2018 Florida Legislative Session

The 2018 Legislative Session officially began on January 9, 2018, and ended on March 11, 2018. 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU of Florida), with more than 100,000 members and supporters throughout the state, is committed to protecting and defending individual civil liberties and upholding the protections guaranteed by the United States and Florida Constitutions. To advance these goals, we will advocate for the priority issues detailed below before the state legislature and provide information and resources to state legislators and committee staff.  Equally as important, we will work to defeat legislation that seeks to erode our civil liberties and constitutional rights.

In addition to our legislative policy objectives, our Policy and Advocacy Department work will to expand our grassroots and grasstops advocacy network, and advance several advocacy capacity goals including growing the number of ACLU supporters, activists, volunteers, and leaders; strengthening relationships with elected officials; and increasing the media coverage of key topics, particularly criminal justice reform.  

Check this page often for updates on bills that we are monitoring this session. 

2018 Legislative Session Priority Areas

The 2018 Florida legislative session starts on Jan. 9 and ends on Mar. 9. We are asking you to stand with us and speak out to make the Florida we believe in a reality.

January 3, 2018

2018 Legislative Session Priority Bills

During the 2018 legislative session, the ACLU of Florida will proactively attempt to pass bills that align with our priorities, and defend against bills that threaten our civil rights and liberties.

January 3, 2018

House Bill 9: Federal Immigration Enforcement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida opposes HB 9, entitled the “Rule of Law Adherence Act,” because it raises several constitutional concerns and tramples on the civil rights and liberties of actual or perceived immigrants.
January 3, 2018 Immigrants' Rights