IMPORTANT
ACTION ALERT

NO on SB64

There is a new dangerous threat to vaccine exemptions in Florida.

SB 64 was filed by Senator Lauren Book
on 8/2/2019.

SB 64 would eliminate the religious exemption to vaccines required for public and private school children.  It would also add a new section of law requiring the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine to jointly create a medical exemption review panel that shall review all medical exemptions. If passed, the new law would become effective on July 1, 2020. 


We have seen what happens to families in California and New York where religious exemptions have been removed and medical exemptions are reviewed and restricted. SB 64 is a dangerous bill that needs to be stopped early so Florida doesn’t become like California or New York.


The 2020 legislative session in Florida convenes on 1/14/2020, however bills are filed in advance (session dates). It is very important that families who support the religious and medical exemptions get out ahead of Senator Book’s effort and talk to their legislators and like-minded families to get involved now!  


Those who are currently in office during this interim period will be the same legislators who will vote on this bill this spring as statewide legislative offices are not on the ballot this fall. 

2020 SESSION DATES
August 1, 2019 Deadline for filing claim bills (Rule 4.81(2)) 

November 22, 2019 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including requests for companion bills 

January 10, 2020 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills 

January 14, 2020 Regular Session convenes (Article III, section 3(b), Constitution) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Rule 3.7(1)) 

February 29, 2020 All bills are immediately certified (Rule 6.8) Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Rule 6.4(4)) 

March 3, 2020 50th day—last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Rule 2.9(2)) 

March 13, 2020 60th day—last day of Regular Session (Article III, section 3(d), Constitution)

OPPOSE FL SB 64 
GET INVOLVED TODAY !  

1. Join the LPHC Political Action Krewe at  band.us/@libertyactivists
We review and make updates often. Bills can change many times over the legislative process and your timely visits, calls, and emails directed at the correct legislators are critical to this process. Even though the Florida legislature is not currently in session, you can see how this is important because bills are already being filed. 
Upcoming Planning Meetings:
Friday, Aug   23rd    6:30 - 8:00 pm   Garibaldi's 1235 E. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, 33610
Friday, Sep   20th    6:30 - 8:00 pm   Garibaldi's 1235 E. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, 33610
Friday, Oct   18th     6:30 - 8:00 pm   Garibaldi's 1235 E. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, 33610

2. Stay Connected with all of the Hillsborough Libertarians at  band.us/@lphillsborough
4.  Contact the sponsor Senator Lauren Book and respectfully ask her to withdraw SB 64.
Be polite and explain how important religious and unrestricted medical exemptions to vaccination are for you and your family. Share your vaccine reaction, denial of medical care, and harassment or discrimination stories. 
Contact information for Senator Book is posted at http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/S32.

5. CONTACT YOUR Florida Legislator to respectfully ask them to oppose SB 64 (The Vaccine Exemption Removal and Restriction Bill) in the 2020 legislative session.   

  • As soon as possible, schedule an in-person meeting with your state senator and representative to express to them how important it is to your family to have religious and unrestricted medical exemptions available. Share your vaccine reaction, denial of medical care, and harassment or discrimination stories. 
  • Email your state senator and representative also using their preferred method of contact Attend events where your legislators may be speaking or presenting and express your concerns there as well.  
  • Follow your legislators on social media so you can know when and where they will be attending and speaking during the interim so that you can attend and have opportunities to provide more information and ask questions.
  • NOTE:  Your Legislative's contact information is available in the table below.
    Click on your Senators NAME in the table below for a LINK to send them an email message

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE With Your Legislator

As a Floridian, one of your greatest responsibilities is to help elect the legislators who represent you and the state's more than 14 million other residents. But your role in the democratic process of government does not end at the polls. By sharing your opinions and ideas with your Representatives and Senators in Tallahassee, you help them decide what to do about the issues and pending legislation that affect us all. They value your suggestions and encourage you to express them.

Your legislators receive a huge amount of phone calls and mail from their constituents. Unfortunately, their full agendas limit their ability to personally respond to them all. How, then, can you be sure your voice is heard? CLICK HERE for some tips to help you get the most impact out of your communications with your legislators in Tallahassee.

What District am I in?     It will be printed on your voter registration card or you can look it up at www.VoteHillsborough.com.    Here is a general map of the 4 Senate Districts that are in our county.

Senate
District
 Florida
Senator
District
Office
Legislative
Assistant(s) 
 Tallahassee
Office
18
210A S. MacDill Ave
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 348-1017
District Asst:
Jena Kingery

218 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1100

(850) 487-5018
19
535 Central Avenue
Suite 302
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 822-6828
District Asst:
Jason Holloway,
Elise Minkoff,
Tennille Moore
  

212 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1100

(850) 487-5019
20
915 Oakfield Drive
Suite D
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 653-7061
District Asst:
Natalie Brown
Melonie Hoyt 

Tallahassee Asst:
Shruti Graf
418 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5020
21
  Bill Gavano
(President)
1023 Manatee Avenue West
Suite 201
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 741-3401
District Asst:
Macey Moon 
Amanda Romant 

Tallahassee Asst:
Carlecia Collins

305 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1100

(850) 487-5021

IMPORTANT LINKS

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/64/BillText/Filed/PDF - text of SB 64 as introduced. 

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/64 - text, status and history for SB 64