Florida

(July 2, 2018) – Yesterday, laws went into effect in Florida and Iowa that will help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Florida state Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) sponsored House Bill 37 (H37) and the Iowa House of Delegates Human Resources Committee sponsored House Bill 2356 (HF2356). These new laws specify that direct primary care agreements (sometimes…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 27, 2018) – Last Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) sponsored House Bill 37 (H37). The new law specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – Yesterday, the Florida Senate gave final approval of a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (H37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Mar. 7, 2018) – Today, the Florida Senate approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg)…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 1, 2018) – On Tuesday, a third and final Florida Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) prefiled Senate Bill 80 (SB80) on Aug. 9. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2018) – Last Thursday, a third Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Jeff…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Yesterday, a  second Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Jeff Brandes…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Yesterday, a Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St.…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Yesterday, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (HB37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Florida House would decriminalize marijuana possession. Passage into law would take a step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Introduced by Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando), House Bill 1203 (H1203) would make possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan 4, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Florida Senate would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) introduced…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Yesterday, a Florida House committee unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (HB37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Oct 11, 2017) – Yesterday, a Florida Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) prefiled Senate Bill 80 (SB80) on Aug. 9. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug. 16, 2017) – A bill prefiled for the 2018 Florida legislative session would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) prefiled Senate Bill 80 (SB80) on Aug. 9. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 30, 2017) – Today, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. A coalition of Republican representatives sponsored House Bill 161 (HB161). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A Florida bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes unanimously passed its first House committee last week. A coalition of Republican representatives sponsor House Bill 161 (H161). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance,…

newell-fga_orig   A special interest lobby group and foundation out of Florida just announced that Tom Newell joined their lobbying team. He will travel and correspond with politicians in many states.   Just 2 weeks ago, Rep. Tom Newell abruptly resigned his new term in the Oklahoma Legislature. He had just been sworn in less than 2 weeks earlier. Now the state will have to spend unbudgeted money to run a whole new series of […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2016) – Voters in Florida have approved a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana, taking a big step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in effect. With passage of Amendment 2, qualifying patients in Florida will be able to access marijuana for medical use. With 7.5 millions votes counted, of the…