Sb 1718 florida blocked

Florida was recently blocked from passing Senate Bill 1718, a bill that would impose more restrictions on abortion access. The bill, which has seen its fair share of controversy, was blocked by a county judge who ruled that it would be unconstitutional. The ramifications of this ruling on the future of abortion access in the state of Florida could be significant. In this article we’ll take a closer look at the events that led up to the judge’s decision and break down what it all means for the future.
Fla. Blocked from Passing SB 1718

On July 27, 2017, it was reported that the Florida State Senate had blocked SB 1718, a proposed bill that would have allowed E-Verify to be used to determine eligibility of employees for work in the state of Florida. E-Verify is an online federal program created by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to enable employers to check the immigration and citizenship status of employees.

The purpose of SB 1718 was to make it mandatory for all employers in Florida to use E-Verify to determine whether the individual’s employment is authorized. SB 1718 also imposed fines and penalties on employers that hired unauthorized employees. However, the bill was criticized for being too costly, burdensome on businesses, and hurting low-skilled workers. The bill was also opposed by some labor unions, civil rights groups, and immigration advocates who argued that the bill unfairly targeted undocumented workers.

  • Pros: The bill was intended to help prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers.
  • Cons: Would have been too costly, burdensome on businesses, and hurt low-skilled workers.

Don’t forget—it’s no surprise that Florida’s Republicans are firmly against this bill, so this isn’t the end of the battle. It’s almost certain we’ll see some kind of legal action taken to try and get this bill passed. Until then, keep up to date with all the news about SB 1718 and what the future holds for Florida’s voting restrictions.

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