2020 Legislative Priorities and Bill Tracker

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.

Florida's 2020 legislative session begins January 14, 2020, and ends sixty-days later March 13, 2020. During this legislative session, we will work on a broad range of issues including, but not limited to: criminal justice, free speech, reproductive freedom, immigrants’ rights, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Legislative Priorities 

The ACLU of Florida is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting and strengthening the civil rights and liberties of all Floridians. As a nonprofit membership organization with over 130,000 members and supporters in Florida and more than 1.6 million supporters nationwide, we advance this mission through litigation, advocacy, and education. Visit our webpage to read about our 2020 legislative priorities. 

Take Action

Do you want to help protect civil rights and civil liberties in Florida? Visit our take action on important bills during the legislative session. You can also check out our Legislative Advocacy Toolkit, sign up to receive email updates and action alerts, volunteer with us, and return to this web page regularly to stay up to date on our legislative priorities in 2020.

Bill Tracking

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.

Non-Prison Sanctions

Increasing the prison-sentence threshold from 48 points to 60 points, thus providing that individuals who receive fewer than 60 points may receive a sanction other than prison (e.g., community control, probation, supervision, diversion).

January 21, 2020 Criminal Justice

Non-Prison Sanctions

Increasing the number of sentence points below which the court is prohibited from imposing a state prison sentence for certain offenders and is instead required to impose a nonstate prison sanction.

January 21, 2020 Criminal Justice

Non-Prison Sanctions

Increasing the prison-sentence threshold from 22 to 44 points points for certain offenders, thus providing that individuals who receive fewer than 44 points must receive a sanction other than prison (e.g., community control, probation, supervision, diversion).

January 23, 2020 Criminal Justice

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