsistent with Florida statutes. Sharia law authorizes polygamy, pedophilia and perpetuates violence towards women and death for dishonoring the faith. HB 1209 and companion bill SB 1360 are significant legislative starts in the right direction to protect Americans from the intrusion of some provisions of Sharia law which are inconsistent with American laws.
Section 3 of HB 1209 and SB 1360 Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases states “Any court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency ruling or decision violates the public policy of this state and is void and unenforceable if the court, arbitration, tribunal, or administrative agency bases its ruling or decision in the matter at issue in whole or in part on any foreign law, legal code, or system that does not grant the parties affected by the ruling or decision the same fundamental liberties, rights, and privileges guaranteed by the State Constitution or the United States Constitution.” Click here to read the full bill.
CAIR (Council on Islamic Relations) Florida is lobbying heavily against this legislation. Click http://www.facebook.com/CAIRFlorida to see CAIR Florida Facebook action against this Florida Legislation summarized as “Check out my latest campaign by Constant Contact. CAIR Tampa urges community members to oppose Senate Bill 1360 and House Bill 1209:”
If Florida courts accept provisions of Islamic Sharia law or other foreign laws and legal codes which are inconsistent with American laws it will undermine public policies enacted by our representative form of government and change our value system.
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