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HB 1209 (2012) -  Application of Foreign Law in Certain Cases

by Metz (CO-SPONSORS) Adkins; Ahern; Albritton; Baxley; Boyd; Broxson; Caldwell; Campbell; Corcoran; Costello; Drake; Ford; Gaetz; Grant, J.; Hager; Harrell; Harrison; Horner; Ingram; Kreegel; McBurney; Pilon; Porter; Sands; Smith; Stargel; Steube; Tobia; Van Zant; Weinstein; Williams, T.
Clarifies that public policies expressed in act apply to violations of natural person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; provides that act does not apply to corporation, partnership, or other form of business association, except when necessary to provide effective relief in proceedings under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S.; specifies public policy of this state in applying choice of foreign law, legal code, or system in proceedings brought under or relating to chs. 61 & 88, F.S., which relate to dissolution of marriage, support, time-sharing, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act, & Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; declares that certain decisions under such laws, codes, or systems & certain choice of venue or forum provisions in contract are void; provides for construction of waiver by natural person of person's fundamental liberties, rights, & privileges guaranteed by State Constitution or U.S. Constitution; declares that claims of forum non conveniens or related claims must be denied; limits construction of provisions in certain circumstances.
Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Event: 03/09/12 S Died in Judiciary on Friday, March 9, 2012 11:59 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

House Referrals

Senate Referrals

  • Judiciary
  • Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations
  • Budget

Related Bills

Bill Text

Staff Analysis

Chamber Committee
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 2/22/2012 6:57:31 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Judiciary Committee 2/21/2012 9:49:42 AM
Chamber: House Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee 1/31/2012 1:58:22 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee 1/30/2012 8:46:26 AM

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 03/01/2012 01:34 PM   Yeas: 92 Nays: 24 Action: Passage Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 1016] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Judiciary Time: 03/09/2012 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations; Budget -SJ 828 Time: 03/05/2012 - 7:12 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Received -SJ 828 Time: 03/05/2012 - 7:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S In Messages Time: 03/01/2012 - 4:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 03/01/2012 - 4:07 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Passed; YEAS 92, NAYS 24 Time: 03/01/2012 - 1:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Passage on third reading Time: 03/01/2012 - 1:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 03/01/2012 - 1:17 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Added to Third Reading Calendar Time: 02/29/2012 - 11:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Placed on 3rd reading Time: 02/29/2012 - 8:55 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 02/29/2012 - 8:42 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/29/2012) Time: 02/27/2012 - 5:41 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 02/22/2012 - 6:58 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Bill released to House Calendar Time: 02/22/2012 - 6:58 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Judiciary Committee Time: 02/22/2012 - 6:58 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Judiciary Committee Time: 02/22/2012 - 12:00 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Added to Judiciary Committee agenda Time: 02/20/2012 - 4:19 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Now in Judiciary Committee Time: 01/31/2012 - 1:58 PM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/31/2012 - 1:58 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable by Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/31/2012 - 11:30 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Civil Justice Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/27/2012 - 4:19 PM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/12/2012 - 11:18 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Judiciary Committee Time: 01/12/2012 - 11:18 AM Member: Committee: Judiciary Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee Time: 01/12/2012 - 11:18 AM Member: Committee: Civil Justice Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/10/2012 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 01/04/2012 - 11:49 AM Member: Metz Committee: Version: __

Statutes Referenced by this Bill

Statute Other Bill Citations
45.022 SB 1360