The ACLU of Florida supports Senate Bill 400: Providing Judicial Discretion to Depart from Lengthy Mandatory Minimum Sentences.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy 501(c)(4) organization and freedom's watchdog in the Sunshine State.
The 2019 Legislative Session officially began on March 5, 2019, and ends sixty-days later on May 3, 2019.
During this Legislative Session we will be working on a broad range of issues including, but not limited to: criminal justice, free speech, reproductive freedom, immigrants’ rights, and LGBTQ rights.
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We are monitoring hundreds of bills that span the breadth of the ACLU’s policy concerns. Below is a representative sample of several of the bills that have been filed that we will be actively working on throughout this legislative session. The list includes bills that we will proactively attempt to pass and those that we will actively defend against. This list is not all-inclusive, and instead is a representative sample of bills that either pose significant threats to civil rights and civil liberties, or that create opportunities to advance constitutional and civil rights.