FL SUPPORT HB-651 -- Protect the DOL Trust Fund

FL SUPPORT HB-651 -- Protect the DOL Trust Fund

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    Exclamation FL SUPPORT HB-651 -- Protect the DOL Trust Fund

    ***ALERT ***

    Help is Needed Protecting Florida’s Gun-Owners Money from Funding Raids



    DATE: February 5, 2010
    TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
    FROM: Marion P. Hammer
    USF Executive Director
    NRA Past President

    HB-651 by Representative David Rivera (R) is scheduled for a hearing in the House Natural Resources Appropriations Committee at 9:30 am, Wednesday, February 10.

    HB-651 is a bill to STOP legislative raids from removing (confiscate) gun-owner money from the Division of Licensing Trust Fund – which holds the funds to administer the Concealed Weapons & Firearms Licensing program.

    Last year, the legislature took $6 million from the Division of Licensing Concealed Weapons and Firearm Trust Fund that is intended, by law, to be used solely for administering the concealed weapons and firearms licensing program. (Read background information below)



    Gov. Charlie Crist stood up for gun owners and VETOED that trust fund raid.



    Representative Rivera's bill will stop any future raids.



    PLEASE IMMEDIATELY EMAIL Members of the Natural Resources Appropriations Committee!In the subject line put: SUPPORT HB-651 -- Protect the DOL Trust Fund

    (Block and Copy All email addresses into the "Send To" box)

    Ralph.Poppell@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Steve.Crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Leonard.Bembry@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Debbie.Boyd@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Mary.Brandenburg@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Greg.Evers@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Adam.Fetterman@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Debbie.Mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Mark.Pafford@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Scott.Plakon@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Steve.Precourt@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Baxter.Troutman@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Charles.VanZant@myfloridahouse.gov,
    Trudi.Williams@myfloridahouse.gov,




    BACKGROUND

    HB-651 provides protection to the Division of Agriculture's Division of Licensing Trust Fund which handles the fees paid by gun owners to administer the Concealed Weapons and Firearms licensing program.

    In 1987, passage of the concealed weapons and licensing law had a financial contingency:

    1. The legislature insisted that the statewide "Shall Issue" licensing process not require nor be dependent upon General Revenue or any government funding what so ever. (Certain members of the legislature determined that no tax dollars ever be used to fund gun owner programs.)

    2. The NRA, Unified Sportsmen of Florida and gun owners, insisted that licensing fees be only the amount necessary to administer the program, no more, no less. Further, we insisted that the fees be held in a trust fund and used solely for the benefit of and administration of the program.

    That was the agreement and language was put in the bill to insure that the terms of the agreement were met. At least it was language everyone THOUGHT would protect the agreement and the money.

    We've kept our part of the agreement. In the more than 22 plus years that this program has been in effect, not one single dime has ever come from general revenue or any other government fund.

    100% of the program funding has come from gun owners.

    The other half of the agreement needs to be kept. Raids cannot be tolerated.

    That money is held in "trust" until needed to administer the program, including buy or upgrade computers, buy or upgrade other essential equipment and stay technology in a position to run the program appropriately.

    This specific trust fund needs to be protected because these funds facilitate the exercise of a constitutional right.





    REMEMBER:



    When government takes citizen money for general use by the government, IT'S A TAX.

    When government confiscates user fees from trust funds intended to be used to administer specific programs and converts it to government use for other purposes, IT'S A TAX.

    When government leaders claim to oppose tax increases and promise not to create new taxes but then raid trust funds, they have deceived you because THEY HAVE CREATED A NEW TAX.

    When the Florida Legislature raids the concealed weapons and firearms licensing trust fund they have CREATED A TAX ON THE EXERCISE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

    Courts have ruled that states may not tax the exercise of a right granted by the federal constitution.




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    Done, thanks for the reminder!

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    +1

    Thanks for the info. E-mail sent.
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    Talking

    I found out and replied to this too. Thanks to Glock30SF for posting this as well.

    Here are the results of our actions. Obviously they got the message in the right way. Thanks for all of your efforts. The second round of the fight is under way though and I posted information about is here: FL - URGENT ** ROUND 2 ** HELP Us Protect Gun Owner's Trust Fund Money


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    REPORT *** Gun Owners $$ Protection Bill Passed in First Committee

    DATE: February 10, 2010
    TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
    FROM: Marion P. Hammer
    USF Executive Director
    NRA Past President

    HB-651 by Rep. David Rivera (R) was heard in the House Natural Resources Appropriations Committee this morning and PASSED UNANIMOUSLY - 13-0.

    HB-651 has passed its FIRST HURDLE.

    Thank you very much for your help. Your emails MADE THE DIFFERENCE! Your emails ALWAYS make a difference.

    Voting IN FAVOR OF THE BILL:

    Rep. Ralph.Poppell, Chairman
    Rep. Steve.Crisafulli V-Chair
    Rep. Leonard.Bembry
    Rep. Debbie.Boyd
    Rep. Mary.Brandenburg
    Rep. Greg.Evers
    Rep. Adam.Fetterman
    Rep. Debbie.Mayfield
    Rep. Mark.Pafford
    Rep. Scott.Plakon
    Rep. Steve.Precourt
    Rep. Charles.VanZant
    Rep. Trudi.Williams

    ABSENT -- NOT VOTING: Rep. Baxter.Troutman
    PLEASE watch for future Alerts as this bill moves to the next hurdle
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