We are down to the wire, folks. Senate Bill 1576 suddenly appeared on the Senate Appropriations Committee agenda for Tuesday, April 22. Once again, your message needs to be heard. Fire up your computers first thing Monday morning and ask in a firm voice that each Senator on this important committee vote no when the bill comes up for a vote on Tuesday. E-mail addresses and a sample message are provided.
In the subject line of your e-mail, please type in “Vote no on SB 1576.” Please type the name of each Senator. You may copy and paste the following message into your e-mail, or write one of your own.
Dear Senator ……
I urge you to vote NO when Senate Bill 1576 comes up for a vote in the Appropriations Committee. The bill is full of mandates that are unnecessary and will increase the cost of government and the power of bureaucracies, but do little or nothing to improve our water quality or protect our springs. Springs protection is already being handled by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. We do not need this bill or its enormous costs.
(type in your name)
APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Chair: Senator Joe Negron (R)
Vice Chair: Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)
- Senator Aaron Bean (R)
- Senator Rob Bradley (R)
- Senator Bill Galvano (R)
- Senator Andy Gardiner (R)
- Senator Denise Grimsley (R)
- Senator Alan Hays (R)
- Senator Dorothy L. Hukill (R)
- Senator Arthenia L. Joyner (D)
- Senator Jack Latvala (R)
- Senator Tom Lee (R)
- Senator Gwen Margolis (D)
- Senator Bill Montford (D)
- Senator Garrett Richter (R)
- Senator Jeremy Ring (D)
- Senator Christopher L. Smith (D)
- Senator Eleanor Sobel (D)
- Senator John Thrasher (R)
PLEASE SEND ONE MORE IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE HONORABLE WILL WEATHERFORD. Will.Weatherford@myfloridahouse.gov The message is:
DEAR SPEAKER WEATHERFORD,
PLEASE STAND FIRM AND DO NOT ALLOW SENATE BILL 1576 TO PASS.