Beginning this upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee, Fla., the Tampa Bay Libertarian Examiner will have the privilege of working with John Hallman, a liberty-loving lobbyist who works in the offices and hallways of the Florida State Capital Building advocating individual liberty and constitutional rights for all Floridians.
John Hallman only represents groups that promote individual liberty and constitutional rights. He has represented Florida Campaign for Liberty as their lobbyist for the last two years. Hallman will also be representing the Libertarian Party of Florida this upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee.
To learn more about and donate to the Florida Campaign for Liberty, please visit this link. For more information on the Libertarian of Florida, please visit the state party website.
A brief biography of John Hallman
John Hallman is an active, longtime voice in all levels of Florida politics and is a veteran of advocating issues of liberty in the Florida legislature. John also has served as the State Director for FreedomWorks; the pro-free market organization as well as Deputy Director of Florida Stop Lawsuit Abuse.
While in Tallahassee, John has represented such groups as Florida Taxpayers Union, Cut Property Taxes Now, and the Florida Campaign for Liberty. John teaches activists training schools, is a frequent guest on radio talk shows, and has written numerous articles promoting the cause of individual liberty.
To learn more about each of the organizations mentioned in this section, please click on the name of the group. This will take readers to each organization’s website for further details.
Hallman identifies and describes the pieces of each legislative session
According to John Hallman, early committees precede each official legislative session in Tallahassee. These can be better described as “interim” committee weeks or “pre-session” committee meetings.
The first early committee meeting begins next Monday, December 3, and will last one week. The state legislators then return to Tallahassee for the second set early committees in January. The January meetings last for two weeks.
In February, all of the legislators return for the third and final set of early committees. This series of meetings last for three weeks, and immediately precede the beginning of the official legislative session, which starts on March 5. The legislative session last for 60 days, and will end during the first part of May.
New legislative leaders were recently sworn in and will preside over the legislative session.
The new Speaker of the House, Will Weatherford, and the new President of the Senate, Don Gaetz, have been sworn in and will preside over the introductions and discussions of each bill presented in Tallahassee. These proposals could either implement new laws or override existing legislation passed in previous legislative sessions.
The liberty-oriented topics Hallman expects to be discussed in 2013
John Hallman provided a list of potentially contentious liberty-oriented legislation to the Tampa Bay Libertarian Examiner that will play major parts of the agenda during this session of the state legislature:
· Affordable Health Care Act
· Campaign Finance Reform
· Real ID Act
· Red-Light Cameras
· Agenda 21
· Stand Your Ground Law
Hallman to keep Examiner readers informed regarding liberty-leaning legislation
An additional article will be written that defines and details each of these liberty-oriented legislative proposals to be debated in the 2013 Florida legislative Session.
John Hallman will also provide in-depth information to the Tampa Bay Libertarian Examiner of each piece of liberty-leaning legislation that comes up for a vote in the Florida House and Senate.