Martin County Democrats envision
...equitable access to a safe environment
...an economy and educational system that work for all
...health care as a right
...diversity as a strength
...and democracy as worth defending
Overview of 2022 Bills
Did you know that more than 3500 bills have been filed for the 2022 Florida legislative session? With those kind of numbers, it's overwheming to keep track of it all. This section of your website is meant to help you with that. We have selectively divided up the bills into two categories of noteworthy bills: General Bills and Environmental Bills. Under each category, we have included the top 30 or so bills that are the most noteworthy (Yes....this is subjective....Email your webmaster at MCDemWeb@gmail.com to give your input on bills that should be listed if you don't see them here.)
General Bills include such topics as Abortion, Equality, Healthcare, Education, Gun Control, Criminal Justice, etc.
Environmental Bills obviously relate to the environment. Some of these deal with Home Rule issues.
Each bill shows the bill sponsor: If the name is in red font, then they're Republican. If blue, then the sponsor is a Democrat.
The bill sponsors are linked to their official website where you can find contact information for calling or writing them. Clicking on the official's name should take you to their page.
Bill titles are linked to the official Florida government site, where you can get more details about the bill and see where the bill sits. (Note: Some bills never go anywhere, some sit in committees and stay there, and some bills move from committees out to the floor for voting.....Before you contact legislators or write LTEs, be sure to check the bill's status.)
Some organizations such as Equality Florida and Friends of the Everglades and 1000 Friends of Florida have issued their approval or disapproval of bills and these have been noted above the bills and are offered as a guide for your own research and decision making.