Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130534
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File Number: 130534 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-260-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: URGING FL LEGISLATURE SB390 SOLICITATIONS FOR VETERANS Introduced: 3/20/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/2/2013
Agenda Date: 4/2/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT SB 390, HB 1077, OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION PROHIBITING OR MAKING IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO MAKE MISREPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING SOLICITATIONS FOR VETERANS
Indexes: URGING
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 4/2/2013 11A13 Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Cuevas introduced the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 3/20/2013 Assigned Annery Pulgar Alfonso 3/21/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT SB 390, HB 1077, OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION PROHIBITING OR MAKING IT A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO MAKE MISREPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING SOLICITATIONS FOR VETERANS

BODY
WHEREAS, companion Senate and House bills have been filed for consideration during the 2013 session of the Florida Legislature, SB 390 by Senator Charles S. ''Charlie'' Dean, Sr. (R-Inverness), and HB 1077 by Representative W. Gregory ''Greg'' Steube (R-Sarasota), that make it unlawful to make misrepresentations concerning solicitations for veterans; and
WHEREAS, SB 390, HB 1077 prohibit business entities from holding themselves out as a veterans’ organization, if in fact, the business entity does not operate primarily for the financial benefit and moral support of veterans and their families; and
WHEREAS, these bills provide that any veterans’ organization, whose membership is limited to veterans and their families, that has reason to believe that a business entity is fraudulently holding itself out as a veterans’ organization may bring a civil action for an injunction prohibiting the offending business from continuing its business practices while holding itself out as a veterans’ organization; and
WHEREAS, these bills further provide that a business entity that knowingly and intentionally represents itself as a veterans’ organization, but that does not in fact operate primarily for the financial benefit and moral support of veterans or their families, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree; and
WHEREAS, these bills makes it unlawful for a person to misrepresent himself or herself as a member or veteran of the United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, or National Guard while soliciting for charitable contributions or for the purpose of material gain; and
WHEREAS, these bills also makes it unlawful for a person to wear the uniform of, or any medal or insignia authorized for use by, members or veterans of the United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, or the National Guard, which he or she is not authorized to wear, while soliciting for charitable contributions or for the purpose of material gain; and
WHEREAS, these bills do not prohibit persons in the theatrical profession from wearing such uniforms, medals, or insignia while actually engaged in such profession; and
WHEREAS, the enactment of SB 390, HB 1077 will protect our community from individuals or entities that make misrepresentations concerning solicitations for veterans; and
WHEREAS, this Board believes that it is important to protect the residents of Miami-Dade County, particularly the veterans and families that are the intended beneficiaries of charitable donations, from individuals or entities that make misrepresentations so as to fraudulently solicit contributions intended for veterans and their families; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to express its support for SB 390, HB 1077, or similar legislation prohibiting or making it a criminal offense to make misrepresentations concerning solicitations for veterans,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to enact SB 390, HB 1077, or similar legislation prohibiting or making it a criminal offense to make misrepresentations concerning solicitations for veterans.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, Senator Charles S. ''Charlie'' Dean, Sr., Representative W. Gregory ''Greg'' Steube, and the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Authorizes and directs the County’s state lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to amend the 2013 State Legislative Package to include this item.




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