Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) filed SB 1592 this week. [Read more…] about Senator Rodriguez files legislation to create the working families tax rebate program
Senator José Javier Rodríguez
A resolution proposed by Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) that condemns the oppression of the Nicaraguan people at the hands of dictator Daniel Ortega passed its first committee in the Florida Senate. [Read more…] about Resolution condemning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega passes unanimously in committee
On Tuesday morning, legislators, advocates, experts and working families across the state will hold a press availability to discuss the working family tax credit bill filed recently for this upcoming legislative session, prior to a legislative workshop on the bill SB 254 in the state Capitol. [Read more…] about Legislators, Working Families and Experts to Hold Press Availability Prior to Legislative Workshop on Working Family Tax Fairness Legislation
Equality Florida, Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez (D-Miami), and Rep. Michael Grieco (D-North Bay Village) will host a press conference on Tuesday, November 5, at 12:00 p.m. at Florida Capitol Building, Fourth Floor Rotunda, Senate side, to discuss legislation to enact statewide protections against so-called “conversion therapy” on minors (SB 180/HB 41). [Read more…] about Equality Florida, Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez, and Representative Michael Greico to host Capitol Press Conference on Protecting Minors from Conversion Therapy
Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D- Miami) and Representative Michael Grieco (D-Miami Beach) are pleased to invite constituents from across the great state of Florida to a press conference on HB 41 and SB 180. [Read more…] about Senator José Javier Rodríguez and Representative Michael Grieco to Host Press Conference on Ending Conversion Therapy
Continuing his fight for common sense gun safety reforms, Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami), has filed two gun safety reform proposals ahead of the 2020 session that will greatly enhance public safety in our communities.
If enacted into law, SB 548 would close the online and private sales loopholes by requiring gun purchases go through licensed dealers who would conduct the background check.
Additionally, SB 586 calls for buyers and sellers of firearms to pass a background check by limiting such transactions to concealed carry permit holders.
“We need universal background checks on the sale of firearms,” stated Senator José Javier Rodríguez. “In addition to cosponsoring gun safety reforms proposed by my colleagues, two commonsense bills I have filed would close loopholes in our background checks system and give law enforcement the tools they need to identify someone who fails a background check.”
Senator José Javier Rodríguez is also co-sponsoring these pieces of gun safety legislation:
- SB 134. Preemption of Firearms and Ammunition by Senator Lauren Book
- SB 266, Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms, introduced by Senator Gary Farmer
- SB 270, Sale and Delivery of Firearms, introduced by Senator Gary Farmer
- SB 310, Three-Dimensional Printed Firearms, introduced by Senator Linda Stewart
- SB 398, Concealed Weapons and Firearms, introduced by Senator Lori Berman
- SB 428, Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms, introduced by Senator Oscar Braynon
Ahead of the 2020 Legislative Session, Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) has filed an early suite of bills aimed at Florida’s response to climate change. [Read more…] about Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez Files Series of Climate Change Bills
In a party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee today passed SPB 7096, legislation aimed at obstructing the ability of Floridians to propose amendments to Florida’s Constitution. [Read more…] about Senator José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) opposes bill aiming to silence the voices of Floridians at the ballot box
The State Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources this afternoon unanimously passed SB 78. [Read more…] about Senator José Javier Rodríguez’s SB 78 on Sea Level Rise Mitigation Passes Unanimously Through First Committee
Emphasizing renters rights and need for affordable housing, lawmakers
and community organizations across Florida unite behind renters
rights legislation never seen before in the Florida Legislature
Joining forces with community organizations across the state, lawmakers have introduced a comprehensive renters rights legislation to address Florida’s acute affordable housing crisis and the exploitation of vulnerable renters. [Read more…] about Senator José Javier Rodríguez & Rep. Carlos G. Smith File Groundbreaking Renters Rights Legislation