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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 07, 2019 ( 21 items )  

13th Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission Announces an Additional Court Judicial Vacancy
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- The Florida Judicial Nomination Commission issued the following news release: The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a second vacancy on the Circuit Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the resignation of the Hon. Thomas P. Barber due to his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Commission is now accepting applications to fill this v  more

9th Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission Notice of Circuit Court Judicial Vacancy - Orange and Osceola Counties
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 2 -- The Florida Judicial Nomination Commission issued the following news release: Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for the vacancy created by House Bill 5011, which provided the Ninth Circuit an additional circuit court seat. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida  more

ACLU and Disability Independence Group Sue Florida Department of Corrections for Placing an Epileptic Person in Isolation Because of His Disability
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 3 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida issued the following news release: * * * - Lawsuit states the incident violated numerous federal laws and state statutes that protect the disabled from discrimination * * * The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and Disability Independence Group (DIG) filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) after an epileptic prisoner was beaten and put in isolation for seven months for an  more

Advancement Project: Civil Rights Organization Vows to Continue Fight to Ensure All Eligible Floridians Can Register and Vote
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Advancement Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develops and inspires community-based solutions based on the high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns, issued the following news: * * * - Advancement Project National Office Condemns New Law Making it Harder for Floridians with Prior Felony Convictions to Register and Vote * * * Friday evening, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law new legislation subverting the will of 5 million Floridians who  more

Amateur Athletic Union President/CEO Elected to Prestigious International School Sport Federation Board
ORLANDO, Florida, July 2 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: The International School Sport Federation (ISF) elected Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) President/CEO Dr. Roger J. Goudy as its new Continental President of America during its General Assembly June 28-July1, 2019 in Agadir, Morocco. The ISF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to organize world school championships for ages 13-18 years old. The organization's mission is to promote among young p  more

American Academy of PAs Welcomes 2019-20 Board of Directors
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 3 -- The American Academy of Physician Assistants issued the following news release: The 2019-2020 American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Board of Directors began its leadership year on July 1. President and Chair of AAPA's Board of Directors David E. Mittman, PA, DFAAPA of Boynton Beach, Florida, will lead the organization. Mittman has served in numerous PA leadership roles over the last 30 years, including serving on the AAPA Board of Directors; the AAPA House of Delegates  more

Consumer Technology Association Issues Statement on Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act
ARLINGTON, Virginia, July 1 -- The Consumer Technology Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding introduction of the Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authority Act by Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Florida: "Hundreds of American businesses recently came to Washington to testify against tariffs. That's because U.S. businesses and consumers - not China - are paying these tariffs. We agree that China's unfair trade practices must be stopped, but tariffs are not  more

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $40 Million Available Through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 1 -- Enterprise Florida issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. $40 million is available to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that support growth and employment in Florida. "We know the importance infrastructure projects and workforce tra  more

Journal of Nursing Scholarship Issues 13 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 4 -- The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, a journal that says it focuses on health of people from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Challenges to Studying Illicit Drug Users * Developing a Universal Nursing Competencies Framework for Registered Nurses: A Mixed-Methods Approach * Does Gender Matter in Septic Patient Outcomes? * HIV Testing Among Heterosexual   more

LatinoJustice PRLDEF Issues Statement on Florida Law Impeding Rights Restoration for Returning Citizens
ORLANDO, Florida, July 2 -- LatinoJustice PRLDEF issued the following statement by Senior Counsel Esperanza Segarra: This weekend, Governor DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 7066 which was passed by the Florida Legislature to override the will of the people and impose a fines and fees requirement to block people from having their right to vote restored. "In November 2018 over 64% of Florida citizens voted in favor of Amendment 4 and the restoration of voting rights for returning citizens wh  more

Leone Joins Southwest Florida Community Foundation
FORT MYERS, Florida, July 1 -- Southwest Florida Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently welcomed Katie Leone as Impact and Sustainability Manager. In her new position, Leone will work on the Social Innovation & Sustainability (SIS) Team where she will support the development, execution, measurement and reporting of sustainability initiatives including sustainability initiatives for the FutureMakers Coalition. Her work will c  more

National Council for Behavioral Health Announces New Board Members and Officers
WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The National Council for Behavioral Health issued the following news release: The National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board election. The National Council welcomes the newly elected directors: * Heather Jefferis, Oregon Council for Behavioral Health: Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) * Doyle Forrestal, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council: Chair of the Association Executives Committee The following directors were re-electe  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Study - Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Among Pancreatitis Patients
MIAMI, Florida, July 3 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Acute pancreatitis (AP) patients with a history of cannabis use have lower hospitalization costs and possess lower rates of in-patient mortality than do those without exposure to the substance, according to data published in the journal Pancreas. Researchers with the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine assessed the impact of cannabis exposure on AP-relat  more

Preview: 2019 Amateur Athletic Union Karate National Championships
ORLANDO, Florida, July 1 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: The 2019 AAU Karate National Championships takes place July 2 through July 6. The event will showcase some of the top athletes from around the world, some as young as five years old, this is shaping up to be a highly competitive event. During the event, there will be athlete clinics taught by highly trained and decorated Senseis, with one hailing all the way from Japan. If you would like to attend, the clinics st  more

Preview: Amateur Athletic Union Inline Hockey Junior Olympics
ORLANDO, Florida, July 3 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: AAU Inline Hockey is set to host over 1,500 athletes this week in their final event of the year, the AAU Inline Hockey Junior Olympics. Approximately, 110 teams have registered to make the trip out to Kapolei, Hawaii to compete for the title of champion. WIth a record setting team participation from Hawaii, there is compeition is bound to be heart pounding for the home front. The games are slated to start in a r  more

Preview:2019 National Amateur Athletic Union Taekwondo Championship
ORLANDO, Florida, July 1 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: The 2019 National AAU Youth & Adult Taekwondo Championship takes place June 30 through July 6. With over 2000 of the top athletes from around the world, some as young as five years old, this is shaping up to be a highly competitive event. During the course of the event, spectators will witness Olympic style sparring, traditional & weapons forms, as well as competitive board breaking. The event will be held at t  more

Recap: 2019 Amateur Athletic Union Baseball Grand Nationals
ORLANDO, Florida, July 1 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: AAU Baseball successfully tipped its cap to the 2019 AAU Grand Nationals, which ran June 21-28 at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. The tournament hosted 63 teams, roughly 1,000, athletes in six different age divisions. The young athletes, representing 11 different states and Puerto Rico, took to 15 different fields at the Sports Complex, including the Champion Stadium, the former home of the Atlanta  more

Recap: 46th Amateur Athletic Union Junior National Volleyball Championships
ORLANDO, Florida, July 2 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: The 2018-2019 AAU Volleyball season wrapped up with its pinnacle event, the 46th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships. The 12-day event began with a star studded Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, June 15 and ended with a battle for the World Championship title on Friday, June 28. Games took place on 184 courts across the North and South Halls of the award-winning Orange County Convention Center, as well as   more

Sensor Application Company MoistTech Joins Renewable Fuels Association
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Renewable Fuels Association issued the following news release: The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that Florida-based MoistTech has recently joined the organization as an Associate Member. The company offers technical equipment that uses near-infrared technology to measure a wide range of product attributes, such as moisture, oil and fat content, coatings and adhesives. For the ethanol industry, MoistTech's sensors are typically used to measur  more

Southern Poverty Law Center Sues Florida Officials to Keep Citizens From Losing Right to Vote Again
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 2 -- Southern Poverty Law Center issued the following news: After completing her prison sentence and probation time, Rosemary McCoy had her voting rights restored and cast a ballot in the Jacksonville, Florida, runoff city council election earlier this year. She had regained her right to vote in November, when almost 65 percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4. The amendment changed the state constitution to restore the right to vote to over 1.4 million Floridia  more

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Issues Joint Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Census
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following joint statement by Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, chairman of the USCCB Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee and Bishop Joe Vasquez, of Austin, Texas, chairman of the Migration Committee, on the decision of Supreme Court in Department of Commerce vs. New York, regarding the importance of ensuring an accurate count for the Census: U.S. Bishop Chairmen Affirm SCOTUS Decision and Urge That All  more