April 5, 2007
We have learned that SB 1558 by Senator Jeremy Ring (D-Margate) is back on the Senate Judiciary’s agenda for Tuesday, April 10th at 9:30 am in room 110 Senate Office Building. As you know, SB 1558 undermines and essentially eliminates the 2006 repeal of Joint & Several liability that AIF and Florida’s business community fought so long and hard to achieve. In addition:
The bill was temporarily passed at the committee’s last meeting because Sen. Ring did not have the votes to pass it. Under Senate rules, any bill that is (TP’ed) must be placed on the committee’s next agenda; if it is not taken up the bill is dead.
The business community must be prepared to stop this bill in its tracks. The Senators on this committee need to hear from you about how critical this issue is to your family and business. They need to know that you oppose SB 1558 as well as any other efforts to change Florida’s current legal system. Urge them to fight to maintain the current balanced system and to accept no compromises on this critical issue.