The Florida legislature has started committee meetings in preparation for January's session. FACDL Legislative Committee Chair, Luke Newman, and FACDL Lobbyist Jorge Chamizo, were all set to testify at a Senate committee hearing regarding the "Miranda for Searches" bill (SB 262.) The hearing was postponed, but FACDL will continue to monitor this bill.
A proposed Florida Constitution amendment regarding victim rights appears to counter the US Constitution and established USSC opinions regarding protections for criminal defendants. FACDL encourages all members to review this proposed amendment and become active in this important process.